10/28/2009, LG has demonstrated a 15″ transparent OLED display prototype. While using these displays on personal computers doesn’t seem so great, imagine what transparent displays can let one build, especially in retail spaces, architecture or even heads-up displays in vehicles, helmets and so on. With a light transmittance of “only” 30%, I’m tempted to call this “translucent” rather than “transparent”, but you get the idea. Samsung has a similar technology, although […]
10/28/2009, AUO does not intend to call it a day just yet, offering a series of OLED technologies which will definitely dazzle your eyes, comprising of a 14″ OLED TV panel with FHD resolution, a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and 16 million colors. 14″ might be rather small for those who have been so used to extremely large displays, but bear in mind for an OLED display it is considered to be […]
10/10/2009, Now here’s something that you don’t see every day. Sony has recently demonstrated its prototype VAIO EL laptop, and one of the things you’ll notice immediately about it, is that is has 2 (OLED) displays, and no keyboard. The use of a touch-sensitive OLED display supposedly will be enough to justify ditching the keyboard, and you have to admit that it looks very futuristic. It’s (as mentioned) still a prototype, […]
10/08/2009, So you think you’ve got a huge TV in your living room? Wait till you check out Mitsubishi’s insane 155″ OLED TV that is currently on the showfloor of CEATEC 2009 in Japan. This is a good 5″ larger than Panasonic’s 150″ plasma display that made its debut at CES last year. This 155″ OLED TV is made possible thanks to 720 modular sections which measure 4″ x 4″, nestled […]
10/08/2009, Rohm paraded their thin, lightweight and flexible OLED lights at CEATEC – these were enough to wow whoever laid eyes on them, too bad there is no follow-up news of having these make their way to the real world in a more practical manner anytime soon.
10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] As OLED becomes cheaper to produce, it will be used not only for displays, but also for lighting. The main advantage of OLED is that designers are given much more freeedom when compared to traditional or fluorescent bulbs. This chandelier was exposed in the “Green IT” section, although I’m not sure how low the power consumption is.
10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] Sony is showing a few cool OLED prototypes: a reader, a bracelet and a laptop. The most eye-catching one is the all-display laptop that ditches the physical keyoard in favor of a virtual one. It looks amazingly light, but you can bet that no one was allowed to touch the concept displayed behind thick plexiglass. The display is flexible and Sony was demonstrating other panels playing video while […]
09/04/2009, Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. of Japan has come up with something revolutionary which could change the way advertising works – the “Shining & Speaking Poster” that merges the functionality of an OLED panel, an inorganic EL panel and a panel-like flat speaker. While the OLED panel will go about its business by displaying textual information, the inorganic EL panel functions as a backlight source, emitting light from the back […]
06/30/2009, Samsung recently announced a brand new 3G full touchscreen cellphone known as Haptic AMOLED, carrying the new high resolution 800 x 480 pixel AMOLED display that measures 3.5″ diagonally across. Power consumption has been further reduced by another 66%, boasting a 180-degree viewing angle (although possible, it is not recommended as your eyes will probably protest shortly after). Available in Korea via SK Telecom, KT and LG Telecom, it will […]
06/16/2009, Samsung recently unveiled its S-shaped flexible OLED display that isn’t exactly stellar in size, measuring a mere 2″ as a prototype. It will feature QVGA resolution at 240 x 320 pixels, supporting 260k colors, a brightness of 200cd/m2 luminance and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. The fact that it measures 0.05mm thin won’t hurt its case, either. Can’t wait to see the real world applications where this flexible OLED display […]
06/08/2009, It’s Hammer time! Or at least that’s what the folks at LG Display Co. Ltd. of Korea think, recently displaying their super tough 15″ OLED panel at SID Display Week 2009. Just to underline how tough their latest display is, a demonstration was needed where a mallet was sent flying to the panel at full strength, bouncing off it with nary a scratch. We suppose if Mjolnir was used, the […]
06/07/2009, ETRI of Korea has managed to come up with a spanking new OLED-based lamp that boasts an efficiency of 70 lumens per watt alongside a whopping lifetime rated at 10,000 hours.This new OLED lamp is also environmentally-friendly since it has an electricity consumption efficiency that is four times higher than that of typical incandescent electric lamps, while it doesn’t use a single drop of mercury during its manufacturing. Well, all […]
05/27/2009, Not actual photo Don’t be alarmed by the number of display related news, there’s SID display week going on in Texas. Over there, Seiko Epson has announced that they have made some good progress on the manufacturing process used to print OLED displays – this is particularly difficult as the screen size and the number of pixel increase. The last update that we got from Epson on this subject dates […]
05/27/2009, Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) has successfully developed a spanking new 6.5″ flexible AMOLED prototype that is currently on parade at the SID 2009 in San Antonio. According to SMD, this prototype is the most flexible one they’re done so far, and could possibly see action in future applications such as newspapers, e-passports, military maps and e-papers among others, courtesy of a response time that is over 1,000 times more compared […]