KAIST researchers developed a 221 lm/W orange OLED device using external scattering

Researchers from Korea's KAIST research institute developed a high-efficiency OLED architecture that uses external scattering medium to achieve an EQE greater than 50%.

OLED with SiO2 scattering layers (photo: KAIST)

Such high EQE was only demonstrated before using complex internal nanostructures or by employing a micro-lens array, but these solutions are complicated to produce and can hinder the OLEDs flexibility and planar structure. The researchers say that their scattering approach maintains the planar geometry , results in flexible OLEDs and can be easily scaled to enable low cost production.

Lufthansa Technik join forces with LG to develop OLED displays for commercial aircraft cabins

Lufthansa Technik announced a joint venture with LG Electronics to develop, produce and market OLED displays for commercial aircraft cabins. The venture will be based in Hamburg, Germany and will commence operations in the first half of 2019.

Lufthansa Technik and LG, OLED cabin display concept

Lufthansa says that LG's lightweight and flexible OLED display technologies could be used to create new markets for on-board aircraft applications such as welcome screens in entrance areas, and interior linings. The image above shows a proposed application, promoting upgrade options during the boarding phase.

Continental wants to wrap an automobile's A-Pillar with flexible OLEDs to combat blind spots

Automotive suppliers Continental unveiled a concept technology that could minimize blind-spots in automobiles. The idea is to wrap a flexible OLED around the car's A-pillar, and then use an external camera combined with head-tracking in-car camera to feed the external view on the A-Pillar display.

Continental flexible OLED on an automotive A-Pillar photo

This seems to be a smart idea if performed well that solves a real issue - Continental says that a typical A-pillar can obscure more than 3 feet's worth of area at a distance of 12 feet from the vehicle - and the blind spot grows as the distance does. CNet notes, however, that Kia, Hyundai, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover previewed and patented similar technologies in the past.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

Xiaomi's Black Shark Helo is a high-end gaming smartphone that features a 6.01" 1080x2160 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6/8/10 GB RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, dual camera and an analog stick controller.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo photo
The Black Shark Helo will ship in China in November 2018, starting at $460.

Samsung is developing laptops with foldable displays

Lee Min-Cheol, Samsung Electronic's PC Marketing VP says that Samsung is collaborating with "display makers" (Samsung Display? or an error in the quote?) to develop OLED laptops with foldable displays. Samsung says that it aims to bring "new value and user experience" and not just create a laptop and can simply fold in and out.

Samsung will hopefully release its first foldable smartphone device by the end of 2018 or in early 2019, but apparently the company is already thinking about other form factors. Earlier this month a report from Korea suggested that LG Display is collaborating with Lenovo to develop a 13" foldable tablet, with aims to start panel production in H2 2019.

OLED Microdisplays now available on the OLED Marketplace

We're happy to announce that The OLED Marketplace is now listing OLED Microdisplays, in addition to the current wide offering of PMOLED and AMOLED displays.

OLED Microdisplays are tiny (usually less than one inch in diameter) displays used in near-eye applications - such as VR/AR, industrial and military applications and more. The OLED microdisplay market is seeing increased interest at these microdisplays can enable much smaller and more efficient VR systems, compared to the current HMDs which use smartphone-sized OLED displays.

LG Display: our OLED TV business has finally turned profitable

LG Display announced its financial results for Q3 2018 - with revenues of $5.3 billion (up 9% from Q2 2018). Net income in the quarter was $15.8 million (up from a loss of $264 million in Q2 2018).

LG 65OLEDC8 photo

LG Display announced that its OLED TV business has finally turned profitable. LGD started producing OLED TVs in 2013 and it has been incurring losses for a long time. In 2018 LGD expects to sell a total of 2.9 million OLED TV panels (up from 1.7 million in 2017).

Samsung HMD Odyssey+

Samsung's Odyssey+ is a Windows Mixed Reality HMD that features dual 3.5" AMOLED displays (1440x1600 each), Samsung's new Anti-Screen Door Effect (Anti SDE) technology, AKG audio and pre-paired controllers.

Samsung HMD Odyssey+ photo
The HMD ODyssey+ is now shipping for $499.

China's first flexible semiconductor industry base project release, has the exclusive technology

The following is a sponsored post by Shaanxi Kuntech Semiconductor Technology

The press conference for the landing and launching of Shaanxi Kuntech Flexible Semiconductor Service Manufacturing Base Project was grandly held in West Fengxi New City, West Xian Xin New District, Shaanxi province on the morning of October 16, with its theme being "Shinning Shaanxi and Shaping the Future World".

Kuntech flexible AMOLED prototype photo

A number of Chinese government leaders, partners from home and abroad, as well as the media attended the event, where the duo direction foldable AMOLED display with internal and external folds developed by the R&D team was also displayed.