CYNORA presents high-performance blue TADF emitters at the SID Display Week 2018

The following is a sponsored post by Cynora

CYNORA, a leader in TADF (thermally activated delayed fluorescence) materials for OLEDs, presents its newest high-performing blue emitting materials at the SID Display Week 2018 in Los Angeles. The company is currently working with the key display makers to finish the commercialization of the industry’s first blue high-efficiency emitter.

Cynora Blue TADF OLED material photo

OLED displays have become standard for premium mobile and TV displays in the last couple of years. However, those OLED displays have not yet reached their fullest potential. High-efficiency blue OLED emitters are needed to reduce power consumption and increase the display resolution further. Despite urgent requests by the OLED display panel makers for a high-efficiency blue emitter in the last few years, no material supplier has yet been able to produce such an emitter.

Lufthansa's upcoming Global 7000 to adopt Bombardier's nice Touch OLED CMS

Lufthansa Technik announced that its upcoming Global 7000 business aircraft will adopt Bombardier's nice Touch cabin management system (CMS). The nice Touch CMS, developed together with Lufthansa, is the first aircraft device to adopt an OLED display.

Bombardier nice Touch CMS

The nice Touch includes a retractable side-ledge dial (seen above) that allows for rapid control of entertainment and cabin settings. The dial includes a small OLED (probably PMOLED) display. The new system will be on display at the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva.

eMagin reported its financial results for Q1 2018

OLED microdisplay maker eMagin reported its financial results for Q1 2018 - revenues reached $6.9 million (up 13% from Q1 2017) and the net loss was $2.1 million (up slightly from $2.1 million in Q1 20170. At the end of the quarter, eMagin had $9.8 million in cash and equivalents.

eMagin SXGA OLED-XL microdisplay photo

eMagin says that it experiences a "notable upswing" in its business with a 20% increase in its backlog to $11.8 million from the end of 2017.

Video shows Visionox's latest flexible and foldable OLED panels and prototypes

Visionox showcased it latest flexible OLEDs in a recent tradeshow, and Notebook Italia published this interesting video showing all of Visionox's displays.

Visionox is showing several interesting displays - a 5.99" 1080x2160 (403 PPI) AMOLED edge type flexible OLED, a full-screen 5.99" 2160×1440 flexible AMOLED and a 6.21" notch-type 2160×1440 AMOLED, with a touch sensor under the screen.

UBI: foldable OLED devices could disrupt the tablet market

UBI Research says that foldable OLED display production will begin in 2019, and will quickly grow to over 28 million units shipped in 2022. The growth will be fast - but in total UBI sees the market remaining relatively small even at 2022, with most OLEDs on the marketing to remain flexible but not foldable.

Foldable OLED shipments forecast (2018-2022, UBI)

UBI says that if OLED makers will be able to launch and commercialize foldable OLEDs, it could seriously disrupt the tablet PC market. The company expects the first foldable phone to use dual 5.2" displays (7.2" display when open) on the inside, with an additional small "bar-type" display when closed.

LG: we'll only use OLEDs in our V-series smartphones, the rest of our smartphones will use LCDs

LG Electronics introduced its V30 smartphone in August 2017, the first LG phone in a long time that uses an OLED display (a 6-inch curved flexible 1440x2280 LGD P-OLED). It was assumed that LG will start adopting OLEDs in more of its smartphones going forward, but LG's latest G7 ThinQ uses an LCD and not an OLED.

LG V30 photo

LG says that it will only use OLED displays in its V series of "innovative" smartphones - the rest of LG's smartphone will continue to use LCDs. It may be that LGD does not simply have the capacity for more OLED smartphone displays - especially if it aims to supply Apple in 2018.

UDC reports its financial results for Q1 2018

Universal Display reported its financial results for Q1 2018. Revenues were $43.6 million, and net income was $6 million. These results were lower than the company expected, due to a slowdown in the premium smartphone market, the company's new accounting standard and the inventory pre-purchase the company reported in Q4 2017.

UDC PHOLED materials photo (2017)

UDC is revising its 2018 guidance lower, to $280 million to $310 million. UDC expects the OLED market to remain week in the second quarter, but sees a pickup in OLED demand in the second half of 2018. In 2019, UDC expects significant growth to resume.