Samsung To Launch OLED Phone In June
Apr 26, 2004, 12:09 PM by (staff)
Samsung today announced that it will launch a phone with an OLED main display in June. OLED is widely believed to be the successor to LCD technology for color displays. Small OLED displays have been used for secondary displays in some phones, but the new Samsung display - at 1.7 inches diagonal - will be the first large enough for a main display. Samsung expects it will beat rivals to market by focusing initially on passive-matrix technology. Active-matrix OLED displays are expected to eventually dominate the market, but are not expected be commercailly ready until next year.
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.
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.
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 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.
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