Samsung i899

The Samsung i899 is an India-bound CDMA phone with a 320x480 AMOLED touch screen. It features Android v1.5, 3G, 3.2mp camera, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.

We don't know how much this will cost, or when it'll be released.

AUO's AMOLED project is being subsidized by Taiwan's government

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved subsidies totaling NT$600 million ($20 million) - which will go into two projects, one of them being AUO's AMOLED project.

AUO 14-inch OLED prototypeAUO 14-inch OLED prototype

AUO are gearing up towards AMOLED mass production in Q2 2011, and they plan to produce small- and medium-size displays using 3.5-Gen and 4.5-Gen lines. AUO are also working towards flexible AMOLED displays. We're not sure which project is being subsidized by this grant.

Samsung Stealth V outed, to have a 4.3" AMOLED display?

According to documents from the DLNA organization, there's a new Samsung phone called the Stealth-V (SCH-i510) that will have a 4.3" AMOLED display (WVGA). Other specs include Android v2.2, a 8mp camera and DLNA of course, over Wi-Fi.

A couple of weeks ago we reported about a new Samsung flagship Android phone due in February 2011. The new phone is said to have a new 4.3" Super-AMOLED 2 display. It might be that the Stealth-V is this mystery phone indeed...

Samsung's and LG's OLED investments could reach $17 billion by 2015

According to a new report by Shinhan Investment, Samsung and LG are expected to invest 19 trillion won (around $16.5 billion) in the next 5 years in AMOLED production. Samsung is expected to invest around 11 trillion won ($9.5 billion) in 5.5-Gen lines in 2011-2 and in 8th-gen lines (that will be used to build OLED TV panels) later on. This is about the same amount of money Samsung invested in LCD production in 2006-2010. LG's investment will account to 8 trillion won ($7 billion), and will include 4.5-Gen lines, 5.5-Gen lines and larger ones later on.

Here's how the AMOLED investment will look like each year, according to the report (in $ billion) :

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
$Billion 3.1 3.6 3.5 3.2 3 16.5

Amulet Technologies GEMexpress 2: a universal OLED/LCD display driver

Amulet Technologies announced the GEMexpress 2, a universal LCD/OLED display driver board that supports resolutions up to 800x600. This is an update to the original GEMexpress - with double the flash memory (to 64 megabit) and has four times the SDRAM memory (256 megabit).

The GEMexpress 2 is a six-layer pCB board (1.5"x3.0") that features Amulet's own GEM chip (which includes the LCD controller, touch panel decoder, ARM7 processor, and patented Graphical OS).

Frost & Sullivan to host a free OLED TV webinar on December 1st

Research Analyst Lavanya Rammohan from Frost and Sullivan will host a short teleconference on December 1st about the OLED TV and 3D TV markets. Lavanya will provide a concise analysis of the markets, along with identifying key market trends that are expected to have a significant impact on growth rates. Highlights of this briefing include an analysis of market trends, demand analysis, revenue forecasts trends, growth opportunities and competitive analysis. This will be followed by a live Q&A session.

More information (and registration link) can be found here.

Want to make your own OLED? Here's how...

Jeri Ellsworth, an "American entrepreneur and self-taught computer chip designer", documents her amateur science experiments: and this time she's making OLEDs. Here's a nice video, in which she explains how LEDs and OLEDs works, and later she actually creates an OLED using materials from Polymetronics:

Cambridge Isotope Laboratories - Deutreated Reagents and High-Purity Gases for OLEDsCambridge Isotope Laboratories - Deutreated Reagents and High-Purity Gases for OLEDs