Toshiba's X98 is the company's flagship TV for 2018. The X98 uses 55" and 65" WRGB 4K OLED panels that support HDR, Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10 and HLG.
DSCC lowered its OLED material revenue forecasts, saying that the market is expected to grow at a 25% CAGR from $773 million in 2017 to $2.35 billion in 2022 (down from its previous estimates of $2.56 billion in 2022). The fastest growing (51% CAGR) OLED application will be OLED lighting, which will grow from $12 million in 2017 to $95 million in 2022.
DSCC also published the material stack for Samsung's latest OLEDs (used in the Galaxy S9), which you can see above.
Digitimes posted an interesting article that covers the AMOLED smartphone display driver ICs market, based on information from CINNO Research.
Samsung, according to CINNO, is sourcing driver ICs from two companies - Samsung SLI and MagnaChip. As Samsung's AMOLED market share is over 90%, it means that Samsung SLI and Magnachip are also leading this market. MagnaChip itself expects its OLED revenue to grow 50% in 2018.
Today we are happy to publish this short Micro-LED explanation video, which we believe gives a nice introduction to Micro-LED display technology, production processes and to the current market status:
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Reports from Korea suggest that Samsung's first foldable phone will use three 3.5" displays and will fold inwards
A new report from the Korean The Bell claims that Samsung's first foldable AMOLED phone will feature three 3.5" OLED displays, and will be folded inwards. Samsung expects to start producing the device towards the end of 2018, which means it will start shipping in early 2019.
The Bell also says that this device will not be a mass market smartphone - Samsung is expected to produce between 500,000 to 2 million devices, which means that its first foldable phone (like its first flexible phone, the 2013 Galaxy Round) will be a sort of limited technology-demonstration phone.
IHS estimates that AMOLED shipments (by area) reached 5 million square meters in 2017, and the market will grow to 22.4 million sqm by 2024.
Growth in 2017 was driven by a doubling of AMOLED TV panel area shipments (from 800,000 sqm in 2016 to 1.6 million in 2017). By 2024, IHS expects OLED TV shipments to reach 12.5 million units.
The Miezu 15 is a mid-range smartphone that features a 5.46" FHD AMOLED display, a snapdragon 660 chipset, 4 GB RAM and 64/128 GB of storage. The 15 Plus has a 5.95" 2560x1440 AMOLED, with a bezel of only 1.175 mm (Meizu says this is the narrowest bezel ever). The phone is based on an Exynos 8895 CPU, 6GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of storage.
Both phones will ship by the end of April 2018, the Meizu 15 will cost $400 (64GB model) and the Meizu 15 Plus will cost $475 (64GB model).
Researchers from Yonsei University managed to use a graphene-like 2D material called Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) to create a transistor that can drive flexible OLED displays.
The researcher created a 6x6 OLED pixel array on a 7 mm plastic substrate that is so bendable (1 mm radius) it can be used as a skin sticker as can be seen in the video above.
In January 2018 it was reported that LG Display is in the final stages of its discussions with Apple, and the Korean OLED maker expects to supply 15-16 million flexible OLEDs to Apple in 2018 (LGD will supply Apple with 6.5" AMOLEDs for its 2018 large iPhone OLED variant).
The Wall Street Journal now reports that LG Display may not be ready to produce these OLED displays in time for Apple - who may once again rely on Samsung Display to produce all of its OLED iPhone displays in 2018.
OTI Lumioncs launches its new Aerelight for print technology, aiming to embed flexible OLED lighting in print media
OTI Lumionics launched a new technology it calls Aerelight for Print technology, which uses paper-thin flexible OLED panels to light elements in print media.
OTI says that in order to enable low-cost production of flexible OLEDs, it designed its own manufacturing technology and advanced materials. This includes the company's own proprietary FlexTorr encapsulation technology.