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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

LGD considers shutting down its E2 OLED production line due to the company's financial problems

LG Display is currently producing flexible AMOLED displays for Apple's smartwatches in its E2 4.5-Gen line in Paju. The company hasn't been able to improve its financials as LCD prices are under pressure, and following a recent managerial shuffle, it is now reported that LGD is considering shutting down its E2 line.

Apple Watch Series 5 photo

The E2 production capacity is around 20,000 substrates per month, but it is less economical than LG's larger OLED lines, the E5 and E6 lines which are 6-Gen lines. LG will reportedly move production from its E2 line to its larger lines.

New OLED gadget: Huawei Mate 30 / 30 Pro

Huawei's Mate 30 smartphone sports a 6.62" 1080x2340 AMOLED display with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, a Kirin 990 chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a triple camera setup. The Mate 30 Pro features a smaller display but with a higher resolution (6.53 inches, 1176 x 2400) and a quad camera setup. The Mate 30 family of smartphones (which also include a 5G edition of the Mate 30) features a graphene heat dissipation film.

Huawei Mate 30 photo

The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will start shipping in October 2019.

Fraunhofer researchers developed flexible modular OLED light strips

The Fraunhofer FEP institute developed OLED light strips made from tiled flexible OLED lighting panels. The new strips can be produced in any length and will be on display next week at the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany.

Fraunhofer OLED light strips photo

The Fraunhofer FEP produces the flexible OLED panels in a sheet-to-sheet process, and in such a way that they can be connected without creating visible interruptions to the active surface. This makes it possible to produce infinitely long OLED light strips. Each segment can be controlled individually - so that different dimming or dynamic signalling can be achieved.

New OLED gadget: Vivo NEX 3

The Vivo NEX 3 sports a 6.89" 1080x2256 (363 PPI) Super AMOLED edge-type full-screen display and an under-the-display finger print sensor. Other features include a Qualcomm 855+ chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, triple camera setup and a motorized pop-up selfie camera.

Vivo NEX 3 photo

Vivo expects to launch the NEX 3 in October 2019, and the company will also release a 5G variant (NEX 3 5G).

JDI may convert its Hakusan Ishikawa LCD fab to OLED production

Japan Display recently secured a 80 billion Yen (around $740 million) bailout plan from the China-based Harvest Group, Hong Kong-based activist investor Oasis Management and an unnamed JDI customer - which is likely to be Apple.

In August 2017, Japan Display announced a last-resort strategic focus on OLED displays as the Japanese display maker failed to shift to OLED displays in time. JDI now announced that it is extending the shut-down of its Hakusan Ishikawa LCD fab due to slow demand for LCD displays from Apple. JDI is talks with the Harvest Group to convert the fab to OLED production.