BOE Display is stepping up its OLED program - the company is constructing a 5.5-Gen LTPS fab in Ordos, which will also produce both LCDs and AMOLED displays, it is starting to build a $3.5 billion Gen-6 LTPS LCD/AMOLED production line in Chengdu, and it is also planning a 8.5 OLED TV fab in Hefei Xinzhan.
Last week BOE demonstrated several new AMOLED prototypes. First up we have a 9.55" flexible transparent panel, which is probably the largest such panel ever demonstrated. It features a resolution of 640x432, a curvature radius of 10 mm and 30% transmittance. The whole panel is just 150 micrometer thick.
The second panel is a large 13.3" glass-based panel that features a WQHD (2560x1600) resolution. It uses a backplane based on a new oxide material which BOE refers to as Oxide BCE.
Next we have a smaller 4.8" flexible AMOLED that BOE says can be used as an armband wearable display. It features a resolution of 480x800 and features the same curvature radius (10 mm) as BOE's larger flexible prototype. The brightness is 200 cd/m2.
The final panel is the least exciting one, but the one probably closest to commercialization - a 5" FHD AMOLED display. It features a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, a brightness of 350 cd/m2, a color gamut of 100% NTSC and a response time of 10 ms.
In SID 2014, BOE demonstrated 55" 4K OLED TV prototypes, produced at the pilot line in Hefei. It seems that this year BOE did not display any OLED TVs though.
Photos credit: Sri Peruvemba, Marketer International