The OLED Handbook, 2019 edition

We are happy to announce the eighth edition of The OLED Handbook, the most comprehensive resource on OLED technology, industry and market - now updated for 2019. The OLED industry grows and changes very fast, and the new edition include new details on the OLED mobile display market, 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, foldable and transparent OLEDs
  • The OLED lighting industry
  • The future of OLED displays 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
  • An introduction to quantum dots, micro-LEDs and e-paper displays

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!

LG plans to release 48" OLED TVs in the future

Yesterday at the OLED Korea conference, LG Display detailed its future plans for its OLED TV business - and besides the expected flexible, transparent, rollable and 8K panels, the company also said it plans to start producing 48" OLED TV panels:

LGD's future plans for OLED TVs at OLED Korea 2019 photo

This is the first time we hear of such plans, and it will be very good news to the many consumer who waited patiently for smaller OLED TVs.

Things we learned at the first day of OLED Korea 2019

The first day of the OLED Korea 2019 conference is almost over - with some interesting lectures and talks by leading OLED companies and professionals. Here are some of the things under discussion today (highlights only):

LGD's future plans for OLED TVs at OLED Korea 2019 photo

  • Some believe there will be a real market for >$2,000 foldable OLED devices, and some call for cost reductions before real adoption could take place
  • LG Display is optimistic regarding the future of OLED TVs
  • Samsung will not commit yet to its QD-OLED technology
  • Both Cynora and Kyulux are rapidly progressing towards a long lasting TADF/HF blue - but it seems there's still work to be done
  • Idemitsu Kosan is increasing its fluorescent OLED emitter efficiency
  • Universal Display's RGBB architecture is back on the table - and the company now highlights the architecture's low blue light emission. UDC seems more optimistic then ever regarding blue PHOLED commercialization
  • Equipment maker's focus is shifting to China as Korean OLED makers will not increase capacity in the near future

We discuss the upcoming SID DisplayWeek with Sri Peruvemba

SID DisplayWeek, the world's premier display industry event will take place this year in San Jose, California on May 12-17. We discussed the event and the display industry at large with Sri Peruvemba - a dear personal friend and a Vice President at the SID organization.

Q: Hello Sri - thanks for your time! SID DisplayWeek has always been our favorite display industry event. Can you tell us what to expect from the 2019 edition? Any new planned event features?

Thank you, its my favorite event as well. In 2019, we can expect over 200 exhibitors showing all the latest display tech and applications in AR/VR, automotive, OLED, AMOLED, micro-LED, LCDs, quantum dots – and more.

Meet us next month at OLED Korea 2019!

OLED Korea is an international conference, focused on OLED technologies, organized by UBI Research. The OLED-Info team will attend this year's event, which will take place next month in Seoul, Korea (March 6-7).

OLED Korea 2019 banner (February 2019)

We're looking for an exciting event - and are happy to schedule meetings - so if you plan to attend OLED Korea 2019, do contact us!

OLED-Info's flexible, VR/AR, microdisplays, automotive and graphene OLED market reports updated to January 2019

Today we published new versions of our market reports - that cover the flexible, VR/AR, microdisplays, automotive, PMOLED and graphene 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 January 2019.

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!

The best of 2018 - top OLED stories

2018 is soon over - and this has been a somewhat challenging year for the OLED industry. The beginning of the year saw a slump in OLED shipments following disappointing iPhone X shipments, slower adoption in Chinese smartphone brands and delays in OLED capacity increases by OLED makers. Towards the end of the 2018, however, the industry started to pick up but OLED adoption is still expected to be slower than what we hoped for in 2017.

Here are the top 10 stories posted on OLED-Info in 2018, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):

  1. Google and LGD developed a 1443 PPI 4.3" 120Hz VR AMOLED display (Mar 12)
  2. Pulse-width modulation (PWM) in OLED displays (Jan 14)
  3. Apple's iPhone wins burn-in test over Samsung's flagship OLED phones (Jan 5)
  4. Samsung Display demonstrates its latest OLED displays at SID 2018 (May 30)
  5. OLED Ink-jet printing market situation, early 2018 (Jan 17)
  6. LG announces its 2018 OLED TV lineup, no big surprises there (Jan 3)
  7. Samsung Display unveils new VR AMOLED displays at SID 2018 (May 29)
  8. Samsung says it will release a consumer Micro-LED TV in 2019 (Jul 22)
  9. IHS: Apple is developing a new LTPO backplane, may introduce it in future iPhones (Aug 31)
  10. LG Display developed the world's first 88" 8K OLED display (Jan 1)

Here's the speaker list for OLED Korea 2019

OLED Korea is an international OLED-focused event, organized by UBI Research, and the OLED-Info team will attend next year's event, which will take place in Seoul, Korea in March 6-7, 2019.

OLED Korea 2019 speaker list

UBI announced the final speaker list for the event, and it seems as if OLED Korea 2019 has a great lineup. We'll be happy to schedule meetings - so if you plan to attend OLED Korea 2019, do contact us!

A new guide to promising perovskite materials: The Perovskite Handbook

The OLED-Info team takes pleasure in recommending our new book - The Perovskite Handbook, which gives a comprehensive introduction to perovskite materials, applications and industry. We believe that any display professional would find that perovskite materials are an area of focus that should not be ignored.

The Perovskite Handbook

Perovskites offer a myriad of exciting properties and has great potential for the display industry. The promising perovskite industry is currently at a tipping point and on the verge of mass adoption and commercialization and the first display-related perovskites are already reaching the market.