Researchers Add Solar Cells to OLED Display
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created a way to harvest some of the light that is wasted within OLED displays, which can lead to a boost in battery life. According to lead researcher Arman Ahnood, 64% of the light created by OLED displays is wasted and escapes through the sides of the display. Ahnood's team decided to place a photovoltaic strip around the edges of the display to capture that light energy. Rather than have the energy charge the battery, Ahnood's team created a thin-film supercapacitor that stores the energy immediately. The net effect is an 11% increase in efficiency that boils down to an output of 5 milliwatts of power for a device with a 3.7-inch display. Right now, the technology only works with OLED displays. The researchers didn't indicate when the development might be mature enough to reach production devices.
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 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 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 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.
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