Sanyo Invests in CCD, OLED Technology for Phones
Jan 21, 2003, 9:37 AM by (staff)
Sanyo Electric said today it would spend $380 million over three years to boost production of CCD chips used in camera phones, to 50 million units a month by spring 2004, from 10 million at the end of last year. Sanyo also announced last week that a joint venture with Eastman Kodak would spend $169 million in the next business year to start making a new type of cellphone screen, using OLED technology, which is brighter and thinner than current liquid crystal displays. A decision is expected in the next few months on the roll-out of the first OLED-screen cellphone.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Lumia 950 is Microsoft's Flagship Windows 10 Phone
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, its own flagship phones for its new OS, Windows 10. The phones support Windows Continuum for an optional full Windows Desktop experience when connected to a desktop monitor.
LG Turning to OLED for V30's FullVision Display
LG today said its "next flagship smartphone" — widely believed to be the V30 — will be the first to adopt a plastic OLED FullVision display. LG has used plastic OLED before, notably on the 2015 Flex 2, which was in fact curved and flexible.
LG Display to Step Up OLED Production
LG Display plans to invest $396 million to improve its ability to manufacture flexible OLED displays and OLED lighting panels. The company will sink about $272 million into an existing facility in order to boost production capacity, and about $123 million to build a new production line dedicated to OLED lighting.
LG Display to Invest More In OLED Technology
LG Display today said it plans to invest about $8.5 billion in OLED displays for television sets, smartphones, and wearables. The company wants to boost its capabilities with the technology to stay ahead of the adoption curve as OLED becomes more mainstream.