Flexible OLED Displays Closer to Mass Market Use
Today the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University and Universal Display Corporation introduced an active matrix flexible OLED display that can be manufactured onto a polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) substrate. This new display uses phosphorescent OLED technology (also called PHOLED) to convert up to 100% of the electrical energy into light. Today's fluorescent OLEDs convert only 25%. This makes for a 4x increase in efficiency. The particular flexible OLED created by these companies is a 4.1-inch monochrome QVGA display. It brings the possibility of such displays being manufactured and used in everyday products one step closer to reality.
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 Amp Up Flexible Display Production
LG Display said it intends to invest about $907 million in a new plant that will focus on making flexible displays. The company said it believes smartphone makers will begin to increase demand for such screens in the years ahead.
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.
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