Panasonic shows OLED TV and lighting prototypes at IFA 2013

As promised, Panasonic showed 56" 4K (3840x2160) OLED TV panel at the IFA 2013 exhibition. The company had several prototypes on display, and I believe these are the same panels as the ones Panasonic unveiled at CES 2013 in January 2013.

Panasonic panels are made using an "all-printing" method, and Sumitomo Chemical revealed that these prototypes use the company's PLED materials. Panasonic's panel uses a substrate (probably Oxide-TFT) provided by Sony (which are actually made by AU Optronics) - as part of the two companies collaboration. According to the latest reports, they only plan to start OLED production at around 2015.

Panasonic also had a nice OLED lighting "tree" made from Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting (PIOL) ELeaf panels. PIOL is a joint-venture between Panasonic Electric Works (PEW) and Idemitsu Kosan that is already shipping OLED panel samples. PEW announced that they developed the world's most efficient OLED devices (128 lm/W) and Panasonic themselves developed the world's most efficient OLED panel at 114 lm/W (for 1 cm2).

In the video above, published by Panasonic you can see the OLED TV panels and also the OLED lighting tree (on the lower left at 2:10).

Thanks Sri for the OLED lighting photo!

Posted: Sep 08,2013 by Ron Mertens