Vuzix Tac-Eye LT

Vuzix's Tac-Eye LT is a monocular head mounted display with a single SVGA+ (852x600) "see-through" AMOLED microdisplay (probably made by eMagin). There are three versions, with different input options: VGA, Video and VGA/Video. You can also choose the eyewear (Oakley SI Ballistic M-Frame 2.0, Revision Sawfly or ESS ICE. It can also clip onto standard safety glasses).

The Tac-Eye LT will soon ship in Europe.

Lenovo S760

Lenovo's S760 is an Android (v2.3) smartphone with a 3.7" AMOLED display, a 1Ghz CPU, 512MB of RAM and a 5mp camera.

 

The S760 will be released in China towards the end of 2011.

Kodak and Heraeus co-developed a cost-effective ITO alternative

Kodak and Heraeus have developed a new easily-patterend transparent conductive film that can be used as a cost-effective alternative to ITO in touch displays. The two companies unveiled a 14" touch LCD prototype that was was fabricated using Kodak HCF-225 Film/ESTAR base and the Clevios PEDOT:PSS coating with a surface resistivity of 225 ohms/sq. It was fabricated using conventional printing processes, including UV-cured and heat processed inks.

According to the companies, the polymer-based touch screen system provides superior touch performance, flexibility, stability, a high level of transparency, neutral color and low haze – all at an economic price

TAOS announced color and proximity sensors aimed for OLED phones

TAOS announced new digital color RGB and proximity sensors (the TCS3x71 and TCS3x72) - which are especially aimed to be used in phones with OLED displays. The company says this is the world's first color sensor with an IR blocking filter integrated directly on-chip and localized only to the color sensor photodiodes.

TAOS says that having a combined color and proximity sensor can be used to determine the color temperature of the ambient light and then provide the optimum display picture quality and to provide touchscreen control. These devices can also be used to create smarter products, such as household appliances, which sense color and user presence.

Merck seeks Taiwanese partners to co-develop OLED technologies

According to the Taipei Times, Merck is looking for Taiwanese partners to co-develop OLED technologies, mostly for small displays. Merck signed a letter of intent with Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs director-general. According to the report Merck may setup a joint-venture firm that will actually produce OLED panels.

It seems that Merck is accelerating their OLED plans, just last month they opened a new OLED R&D lab in Korea.

Samsung released the Galaxy Note LTE and Galaxy Nexus LTE phones in Korea

Samsung launched two new phones today for the Korean market - the Galaxy Note LTE and the Galaxy Nexus LTE - and both phones feature Super AMOLED HD displays (with PenTile technology). The Note has a 5.3" Super AMOLED 1280x800 stylus enabled display, a dual-core 1.4Ghz processor and a 8mp camera.

The Galaxy Nexus is the first Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone with a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display (1280x720, curved glass), a dual-core 1.2Ghz CPU, Full-HD video encoding, 5mp camera, NFC, 1GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal memory.

Jusung developed a MOCVD IGZO TFT Process

Jusung Engineering reports that they managed to developed a a new metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) technology to apply IGZO for use on flat panels. Jusung says they are the only company to develop an 8-Gen MOCVD IGZO tool, and that this technology will be compatible with future OLED display processes. We talked to Jusung and they say that they are already in talks with several potential clients (in Japan, China and Korea) and they hope to get purchase orders and start shipping equipment in the middle of 2012.

There are other methods (such as sputtering) for IGZO production. Sharp will soon start to produce IGZO displays in their upcoming production line, and over the past year we've seen IGZO OLED prototypes by Sony, Toshiba, AUO and other companies. Most (or all) of these prototypes have been developed using sputtering. Jusung claims that MOCVD will enable higher resolution than sputtering - indeed 4 or even 5 times higher! They also say that scaling sputtering to 8-Gen will be difficult, while their own MOCVD tool will be scalable up to these sizes easily.

Visionox successfully developed a 7.6" AMOLED

Back in August Visionox officially launched their AMOLED project, which includes a 4.5-Gen production line which will start production in 2013. Today we hear that they have successfully developed a 7.6" AMOLED panel that features WVGA (800x480) resolution, 16.7 million colors, 84% NTSC color gamut and 500cd / m² brightness. Visionox says that when 30% of the pixels are lit the panel consumes 4.8W.

Visionox AMOLED production lineVisionox AMOLED pilot production line

The 7.6" panel was developed at Vixionox's Pilot line (completed in June 2010) was co-developed with the Kunshan Industrial Technology Research Institute (K-ITRI).

Engadget: the Galaxy Nexus Super AMOLED HD display is amazing, simply beyond par

Engadget posted a review of the Galaxy Nexus - calling it the best Android phone on the market (and perhaps the best phone in the market period). And they love the 4.65" PenTile HD Super AMOLED display, which is "simply beyond par. Gorgeous doesn't even begin to describe this screen -- try amazing, jaw-dropping, mind-boggling... fonts are crisp, colors are vibrant, blacks are deep and viewing angles are exceptional... the writing's on the wall: Super AMOLED is brilliant, and it's only getting better.

The Galaxy Nexus is the first Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone - made by Samsung. It features a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display (1280x720, using PenTile technology) with a curved glass, a dual-core 1.2Ghz CPU, Full-HD video encoding, 5nmp camera, NFC, 1GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal memory. The phone is now shipping in the UK (with a contract). It will be available sim-free on December 2nd, for £519 (you can pre-order now). You can buy it unlocked in the US for $879.

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