LG has much in store for its OLED fans because the company is expected
to showcase a 55-inch curved OLED TV at the annual exhibition held in
Vancouver. Besides the curved OLED TV, sources also have it that the
company will also be showcasing a five-inch OLED panel, which is meant
for mobile devices. The display is made of plastic and this makes the
OLED panel both bendable and unbreakable. This makes a welcome aspect in
the design of smartphones.
Since the introduction of LED lighting some ten years ago, it has grown
tremendously. As per Forbes, the LED manufacturer Cree has recorded a
growth rate of more than 150% since the year 2007. The small LED firms
such as Albeo Technologies have also witnesses a growth in revenue up to
620 percent since its inception in 2009, and in 2011 the company was
worth $10.5 million. Recently the company was taken over by GE Lighting.
LED lighting industry is set to achieve great heights in the coming
years, as per the industry analysts and all the credits go to balanced
cost reductions, rise in competition, and improved technology. If things
move in the same pace as they are doing currently, we can expect that
LED lighting industry will soon secure a market share of nearly 80
percent by 2020.
According to a recent announcement made by the researchers of Fraunhofer
Research Institution for Organics, Materials and Electronic Devices
COMEDD, a new process for developing low cost OLEDS has been discovered.
This process helps in producing mini-OLED screens that come without any
color filters, thus the cost is significantly reduced and this process
also increases the radiance of the micro-displays.
Display technology has come a long way from what it used to be and it’s
ever evolving at a faster rate, while putting even the most advanced
companies’ deal with the fear of being left behind. Google (GOOG) now
has been innovating new methodologies to woo its audience and besides
the driverless cars, Fiber and Google Glass, the company is also closely
investigating how it can make the best use of OLED technology for its
LG Display Co. Ltd. (LGD) has signed a patent licensing agreement with
Global OLED Technology LLC (GOT) that provides LGD access to the patent
portfolio of GOT, including the intellectual property which is
associated with the AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode)
display technology. GOT is supposed to collect the royalties as laid
down in the license agreement, however these terms were not disclosed to
LED lighting is growing at a phenomenal rate, and this accelerating
growth rate in the technology means that the manufacturers are now faced
with dual opportunities which are energy conservation with a fast
evolving technology; and a rapidly growing Cleantech market for LEDs and
its various components.
LED lights are among the most innovative technologies in lighting
industry and we have constantly heard in news about its energy saving
and bright light emitting benefits. However a recent report from a study
that was conducted by Spanish researchers comes like a piece of
surprise. According to the researchers, the eco-friendly LED lights have
the potential to cause harm to human retinas in way that it cannot be
Samsung has recently published a new patent, according to which the
future televisions will have OLED display that you can bend and twist.
It makes possible to view your television screen from any angle in your
living area. The viewers will be able to bend the display and change its
direction using a remote control, in the same way as they change
Plextronics has been recently awarded with the Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) award to appreciate its achievements in the development
and design of the low cost processes for OLED (organic light-emitting
diode) lighting. Plextronics is a US-based company that specializes in
conductive polymer technology.
The market analysts are calling it an LED revolution, and why not? The
adoption rates of LED luminaries are expected to rise in the near
future, as the efficiency and quality of LEDs exceed those of rival
technologies. The declining price is sure to boost the popularity of
LEDs and significantly improve their sales.
LG has already started taking pre-orders for curved organic light
emitting diodes (OLEDs) 55 inch curved TV sets in South Korea. The new
display appears like a flat screen television but they have a fine
inward curve, and this innovative television will now be available for
purchase for the South Korean customers for a price of 13,500 USD.
There have been news about light emitting diodes (LEDs) being less
energy efficient, particularly at the high drive currents, and finally
the researchers have been able to identify the reasons behind it, thus
creating the pathway for alternative lightings that are more energy
OLED technology is impressive for sure, and the industrial experts may
be vouching for it but the fact is that the exorbitant prices are not
helping its sales. People are still content with their LCDs as it comes
for a comparatively cheaper price, however all this is expected to
change in the next few years to come. According to Hugo Shin, the
product marketing communication team leader at LG, OLED TV technology
would become the choice of the masses by the year 2015.
The lighting industry is a huge and global market, however it has been
fragmented into parts, and thus division is caused by the diverse needs
of customers and technology differentiation. There are numerous lighting
technologies (some old and some latest ones) striving to hold on to
their market share and get more popularity, and these include compact
fluorescent lamp (CFL), halogen lamp, incandescent lamp, light-emitting
diodes (LEDs) and the organic light emitting diodes (OLED).
Recently Apple Inc gave its revolutionary earnings announcement,
providing the fans lots to discuss and anticipate for the future. The
Q&A section contains all the important details and Apple’s view on
the current scenario and the future plans, and one of the most
referenced quotes of all is perhaps the one that Apple CEO Tim Cook
replied about the display of iPhone.
According to an in-depth display analysis of Samsung’s pre-production
flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 and Apple’s iPhone 5 conducted by
DisplayMate, both the displays are at par with each other. The research
concluded that the OLED display is as good as the iPhone 5’s Retina
display. The 5 inches Super AMOLED display features 441 ppi (pixels per
inch) pixel density; but due to the advanced technology that is involved
in the making it is difficult to compare PenTile matrix with the
high-resolution LCD displays.
The advent of street lights illuminated the cities and made it possible
for people to find their way after the sunset, however the excessive use
of street lights have also led to light pollution, and washing out of
the natural sky light. The situation became so worse that the
International Dark-Sky Association came up with proposals by which this
light pollution can be stopped.
Samsung's Galaxy Note III is one of the most highly anticipated products
from the company, and the fans around the world are looking forward to
the launch of this product. There have been several rumors doing the
rounds about the handheld device and according to the recent reports,
the next generation Note will come with an indestructible plastic OLED
Philips recently announced that it has reduced the amount of its
overhead power used by LED tube lights in half, which is an indication
of the continuous improvements made in the LED technology in order to
replace the incumbent lighting technologies.