OLED microdisplay maker eMagin has been developing direct-emission OLED microdisplay (also called directly-patterned, or dPd) for many years, and the company today unveiled a new WUXGA (1920x1200) dPd microdisplay prototype. The new display offers a brightness of 10,000 nits, which makes it (according to eMagin) the world’s brightest high-resolution full-color OLED microdisplay.

eMagin WUXGA dPd OLED microdisplay prototype photo

eMagin says that using direct patterning instead of color filters enabled it to improve the brightness 20-fold, compared to its typical XL microdisplays, and 3-4X compared to its brightest XLE microdisplays.

eMagin is working with a tier-one consumer company to develop this technology, including ways of manufacturing it at commercial scale. eMagin is on track to design a 28,000 nits full-color OLED microdisplay by mid-2023.

Disclosure: the author of this post holds some shares in eMagin



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How do these micro displays relate to large screen TVs?

Does the fact they can get 10,000 nits on a micro display mean they can do it on a 55 inch TV?

I assume not but they must do these displays for a reason. 

These are complexity

These are complexity different technologies, the OLED microdisplays and the large-area OLED panels. In addition, for a TV that would be an overkill. With near-eye-displays, especially on outdoor AR, high brightness is required... but for a TV is it not so much needed...

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