April 2023

The US may decide to add OLED equipment to the list of items prohibited to sell to China as trade war escalates

The trade war between the US and China escalates, an the US is mostly focused on restricting semiconductor equipment, materials and chips sales to China as its sees semiconductors as a crucial strategic technology.

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According to new reports, the US is now considering adding display technologies, mostly OLEDs, to the list of restricted technologies and may ask Japan and Korea to stop selling materials and equipment to Chinese display makers. 

Read the full story Posted: Apr 29,2023

Carnegie Mellon researchers design a new EEOP powered haptic OLED device

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Future Interfaces Group (FIG) designed a new haptic screen technology, which they call Flat Panel Haptics, that uses embedded electroosmotic pumps (EEOPs) that can move liquids quickly using electrical fields. 

The whole haptic layer is thin (just 1.5 mm thick) and can be placed behind a flexible OLED display to create an useful haptic display, as can be seen in the video above - buttons or keys can pop-up from the screen, and the interface can take advantage of shaped icons (like a play button or a stop button). Currently the shapes are pre-defined and cannot be altered by the user, but in the future this may change if the FPH technology is used to create small dot-matrix items.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 29,2023

LG reports its results for Q1 2023: decreased sales as demand is sluggish, delays P10 fab in Paju

LG Display reported its financial results for Q1 2023, with revenues of 4,411 billion Won ($3.3 billion USD), down 40% from the previous quarter and 32% from 2022.

The company says there is 'sluggish demand' for TV and IT products. The company plans to focus on automotive displays, smartphone OLEDs and IT OLEDs (mid-sized panels). LG also aims to increase its sales of OLED gaming monitor panels and transparent OLED displays.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 28,2023

DSCC: BOE's market share in flexible smartphone OLED displays rose to 27%

DSCC says that BOE's market share in the flexible (and foldable) smartphone OLED market has risen to 27% in Q1 2023. BOE flexible and foldable OLED panel sales grew 81% in Q1 2023 compared to last  year, as the company enjoys growing sales to Apple, Huawei, Oppo, Realme, Vivo and ZTE. BOE is mostly taking market share from Samsung and LG, while Tianma's market share is also on the rise.

DSCC estimates that flagship smartphone shipments grew 17% in the first quarter, with flexible OLED smartphone shipments growing 18% and foldable ones growing 4%.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 28,2023

Researchers find a way to build magnetic resonance sensors from OLED devices

Researchers from Australia's University of New South Wales (UNSW) have shown that OLED devices can be used to detect and map magnetic fields using magnetic resonance. The OLED is used to create a simple device, that does not need lasers like other methods used today.

This is still early research, but it could lead to the development of an OLED-based magnetic sensor, that is much cheaper and portable compared to current MRI devices. The method the researchers used is based on electrically detected magnetic resonance (EDMR) and optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR), and is based on the change in spin behavior of electrons that are close to magnetic fields

Read the full story Posted: Apr 28,2023

What to expect from SID Display Week 2023? A Q&A with Jeff Yurek, vice chair of marketing for SID

Jeff Yurek is a former creative professional turned marketer passionate about storytelling and technology. He is currently Vice President of Marketing at Nanosys, Inc. in Silicon Valley, Calif., and serves as the Vice Chair of Marketing for the Society for Information Display. Here's an interview we conducted with Jeff towards Display Week 2023.

Hello Jeff! Can you tell us what to expect from SID Display Week 2023? 

Display Week is the best place to experience and learn about cutting-edge display technologies and applications. The program for Display Week 2023 is packed as always with valuable courses, technical talks, business presentations, and amazing technology demos.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 26,2023

A new version of OLED-Info's PMOLED Market report released

Today we published a new edition of our PMOLED Market Report, with all the latest information. The new edition includes the latest changes from Pioneer (now called SOAR), Futaba, Wisechip and more.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • Applications of PMOLED displays
  • Next generation PMOLED technologies
  • Flexible and transparent PMOLEDs

The report package also provides:

  • Information on all PMOLED producers
  • Current and future PMOLED fabs
  • Display catalogs and datasheets
  • Free updates for a year

This PMOLED market report provides a detailed introduction to PMOLED technologies and covers everything you need to know PMOLED displays, now and in the future. This is a great guide for anyone who's thinking about adopting PMOLED displays in their products or wants to offer products and services to the OLED industry.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 24,2023

Omdia: Apple to switch to OLED displays in almost all of its tablets, laptops and monitors by 2027

Omdia released its latest IT OLED display forecasts, with some interesting projections. 

The company sees very nice growth ahead for OLED displays in the IT market, with shipments rising from around 9.7 million units in 2022 to over 70 million units in 2028. Most of the growth will come from adoption in laptops, but tablet adoption will also increase sharply.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 22,2023

OLED material maker Hyperions files for an IPO

China-based Hyperions, a developer of HTL, HIL, ETL and EIL OLED materials, has filed for an IPO.  The company is now going through financial inspection towards the IPO which will should happen before the end of 2023.

According to the comapny's IPO prospectus, Hyperions has been profitable since 2020. The company's income was around $43 million USD in 2022, up from $30 million in 2021 and $27 million in 2020. The company's net profit was $12 million in 2022, up from $6.6 million in 2021 and $7.3 million in 2020.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 20,2023