2017-02-18

Challenges In OLED Research and Development III: Solution-Based Materials

Solution based materials are a different way of processing the conventional OLED materials. So conventional OLED materials are processed by vacuum thermal deposition or heating up a powder in a crucible and evaporating it onto the substrate. Solution process materials are dissolved in a variety of solvents and then they can be coated by spin coating for lab sized experiments, or ink-jet printing, or slot-die coating, or a variety of other printing methods.
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2017-02-18

Challenges In OLED Research and Development II: Light Extraction

Light extraction is the process of removing light from the device itself. So when the device emits a photon, it gets trapped in the glass, in the organic layers themselves in the metals. And the-- what our challenge is, is to get all of that light into the viewing angle. So that when somebody sees the OLED they're seeing the full efficiency of that device. Rather than having light lost in the various segments.
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2017-02-18

Challenges In OLED Research and Development: Emitters

The thing that actually converts electricity into light is the emitter itself. So there are a number of scientific challenges that are still out there in OLEDs, particularly in emitters. Even though you can go to the cell phone store and buy yourself a cell phone that's powered by OLED emitters, and active matrix OLEDs are present in cell phones and in televisions, and it leads people to think that all of the issues are solved.
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2017-02-18

OLED R&D CHALLENGES

OLEDs are based on organic (carbon-based) materials. Unlike LEDs, which are small point sources, OLEDs are made in sheets that provide a diffuse-area light source. While developing rapidly, OLED technology is less mature than LED technology, whose rapid advancement has created a moving target for OLED products in terms of lighting performance and pricing. Still, OLED manufacturers are optimistic that with a few key breakthroughs, OLEDs will offer a value proposition complementary with LED lighting approaches.
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2017-02-18

Foxconn Reportedly to Build A Plant in China for Joint OLED Production with Sharp

Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone has already caused quite a stir. There have been rumors that the company will roll out three new phones this year, including one with an OLED display. With this huge market opportunity, companies are now striving to join Apple’s supply chain.
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2017-02-15

Rumors: Samsung Supplies 160 Million OLED Displays to Apple

There have been rumors that Apple will switch to OLED screen for its iPhone 8. Those rumors seem to carry more weight after Apple reportedly ordered an additional 60 million OLED panels from Samsung, bring the total number to 160 million. This means that Samsung may become the main supplier for iPhone 8 displays.
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2017-02-15

LEDinside Show Report: Micro LED/QLED/ OLED Display Highlights at ISE 2017 in Netherland

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, the renowned international display technology fair, took place in Amsterdam, Netherland, on 7-10th February. Last year, ISE 2016 already caught the world’s attention by gathering more than 1,000 exhibitors to attract up to 69,000 people.  Three highlights of ISE 2017 in Netherland includes: 1) fine pitch LED display and total solutions, 2) Micro LED/QLED/ OLED display, and 3) the wide adoption of laser source by global major manufacturers as a beachhead strategy to penetrate the high end projector market.
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2017-02-05

Apple Plans To Introduce New 3D Touch Technology to OLED iphone

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple intends to introduce a new 3D Touch thin film sensor to the new iPhone to be released this year to replace current 3D Touch technology, reported Appleinsider.
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2017-01-18

EVERLIGHT is showcasing Latest Lighting and Automotive LED Products at the 9th Light-Tech Expo in Japan

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, is showcasing the latest ranges of lighting, automotive and infrareds products at the upcoming 9th Light-Tech Expo,including the completely new highly efficient G-5630, a new high efficiency and high CRI G-COB Xuan, automotive ambient lighting sources and infrared transmission/receiving series. Everyone is welcome to visit EVERLIGHT at Hall 3, E24-4.
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2017-01-17

The rise of OLED displays could lead to shatterproof phones

These days, it seems like gadgets are constantly improving, and now the next big development may be organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. The technology promises to improve your phones' quality, durability and even foldability. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look at the market for this technology and why it is expected to more than double by 2020.
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2017-01-10

Goodbye Bitter 2016: Emerging Micro-LED Applications (Part 3)

Micro-LED became a hot keyword in 2016, despite being years away from commercialization. Most in the industry agree this exciting next generation display technology will not be realized for another 3-5 years, HSBC projects the earliest date of commercialization will be around 2019 earliest.
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2017-01-09

Meyer Burger Ships TFE Thin Film Encapsulation System for OLED Applications to Asian Client

Meyer Burger has shipped a CONx TFE thin film encapsulation system consisting of an inkjet printer and PECVD system to an Asian customer for encapsulation of OLEDs and other flexible electronics applications. This latest order confirms the market’s recognition of Meyer Burger’s integral and fully automated thin film encapsulation system.
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2016-12-29

Small Amounts of Impurities in Vacuum Affect OLED Lifetime

Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Recent research from Japan sheds new light on why: impurities present in the vacuum chamber during fabrication but in amounts so small that they are easily overlooked.
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2016-12-22

Japan Display Not Out of the Woods yet Despite New OLED Financing

Even though Japan Display has temporarily solved its fundraising deadlock with the aid from a state-backed company in the OLED panel sector, the outlook remains uncertain and there are still challenges ahead before mass production, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-12-13

Japan Display Plans to Acquire JOLED

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) intends to acquire Panasonic and Sony’s OLED joint venture JOLED to better compete with Korean rivals and emerging Chinese players, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-12-09

