Kaneka expands its OLED lighting solutions for visual inspection at production sites

The OLED Association reports that Kaneka is seeing a market for OLED lighting panels in manufacturing sites, for visual inspection. The company is currently marketing such solutions in Japan, and the company says that OLED lighting can help detect defects on surface of parts, and it helps to lessen the burden on inspector eyes.

Aomori OLED production site photo

Kaneka says that it has seen defects reduced by 50% by using an OLED system instead of an LED system - at a brightness that is only 10% compared to the brightness of the LED system. It is seeing success in this market and the company's Q2 2020 panel output volume (at its OLED Aomori subsidiary) was up 10X compared to Q2 2019. The company is producing 3.54x3.54 inch OLEDs for this market.

New OLED gadget: Sony Xperia 5 II

The Sony Xperia 5 II is a high-end gaming and media smartphone, that features a 6.1-inch 120Hz 1080x2520 HDR OLED display. Other feature include a Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128/256GB of storage, microSD slot, a triple camera setup and 5G connectivity.

Sony Xperia 5 II photo

The Xperia 5 II will launch by the end of September 2020 starting at $950.

New OLED gadget: Sony a7C

Sony's a7C is an entry-level mirrorless digital camera that sports an XGA OLED Microdisplay EVF. Other features include a 24MP BSI full-frame sensor, Sony's Bionz X processor and a 'Real-time tracking' AF system with human head, face, eye, and animal recognition.

Sony a7C photo

The a7C will ship in October 2020 starting at $1,799.

Park Systems announces final call for abstracts for the NSCW nanometrology event

This is a sponsored article by Park Systems

AFM equipment pioneer Park Systems announced the final call for abstract for the upcoming Virtual NanoScientific Symposium for a Changing World (NSCW), which will be a live, interactive virtual event held on Oct. 14-15, 2020 NSCW focuses on the field of nanometrology.

Attendees who wish to demonstrate their work in the form of an oral or poster presentation can send their abstracts until Sept. 30, 2020. Each accepted abstract will receive $100 and prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded in several categories.

LG's new teaser video shows the company's forthcoming rollable OLED smartphone

In July 2020 LG Electronics announced that it aims to be the first company to introduce a rollable OLED smartphone - as early as the beginning of 2021.

LG seems to be progressing in this project, and the company released this teaser that shows what could be the next Explorer Project smartphone - and the one with the rollable OLED as the video shows a sliding-extending design.

Samsung Electronics may not adopt QD-OLEDs for its TVs, SDC looking for other customers

In October 2019 Samsung Display formally announced its decision to invest $10.85 billion in QD-OLED TV R&D and production lines. The company is already starting to produce prototypes, and is on track to start mass production in Q3 2021.

But SDC is facing a problem it probably did not anticipate - Samsung Electronics is hesitant about the adoption of QD-OLED panels, and may not ship QD-OLEDs in 2021 - or maybe even at all. Apparently Samsung Electronics wants to focus on microLEDs for next-generation displays as it finds QD-OLED TVs to be not bright enough - and also because it suffers from burn-in issues.

JOLED and Rosen Aviation to co-develop medium-sized OLED solutiosn for aircraft interiors

JOLED announced a partnership with Rosen Aviation, specialists in aviation display technology, to develop and integrate medium-sized OLED displays into aircraft interiors.

Rosen and JOLED already revealed a "first illustration of their capabilities" with a 22" 4K OLED display back in 2019. The companies say that they will launch new OLED displays in a variety of sizes at AIX 2021 (April 2021.

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