Category Archives: Flexible Lighting

OLEDs World Summit 2017 Conference is very successful

September 22, 2017.  By Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D.

I just returned from the OLEDs World Summit 2017 conference hosted by Smithers, at the beautiful Parc 55 Hilton Hotel, in San Francisco. It was my honor to meet some of you in person.

Dr. HK Chung, Chair Professor at SKK University, former VP of Samsung, gave a speech titled “Challenges and Progress of Flexible and Foldable AMOLED” on September 20th.

Figure: Dr. HK Chung gave speech

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

Mr. Eddie Yeo, president and CMO of LG Display gave an opening keynote on September 21st, titled “OLED, Change Your Lifestyle”.

Figure: Mr. Eddie Yeo gave keynote presentation

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation on Flexible OLED display market forecast.

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove gave presentation

Photo credit: Dr. Abbel, Holst Center, Pi-Scale

More analysis and review of OLEDs World Summit 2017 Conference can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

SEMI FLEX Singapore 2016 Conference is very successful

October 11, 2016

I just returned from the SEMI FLEX Southeast Asia 2016 Conference, at the beautiful Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It’s a very successful conference with all seats sold out several days before. This is my first time to visit Singapore. It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Figure 1. The Marina Bay Sands is a spectacular architecture that combines hotel, exhibition & conference center, shopping center and casino.

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Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc.

The president of SEMI Southeast Asia, Mr. NG Kai Fai gave a welcome speech at the opening ceremony.

Figure: SEMI Southeast Asia’s Mr. NG Kai Fai gave welcome speech

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Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave an invited presentation on flexible display and flexible touch: technologies and market forecast.

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove’s presenting slide

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Source: Touch Display Research

This conference also have many exhibitors. More analysis and review of the SEMI FLEX Southeast Asia 2016 Conference can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” October monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

FLEX 2016 conference review

March 4, 2016

I just returned from the 2016 FLEX conference in Monterey California. There were about 650 attendees this year, 10% more than last year. It was great to meet some of you in person.

At the FLEX 2016 conference, Dr. Azar Alizadeh from GE Global Research gave a presentation titled “Manufacturing of wearable sensors for human health & performance monitoring”. She first showed data about United States health expenditure grew dramatically, there is urgent need to reduce hospital care cost. Then she discussed the wearable sweat sensor that GE is working on, which could detect the electrolytes (such as Na, K) level in the person’s sweat, and small molecules and proteins level to test the stress level.

Figure. Dr. Azar Alizadeh from GE Global Research presentation slide

GE slide 2016

Photo by: Touch Display Research, March 2016.

At the FLEX 2016 conference, on behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation titled “Flexible and printed electronics—tremendous opportunities in display and touch panel industries”. I discussed the discuss the technologies, manufacturing challenges, opportunities and market forecast of flexible display, quantum dot display and touch screen from 2016 to 2025.

Figure. Touch Display Research Dr. Colegrove giving presentation

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Photo credit: Ms. Kammoun, University of Stuttgart, March 2016.

Sensors, wearables, flexible materials, advanced equipment are hot topics at this year’s FLEX conference.  More reviews can be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, March issue.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics (IWFPE) 2015 Review

November 7, 2015

I just came back from the International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics (IWFPE 2015), at Jeonju, South Korea. It’s a very successful conference with about 500 attendees.  It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Professor Jin Jang at Kyung Hee University is the chairman of the IWFPE organizing committee. He gave the opening remarks, “This is the 7th International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics. The three-day technical program will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange the latest information and new trends of flexible display, OLED, lighting and printable electronics.”

Figure: Professor Jin Jang gave opening remarks at 2015 IWFPE

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Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

Samsung’s Dr. Sanyoon Lee gave a keynote presentation titled “The future prospect and challenges of printed electronics”. He discussed the outlook of printed electronics and ongoing projects supported by Korean government.

Figure: Dr. Sanyoon Lee from Samsung gave keynote presentation

IWFPE Samsung Keynote

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation on flexible display and flexible touch: technologies and market forecast.

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove from Touch Display Research presenting

IWFPE Jenny speek

Photo by: Mr. Su at Evonik.

This international workshop is also a very good networking opportunity with science professionals, experts and business partners from worldwide.

Figure: (left) IWFPE Banquet, (right) Professor Jin Jang and Dr. Jennifer Colegrove

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More analysis and review of the 2015 IWFPE can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” November monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

 

Curved TVs flood the CES 2014

Jan 8, 2014

I’ve been at CES 2014 for 3 days by now. One big trend this year is: curved TV.

As we reported 2 days ago, Samsung showcased their curved TV and bendable TV at Monday’s press conference.

LG’s booth is also full of curved TVs. The most attractive one is the 77” 4K flexible OLED TV, which they claim is the world’s first 77” flexible 4K OLED TV. I think that is true.

Many other TV suppliers also showcased curved TV at this CES, such as Hisense, Haier, Konka, Panasonic.

Curved TVs provide a unique form factor and cinema-like immersive view. We believe the ecosystem of flexible and curved displays is maturing. Good progress has been made in many areas. TFT on plastic substrate is already commercialized; ultra-thin glass is commercially available; ITO-replacement material is in mass production; bond de-bond and roll-to-roll manufacturing processes and equipment used for flexible displays are more precise.

In our recently published Flexible and curved display and lighting report, Touch Display Research forecasts that the flexible and curved display market will reach $27 Billion by 2023.

More analysis can be found in our Touch and Emerging Display monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

Flexible LED Lighting at 2013 FlexTech

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At FlexTech’s 2013 Flexible and Printed Electronics conference, Nth Degree Technology demonstrated several types of printed LED lighting. Here is a video I took with their creative director, Andrew Dennis.

Source: Jennifer Colegrove

The flexible blue LED lighting is built on a plastic substrate, then a phosphor layer is added on top of the blue LED lighting to achieve a white light.

What kind of application will this flexible LED lighting be used for? When will this lighting be in the market? What’s the comparison of printed LED lighting vs. OLED lighting vs. EL lighting? A detailed analysis will be in the upcoming issue of Touch and Emerging Display Monthly Report, February 2013.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team