New OLED gadget: Skyworth G90

The Skyworth G90 is a gaming monitor that uses a 48-inch 4K 120Hz WOLED display. Features include 1ms response time, VRR, Dolby Vision and peak brightness of 900 nits.

Skyworth G90 photo

The G90 will cost 14,999 Yuan (around $2,250 USD) when it launches later in 2021, and is available now for pre-order at a large discount - 7,499 Yuan (around $1,150 USD).

Kateeva and Pixelligent join forces to optimize OLED light output efficiency

OLED inkjet printing developer Kateeva announced that it has established a strategic partnership with high-index material maker Pixelligent Technologies. The collaboration aims to optimize the light output efficiency by inkjet-printing of planarization layers over microlens arrays.

Kateeva YIELDJet TFE system photo

Collaboration Aims to Optimize Light Output Efficiency in Mobile Phones with Inkjet-Printed Planarization Layer over Microlens Arrays. To increase the efficiency, the companies suggest using a patterned structure followed by an inkjet-printed high-refractive index filling and planarization layer which enables more light from the OLED layer below to reach the top surface.

New OLED gadget: Meizu Watch

The Meizu Watch is a smartwatch with a 1.78-inch 368x448 (326 PPI) AMOLED display, snapdragon wear 4100, wear OS, LTE eSIM, 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor and a battery that lasts for 36 hours.

Meizu Watch photo

The Meizu Watch is now shipping in China for 1,500 CNY (around $235).

UBI Research: medium to large OLED panel sales increased 156% in Q1 2021

UBI Research says that the market for medium to large OLED displays (10-inch and up, used in IT and TV applications) has risen 156% in Q1 2021 compared the Q1 2020. Total sales reached $1.45 billion in the quarter.

Medium to large OLED revenues (1Q20-1Q21, UBI Research)

Most of the growth comes from TV and laptop displays. LG Display produced 1.6 million OLED TV panels in the quarter, while sales for laptops reached 1.1 million panels. TV panels accounted for the majority of sales (as average panel price is much higher) - 81.6% of the market.

Samsung researchers demonstrate a 'commercializable' stretchable OLED display

Researchers from Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) developed a new stretchable OLED display, that features stable performance and high elongation possibility. Samsung says that this research is the first one to prove the commercialization potential of stretchable devices.

Stretchable OLED prototype (SAIT)

The new stretchable OLED was integrated with a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor in a single device. The PPG sensor is used to measure the user’s heart rate in real-time - which can be displayed on the OLED display.

New OLED gadget: Samsung Galaxy A22

Samsung's Galaxy A22 is a budget smartphone that features a 6.4" 720x1600 90Hz Super AMOLED display, an octa-core chipset, 4/6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage and a quad camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy A22 photo

The A22 will ship by the end of June 2021. There's a 5G variant, but it uses an LCD display and not an OLED.

OTI Lumionics' CEO updates on the company's technologies and plans

Canada-based OTI Lumionics developed innovative OLED materials and technologies. In August 2020 the company announced that it will start shipping its 2nd-gen ConducTorr Cathode Patterning Materials (CPM) by the end of 2020 to customers, which will use these to create OLED displays with under-the-display camera and face unlock technologies.

OTI Lumionics laboratory photo

We had a short talk with the company's founder and CEO, Dr. Michael G. Helander, during which we discussed the company's technology, status and future plans.

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