Optimized Laser Cutting Processes and System Solutions for Separation of Ultra-Thin Glass

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Laser cutting processes of glass materials based on filament technology have been increasingly adopted in industrial applications. Besides standard glass thicknesses ultra-thin glass offers exciting opportunities for further improvements of new devices.

Flexible OLED glass photo (3D Micromac)

The main reason for this is the perfect match of material properties like mechanical resistance and flexibility as well as optical performance. The required machining processes to perform perimeter cutting as well as structuring and via drilling are confronted with high quality requirements.

Apple delays its OLED iPad plans to 2023

Reports from Korea suggest that Apple has decided to delay its iPad OLED launch to 2023, and the company canceled its current joint development project with Samsung Display.

SDC aimed to develop a 10.86 AMOLED display for Apple's iPad. According to earlier reports, Apple wanted SDC to developed a tandem stack structure to improve the OLED device lifetime and brightness - and also to reduce burn-in problems. Apparently SDC is not ready to start tandem OLED production next year, and Apple will not accept a single-stack OLED for tablet applications.

DisplayMate: the iPhone 13 Pro Max display receives our highest overall display rating

Our friends at DisplayMate posted an in-depth technical review of the iPhone 13 Pro Max display. The 6.7-inch 1284x2778 10Hz-120Hz 1200 nits LTPO AMOLED receives DisplayMate's highest display performance grade of A+.

DisplayMate says that the new display outperforms the display adopted by Apple in last year's iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 Pro display's new adaptive 120Hz refresh rate which results in a 25% boost to power efficiency. The new display is also brighter by 27% and enjoys a higher absolute color accuracy. The size of the notch was also reduced by 20%.

Xiaomi Civi

Xiaomi's Civi is a mid-range smartphone that features a 6.55-inch 120Hz HDR10+ 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 778G chipset, 8/12 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi Civi photo

The Civi will ship by the end of September 2021 starting at around $400.

Oppo Watch Free

The Oppo Watch Free is a smartwatch that features a 1.64" 280x456 (326 PPI) AMOLED display, sport tracking (over 100 sport types), heart rate monitor and a 14-days battery life.

Oppo Watch Free photo

The Oppo Watch Free will ship by the end of September 2021 starting at around $85.

Kopin announces a follow on order for its OLED microdisplays silicon backplanes

Kopin Corporation announced today it has received an approximately $850,000 follow-on order for its proprietary Lightning 2K silicon OLED microdisplay backplane wafers. The original order was announced in May 2020.

Kopin Lightning OLED microdisplay photo

According to Kopin's announcement, Kopin is selling these backplanes to other OLED microdisplay providers for seamless integration into their own products. Kopin’s Lightning 2K backplane supports 120 Hz OLED microdisplays with 2048 x 2048 resolution in a 1-inch diagonal size.

SDC collaborates with ULVAC to develop 8.5-Gen vertical OLED deposition

As demand for larger mobile OLED displays, for laptops, tablets and monitors is on the rise, there are reports that Samsung Display is considering building a 8.5-Gen AMOLED fab dedicated for laptop and IT displays.

Samsung Display's AMOLED displays for tablets and laptops photo

This new fab will be the first 8.5-Gen RGB OLED deposition fab, and Samsung is looking into new technologies to enable OLED deposition on larger substrates. It is reported today that SDC is developing, in collaboration with ULVAC, vertical deposition technology.

UBI: sales of 10-inch and larger OLEDs reached 10.29 million units in the first half of 2021

UBI Research estimates that sales of 10" and larger OLEDs (used in tablets, laptops, monitors - and also TVs) reached $2.95 billion in the first half of 2021, up from $1.22 billion a year before. Shipments reached 10.29 million units.

10-inch and larger OLED revenues, (2019H1-2021H1, UBI Research)

In the first half of 2021, 3.4 million OLED TV panels were shipped. The rest of the units (6.89 million) were of displays used in laptops and tablets, mostly.

HP Spectre x360 16

HP's 2021 Spectre x360 16 features a 16" 16:10 3840×2400 AMOLED display, with a 91% screen-to-body ratio (the OLED is optional, you can also opt for a lower-cost LCD). Other specs include a Intel i7 11-gen core, Nvidia RTX3050 GPU and quad B&O speakers.

HP Spectre x360 16 photo

The Spectre x360 16 OLED model will launch in the fall of 2021.

Xiaomi 11T / 11T Pro

Xiaomi's 11T smartphone features a 6.67-inch 120Hz HDR10+ 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Mediatek MT6893 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi 11T photo

The Xiaomi 11T Pro offers a similar display, and some improved internal specifications.

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