Last week the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) event took place, and LG Electronics demonstrated its latest OLED and LED signage solutions. LG also used the event to launch its 55" transparent touch-enabled OLED displays:
LG has been demonstrating 55" transparent OLED displays for many years, and the latest prototype shown at CES 2019 featured a transparency of 40%. We can assume that these new commercial displays feature the same transparency. It is not clear yet when these displays will start shipping - and what will be the price.
It is great to see LG finally release these displays - many companies waited for large-area transparent OLEDs since Samsung Display ceased production in 2016. In June 2015, Samsung Display unveiled its 55" mirror and transparent OLED display panels and in early 2016, the Company started shipping such displays to early customers (the first such customer was a hair salon in Seoul) and to display partners such as Planar Systems and Eyevis.
This was very exciting to many, but shortly after shipping started, Samsung decided to halt production as it reportedly wanted to focus on smartphone OLEDs.
In addition to transparent OLEDs, LG Information Displays also demonstrated its flexible OLED signage solutions, it's hotel OLED displays and its LED based solutions: