Sony to sell an LTPS LCD plant to Kyocera

Sony logoSony plans to sell an LCD plant that makes small-sized panels to Kyocera. Sony are moving away from LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) and into a-Si (amorphous silicon) - they have just completed a deal to buy Seiko-Epson's small-size LCD operations that use the latter technology.

This is an interesting move by Sony, and might have implications on their OLED program, which shares some of the manufacturing process of LTPS LCDs.

eMagin reports 4Q 2009 results

eMagin today reported their latest financial results. The company was profitable in 2009 and had $6.7 million in revenue in the fourth quarter (profit was $1.4M). They also report good progress in their efforts to develop a high-res (over HD), under 1" display for the US Army.

Novaled to introduce new OLED lighting panels

Novaled is set to introduce new ultra-flat and long-life OLED lighting at the Light + Building show in April 11st. The OLEDs on display will range from warm white to clear cold white, and they will also show color OLEDs (orange, red & blue) and color-tunable OLEDs (from light-blue through white to orange), too.

Some of these panels are big - up to 225 cm2. The OLEDs can be transparent or behave like a mirror depending on the substrate material (metal or glass) and device structure.

Yesterday Novaled released a new animation with some beautiful concepts. We'll have to wait for April to see which of these concepts have materialized to prototypes...

Samsung announces the Super-AMOLED Galaxy S phone

Samsung has officially announced their new Android phone, the Galaxy S. It has a large (4" 800x480) Super-AMOLED display, 5mp camera (that can record HD video) and access to Samsung's new content Ecosystem and Social Hub.

Samsung Galaxy SSamsung Galaxy S

Engadget's team has played with this phone, and just love the OLED display: "The Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy S is nothing short of stunning. Put side by side with an iPhone under some very harsh lighting, the difference between them is pretty astounding. Everything is bright and crisp, text legible, and the colors are jaw-droppingly beautiful". They also posted a short video:

Samsung Galaxy S

The Galaxy S is Samsung's latest Android phone. It has a 1 Ghz processor and a large 4" Super-AMOLED display. It also has a 'content Ecosystem' and Samsung's Social Hub. The Galaxy S can shoot HD video at 720p (with a 5mp camera).

Samsung is pushing this phone to many carriers. AT&T is selling this phone for $49.99, calling it the Samsung Captivate. Verizon are calling it the Samsung Fascinate, and offer it too. You can buy the Galaxy S unlocked for $599. Verizon are also offering another variant - the Samsung Continuum, which uses a part of the display as a 'ticker' display.

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