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Fraunhofer FEP shows modular OLED light strips

Almost everyone is familiar with light strips for interior design. LED strips are available by the metre in DIY stores around the corner and are just as often found as under-cabinet luminaires or in decorative articles. But also in the automotive industry the demand for light strips is enormous. Customized strips with additional functionalities play an increasingly important role, especially in the area of innovative car designs.

[China OLED Trends] Will US-China Trade Dispute Accelerate Chinese Large-Size OLED Market?

Recently, due to the trade dispute between the US and China, a large portion of the budget planned by the Chinese government is flowing into the display industry while the semiconductor industry, which is one of intensive investment promotion industries, foreshadows difficulties. In the display industry, the focus is on OLED, which is a cutting-edge technology, and most of the investment is in the 6G line, a mobile product production line. This year has already been made at Visionox and Tianma on the 6G line, and BOE and CSOT will be invested further this year.

The next full-screen display trend is the under-display camera

Since Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone X launch, smartphones with the Home button removed have become a trend in the smartphone market.
Due to the nature of smartphones that cannot grow indefinitely, display sizes with a large proportion within limited smartphone sizes are directly related to the competitiveness of smartphone set makers.

[IFA2019] Sony’s OLED TV Evolving from Year to Year

The OLED TV displayed at Sony’s booth, which was first opened on Media Day of IFA2019, did not show a woofer. Using surface acoustic technology to produce sound from the screen, Sony showcased the CES2019’s model with four actuators on the back of the OLED panel and a woofer speaker as the rear stand. However, the woofers disappeared in IFA2019.

2019 Solution Process OLED Annual Report

Solution process using inkjet OLED (sol OLED) has been developed mainly as a large OLED panel for TV, but recently began to attract attention in the monitor display market.

The evaporation method with FMM that produces OLED for smartphones has a bending phenomenon of FMM. Thus, the substrate is used by dividing into two or four. Since smartphone-sized FMMs are used by attaching 10 to 15 sheets to the mask frame, the profitability is very low due to the small number of cells in the production of 20-inch or larger monitors.

[SID2019] What material is better for cover windows of foldable OLED? colorless PI or UTG?

Since Royole introduced ‘FlexPai’, a foldable OLED phone, Samsung Electronics and Huawei have also launched Foldable OLED phones, attracting great interest from the industry and the public.
The biggest change of the foldable OLED phone currently being commercialized or under preparation is that the cover window of the glass material used in the existing flexible OLED has been changed to colorless PI material.

2019 Chinese OLED panel maker equipment order status

As Korean OLED panel makers do not have a lot of investment, the OLED equipment industry is in a low-demand season. When Chinese OLED panel makers confirm the order status of equipment orders in 2019, orders are being made centering on equipment and module line equipment required for new technologies rather than new lines.

OLED Daily Issue, April 25, 2019

While LG Display is recording poor performance in first quarter of this year, it is going to strengthen its competitive edge in OLED display, which is its main business. Because it is expected that Chinese LCD will continue to make inroads into supplies this year, Samsung Display is planning to bring about results through high-value OLEDs that are highly profitable.

OLED Daily Issue, April 24, 2019

BOE is going to start construction of its fourth 6th generation flexible OLED plant soon. It is planning to invest a total of 46.5 billion yuan (approximately 7.9 trillion won) to have a monthly production capacity of 48,000 sheets. Although the display market is slumping and demand for flexible OLEDs for smartphones is falling short of expectations, it is speeding up aggressive investments and expanding production capacity.

OLED Daily Issue, April 23, 2019

The Chinese companies’ volume offensive raised concerns that the OLED industry, following liquid crystal displays, could face oversupply problems. Analysts say that while South Korean display manufacturers’ performance in the first quarter has deteriorated due to a sharp drop in prices of LCD panels, even OLEDs, which are seen as new growth engines, could be on the verge of oversupply in the near future.

OLED Daily Issue, April 22, 2019

Following LCD panels, there are predictions that oversupply can become a reality for OLED panels.
Concerns are growing as South Korean companies plan to grow OLEDs into new “cash cow” instead of LCDs that China has taken the lead.

OLED emitting materials market to grow to $ 1.71 billion in 2019

OLED light emitting materials market is gradually increasing as Chinese companies enter OLED panel market led by Samsung Display and LG Display.
The 2019 OLED emitting material report, published by UBI Research, predicts that the emitting material market in 2019 will reach $ 1.17 billion. 2021 and 2023 are expected to grow to $ 1.87 billion and $ 2.0 billion, respectively.

