ETNews: Apple signs contracts to develop tablet and laptop OLEDs, gets ready for the first OLED iPad in 2024

Korea-based ETNews reports that Apple has finally committed to adopt OLED displays in future tablets and laptops, and the company has signed a contact with a "local OLED developer" (which means either Samsung Display or LG Dispaly) to develop four different OLED displays.

According to the report, Apple decided to adopt a 10.86" and 12.9" AMOLED displays for future iPad devices, and 14" and 16" displays for future MacBooks. The first OLED iPad will be released in 2024, while the first OLED MacBook will come later in 2026.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 21,2023

Coherent launches a new 150 W infrared industrial femtosecond laser for large OLED display glass cutting

Coherent has launched a new Monaco infrared industrial femtosecond laser configuration with 150 W of output power. The company says that the new laser is ideal for cutting of large OLED display glass.

The OLED industry is now entering the IT display market (tablets, laptops and monitors) and this accelerates the demand for laser tools with higher output power that can process larger glass sheets than those currently used in smartphones and wearables. Coherent says that the new Monaco 1035-150-150 outputs more than double the power and pulse energy of existing configurations, enabling high-precision cutting of large glass panels in very high volumes to produce large OLED screens with perfect assembly fit in next-generation IT devices. Coherent says that its new laser is the smallest femtosecond laser of its kind on the market and the easiest to integrate into laser tools.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 20,2023

New OLED gadget: Motorola ThinkPhone

Motorola's ThinkPhone is a business-oriented smartphone that offers a 6.6" 144Hz 1080x2400 P-OLED (made by LGD), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, 8/12 Gb of RAM, 128/256/512 GB of storage and a unique software set aimed for business applications (such as Unified Clipboard, Unified Notifications, App Streaming, File Drop and more).

The ThinkPhone will ship by the end of January 2023, starting at around $1,100.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 18,2023

UDC signed an OLED material evaluation agreement with Seiko Epson

 Universal Display announced that it has signed an OLED evaluation agreement with Seiko Epson. Under the agreement, Universal Display will supply its proprietary phosphorescent OLED materials and technology to Epson for AR/VR microdisplay applications.

Epson VM-40 OLED microdisplay based AR optical engine

Seiko Epson is producing OLED microdisplays (branded as Si-OLED) for many years. It's latest announced display is a 0.453-inch 1920x1080 panel. The company's displays are used in its Moverio series of AR smartglasses. The company is also developing optical design engines (its 4th-Gen one is pictured above).

Read the full story Posted: Jan 18,2023

The OLED Handbook, 2023 edition

We are happy to announce the new edition of The OLED Handbook, the most comprehensive resource on OLED technology, industry and market - now updated for 2023. The OLED industry grows and changes very fast, and the new edition include new details on the OLED mobile and IT display segments, foldable and rollable displays, OLED and QD-OLED TVs, and more!

Reading this book, you'll learn all about:

  • OLED technology and materials and production processes
  • How OLEDs compare to LCD displays
  • OLED TVs, foldable, rollable and transparent OLEDs
  • The OLED lighting industry
  • The future of OLED displays and the challenges ahead

The book also provides:

  • A history of OLED development
  • A guide to OLED investment
  • A comprehensive list of OLED companies
  • A list of existing and planned AMOLED fabs
  • An introduction to quantum dots, micro-LEDs and e-paper displays

The OLED handbook has been read by hundreds of display engineers, business developers, researchers, equipment vendors, OLED material companies, private investors and others who wished to learn more about OLEDs today and in the future.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 16,2023

Samsung asks the FTC to ban the import of aftermarket AMOLED smartphone displays into the US

According to reports, Samsung Display has appealed to the US FTC asking to ban aftermarket and refurbished AMOLED displays from entering the US.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra photo
Today it is possible to repair a smartphone display and replace the screen - and there are companies (mostly independent outlets) that offer lower cost displays - which could refurbished ones, aftermarket imports - or even lower cost alternatives produced by other makers. If the FTC approves Samsung's request, these will not be available anymore, and only original Samsung AMOLED displays will be allowed.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 13,2023