October 2022

Researchers from Shenzhen University designed efficient selenium-integrated TADF OLED emitters

Researchers from China's Shenzhen University are working towards efficient selenium-integrated TADF OLED emitters.

The researchers latest work detailed the structure-activity relationship between heavy atom effects and multiple resonance TADF performance. The researchers say that their new emitters effectively solve some of the issues inherent in TADF emission technology, specifically the sharp drop in emission at high brightness, what is called the emission roll-off.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 28,2022

Samsung reports its Q3 2022 financial results

Samsung Electronics reported its financial results for Q3 2022, with its highest quarterly revenue ever (76.78 trillion Won, or $54 billion USD) and an operating profit of 10.85 trillion won ($7.7 billion USD), down 23% from the previous quarter.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 photo

Samsung Display saw record revenues (9.39 trillion Won) as demand increased for its OLED mobile panel business following the release of new flagship smartphones. The company expects to see continued strong demand for premium OLED displays.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 28,2022

LG Display reports a loss in Q3 2022, as demand for OLED panels is dropping

LG Display reported its financial results for Q3 2022 - with a net loss of 774 billion Won (around $540 million USD) and a decrease of 6.3% in its revenues.

LGD says that demand for its panels is low - and in fact the company says that demand for premium OLED panels is dropping at an "unprecedented level" - especially in Europe. The market for OLED TVs is especially low.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 27,2022

OTI Lumionics raises $55 million from Samsung, LG and UDC to bring its cathode patterning materials to market

Canada-based OTI Lumionics have raised $55 million in its latest round. This round included several strategic and financical backers - including LG Technology Ventures, Samsung Ventures, UDC Ventures, Anzu Partners and more.

OTI Lumionics materals and transparent display

OTI says it is close to commercialization of its technology and materials, but the company is still some years before this will reach products. Towards the end of 2022 OTI started shipping its 2nd-gen ConducTorr Cathode Patterning Materials (CPM) to customers, but perhaps these were only sample shipments. OTI materials are used to create OLED displays with under-the-display camera and face unlock technologies.


Read the full story Posted: Oct 27,2022

The MicroLED Industry Association welcomes new members, including LG Electronics

The MicroLED Industry Association is happy to welcome new members to the association, including LG Electronics and Comptek Solutions. LG and Comptek are the latest member to join the newly formed association, to help advance the microLED industry and related technologies.

LG Electronics headquarters

The MicroLED Industry Association was established to help accelerate the adoption of microLED display technologies. The new association brings together leading companies and organizations active in the MicroLED industry and provides an ideal forum for solving common technology issues, fostering cooperation and sharing relevant information, resources and tools. The association will also work to promote its member companies, their technologies and products.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 26,2022

LG Display is considering building a new automotive OLED production line

According to reports in Korea, LG Display is thinking about building a new automotive OLED production line, at its now-closed LCD P4.5 production site in Gumi, Korea.

Mercedes EQE 350 2022, interior photo

It is not clear what is LGD's current status with this project, as one reports suggests LGD has already started to order equipment, while another says the design of the new fab is not complete yet, and that LGD did not make a final decision.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 25,2022

LG Display to halt OLED TV production as demand for TV panels declines

According to reports from Korea, LG Display decided to halt OLED TV production at its 8.5-Gen fab in Paju, for about a month or maybe more, as demand for OLED TV panel has declined.

LG Display production hub in Paju

It seems as if LGD's inventories are increasing - in fact according to the report, LGD's inventory at the first half of the year increased 73.4% compared to the same period last year. OLED TV makers like LG Electronics and Sony are also seeing their own TV inventories up.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 25,2022

Futaba expands its strategic relationship with RiTDisplay for the production of PMOLED displays

Japan-based PMOLED maker Futaba announced that it is entering a business partnership agreement with Taiwan-based PMOLED maker RiTDisplay for the production of OLED displays.

Futaba flexible 1.8'' 160x32 PMOLED photo

Futaba is already collaborating with RiTDisplay for parts of the PMOLED production process, but now it will expand this project and move the entire PMOLED production process to RiT Display. The two companies will also partner to share technical details and co-develop and market automotive PMOLED displays.


Read the full story Posted: Oct 24,2022