Items tagged with OLED

If the ultra-high resolutions of Apple's "Retina" displays no longer strike you as being impressive, then it's time to shift your attention over to quantum dots. Like all things quantum, we're dealing with incredibly small technology here. Through the use of current-dimming, light shone from an LED and through a nanocrystal can achieve improved color accuracy and accomplish that in a more efficient manner. Note the mention of "color accuracy" there. Hearing about such small technology might make you think that Apple is trying to create even higher resolutions, but quantum dots has nothing to do... Read more...
Big TVs are a staple of the annual Consumer Electronics Show and this year was no exception, with Samsung and LG announcing 105-inch curved-glass 4K Ultra HDTVs. LG gave us a tour of its displays, including the 105-inch behemoth, as well as 98-inch, 79-inch, and 65-inch curved panels. LG's 105-inch curved UHDTV is pretty impressive. Flank it with 65-inch curved TVs, and you get a real sense of the curvature. We also had a chance to see the new flexible curved OLED TVs in action. Press a button on the TV’s remote control, and it quickly moves from the curved position (best for an audience... Read more...
The race to deliver a smartphone with a flexible display is heating up. LG announced this morning that it will begin mass producing flexible OLED panels designed specifically for smartphones. We’ve seen large curved displays on TVs from the likes of LG before, as well as smartphone display prototypes, but the fact that they’re going into mass production means that LG believes that have a final product that’s ready for the big time. “LG Display is launching a new era of flexible displays for smartphones with its industry-leading technology. The flexible display market is... Read more...
The Zeiss Cinemizer OLED glasses are great for watching movies on-the-go, but command a steep price and offer little utility beyond this function. And despite inevitable comparisons to the yet-to-be-released Oculus Rift, the Zeiss Cinemizer OLED glasses don’t provide a true ‘virtual reality’ experience, and are thus a very different animal. The good news is that you can buy them now. The bad news is that they are very expensive (around $800) and fairly limited in application. The Cinemizer OLED glasses are best used as a simple mobile media device for watching movies. The... Read more...
Curved screens are nothing new, as we’ve seen curved TV screens from the likes of LG and Samsung, but the technology isn’t exactly common at this point. That may be starting to change, as a Samsung executive said that the company would be launching a curved-display smartphone in South Korea this October. "We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October," said Samsung's head of strategic marketing for mobile DJ Lee. The device will have a plastic OLED display panel. Bendable display prototype, portending the future (Credit: IBN Live) Unfortunately, that’s... Read more...
We've been hearing about flexible display technology for a long time now, but it's yet to really penetrate the market in any kind of significant way. Eventually that's going to change, and according to IHS, Samsung will lead the charge when it introduces its first flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products later this year. "The buzz about flexible displays has been growing louder, ever since Samsung Display demonstrated its Youm line of bendable OLED products at the Consumer Electronics Show in January," said Vinita Jakhanwal, director of mobile and emerging displays and technology at... Read more...
LG Display, a division of LG Electronics, is getting ready to offer up a glimpse of its future TV, mobile, and other products at the Society for Information Display's (SID) Display Week 2013 convention. Among the products LG plans to demo is a 5-inch plastic OLED panel that's flexible and nearly "unbreakable" (nothing is truly indestructible, but you're not going to break this thing simply by bending it). Flexible OLED displays have been talked about before -- quite a bit, actually -- but this is LG's first foray into flexible 5-inch territory. "The development comes at a crucial time when smart... Read more...
Whoa. That's the first word that comes to mind when taking a peek at these: Sony's new Digital Recording Binoculars. They honestly look more like something out of a sci-fi film (or a Call of Duty video game) than a consumer offering, but they'll soon be on sale for average citizens nonetheless. These new specs (DEV-50V) will cost a whopping $2,000, but they certainly pack a punch. This is the second-generation version, offering up image stabilization, flexible zoom, and the ability to record AVCHD 2.0 video with stereo sound -- even after sundown with low-light capabilities. These are also 30%... Read more...
Are you investing in yourself? In your business? How about investing $655 million? That's with LG Display is doing, as it coughs up a huge chunk of change to support its new eighth-generation OLED TV panel line. That's a massive bet on the future of OLEDs and flat-panels in general, particularly in a market that's well known for having extremely thin margins. The new extension will be built at an existing plant in Paju, South Korea, with the initial focus to be on WRGB OLED evaporation. Work will get underway during Q1 of this year, with mass production scheduled for the first half of 2014 at a... Read more...
While visiting LG's booth, we had a chance to see the company's latest OLED TVs. LG plans to ship its 55-inch OLED TV in March in the US. As you would expect from an OLED TV, it's absolutely gorgeous and pencil-thin. LG was also showing off its new 55-inch curved OLED TV known as the EA9800. The company wouldn't give us any information on shipping or availability regarding the EA9800.   LG's OLED TVs are gorgeous and pencil-thin. As you can see from the photo, LG put three of these curved OLEDs side-by-side to create a nice, wide arc. The EA9800 offers full Cinema 3D support. Like other OLED... Read more...
Display makers have been working to march consumers into the OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) Promised Land for several years now, and it looks like LG Electronics is finally ready to kick things off. The Korean electronics company has begun accepting pre-orders for its "eagerly-awaited" 55-inch OLED TV set (55EM9700), albeit only in South Korea and for a barrel full of pretty pennies, and then some. Over 1,400 LG retail stores in the region are taking orders for the TV, which consumers can buy for 11 million won, or approximately $10,000 in U.S. currency. That's about 10 times the price of... Read more...
Like many electronic devices, the majority of today's smartphones aren't made to survive abuse. With new display technologies that are currently in development however, smartphones of the future may be more durable. These new display technologies enable flexible displays that can be rolled, dropped, squished, and stepped on without damage. Although the dream of having a smartphone that can withstand such abuse may seem far-off, flexible display technology has been in development for a while now. We've seen prototypes at gadget shows, heard and seen demonstrations on various sites, and dreamed of... Read more...
Got a 60" HDTV? Your neighbor might. But what if you could say you had a 60" HDTV that wrapped around the corner of a wall? Now that'd be a talking point. Evidently, LG Display will be developing a unique technology for an ultra high-def flexible OLED display that's 60" diagonal. The problem? It'll take until 2017 to create, but it'll probably be worth the wait. LG Display will lead up a group of companies working on the goal, including Avaco, which is said to be an equipment maker for display production. Outside of making dreams come true in the HDTV industry, it'll also be used (potentially,... Read more...
According to Korean news sources, 11 people, including one prominent former Samsung engineer, have been arrested for allegedly selling secrets to one of Samsung's rival firms. The report states that a 46-year-old former SMD researcher, whose name is being withheld, was paid ~$170,000 "from the competitor in exchange for secret data on the so-called "small mask scanning" technology involved in building active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays for large televisions. Until now, AMOLED displays have mostly been used for small smart devices." The complaint indicates that the researcher... Read more...
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