Article last updated on: Jan 10, 2018

OLED-Info is proud to present The OLED Handbook. This book is a comprehensive guide to OLED technology, industry and market. OLED technology enables thin, efficient, flexible and bright displays and lighting panels, and is on track to revolutionize the display and lighting industries.

Reading this book, you'll learn all about:

  • OLED technology, materials and production processes
  • How OLEDs compare to LCD displays and LED lighting
  • What kind of OLED panels are available on the market today
  • What are the obstacles on the way for cheaper OLEDs
  • All about the OLED TV and flexible OLED markets
  • The future of OLED displays and lighting and challenges ahead

The book also provides:

  • A history of OLED development
  • A guide to OLED investment
  • A comprehensive list of OLED companies
  • An introduction to other emerging display technologies (such as quantum dots and pico-projectors)
  • A list of existing and planned AMOLED fabs
  • OLED lighting roadmaps
Ron Mertens
The OLED Handbook was written by Ron Mertens, CEO and editor-in-chief at OLED-Info, the global knowledge hub for all things OLED.
The OLED Handbook provides a great introduction to the world of OLEDs and covers everything you need to know about the OLED industry, market and technology. It is an invaluable guide for display engineers, business developers, researchers, equipment vendors, OLED material companies, private investors and anyone who wants to learn more about OLEDs today and in the future.
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Here's what you'll find inside:

Table of contents

7
Introduction.......................................................................................................
9
About the author..................................................................................................
10
Preface to the 2017 edition .................................................................................
11
What is an OLED? ............................................................................................
11
OLED: An Organic Light Emitting Diode...................................................................................
11
OLED vs. LCD .............................................................................................................
13
OLED Structure.............................................................................................................
13
The Substrate .............................................................................................................
14
The backplane .............................................................................................................
17
The Organic layers .......................................................................................................
18
Encapsulation ...................................................................................................................
20
Different Kinds of OLEDs ...............................................................................................
29
Flexible OLEDs ...............................................................................................................
31
Stacked OLEDs ....................................................................................................................
31
OLED - a Lambertian Device ............................................................................................
32
Lifetime and Burn In ...............................................................................................................
34
OLED Power Consumption ...............................................................................................................
35
OLED Displays Under Direct Sunglight .............................................................................................
36
Are OLEDs Really Green? ...................................................................................................
37
Challenges Ahead ....................................................................................................
38
How OLEDs are made ....................................................................................................
38
Depositing and Patterning ....................................................................................................
39
Vacuum Evaporation with a Shadow Mask ..............................................................................................
39
WRGB Non-Patterned Evaporation Depositing ..............................................................................................
40
Laser-Based Patterning ....................................................................................................
40
Inkjet Printing .......................................................................................................................
41
Nozzle Printing .......................................................................................................................
42
Other Proudction Methods ....................................................................................................
44
Flexible OLED De-Lamination ....................................................................................................
44
Fabricating an OLED Lighting Panel .............................................................................................
46
The OLED Display market ....................................................................................................
47
The AMOLED Display Market ....................................................................................................
54
The PMOLED Display Market ....................................................................................................
55
Flexible OELDs (FOLEDs) ....................................................................................................
60
OLED Microdisplays ....................................................................................................
62
VR / AR Headsets ....................................................................................................
63
Automotive OLED Displays ....................................................................................................
66
OLED Gadgets .............................................................................................................
71
OLED TVs ................................................................................................................
71
LG ..................................................................................................................................
73
Samsung ..................................................................................................................................
73
BOE Display ..................................................................................................................................
74
Non-LG OLED TVs on the Market ....................................................................................................
74
Sony and Panasonic's Canceled OLED TV Project ............................................................................................
74
Other OLED TV Makers ....................................................................................................
76
OLED Lighting ....................................................................................................
78
Why OLED Lighting? And Why Not? ....................................................................................................
79
OLEDs vs. Other Lighting Sources ....................................................................................................
81
OLED Efficienty ...............................................................................................................
82
OLED Lighting Quality ....................................................................................................
83
OLED Panels ....................................................................................................................
94
OLED Lamps ....................................................................................................................
95
Automotive OLED lighting ....................................................................................................
97
Current OLED Lighting Prices ....................................................................................................
98
The OLED Industry ....................................................................................................
98
The OLED Value Chain ....................................................................................................
99
Small/Medium OLED Displays ....................................................................................................
102
Flexible OLEDs ....................................................................................................
104
OLED TVs ...............................................................................................................
107
OLED Lighting ....................................................................................................
109
OLED Production Plans ....................................................................................................
112
2016 OLED Supply Chain Sentiment.................................................................................................
114
Apple's OLED Program ....................................................................................................
115
AMOLED Fabs ....................................................................................................
117
OLED Materials Market ....................................................................................................
119
A Final Word ....................................................................................................
120
Appendices ....................................................................................................
120
Appendix A: Glossary ....................................................................................................
125
Appendix B: OLED Companies ....................................................................................................
192
Appendix C: OLED Fab Generations ....................................................................................................
193
Appendix D: A Short OLED History ....................................................................................................
199
Appendix E: Other Emerging Display Technologies ....................................................................................................

Why do we think this is the best guide to OLEDs on the market?

  • It's comprehensive: covers all AMOLED fabs and lighting panels and over 100 companies
  • It's updated - includes the latest developments up until March 2017
  • It's brought to you by the web's leading OLED expert and provides independent information
Larry Shiu-Lun Lai
(PhD),
Research Officer,
The University of
Hong Kong
I found that this book is informative and importantly the information is very updated. This handbook gave me the concept of OLEDs and is valuable for me as a reference. In particular, I like the part about OLED companies (Appendix B) where I can purchase equipment and materials from.
This book is exactly what I wanted...
Stephen Lee
(PhD),
CEO,
PnL Consulting Group
The book was very impressive to me because it contained a lot of news and information that is quite coincident with the real industry. It is amazing that you can access to this valuable information at an expense of only 97 USD. Thanks, Ron.
Dietmar Thomas
Communication Specialist,
Philips Lumiblade
Ron Mertens' book is definitely worth the read. It is fast paced, sharp to the point and delivers lots of insights of the OLED market and its players.
A must have for everyone working in the industry.

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  • Buy now for $97
  • Pay by credit-card / paypal
  • Instant digital download
  • Hardcopy edition ($149.99)
  • Enterprise license ($600)