A beverage maker in China wants to enter the OLED market

Black Cattle Food logoA soy and grain beverage maker based in Shenzhen, China, called Blackcow Food, announced that it aims to raise 18 billion yuan (about $2.7 billion) that will be invested in OLED R&D and production.

Blackcow aims to set up a joint-venture in Jiangsu, to handle OLED display R&D and production. It seems that the plan is to construct a 6-Gen AMOLED panel production line to make small-sized OLED panels for mobile devices. Blackcow will hold a 50.31% stake in the JV, and it did not name the rest of the shareholders.

Korean-based DAWONSIS suggests a new FMM-based method for large-area OLED deposition

Korea equipment maker DAWONSIS developed a new OLED deposition process that is based on FMM but according to the company can be scalable to large-area deposition. This could theoretically enable efficient evaporation-based OLED TV production.

DAWONSIS Joule Heating Deposition photo

The so-called Joule Heating Deposition process use a large area material source (as opposed to point-sources or line-sources currently used) using a conductive film that is efficiency heated using voltage induction. According to DAWONSIS this process is scalable and also efficient in terms of material usage (which is about 70%-80%).

3M, Boeing, Audi, Rockwell Collings, Pixelligent Technologies, Dow Chemical and others have registered to attend the OLEDs World Summit--Don't miss your chance to join them in next week!

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Next week lighting and display experts from all over the world - including South Korea, Japan, Germany, China, Canada, UK and US are coming to San Diego for the 18th annual OLEDs World Summit.

What makes the OLEDs World Summit the "must attend" event for the lighting and display sector?

LG's 2016 curved 4K 55" OLEDC6 is now on sale for $2,175

Amazon now offers LG's 2016 entry-level 4K 55" OLEDC6 (curved) OLED TV for $2,175 - down from $2,497. LG's OLEDC6 features LG's webOS 3.0, Color Prime PRO technology and HDR. The C6 series includes 55" and 65" models.

LG OLED65C6P photo

The 65" OLEDC6 still costs $3,999. LG's regular 55" OLEDC6 price is still at $2,497 at Amazon, so this maybe a short-term deal for now.

Samsung to help TCL build its new Gen-11 LCD and AMOLED fab

Last month we posted that TCL plans to build a Gen-11 LCD and AMOLED fab in Shenzhen, in a $6.97 billion investment. The fab, owned by CSOT and built by TCL and Shenzhen Huaxing Power with help from the Shenzhen Economic and Trade Commission, will have a monthly capacity of 90,000 Gen-11 substrates (3370x2940 mm) and use IGZO backplanes.

In a news release today, TCL announced that will increase the investment in this fab by a further 21 billion yuan (around $3.15 billion). Samsung Display will be a partner in this fab, investing 2.1 billion yuan to hold a 9.76% stake.

DeePoon E2

China-based DeePoon's E2 is a VR headset that features a 1920x1080 75Hz 120-FOV AMOLED display (made by Samsung Display). The E2 headset weighs 608 grams and can connect to a Windows computer via HDMI 1.4B or a USB connection.

DeePoon E2 photo

The DeePoon E2 is now shipping in China and in the US for $319.

Sony BVM-E251 / E171

Sony's BVM TRIMASTER EL OLED professional monitors are aimed towards high-end cinema and broadcast applications. The E171 (17") and E251 (25") are updates to Sony's E250A and E170A monitors introduced in 2013.

Sony BVM-E250 and BVM-E170 photo

The updated monitors add ITU-R BT.2020 color space emulation, include S-Gamut/S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.cine support, S-Log 3 and S-Log2 in SDR and a new a flicker-free mode. The BVM-E251 also adds a 24VDC input in addition to the traditional AC input. The monitors are also thinner and lighter than the previous generation.

Skyworth demonstrates a dual-view 55" OLED display

Chinese TV makers Skyworth demonstrated a dual-view 55" OLED display - this is a device that include two OLED panels, probably aimed towards signage and commercial applications. The OLED panels themselves are probably provided by LG Display.

In September 2015 LG Display presented its own double-sided OLED display prototypes, in both curved and flat formats. In March 2016 LG officially launched those products under their new commercial OLED unit.

LGD installs almost 800 OLED lighting panels at LG's IFA 2016 Signature pavilion

LG's IFA 2016 presence was very impressive, it seems. Besides the huge OLED "tunnel" at the entrance to LG's booth, LG Display also installed a large OLED lighting installation at the company's Signature's Pavilion.

The installation, designed by Jason Bruges, portrayed the "constellation of rays scattered throughout space" to express the "wonderful qualities and extreme white and dark contrasts" of LG's Signature OLED TVs. The installation used 780 OLED panels, including some flexible ones.

Here's a video of Vestel's first OLED TV

A few days ago Turkish-based TV maker Vestel demonstrated its first OLED TVs at the IFA 2016 trade show. This is a 65" 4K HDR TV (with panels provided by LG Display).

Vestel did not yet reveal the model number or any pricing details or release date. The video above shows Vestel's booth and those new OLED TVs.

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