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An OLED uses organic semiconductors to create thin light emitting panels. OLEDs are used to create thin, beautiful, flexible and efficient display and lighting panels, and are the future technology of choice.

Recent OLED News

Sony announces the prices of its 2018 OLED TVs

Sony's announced the prices of its new 2018 OLED TV, the AF8. The 55" model will retail for $2,800 while the 65" one will cost $3,800. The AF8 will ship soon in the summer. You can pre-order now at Amazon.com, although prices are higher by around $500 then Sony's official price.

Sony AF8 photo

The AF8 is a premium TV series (55-inch / 65-inch) that feature Sony's X1 Extreme picture processor, Sony's Acoustic Surface tech and Google and Amazon voice recognition technologies.

Reports from Korea suggest that LGD signed OLED supply deals to Mercedes, Volkswagen, Toyota and GM

In 2016 it was reported that Mercedes signed an agreement with LG Display to supply its 12.3" FHD flexible P-OLED displays for a future E-Class automobile. A couple of months ago this was confirmed in a new report from Korea, that also said that Mercedes plans to launch cars with LGD's OLEDs in 2022.

LGD 12.3'' P-OLED automotive concept

A new report from Korea, now says that Mercedes-Benz is planning to adopt LGD's flexible OLED displays starting with some of the Mercedes E Class models it will release in H1 2020. Following that, Mercedes plans to use LGD's P-OLEDs in several cars - both in dashboards and in rear-seat monitors. The Mercedes will use LGD's OLEDs in the form of a wide screen, combining the dashboard and the central infotainment display.

New OLED introduction video

Today we are happy to publish this short OLED explanation video, which we believe gives a nice introduction to OLED technology and to the current market status:

If you're interested in using this video in your web site, feel free to embed it!

Europe’s Most Important Event on Emerging Technologies Takes Place on 11 & 12 April in Berlin

The following is a sponsored post by IDTechEx

The IDTechEx Show! will host over 220 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees. They will see the latest innovations in the fields of wearable technology, printed & flexible electronics, sensors, 3D printing, IoT, electric vehicles and off-grid energy independence. Combining these topics together at one event brings together emerging technologies developers with their customers, leveraging the large overlap between these topics.

Standard Graphene at IDTechEx PE Europe 2017

The big brand all-star speaker line up, comprises of over 225 speakers from around the world, and includes organisations such as GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Beko, Porsche, Panasonic, Cartamundi, Saati, ABB, JC Decaux, L’Oreal, HP and many more. They will present on their needs and latest technology breakthroughs. Session tracks include structural electronics, 3D printing bio & medical, stretchable electronics & e-textiles, off-grid applications, hybrid, flexible & 3D printed electronics, AR/MR/VR headsets & applications, connected vehicles, flexible displays and much more.

New OLED gadget: Oppo R15 / R15 DME

Oppo's new flagship phone, the R15, sports a 6.28" 1080x2280 Super AMOLED display with a notch-type design. The R15 is based on a Helio P60 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 16MP dual-camera on the back. The R15 DME is pretty similar, but is based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 chipset and has an upgraded camera.

Oppo R15 photo

Both phones will ship on April 2018 in China, the R15 will cost around $475 while the R15 DME will cost around $520.

NTHU researchers developed a di-boron TADF emitter that maintains its efficiency at high brightness

Researchers from Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) developed a new TADF OLED emitter material that maintains its high efficiency at high luminance. The researchers say that this new material is the world's most efficient TADF emitter at high brightness.

Prof. Zheng Jianhong, diboron OLED TADF developer, NTHU

The new material is made from two diboron-based molecules, CzDBA and tBuCzDBA. These donor–acceptor–donor (D–A–D) type and rod-like compounds concurrently generate TADF with a photoluminescence quantum yield of ~100% and an 84% horizontal dipole ratio in the thin film. The researchers synthesized a green TADF emitter that achieved a a high external quantum efficiency of about 37.8% with an efficiency roll-off of only 0.3% at 1,000 cd/m2.

OLEDWorks uses BASF barrier as a planarization layer in its new Brite 3 OLED lighting panels

A few days ago OLEDWorks announces its new OLED lighting series, the Brite 3 OLEDs, which include OLEDWorks' first flexible OLED lighting panels, branded as BendOLEDs.

OLEDWorks BendOLED product photo

BASF's Coatings division announced that OLEDWorks uses the company's flexible barrier solutions in its Bright 3 family of OLED panels (both flexible and rigid). OLEDWorks uses BASF materials as planarization layer to enable highly reliable thin-film encapsulation.

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