eMagin demonstrates a direct-emission OLED microdisplay prototype

eMagin demonstrate an ultra-high brightness full-color direct-patterned (DPD) OLED microdisplay. The so called OLED-ULT is 30 times brighter than the company's current largest-selling display, and it's 5 times more power efficient. eMagin says they are already shipping demonstrators to key customers - for applications such as aviation head mounted displays, smart glasses, and commercial augmented reality applications.

It will probably take a while for the company to actually commercialize those displays. eMagin is developing DPD panels since 2012 at least - it's not an easy process. Currently all OLED microdisplays on the market use color-filters on top of white OLED subpixels, and a direct-patterned microdisplay is much more efficient. The Fraunhofer COMEDD is also developing DPD OLEDs.

Posted: Jun 12,2014 by Ron Mertens