[Lighting Fair 2019] NEG, OLED lighting collaborated with other lighting companies

At the Lighting Fair 2019 held in Tokyo Big Sight from March 5 to 8, 2019, Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) attracted the attention of the audience by exhibiting a large number of OLED lighting produced in collaboration with Kaneka, OLEDWorks and Lumlight. NEG, which produces ultra-thin glass for OLED lighting, introduced ‘Internal Extraction Layer (IEL)’ and ‘HX-1’, which improve external luminous efficiency, and high refractive index glass.

2019 OLED KOREA] Unveiled the latest performance of TADF and Hyperfluorescence, the next generation blue light emitting material

CYNORA and Kyulux have unveiled the latest blue TADF performance and blue hyperfluorescence performance at the 2019 OLED KOREA, which is being held at Novotel Hotel in Gangnam from March 6 to 7, 2019.   Andreas Haldi, chief marketing officer at CYNORA, revealed that the color coordinates of the blue TADF emitter developed by them […]

[MWC 2019] The new form factor, foldable phone wars heat up

Smartphone makers are promoting the new form factor, foldable phones at MWC 2019 started on February 27 and it runs until 29 in Barcelona Spain.
The show is buzzing with products from big-name tech companies, including Samsung and Huawei,TCL, LG being unveiled. That includes a variety of phones with foldable screens.

[OLED KOREA 2019] Early Bird Registration D-4 (until January 31)

The year 2018 was the inflection point for new application that had never existed in the OLED industry. Newly introduced OLED applications in 2019 include foldable phone, 8K OLED TV, rollable OLED TV, monitors made of inkjet technology, and automotive side view display.
The speaker of OLED KOREA 2019 consists of companies related to these five applications and presents the market and technology direction in 2019.

LG Display Vice Chairman Han Sang-Bum, “50% of sales of OLED and upbringing business in 2020”

LG Display is one of the world’s largest electronics exhibitors, and will hold a press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in Las Vegas on June 7, the day before the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with Han vice chairman, executive vice president Kang In-Byoung, Strategy and Marketing Group Director Song Young-kwon, and other executives.

What is the biggest issue in the display industry in 2019?

In 2019, 8K OLED TVs and foldable smartphone will be on sale, bring new vitality to the OLED industry. OLED makers are leading the market with high-value-added products in order to maintain the display industry, which is collapsing due to low-cost LCDs pouring from the Gen10.5 line of Chinese panel makers.

[Press Release] Foldable OLED Market Grows Fast to US$ 24.6 Billion by 2023

5G communication technology introduced from next year can process higher image quality and large-capacity contents such as VR more rapidly, besides real-time streaming service. As the communication speed increases, the relevant contents, are expected to be released, which require high resolution and large screen with graphics detailed.

JOLED, introduced many inkjet OLED technologies

This was the first time for JOLED to demonstrate its products and technologies at FINETECH Japan 2018.

JOLED, which received the inkjet OLED technology from Panasonic and is doing OLED panel business, has been selling medical monitors since early this year. Next year, Asus is also scheduled to sell inkjet OLED TVs made by JOLED.
Its exhibited products include medical OLED monitor, OLED monitor for games, automotive OLED and 3 kinds of OLED TVs.

The meaning of ‘Flexpai’, the world’s first foldable mobile phone

Having a Gen5.5 7.5K line in Shenzhen, Royole is known as a head mount display (HMD) company rather than a display company. After completing installation of equipment in the second quarter of this year, Royole has been developing panels for the target of 7.8-inch tablet PC.
RoYole has two peculiarities in OLED field. One is the world’s first mass-production of foldable OLEDs and the other is the first use of oxide TFTs in mobile displays.

Japan’s first flexible OLED, finally made its debut

Japan, which used to be the strongest country in display industry in the past, gradually declined through the era of CRT, PDP and LCD, and has fallen to the third-largest producer in OLED industry after China.Currently, Japanese companies that produce AMOLEDs are Sony and JOLED. Both companies are producing OLED for special monitors at 500 ~ 1,000 units per month. Although JDI has developed flexile OLED, it has not commercialized yet.

OLEDON, is to announce belt-plane source deposition technology for manufacturing ultra-high resolution and ultra-area OLED

Plane source technology, which was first developed by OLEDON in the world, has the principle of depositing the first organic material on the metal surface and evaporating it upwards to produce fine pattern of 2250 ppi, which is ultrahigh resolution. In this plane source process, three processes such as the first deposition, the plane source inversion, and the second evaporation are necessary, and the number of the high vacuum chambers is increased when the mass production is applied. The belt plane source FMM deposition technology introduced by OLEDON has a concept of carrying out the above processes at a time in one evaporation equipment. This is a continuous plane source supplying deposition technology in which the metal surface is formed in a belt shape.

