Blackbody introduces a new OLED installation using LG Chem's panels

BlackBody introduced a new OLED lighting installation called the Dispertion at the London Design Festival. The Dispertion, designed by Thierry Gaugain uses 550 square OLEDs in addition to some round OLED:

Blackbody & LG Chem Dispertion (photo 1)

The most interesting thing here is that the 100x100 mm square OLED panels were actually provided by LG Chem. Up until now Blackbody only used their own OLED panels (produced in the company's Gen-2 fab in Toulon, France).

Google Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P is Google's 2015 flagship phone, that runs the latest Android 6 (Marshmallow) OS. The 6P uses a 5.7" 2560x1440 (518 PPI) AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32/64/128GB of storage, a 12.3mp camera, a new fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C connectivity. The 6P is made from "aeronautical-grade aluminum".

Google Nexus 6P photo

The Nexus 6P is now available for pre-order on Google's stores in the US, UK, Ireland and Japan for $499 (32GB model, without a contract of course) and will ship in October 2015.

SmartKem signs agreements with two display makers to transfer its OTFT backplane technology

UK's SmartKem, a developer of high-performance organic backplanes for flexible displays, has signed agreements with two "leading Asian display makers" to transfer SmartKem's OTFT tru-FLEX technology into the production lines of the display makers, once process feasibility has been established.

SmartKem will work closely with its two partners to accelerate technology transfer processes to ensure 100% compatibility and full integration.

LG's 55" 4K flat EF9500 OLED TVs now shipping

LG's 55" flat 4K OLED TVs (the 55EF9500) are finally shipping in the US - for $3,999, the same price as LG's curved 4K OLED, the 55EG9600. The 65" flat model is also shipping for $5,999.

LG EF9500 photo

The EF9500, available in either 55" (55EF9500) or 65" (65EF9500) models feature a flat 4K OLED panel, HDR, a new anti-glare filter, WebOS 2.0 and quad-core CPUs. LG offers similar curved models, the EG9600 TVs at the same prices.

UBI: a record number of AMOLED panels were shipped in Q2 2015

UBI research says that Q2 2015 was a record quarter for the AMOLED market, with 56 million AMOLEDs shipped - an increase of 35% over the previous quarter (41 million panels) and 19% over Q2 2014 (47 million panels).

UBI quarterly AMOLED shipments (Q2 2014 to Q2 2015)

In terms of revenue, those 56 million panels generated $2.8 billion in revenue. The largest producer is still Samsung of course, and the main reason for the higher volume is the shipment of AMOLEDs to Chinese mobile phone markets. LG Display's flexible AMOLED used in Apple's Watch also contributed to the record quarter.

Vestel aims to bring OLED TVs to the market in early 2017

Vestel, the Turkish-based tech giant is about to bring several new high-end TVs to the market, adopting technologies such as 4K, curved panels, HDR, Android TV, Quantum Dots - and OLEDs. The company is offering its designs to other brands as an OEM.

LG OLED TVs (August 2015)

Vestel says they plan to introduce an OLED TV to the market in early 2017. Vestel aims to create a high-volume TV, aiming to sell a large amount of TVs at a relatively low cost. It's highly likely that Vestel is talking to LG Display to supply them with those OLED panels. LGD is already supplying OLEDs to several Chinese makers, including ;including Skyworth, Konka, Changhong, and Haier, and is also supplying the OLED for Panasonic's new OLED TV.

The Fraunhofer Institute gives more details on their graphene-based transparent OLED electrode

Finding an alternative for ITO as a transparent electrode is one of the major flexible OLED challenges. A few days ago, The Faunhofer Institute FEP demonstrated an OLED device that has a graphene electrode, developed as part of project GLADIATOR.

Graphene electrode for OLEDs image

The Fraunhofer developed the device in collaboration with Spain-based Graphenea, which supplied the CVD-produced monolayer graphene. Graphene-Info posted an interview with the project's coordinator who further explains the technology, why graphene is promising and what are the challenges that still has to be solved before graphene transparent electrodes can be commercialized.

Meizu Pro 5

Meizu's Pro 5 is the company's most advanced phone, and it features a 5.7" Full-HD Super AMOLED display, an Octa-core CPU, 3/4 GB of RAM, 21 mp camera, 32/64 GB of internal storage, LTE and Hi-Fi audio.

Meizu Pro 5 photo

The Pro 5 will launch on October 12 for $439 (3GB RAM, 32GB storage) or $486 (4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage).

Audi wants to be the world's first carmaker to bring out a car with OLED taillights

Audi issued a press release today, towards the eleventh International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL 2015) which will take place next week, in which they say that OLED technology is the "next step in automotive lighting" - and Audi says that they want to be the first company to introduce OLED lighting in the tail lights of production cars.

Audi e-tron Quattro concept rear photo

Earlier this month Audi unveiled their new luxury electric crossover concept car, the e-tron quattro - with OLEDs in all of its displays, its frontlights and its taillights. This is just a concept car, but Audi will release an all-electric sport SUV in 2018, and hopefully they will adopt the OLEDs by then.

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