LG Display increased its 65" 4K OLED TV production yields to 65%, aims to reach 85% by the end of 2015

LG Display is currently focused on 4K OLED TV panels, and according to ET News, the company managed to increase production yields of 65" and 77" 4K OLEDs to 65% and they expect the yields to continue and increase and reach over 85% by the end of they ear. LGD's Full-HD panel yields are now over 80%.

LG Display OLED TV panels at SID 2015

This is good news which will hopefully lead to lower OLED TV prices soon. We know that LGD aims to produce 600,000 OLED TVs in 2015 and 1.5 million in 2016. ETNews says that most of these panels will be 4K OLEDs: 510,000 in 2015 and 1.29 million in 2016. LGD's goal is to produce over 5 million 4K OLED TV panels in 2018.

OLEDWorks to expand its OLED lighting fab in Rochester in a $73.6 million investment

OLEDWorks logoOLEDWorks announced that it plans to increase capacity in its OLED lighting fab in Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY. OLEDWorks will invest $73.6 million in the new production line, and the company will get $2.5 million in state tax credits. OLEDWorks said it will hire 100 new employees for this fab "over the next five years".

A couple of months ago OLEDWorks announced it will acquire the key parts of Philips OLED lighting business, including the OLED lighting production fab in Aachen, Germany. It seems that OLEDWorks intends to operate two production lines - in the US and in Germany. Financial details of that deal have not been disclosed - it'll be interesting to see where OLEDWorks will get the money for the acquisition and the new fab in Rochester.

Samsung Display unveils 55" transparent and mirror OLEDs

Samsung Display unveiled new large-size mirror and transparent OLED display panels. Together with jewelry company Chow Sang Sang Samsung exhibited the two display in an exhibit that shows the promise of such displays in the commercial and retail markets.

Samsung Display 55'' transparent OLED photo

The idea behind the virtual-fitting room exhibition is that those displays can provide a "digital viewing platform" to enhance the consumer's purchasing experience. The displays are integrated with Intel's Real Sense technology and 3D cameras to allow consumers to virtually see clothes or other items in a realistic perspective.

Photo reveals SEL's 81" 8K tiled OLED display is not really seamless

Last week Japan's SEL demonstrated an 81" 8K OLED display, built from 36 13.5" flexible OLED panels that have transparent edges on two adjacent sides. The panels are tiled together seamlessly - and this enabled SEL to create the world's largest OLED display ever.

SEL 8K 81'' flexible tiled OLED prototype photo

We now have a photo of the display prototype, as you can see above. While this is an impressive feat, it's quite clear that the display is not seamless and you can say the places where the tiles are connected.

BOE Display shows four new AMOLED prototypes, including a 9.55" flexible transparent panel

BOE Display is stepping up its OLED program - the company is constructing a 5.5-Gen LTPS fab in Ordos, which will also produce both LCDs and AMOLED displays, it is starting to build a $3.5 billion Gen-6 LTPS LCD/AMOLED production line in Chengdu, and it is also planning a 8.5 OLED TV fab in Hefei Xinzhan.

BOE 9.55'' transparent flexible AMOLED prototype (SID 2015)

Last week BOE demonstrated several new AMOLED prototypes. First up we have a 9.55" flexible transparent panel, which is probably the largest such panel ever demonstrated. It features a resolution of 640x432, a curvature radius of 10 mm and 30% transmittance. The whole panel is just 150 micrometer thick.

JDI shows AMOLED prototypes at SID 2015

Japan Display demonstrated their flexible OLED panels, which they refer to as film-type OLEDs. The panels on show are 5.2" in size with a Full-HD resolution (423 PPI). These panels use a WRGB (white-OLED with color filters) architecture. Similar panels have been on display in 2014.

JDI 5.2'' film-type OLED prototype (SID 2015)

Note that for some reason JDI had a sticker saying "In plane Switching" near those OLEDs. IPS is an LCD technology, so this was probably done erroneously.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

The Galaxy S6 Active is a rugged-version of the Galaxy S6. It uses the same 5.1" QHD (2560x1440, 577ppi) Super AMOLED display, but adds IP-68 dustproofing and water and shock resistance (up to 30 minutes in 1.5 meters). Other specifications include a 64-bit Octa-core CPU, 32GB of storage, 16 mp camera and a 3,500 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active photo

The S6 Active is exclusive (in the US at least) for AT&T and costs $499 unlocked.

LG Chem says students at SNU are very happy with the OLED lamps

A few months ago LG Chem installed over 550 OLED desk lamps with 1,100 panels at Seoul National University's new main library. LG Chem said that SNU adopted OLED lighting because they energy efficient, extremely comfortable to the eyes - and they enable modern designs due to their slim profile.

LG Chem now conducted a survey, asking 150 SNU students what they think of the new lamps. They published the results in the video above. To summarize? The students are happy with those lamps, they say that OLED provides a very comfortable light that helps them concentrate...

Visionox starts commercial production of 5.5" AMOLED panels

China's Visionox say they have started to mass produce the company's first AMOLED panel, a 5.5" display aimed towards the mid/high smartphone market. While the company did not reveal any technical specifications, it's likely that this is a Full-HD panel.

Visionox 5.5'' AMOLED prototype photo

Visionox's Gen-5.5 AMOLED line can currently produce 4,000 monthly substrate, and once yields stabilize they will reach a full capacity of 15,000 monthly substrates.

AUO demonstrates a 1.3" circular plastic-based flexible AMOLED prototype

AU Optronics demonstrated a new 1.3" Full-circle plastic-based flexible AMOLED panel. The panel features a resolution of 320x320 (257 PPI) and a brightness of 320 cd/m2. The whole panel is less than 0.25 mm thick.

AUO 1.3'' circular plastic-based flexible OLED prototype photo (SID 2015)

It's not clear how close is this panel for commercialization. AUO recently shifted its focus to wearable OLEDs, and has launched a circular 1.4" glass-based AMOLED display.

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