Quarterly OLED sales was increased significantly

According to the 3Q AMOLED Market Track issued by UBI Research, the second quarter OLED market was sluggish, affected by the lower utilization rate of Samsung Display. However, in the third quarter, the market rebounded rapidly, forming a market of US$ 8.3 billion.
The performance of the third quarter is up 43.9% from the US$ 5.77 billion in the second quarter, and up 16.6% from the same period of last year.

[IMID 2018] Samsung Display, The display that will lead 5G is OLED

At the IMID 2018 exhibition held in COEX, Seoul from Oct. 24 to 26, Samsung Display presented various OLED products under the theme of ‘optimized OLED for 5G era’.
First, Samsung Display emphasized the advantages of OLED by introducing the transition process of full screen OLED and HDR & true black under the theme of ‘realistic multimedia’. Currently, the smartphone market is dominated by full-screen smartphones applied with OLED, and OLEDs are able to display a completely black color compared to LCDs, resulting in a clearer picture quality.

Room mirror and side mirrors of Smart Car will be replaced by OLED

Japan Electronics Show, CEATEC2018, was held at Makuhari Messe last week. CEATEC JAPAN 2018 is a global showcase for Japan’s growth strategies and vision of the future. Various Japanese companies exhibited products centered on IoT robots and AI. It is recognized that the electronics industry in Japan is gradually shifting from large hardware to small advanced parts and software industries. In the exhibition, the core technology of smart car was introduced for self driving. Kyocera introduced cockpit technology that can anticipate and prevent various accidents that may occur in blind spots as advanced sensing technology and image processing technology to enhance the safety of automobiles.

[ICEL 2018] What are the future challenges for LG Display to improve OLED TV performance?

At ICEL 2018, held at Jeju International Convention Center from Oct. 15, Soo-Young Yoon, Vice President and Head of LG Display Laboratory, presented the challenges for the OLED TV performance improvement and price reductionYoon said “In 2018, the future prospects of OLED TVs have changed more positively compared to that in 2016. In 2013, only LG Electronics was an OLED TV set maker. The number of OLED TV set makers has steadily increased; ten in 2016, and fifteen in 2018. Many TV set makers are choosing OLED. “

The golden market for Automotive OLED Displays is approaching.

The display of connected cars is getting bigger and bigger to for the convenience of providing various information. The displays used in general vehicles include the cluster, CID (center information display), RSE (rear seat entertainment), and RMD (room mirror display). In connected cars, various buttons of the center fascia are displayed, and a display is attached to the door using a camera instead of a side mirror. The Audi e-tron®, all-new electric Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) feature a small side-view OLED display instead of the existing side mirrors.

프리미엄 TV존 OLED TV와 Micro LED?

2분기 실적 갱신을 하며 OLED TV 덕을 톡톡히 보고 있는 LG전자에 비해 삼성전자는 최근 프리미엄 TV 시장에서 고군 분투하고 있다. 마케팅을 앞세워 QD-LCD로 프리미엄 TV 시장에서 대응해 오다 점차 그 힘을 잃고 있는 것으로 보인다. 2017년부터 IFA, CES등 가전 전시회에서 QLED TV 개발 발표, 프라이빗 부스 전시 등 새로운 시도를 하고 있지만 개발이 더딘 와중 삼성전자의 Micro LED 상용화의 공식 발표로 향후 프리미엄 TV 시장의 구도에 대한 관심이 뜨겁다.

2분기 실적 갱신을 하며 OLED TV 덕을 톡톡히 보고 있는 LG전자에 비해 삼성전자는 최근 프리미엄 TV 시장에서 고군 분투하고 있다. 마케팅을 앞세워 QD-LCD로 프리미엄 TV 시장에서 대응해 오다 점차 그 힘을 잃고 있는 것으로 보인다. 2017년부터 IFA, CES등 가전 전시회에서 QLED TV 개발 발표, 프라이빗 부스 전시 등 새로운 시도를 하고 있지만 개발이 더딘 와중 삼성전자의 Micro LED 상용화의 공식 발표로 향후 프리미엄 TV 시장의 구도에 대한 관심이 뜨겁다.

