OLED! LED! Plasma(RIP)! On Display Technologies


Editor’s note: This blog was written as an introduction to display technologies for non-industry insiders. Everyone can use a refresher though, so we’re reprinting here anyway. OLED! LED!  Plasma(RIP)!  There are, today, quite a few technologies for video displays. What does it mean? What’s best? Today we’ll talk about video displays. This is an AV […]

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Planar to Unveil Cutting-Edge Transparent OLED Technology at Integrated Systems Europe 2015


Planar Systems will be demo’ing their new transparent OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015. Since the 55” prototype at ISE will use OLED, and it’s designed to be a see-through display, there’s no need for a backlight or enclosure like you have in a standard transparent LCD. This will […]

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Waiting for the Apple iWatch


By Charles Annis DisplaySearch Apple’s widely-anticipated entry into the smart watch market would be the company’s first major new product foray in several years. With Apple’s unparalleled functionality and design capabilities, as well as market clout, the “iWatch” could be just what smart watches need to move into the mainstream. In addition, the iWatch will […]

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NPD: TV Will Drive OLED Materials Market Growth


Growing demand from large TV panels is expected to increase OLED material revenues at a compound annual growth rate of 67 percent through 2017, even as material revenue from mobile phones slows after 2014. According to the Quarterly OLED Materials Report from NPD DisplaySearch, revenues from organic materials used in the emission and common layers […]

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OLED-TV, Where are You?


By Ken Werner By my count, LG missed three promised deadlines last year for the commercial introduction of its 55-inch OLED-TV set. Samsung, apparently never happy with the idea of bringing OLED-TVs to market before their time, grudgingly said it, too, would introduce a 55-inch OLED-TV in 2012, but when LG missed its final deadline of […]

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Global Display Market worth $164.24 Billion by 2017


According to a new market research report, Global Display Market (2012 – 2017) published by MarketsandMarkets, the total global display market is expected to reach $164.24 billion by 2017, at a CAGR of 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. The global display market encompasses many technologies: E-ink, OLED, TFT-LCD, LED-LCD, LED, DLP, LCoS, and Plasma. […]

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The New 2012 OLED TV Forecast, Bullish or Bearish?


Sony and Pansonic’s announcement that they will jointly develop OLED TV displays with mass production in 2013 puts them – along with Chinese and Taiwanese panel makers – in the race to catch up with Samsung and LG Display in the development of OLED TV. However, despite hopes that OLEDs would soon revitalize the TV industry, it certainly will not have an impact in 2012. […]

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rAVe Scoop: Sony and Panasonic Partner for OLED Production


Just off the heels of their breakup with Samsung in LED-lit LCD’s, Sony has re-partnered — but this time with Panasonic and it’s for OLED production. The agreement, to be officially announced Wednesday, will tie Panasonic and Sony together with a joint-owned OLED manufacturing plan – making sizes up to 90″ eventually, which will start production early next year. OLED (organic […]

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LG to Ship 55″ OLED Next Month


LG’s famed 55″ OLED will start shipping in late April, costing about $8,000. The LG 55EM9600 debuted at CES and is the largest OLED to ship so far. OLED offers better blacks (and also, whiter whites) than LCD technology and less power usage due to its structure, which is basically a 100 percent solid-state compound […]

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LG to Debut 55″ OLED


In what will be the largest OLED flat panel to actually see the market, LG will launch a 55″ OLED display next week at the CES show in Las Vegas. In addition to being big, it’s expected to be less than 3.5 mm thick. Yes, that’s right, that would be less than 2/10ths of an […]

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OLEDs Today, OLETs Tomorrow?


OLEDs have their drawbacks, but they are now widely recognized as cutting edge displays in their commercial growth phase. OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. But what if you could make an Organic Light Emitting Transistor – an OLET? Would that offer advantages for displays? Let’s find out. In an interview with the publication […]

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Mitsubishi Demos 155″ OLED at ISE Show


Mitsubishi is hoping OLED can put them back on the rear-screen projection map. Promoted as the world’s first scalable OLED screen technology, the system was revealed last October in Tokyo. Using its own driver electronics, Mitsubishi’s OLED features display modules that can connect with each other to form larger displays (almost any size and shape […]

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