Idemitsu Kosan Expands Production Capacity and Installation of Evaluation Equipment at Korean OLED Factory

Idemitsu Kosan (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & Chief Executive Officer: Takashi Tsukioka; hereinafter, “Idemitsu” or the “Company”) announces its decision to expand production capacity of the OLED materials at its 100% subsidiary Idemitsu Electronic Materials Korea Co., Ltd. (location: Paju, Gyeon-do, South Korea; president: Kazuki Maeda) to respond to the expected increase in demand for OLED materials due to increased penetration of OLED displays as well as to install additional evaluation equipment in order to strengthen technological customer support capabilities.
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2016-11-18

Kateeva Wins Technical Development Manufacturing Award at Printed Electronics USA 2016

Last night at the Printed Electronics USA conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Kateeva’s YIELDjet™ FLEX inkjet printing system was named the winner of the prestigious Technical Development Manufacturing Award. Presented annually by conference organizer IDTechEx, the award honors the most significant development of a manufacturing device process or production plant in the printed electronics industry over the previous 24 months. In particular, manufacturing developments that optimize the process of lab-scale or mass-scale production by improving productivity, quality, reliability, uniformity, or scale.
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2016-11-17

Can Micro-LED Challenge LCD and OLED Market Position?

Apple’s developments in the market are a hot topic in the technology industry, market rumors that next generation iPhones would be using OLED displays ushered in a large wave of investments in the sector in China. OLED, which was a niche market product, became a hot commodity this year because of Apple’s interest in adapting the technology in next-generation iPhones.
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2016-11-01

Samsung Electronics’ Invests KRW 27 Trillion in OLED and NAND Flash

Despite of the tremors of explosive Galaxy Note 7 sent down Samsung Electronics finances, the company reported operating profits surpassed KRW 5 trillion (US $4.37 billion) during third quarter of 2016, driven by its semiconductors and display businesses, reported Business Korea.
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2016-10-31

Universal Display’s Irish Arm Reports Heavy Losses

U.S. OLED manufacturer Universal Display Corporation’s office in Ireland reported a US $21 million loss in 2015 on revenue of US $98.2 million, reported Irish media Independent recently.
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2016-10-26

Acuity Brands VP of Technology Receives IES Medal for Technical Achievement over Pioneer Work in Advancing OLED

Acuity Brands announced Peter Y. Ngai, Vice President-Technology, has received the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) MEDAL in recognition of meritorious technical achievement for furthering the profession, art or knowledge of illuminating engineering. Ngai was honored during the IES 2016 National Convention held October 23-25 in Orlando, Florida, U.S..
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2016-10-19

Long Wait Ahead for Commercialization of Micro-LEDs

Global LED manufacturers are starting to develop micro-LED but there are still many bottlenecks to overcome before it can enter mass production, and most industry experts agree it might take another five to 10 years before it can be commercialized.
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2016-09-26

Holst Center Releases OLED on Ceramic Substrate

Dutch R&D institute Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) and American ultra-thin ceramics supplier ENrG Inc. have created the first ever ceramic-based, large-area flexible OLED. The device, manufactured on the 20-40 µm thick Thin E-Strate® ceramic substrate, promises a lifetime in excess of 10 years without the formation of blackspots. The ceramic carrier is also easy to handle and capable of withstanding the high temperatures used in display backplane manufacturing and standard sintering processes.
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2016-09-05

Philips Reveals First 4K OLED TV

Philips has unveiled a 55-inch 4K OLED TV at IFA 2016 that it has coined 901F TV, reported the Verge.
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2016-08-26

Equipment Shortages Pushes Back Sharp’s OLED Production

Sharp might be adjusting its OLED panel production plan, and move the production plant in Taiwan to a joint venture factory with Foxconn in Japan, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-08-26

Fraunhofer Institute Tests OLEDs for Light Therapy

Cytocompatibility studies of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have been carried out on cell cultures for the first time at the Fraunhofer FEP to test how well OLEDs are tolerated by cells. The results offer promising prospects for the use of OLEDs in the medical field, such as in light therapy. The findings will be published in a white paper entitled “Preliminary cytocompatibility studies for encapsulated OLEDs” and likewise be presented at the 4th Industry Partners Day of the Fraunhofer FEP in Dresden on Sept. 28, 2016.
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2016-08-24

Next Generation iPhone to Copy Samsung’s Curved OLED Screen Design?

Apple might be launching a premium iPhone model with a curved OLED screen display, similar to that seen in top competitor Samsung Electronics, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2016-08-23

LG Display Customizes OLED Interior Lighting for Automobiles

LG Display has supplied OLED light panels to Chang’s Custom, a Korean car customizing company, to create the world’s first van equipped with OLED interior lighting.
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2016-08-17

Apple Adoption of OLED Might be Limited in iPhone 8

OLED displays might not be found on all iPhone 8 that is rumored to be launched in September 2017, according to a Barron’s blog article.
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2016-08-16

Taiwan's Government to Inject NT $100B in OLED Technology

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced it will be supporting the development of OLED technology in Taiwan and will be investing NT $100 billion (about US $3.21 billion) to develop the technology, during a press conference to promote new display technologies in the country’s capital Taipei, stated the ministry.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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