IFA 2018 TV 전시 동향

2018년 8월 30일부터 9월 5일까지 베를린에서 유럽 최대 가전 전시회인 IFA2018이 개최되었다. IFA2018에서 전시된 TV는 OLED TV를 비롯하여 LCD TV와 micro LED TV, laser TV 4종류가 있었으며, 전시 참가 업체는 삼성전자, LG전자, 소니, 파나소닉, 샤프, 도시바, TCL, 하이센스, 창홍, 필립스, 베스텔, 메츠, 그룬딕, 레베 등이 있었다.

소니 모바일에도 OLED 탑재

OLED TV로 프미리엄 TV 사업을 성공적으로 부활시킨 소니가 모바일에도 OLED를 탑재했다. 기존의 Xperia 시리즈와 유사한 살짝 굴곡있는 유리 뒷면과 6인치 디스플레이를 채택했다. 뒷커버의 디자인을 두고 소니는 삼성과 애플등과 비교했을 때 손에 잡기 쉽도록 했다고 발표했다. 최근 iPhone의 M자형 디자인과 유사한 디자인의 스마트폰이 출시되고 있는 것과 비교, 소니는 뒤쪽 하단에 작은 홈을 만들었다.

[IFA2019] 소니 4K OLED TV 브라비아 마스터 시리즈 AF9 공개

소니가 IFA2019에서 공개한 AF9 시리즈 OLED TV는 차세대 고화질 프로세스 X1 Ultimate로서 약 2배의 리얼타임 화상처리 능력을 실현하여 현실 세계에 가까운 깊은 검정색과 밝은 흰색 표현이 가능하도록 했다. 음향 처리부분에서는 acoustic surface audio+ 기술로서 본체 후면 좌우의 actuator에 더하여 가운데에도 actuator를 설치하였다. 여기에 배면 스탠드에 서브 우퍼를 좌우 설치하여 3.2 채널 98W의 임장감을 표현하는 고화질 […]

[IMID 2018] LG Display와 Samsung Display, 다수의 대형과 중소형 OLED application 전시

LG Display와 Samsung Display가 부산 BEXCO에서 열리고 있는 IMID 2018에서 OLED를 활용한 다수의 application을 선보이며 관람객들의 이목을 집중시켰다. 특히, LG Display는 77인치 transparent flexible OLED와 55인치 video wall OLED 등 대형 OLED application 위주로 전시한 반면, Samsung Display는 자동차용과 가상현실 기기용 OLED 등 중소형 OLED application을 주로 선보이며 뚜렷하게 서로 다른 사업 전략을 선보였다.

2018 imid_ 투명디스플레이와 자동차용 디스플레이 전시를 통한 신규 사업 방향 제시

2018년 8월 부산에서 개최된 imid는 점점 전시의 규모를 키워가고 있음을 보여주었다. 대한민국 디스플레이 산업을 이끄는 삼성디스플레이와 엘지디스플레이는 모두 투명 디스플레이를 전시하였다. 엘지디스플레이는 77인치 탑에미션 방식의 투과율40% 투명 디스플레이와 55인치 FHD OLED 패널 3장을 이어붙인 비디오 월을 전시하였다. 비디오 월은 베젤이 3.5mm 에 불과하며 이 외에도 VR OLED 패널을 전시 지속적인 개발을 통해 성능이 향상되고 있음을 […]

[IFA2018] 엘지전자 88인치 OLED TV 최초 공개

유럽 최대 가전 전시회인 IFA의 엘지전자 TV 부스는 역시 OLED가 TV의 주력을 차지하였다. CES2018에는 전시되지 않았던 88인치 8K OLED TV가 공개상에서 최초로 모습을 드러내었다. 88인치 8K OLED TV는 OLED의 화려한 색상과 완벽한 블랙에 초고해상도가 더해져서 입체감이 한층 살아난 최상의 TV임을 보여주고 있다. 엘지전자 관계자에 의하면 프리미엄 TV 해상도가 4K를 넘어 이미 8K 시장으로 진입을 시작했기 […]

2018 imid_ 투명디스플레이와 자동차용 디스플레이 전시를 통한 신규 사업 방향 제시

2018년 8월 부산에서 개최된 imid는 점점 전시의 규모를 키워가고 있음을 보여주었다. 대한민국 디스플레이 산업을 이끄는 삼성디스플레이와 엘지디스플레이는 모두 투명 디스플레이를 전시하였다. 엘지디스플레이는 77인치 탑에미션 방식의 투과율40% 투명 디스플레이와 55인치 FHD OLED 패널 3장을 이어 붙인 비디오 월을 전시하였다. 비디오 월은 베젤이 3.5mm 에 불과하며 이 외에도 VR OLED 패널을 전시 지속적인 개발을 통해 성능이 향상되고 […]