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Cynora's CMO: we're on track to commercialize blue TADF emitters by the end of 2017

Apr 10, 2017

Dr. Andreas Haldi was appointed as CYNORA's Chief Marketing Office in 2016. CYNORA develops efficient blue TADF OLED emitters, and Dr. Haldi was kind enough to participate in this interview and help us understand CYNORA's business and technology.

Cynora Blue TADF OLED material photo

Q: Thank you Andreas for helping us understand CYNORA's business and technology better. CYNORA has set up on a focused mission to develop a commercial blue TADF emitter. What will you consider to be a market-ready material, in terms of lifetime, efficiency and color point?

For the last 5 years, CYNORA has worked on developing thermally activated delayed fluorescent (TADF) OLED emitters. End of 2015 we started to focus on efficient blue materials, which are still a key issue for OLED displays. Compared to the red and green pixels, the blue pixel is much less efficient. An increased efficiency of the blue pixel would therefore significantly reduce the power consumption of the display.

Clearance sale of AUO's square 1.63" 320x320 AMOLED displays

Apr 06, 2017

Our display supplier in China has just received a large quantity of AUO's square 1.63" 320x320 AMOLED displays (with the touch layer), following a cancelled project that had already bought these panels. Those AMOLEDs are now offered at less than half their normal cost.

The supplier has 4,000 units - and this may be a great opportunity to get these panels at a low cost - contact us for more details. These AMOLEDs have a MIPI DSI interface, a size of 32.08x36.48 mm (active area 29.28 x 29.29 mm) and a thickness of 0.7 mm.

Graphene for Displays and Lighting Market Report

The International TADF Symposium offers a discount for OLED-Info readers

Apr 05, 2017

Germany-based TADF developer CYNORA, organizers of the First edition of the International TADF Symposium, was kind enough to offer a special 15% registration discount to OLED-Info readers . Follow this link to register with the discount.

International TADF Symposium 2017 (save the date banner)

The TADF Symposium aims to provide a professional forum for industry and academia experts, with a focus on TADF OLED materials R&D. Several lectures will discuss issues ranging from modeling through synthesis to analytics and device fabrication. The event will feature speakers from LG Display, Samsung Display, Sungkyunkwan University, TU Dresden, Durham University and more - and will take place on September 7, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The OLED Handbook, 2017 edition

Mar 28, 2017

I'm happy to announce the seventh edition of The OLED Handbook, the most comprehensive resource on OLED technology, industry and market - now updated for 2017. The OLED industry grows and changes very fast, and the new edition include new details on the OLED mobile display market, Apple's OLED plans, new production fabs in China, OLED TVs, flexible OLEDs and more.

Reading this book, you'll learn all about:

  • OLED technology and materials and production processes
  • How OLEDs compare to LCD displays
  • OLED TVs, flexible OLEDs and transparent OLEDs
  • The OLED lighting industry
  • The future of OLED displays and lighting and the challenges ahead

The book also provides:

  • A history of OLED development
  • A guide to OLED investment
  • A comprehensive list of OLED companies
  • A list of existing and planned AMOLED fabs
  • OLED lighting roadmaps
  • An in-depth look into flexible OLEDs and OLED encapsulation

The OLED handbook has been read by hundreds of display engineers, business developers, researchers, equipment vendors, OLED material companies, private investors and others who wished to learn more about OLEDs today and in the future. I truly believe that it is the best introduction to OLED displays and lighting!

The OLED lighting commercialization strategy of China's First-O-Lite

Mar 25, 2017
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First-O-Lite (FOL) was established in 2010 in Nanjing, China with an aim to become an OLED lighting developer and producer. Based on its hybrid tandem architecture, FOL has a 2-Gen OLED lighting production fab that is currently producing 70 lm/W OLED lighting panels.

First-o-Lite 3 OLED lamp families (January 2017)

This article details the company's OLED lighting panels, its strategy to create an initial health-lighting niche market in china, its current product families and its technology and business roadmaps going forward.

AUO sees improved AMOLED production yields, resume smartphone AMOLED production at lower prices

Mar 15, 2017

Taiwan's AU Optronics started to mass produce smartphone-sized OLED panels back in August 2014, but the company later changed its focus to wearable and VR panels. AUO production capacity is relatively low at its AFPD Gen-4.5 LTPS fab in Singapore, but we now hear reports that AUO's yields have been improving.

In fact AUO has managed to lower the prices of its AMOLED displays, and has now resumed production and sale of smartphone sized OLEDs, especially its 4.97" 720p (1280x720) on-cell touch AMOLED.

Flexible OLEDs - a market snapshot

Mar 11, 2017
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Flexible displays are exciting - giving device makers the freedom of design can potentially unlock new applications and put displays where they haven't been seen before. Flexible displays, made on plastic substrates, are also thinner, lighter and more durable.

LGD 18'' rollable OLED prototype (CES 2016)

Following years of research, in 2013 both Samsung Display and LG Display finally started producing flexible OLEDs on plastic substrates. Since then Samsung has taken the clear lead, but LGD has some ambitious plans of its own. Other display makers are also aiming to start making such panels soon. This article will detail current AMOLED production capabilities, future production plans and market forecasts.

The OLED Marketplace - updated graphics and browsing options

Mar 10, 2017

OLED-Info's OLED Marketplace offers what we believe to be the world's largest OLED catalog. Today we updated the marketplace's graphics, adding new icons instead of the old photo-based interface.

OLED Marketplace home screenshot (Mar-2017)

As we keep adding panels to our catalog, we have found the need to create more categories, and we also split graphic OLED displays into "graphic PMOLED" and "graphic AMOLED" displays. This makes it easier to find the displays you need. The OLED Marketplace is a great place to find the OLED you need for your new device!

OLED-Info's flexible, automotive, VR/AR, microdisplays, transparent and graphene OLED market reports updated to March 2017

Mar 08, 2017

Today we published new versions of our market reports - that cover the transparent, automotive, microdisplay, VR/AR, graphene and flexible OLED markets. OLED-Info provides comprehensive niche OLED market reports, and our reports cover everything you need to know about the niche market, and can be useful if you want to understand how the OLED industry works and what this technology can provide for your own industry. The reports are now updated to March 2017.

The OLED for VR/AR Market Report:

  • Why OLEDs are adopted in almost all VR HMDs
  • What kind of displays are required for VR and AR applications
  • What the future holds for the VR and AR markets
  • Current and future VR and AR systems

The report package provides a great introduction to the emerging VR and AR market, and details the role that OLED displays will have. Read more here!

Meet the OLED-Info team at Printed Electronics Europe 2017

Feb 28, 2017

On May 10-11, IdTechEx will host its annual Printed Electronics Europe event that will focus on the commercialization of printed, organic and flexible electronics. The OLED-Info team will visit this event, so if anyone wishes to schedule a meeting - now is a great time to do so!

This event (which according to IdTechEx is the largest event of its kind) includes a conference, an exhibition, a demonstration street showing a full range of interactive products and prototypes, an end-user forum, master classes and IdTechEx's early-stage Launchpad.