Article last updated on: May 29, 2017

OLED-Info is proud to present The OLED Handbook. This book is a comprehensive guide to OLED technology, industry and market. OLED technology enables thin, efficient, flexible and bright displays and lighting panels, and is on track to revolutionize the display and lighting industries.

Reading this book, you'll learn all about:

  • OLED technology, materials and production processes
  • How OLEDs compare to LCD displays and LED lighting
  • What kind of OLED panels are available on the market today
  • What are the obstacles on the way for cheaper OLEDs
  • All about the OLED TV and flexible OLED markets
  • The future of OLED displays and lighting and challenges ahead

The book also provides:

  • A history of OLED development
  • A guide to OLED investment
  • A comprehensive list of OLED companies
  • An introduction to other emerging display technologies (such as quantum dots and pico-projectors)
  • A list of existing and planned AMOLED fabs
  • OLED lighting roadmaps

The OLED Handbook was written by Ron Mertens, CEO and editor-in-chief at OLED-Info, the global knowledge hub for all things OLED.

The OLED Handbook provides a great introduction to the world of OLEDs and covers everything you need to know about the OLED industry, market and technology. It is an invaluable guide for display engineers, business developers, researchers, equipment vendors, OLED material companies, private investors and anyone who wants to learn more about OLEDs today and in the future.

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Here's what you'll find inside:

Table of contents

7Introduction.......................................................................................................
9About the author..................................................................................................
10Preface to the 2017 edition .................................................................................
11What is an OLED? ............................................................................................
11OLED: An Organic Light Emitting Diode...................................................................................
11OLED vs. LCD .............................................................................................................
13OLED Structure.............................................................................................................
13The Substrate .............................................................................................................
14The backplane .............................................................................................................
17The Organic layers .......................................................................................................
18Encapsulation ...................................................................................................................
20Different Kinds of OLEDs ...............................................................................................
29Flexible OLEDs ...............................................................................................................
31Stacked OLEDs ....................................................................................................................
31OLED - a Lambertian Device ............................................................................................
32Lifetime and Burn In ...............................................................................................................
34OLED Power Consumption ...............................................................................................................
35OLED Displays Under Direct Sunglight .............................................................................................
36Are OLEDs Really Green? ...................................................................................................
37Challenges Ahead ....................................................................................................
38 How OLEDs are made ....................................................................................................
38Depositing and Patterning ....................................................................................................
39Vacuum Evaporation with a Shadow Mask ..............................................................................................
39WRGB Non-Patterned Evaporation Depositing ..............................................................................................
40Laser-Based Patterning ....................................................................................................
40Inkjet Printing .......................................................................................................................
41Nozzle Printing .......................................................................................................................
42Other Proudction Methods ....................................................................................................
44Flexible OLED De-Lamination ....................................................................................................
44Fabricating an OLED Lighting Panel .............................................................................................
46The OLED Display market ....................................................................................................
47The AMOLED Display Market ....................................................................................................
54The PMOLED Display Market ....................................................................................................
55Flexible OELDs (FOLEDs) ....................................................................................................
60OLED Microdisplays ....................................................................................................
62VR / AR Headsets ....................................................................................................
63Automotive OLED Displays ....................................................................................................
66OLED Gadgets .............................................................................................................
71OLED TVs ................................................................................................................
71LG ..................................................................................................................................
73Samsung ..................................................................................................................................
73BOE Display ..................................................................................................................................
74Non-LG OLED TVs on the Market ....................................................................................................
74Sony and Panasonic's Canceled OLED TV Project ............................................................................................
74Other OLED TV Makers ....................................................................................................
76OLED Lighting ....................................................................................................
78Why OLED Lighting? And Why Not? ....................................................................................................
79OLEDs vs. Other Lighting Sources ....................................................................................................
81OLED Efficienty ...............................................................................................................
82OLED Lighting Quality ....................................................................................................
83OLED Panels ....................................................................................................................
94OLED Lamps ....................................................................................................................
95Automotive OLED lighting ....................................................................................................
97Current OLED Lighting Prices ....................................................................................................
98The OLED Industry ....................................................................................................
98The OLED Value Chain ....................................................................................................
99Small/Medium OLED Displays ....................................................................................................
102Flexible OLEDs ....................................................................................................
104OLED TVs ...............................................................................................................
107OLED Lighting ....................................................................................................
109OLED Production Plans ....................................................................................................
1122016 OLED Supply Chain Sentiment.................................................................................................
114Apple's OLED Program ....................................................................................................
115AMOLED Fabs ....................................................................................................
117OLED Materials Market ....................................................................................................
119A Final Word ....................................................................................................
120Appendices ....................................................................................................
120Appendix A: Glossary ....................................................................................................
125Appendix B: OLED Companies ....................................................................................................
192Appendix C: OLED Fab Generations ....................................................................................................
193Appendix D: A Short OLED History ....................................................................................................
199Appendix E: Other Emerging Display Technologies ....................................................................................................

Why do we think this is the best guide to OLEDs on the market?

  • It's comprehensive: covers all AMOLED fabs and lighting panels and over 100 companies
  • It's updated - includes the latest developments up until March 2017
  • It's brought to you by the web's leading OLED expert and provides independent information
Larry Shiu-Lun Lai
(PhD),
Research Officer,
The University of
Hong Kong

I found that this book is informative and importantly the information is very updated. This handbook gave me the concept of OLEDs and is valuable for me as a reference. In particular, I like the part about OLED companies (Appendix B) where I can purchase equipments and materials from, e.g. organics, desiccant.
This book is exactly what I wanted...

Stephen Lee
(PhD),
CEO,
PnL Consulting Group

The book was very impressive to me because it contained a lot of news and information that is quite coincident with the real industry. It is amazing that you can access to this valuable information at an expense of only 97 USD. Thanks, Ron.

Dietmar Thomas
Communication Specialist,
Philips Lumiblade

Ron Mertens' book is definitely worth the read. It is fast paced, sharp to the point and delivers lots of insights of the OLED market and its players.
A must have for everyone working in the industry.

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  • Buy now for $97
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  • Enterprise license ($600)