BOE unveil automotive OLED tail light solution

At SID Displayweek 2020, BOE demonstrated an OLED automotive taillight module, developed in collaboration with "automotive makers" which BOE did not detail.

The red OLED taillights from BOE offer up to 2,000 nits in brightness and a lifetime of over 20,000 hours. The panels are less than 0.3 mm thick and will operate in a wide temperature range (-40 to 95 Celsius).

BOE details its 12.3 rollable OLED prototype

During SID Displayweek 2020, BOE demonstrated its 12.3" Full-HD rollable OLED prototype screen:

BOE now details that the display has a rolling radius of 5 mm, and it can roll 4 cycles. BOE says that device can survive over 100,000 bending cycles.

OLET developer Mattrix Technologies announces an additional $1.5 million investment by JSR

Organic-TFT backplane/emitter developer Mattrix Technologies (previously nVerPix) announced that it has received a $1.5 million investment from JSR Corporation. This second investment by JSR is the first tranche in the company's new round (which will total, hopefully, $3 million)

JSR is a strategic investor, and has also launched a joint-development project for the development of solution-based conductive inks that will be sued in Mattrix's next-generation backplane transistors.

SEL developed a flexible OLED with embedded photo detectors between the OLED pixels

Researchers from Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) developed flexible OLED displays that incorporate organic image sensors inside the OLED pixels using side-by-side patterning. The sensors can be used as cameras for applications such as fingerprint sensing - which will work on the entire display.

SEL 8'' flexible OLED with OPD, SID DW 2020
SEL presented two prototypes, one a 3.07" 360x540 (212 PPI) display and the second is a 8" one with a higher pixel density of 302 PPI. SEL says that the fingerprint recognition works even when the display is bent.

BOE unveils a 13.6" FHD QD-OLED display prototype

BOE unveiled a new QD-OLED prototype at SID Displayweek 2020. This new panel is 13.6" in size with a FHD resolution. It supports up to 120 nits and achieves a 100% NTSC color gamut.

This is the first time we hear of BOE's QD-OLED project, this will be interesting to follow.

Samsung researchers arrested for allegedly leaking OLED technology to a Chinese company

A report from Korea updates that three Samsung Display researchers in Suwon were arrested for allegedly leaking OLED technology. Directors of a Chinese company subsidiary were also arrested in this case

According to the report, the technology that was leaked relates to optical alignment of inkjet printing processes. Samsung reportedly invested over 10 billion won ($8.5 million) in developing this technology.

Samsung Display developed a 18.2" 350 nits ink-jet printed OLED panel

Samsung Display has developed a 18.2" 2560x1440 202 PPI inkjet-printed OLED display, that features the highest current efficiency of any inkjet-printed OLED, with the brightness at 350 cd/m2 (full white).

Samsung Display 18.2'' ink-jet printed OLED (SID DW 2020)

Samsung Display says that the high brightness was achieved by tuning the top-emission device structure with high performance soluble materials. The high pixel resolution was achieved by modulating the jetting waveform for ejecting ink drops and improving the drop placement accuracy by selecting the right ink formulations in terms of viscosities and surface energies.

UDC reports its Q2 2020 financial results, sees lower revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Universal Display reported its financial results for Q2 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact UDC, as customer orders and shipments declined. UDC reports $58 million in revenues (down from $112 million in Q1 2020 and $118 million in Q2 2020) and a net income of $800,000. Part of the reason for the revenue drop were two orders made in Q1 (worth $44 million) as safety-stock due to the trade concerns and COVID-19 uncertainties.

Universal Display PHOLED materials photo (2020)

While the second quarter was very disappointing for UDC, the company reports that demand has picked up in July (the first month of Q3) as customer orders increased. There are still "significant uncertainties" ahead and the company will not provide any guidance until visibility improves.

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