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Recent OLED News

Japan Display cancels its planned eLEAP OLED JV with HKC, now plans to produce panels itself in China

In 2022, Japan Display (JDI) announced that it has developed a "historic breakthrough in display technology" - a new OLED deposition process which they refer to as eLEAP, that is said to be cost effective and can be used to create freeform OLEDs that are brighter, more efficient, and longer lasting compared to OLEDs produced using mask evaporation (FMM).

JDI eLEAP aperture ratio image

Japan Display announced an agreement with China-based LCD maker HKC Corp to mass produce panels by 2025 in China, based on JDI's technology. But now it is reported that this joint venture is canceled. The report suggests that the two companies could not agree on a license fee that HKC was to pay to JDI. There is speculation that the HKC's canceled IPO and the slowdown in China's economy are to blame.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 29,2023

Researchers develop an organic laser using an electrically-pumped OLED device

Dr. Kou Yoshida and Dr. Junyi Gong, from the University of St Andrews, working with Prof. Ifor Samuel and Prof. Graham Turnbull, have developed an integrated organic laser device, based on an electrically-pumped laser.

In this work, the researchers developed and electrically driven organic electronic laser, with a narrow emission spectrum and the formation of a laser beam above the threshold. The researchers have shown that indirect electrical pumping by an OLED is a very effective way of realizing an electrically driven organic semiconductor laser.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 29,2023

LG Chem sells its display polarizer business for $800 million

In 2020, LG Chem announced that it has sold most of its LCD polarizer business to China’s Ningbo Shanshan, in a $1.1 billion deal. LG Chem retained its automotive LCD polarizer and its OLED polarizer businesses. The company now announced that it sold all of its remaining display polarizer business to two companies, for around $800 million deal - the polarizer materials business to Hefei Xinmei Materials Technology ($616 million) and the polarizer production business to Shanjin Optoelectronics ($200 million).

PET-based foldable OLED cover film (LG Chem)

LG Chem aims to focus on its main growth engines, namely batter materials, green materials and life sciences. The company did not detail its plans for its remaining OLED businesses.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 28,2023

New OLED gadget: Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro

Xiaomi's Watch 2 Pro offers a 1.43" 466x466 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and several sensors (including SPo2 and heart rate).

The Watch 2 Pro will ship in October 2023, starting at around $300.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 27,2023

New OLED gadget: Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2"

Huawei's MatePad Pro is a 13.2″ flagship HarmonyOS 4 tablet, that offers a 13.2" 144Hz 2880 x 1920 flexible AMOLED display (with the highest screen-to-body ratio in the industry at 94%), a Kirin 9000s chipset, 12/16 GB of RAM, 256/512/1024 GB of internal storage, and a high-end cooling system. 

The MatePad Pro is now shipping in China, starting at around $700.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 27,2023

New OLED gadget: Xiaomi 13T / 13T Pro

Xiaomi's 13T smartphone offers a 6.67-inch 144Hz 2600 nits 1220x2712 AMOLED display, a Mediatek Dimensity 8200 Ultra chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, and a triple camera setup.

The 13T Pro smartphone has the same display, but with otherwise stronger specifications. Xiaomi's 13T smartphones are now shipping, starting at around $700.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 27,2023

TrendForce: the market share of OLED automotive panels to increase to 8.9% by 2026

TrendForce says that the demand for automotive displays is stabilizing, and the company expects modest growth ahead. By 2026, the global automotive display market will surpass 240 million units. 

TrendForce further sees an increased adoption of automotive OLED displays, and the market share of OLED panels will reach 8.9% by 2026. Demand for standard OLED displays is on the rise, and OLED makers are developing next-generation high-end automotive displays, including rollable, transparent and ultra-large panels.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 26,2023