Reports suggest Kateeva's printers failed Samsung's QD printing tests, will not be used for QD-OLED production

According to reports, Kateeva's QD-OLED printing project saga is not over. Samsung Display tested the company's latest printers, but these failed the tests and Samsung Display will not but these printers. SDC planned to replace the currently-used Semes' printers, which also suffer from low performance.

Kateeva YIELDJet TFE system photo

Samsung Display is also not committed yet to expand its QD-OLED production lines, which means that in any case it does not need to buy new printers for production expansion. Earlier reports suggested that SDC wanted to upgrade it current capability for higher density (to reach 8K TV printing), so this may be the reason behind the testing of Kateeva's new printers.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 14,2023

DSCC: OLED panel shipments increased in Q3, with strong shipments from Visionox, LGD and CSoT

DSCC reports that according to its information, OLED panel shipments in Q3 2023 increased 14% from last year (and 18% from the previous quarter) to reach 205 million units. There are positive signs that inventory has started to rebalance for some categories.

OLED smartphone shipments increased 12% over last quarter (and 25% from last year), while OLED TV shipments continue to be soft, and dropped 14% from last quarter and 40% (!) from last year.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 14,2023

New OLED gadget: Acer Swift Edge 16 (2023)

Acer's Swift Edge 16 (2023 model) laptop offers a 16" 120Hz 3200x2000 AMOLED display, AMD's Ryzen 7040 Series processors with Ryzen AI, AMD RDNA 3 GPU, up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage.

The Swift Edge 16 OLED laptop is now shipping starting at $1,299.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 14,2023

Apple finally approves BOE as an iPhone 15 AMOLED supplier, will order 2 million diplays in 2023

BOE has been trying to be accepted into Apple's supply chain for their latest iPhone devices for many years, but has so far succeeded only in getting small orders for aftermarket panels. In March it was reported that BOE is developing panels for Apple, but in September it was reported that Apple decided to cancel all of its panned orders for BOE's iPhone 15 display OLED panels due to technical issues, and has moved all these orders to Samsung Display.

Now it is reported in Korean media that BOE has been finally approved, and the Chinese-based OLED maker will supply 2 million panels for Apple - or only about 3% of its total OLED supply in 2023. Obviously BOE hopes to gain more orders in 2024.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 14,2023

Announcing a new OLED-Info product, calling out to OLED developers and supply chain companies to send brochures and presentations

We are excited to pre-announce a new OLED-Info product, a comprehensive information resource for the OLED Industry which will combine multiple existing OLED-Info products into one with various exciting additions. 

The new product will be launched in early 2024 to form a must-have information platform for companies in the display industry, and will include five different parts:

  • An information guide to OLED technologies, processes, the industry and the market
  • Market status and industry roadmaps
  • OLED technology, market and industry analysis and insights - written by Ron Mertens based on years of experience in the display industry 
  • Structured data (spreadsheets) on OLED production lines, devices with OLED displays, OLED producers, supply chain companies (with contact details) and more
  • In-depth articles by multiple industry experts illuminating various processes, materials, devices, analysis, insights and more
  • Brochures, presentations, catalogs and other content items contributed by industry players (display makers, supply chain companies, analysts and more)

The new product is progressing well, and it's now time to reach out to the industry, inviting OLED supply chain companies and OLED developers to provide their own brochures, presentations, catalogs and any other content items - including an email address for potential customers and partners. We believe this will be a good opportunity to expose your technology to the OLED industry at large and to help us educate and inform OLED and display professionals. Contact us for more details.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 13,2023

New OLED gadget: vivo iQOO 12 / 12 Pro

The vivo iQOO 12 smartphone offers a 6.78" 144Hz 3000 nits 1280x2800 AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen-3 chipset, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage.

The iQOO 12 Pro offers a similar display, but with a higher resolution (1440x3200), and somewhat improved specifications (such as IP68 water resistance).

Read the full story Posted: Nov 12,2023