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Chinese OLED makers file a motion to dismiss a major SDC OLED patent in the US as the dispute of AMOLED imports to the US continues

Earlier this year, we reported that Samsung filed a request at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to ban BOE's aftermarket AMOLED panels in the US, as they infringe on Samsung's OLED patent. Following the request, the ITC started a formal investigation.

Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone

According to a new report from China, several OED makers in China (BOE, Tianma, TCL CSoT and Visionox) have joined forces and filed a motion to invalidate one of Samsung's main OLED patents in the US. This is a response to SDC's request to halt BOE's US aftermarket AMOLED panel sales.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 19,2023

Excyton to show its novel TurboLED OLED architecture at DisplayWeek 2023 I-Zone

The following is a sponsored post by Excyton

UK-based Excyton is happy to announce that it will showcase its novel TurboLED OLED architecture and technology at the 2023 Displayweek event (May 23-25, Los Angeles, California). Excyton has been accepted to participate at the 2023 I-Zone event.

TurboLED is a game-changing technology that offers a dramatic boost to the performance of displays. In a TurboLED OLED display, each pixel comprises deeper and lighter color red, green and blue emitters to maximize performance - in fact Excyton has shown that the TurboLED architecture leads to a 50% reduction in power consumption, a 3X improvement in emitter lifetime and an increased color gamut. TurboLED displays are especially suited for demanding applications, such as IT displays, automotive displays, gaming monitors, AR/VR headsets, smartphones and wearables.

Read the full story Posted: May 20,2023

The Fraunhofer FEP developed the world's highest density OLED microdisplay, reaching 10,000 PPI

The Fraunhofer FEP research institute announced that it has developed the world's highest-density OLED microdisplays, reaching a PPI of 10,000 with a pixel size of only 2.5 um. The Fraunhofer will demonstrate a 0.18" 1440x1080 (monochrome) OLED microdisplay next week at Display Week 2023.

The new microdisplays were produced on 300 mm wafers, using a 28 nm backplane process. The Fraunhofer explains that most OLED microdisplays to date are produced on 200 mm wafers, using CMOS processes ranging from 90-250 nm. The institutes new technologies enables the the performance increase in OLED display processing. 

Read the full story Posted: May 16,2023

LG Display and Samsung Display are both working on special glass-TFE OLEDs for Apple's future iPads

Apple's interest in OLED displays for future iPad tablet device is not secret, and many analysts estimate that the first such device will be released in 2024.

One of Apple's requirement is for superior performance for its tablets compared to smartphone AMOLED displays - and so developers are relying on a tandem OLED structure. According to a new report from Korea, LG Display is developing another unique technology for Apple's iPads.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 18,2023

Amorphyx Q&A about champion performance in IGZO TFT for OLED Smartphone applications

This is a sponsored post by Amorphyx, where display industry consultant Ian Hendy has interviewed Amorphyx's CEO John Brewer

Q: Can you start by telling us a little about what Amorphyx does, John?

Amorphyx has several fundamentally new technology platforms that provide for TFT performance improvements in three areas: (1) Switching speeds, with options to move to the Tera-Hz range ultimately, (2) Power, where the IGZO AMeTFT can achieve even lower power performance than today’s LTPO OLED Pro Motion displays and better refresh range, and (3) Small transistor size.

Our technology platforms are lower cost than the alternatives, and move from amorphous and crystalline semiconductor approaches, to devices based on different effects that do not have a semiconductor at all, yet can still drive a display, drive current, deliver grey scale and switch very fast. Or they can operate a flex IC at higher clock speeds than known today.

For now, our main commercial focus is on IGZO AMeTFT which is fundamentally a potential replacement transistor for LTPS or LTPO used in modern OLED phones and has the capability to replace more highly compensated LTPO circuits in modern Smartphone displays due to enhanced stability.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 08,2023

RiTDisplay and SmartKem join forces to develop OTFT-AMOLED displays

UK-based OTFT display backplane developer SmartKem announced that it has signed a joint development agreement with Taiwan-based PMOLED-maker RiTdisplay, for the production of OTFT-based AMOLED display prototypes.

Smartkem TruFlex structure image

SmartKem's technology could enable RiTDisplay to produce AMOLED displays at a lower cost, and, more significantly, to use its own PMOLED production line without the large investment needed for an LTPS AMOLED Line. The current agreement includes a prototype display development, it will have to be seen whether it will be expanded in the future for actual production.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 13,2021

Interview with the CEO of OTFT developer SmartKem

UK-based SmartKem develops a new class of flexible high-mobility OTFT display backplane technologies. The company provides customized solutions involving molecular synthesis, electronic prototyping and on-site technology transfer support.

As Smartkem is developing new backplane materials for OLEDs, ePaper and mini-LED devices, we discuss its technology and business with the company's CEO and chairman, Ian Jenks.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 25,2021

Samsung announces a new variable refresh rate technology for its latest AMOLED displays

Samsung Display announced a new OLED technology, called Adaptive Frequency that enables variable refresh rate in AMOLED displays - ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz. Running OLEDs at low refresh rates when possible can reduce the power consumption of the display (over all applications) by up to 22%.

Samsung Variable Refresh Rate OLED Technology testing

This new display technology was applied for the first time in the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G smartphone, announced earlier this month, with its 6.9-inch 1440x3088 Dynamic AMOLED.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 12,2020