Category Archives: OLED

Touch panels, flexible/curved/foldable display, smart windows, quantum dots are hot topics at SID 2017

May 27, 2017, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D.

I just returned from SID DisplayWeek 2017 in the beautiful Log Angeles, California. It was my honor to meet some of you in person.

Touch panels, flexible/curved/foldable display, smart windows, quantum dots are hot topics at SID 2017. Each of these fields has some as expected, and also has some surprises.

Figure: SID 2017 exhibition floor

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove at Touch Display Research

Mr. Bob Miller, Senior Business Manager at Merck/EMD show us its liquid crystal smart windows in large format, see picture here. This is NOT PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal), but only liquid crystal.

Figure: Merck/EMD Mr. Bob Miller demonstrate their smart windows

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove at Touch Display Research

How many smart windows technologies are there? What’s the Pros and Cons of each type? Which company is investing in which? In the recently published “Smart Windows Transparent Switchable Technologies, Supply Chain and Market Forecast 2017 Report,” Touch Display Research Inc., analyzed 19 smart window technologies, which include 16 active smart window technologies and 3 passive smart window technologies. Some can be both active and passive. More than 130 companies working on smart window technologies are profiled in the report.

What are the surprises of each hot topic? More analysis of SID 2017 can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

CNBC article: Apple and Samsung probably need each other — these curved screens show why

August 30, 2016

Here is a nice article written by Anita Balakrishnan from CNBC on August, 25th,  2016.

CNBC logo

Touch Display Research is quoted in the article regarding OLED displays, Apple and Samsung.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

SID 2016 Monday Seminar: from mainstream to emerging display

May 25, 2016

SID 2016 DisplayWeek is held in San Francisco, California this week. I taught a seminar on Monday morning, titled “Display Market Forecast –LCD, OLED, e-paper and touch, from main stream to emerging display”.

I’m honored to have been teaching Monday Seminar for 3 years at SID DisplayWeek. According to the conference organizer, there are over 600 attendees for the Monday seminar this year, which is a record high in SID history.

During the 90-min seminar, I first listed the hot trends in display industry in 2016 and 2017. Then I provided the global display industry market forecast to 2026. The overall display industry growth is slowing down but there are hot trends in many areas. Then I discuss the new opportunities in display market:  quantum dot display, flexible and curved LCD display, high resolution, OLED display, e-paper display, embedded touch screen, active pen and touchless human-machine-interaction sensors.

Figure: Dr. Colegrove taught Monday Seminar at SID 2016 DisplayWeek.

Jenny SID 2016 seminar close on leftJenny SID 2016 seminar

Photo credit: Jinzenji-san at Japan Display Inc.

More and more people joined the seminar, many of them had to stand for the one and half an hour seminar. From the questions the attendee asked at the Q&A session, I believe many people are interested in 3 areas: quantum dot, flexible display, touch screen.

More analysis can be found in the “Quantum dot 2016 report”, “Flexible, curved and foldable display report”, Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, June 2016 issue.

For those audiences who has given me your name cards, I’ll send you one monthly report– “Touch and Emerging Display report”– for free next week.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

RitDisplay flexible OLED display and ecosystem of over 180 companies

October 16, 2015

At Touch Taiwan 2015, I had a chance to visit RitDisplay booth. RitDisplay showed two flexible PMOLEDs: one is fixed curved, one is bendable in a box. Visitors can bend the display by pushing a button outside of the box.

Figure: RitDisplay flexible OLED demo

RitDisplay flexible PMOLED with TDR

Photo by: Touch Display Research, Dr. Jennifer Colegrove

RitDisplay plans to mass produce the flexible PMOLED by end of this year.

The flexible OLED Display Industry Ecosystem includes over 180 Companies and Research Institutes. There are 14 display manufacturers are (or will soon) producing flexible OLED.

Figure 1. Flexible OLED display industry ecosystem with over 180 companies and research institutes

Flexible OLED 180 ecosys

Source: Touch Display Research, Flexible OLED Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report, August 2015

The Flexible OLED Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 report is available immediately and includes a PowerPoint file (over 300 pages) and an Excel database.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team,  www.TouchDisplayResearch.com

 

Konica Minolta keynote about flexible OLED lighting at Touch Taiwan 2015

September 2, 2015

I just came back from the trip of Touch Taiwan and IDMC (International Display Manufacturing Conference) 2015 conference.

On August 27th, Konica Minolta’s manager, Mr. Takeshi Hakii gave a keynote presentation about mass production of flexible OLED lighting. He introduced Konica Minolta’s new plant for mass production of plastic substrate flexible OLED lighting panels. The new plant adopted unique roll-to-roll manufacturing method and can produce plastic white OLED and color-tunable OLED panels.

Figure 1: Konica Minolta Hakii-san Keynote at Touch Taiwan, IDMC 2015

Konica Touch Taiwan Keynote

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

Hakii-san also discussed the technology challenges of flexible OLED lightings for high efficiency and long life time.

In the newly published “Flexible OLED Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report”, Touch Display Research analyzes flexible OLED display, flexible OLED lighting, flexible touch screen, and flexible battery technologies.

Figure 2. Flexible OLED display 2015 report

Flexible OLED 2015 report cover

Source: Touch Display Research, Flexible OLED Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report, August 2015

More analysis of Touch Taiwan and IDMC 2015 are in the “Touch and Emerging Display” monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

 

LG Display keynote about flexible OLED display at Touch Taiwan 2015

August 31, 2015

I just came back from the trip of Touch Taiwan and IDMC (International Display Manufacturing Conference) 2015 conference.

On August 27th, LG Display’s VP, Dr. SooYoung Yoon gave a keynote presentation about future display. He indicated, due to the sluggish global display market, technical differentiation for adding new values and finding new display markets should be essential for further growth of display market. Then he discussed OLED displays, especially flexible OLED is the direction to go.

Figure 1: LG Display Dr. Yoon Keynote at Touch Taiwan, IDMC 2015

LGD CEO keynote

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

Dr. Yoon also discussed the technology challenges of flexible OLED display for high resolution, durability and automotive applications.

In the newly published “Flexible OLED Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report”, Touch Display Research analyzes flexible OLED display technologies, manufacturing process, other competing technologies, and profiles over 180 companies working on flexible OLED displays.

Figure 2. Over 180 companies and research institutes

Flexible OLED 180 companies

Source: Touch Display Research, Flexible OLED Display Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report, August 2015

More analysis of Touch Taiwan and IDMC 2015 are in the “Touch and Emerging Display” monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

SID 2015 advanced and comprehensive exhibitor: BOE

June 8, 2015

SID 2015 DisplayWeek was held in San Jose, California last week. We blogged about the SID Monday Seminar last week.

Here is the summary of exhibitions at SID 2015. This year there were about 195 exhibitors at the show floor. After visit the whole exhibitions for 3 days, my conclusion is that this year one of the most advanced and comprehensive exhibitor is BOE.  BOE not only demoed a 10K LCD, (see picture here), but also showed metal mesh touch screen, AMOLED display, quantum dot display and more.

Figure: BOE 82 inch 10K display at SID 2015 DisplayWeek.

BOE 10K TDR

Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc.

The interesting thing is that Samsung is no-show at this year’s SID. In the past several years, Samsung had always put together one of the most splendid booth and showcase the “world’s first”, or “world’s largest”, or the “world’s most advanced” at SID. But at this year’s SID, Samsung completely no show, no paper.  It seems Samsung is following Apple’s example: no show, no paper at SID.

Figure: Samsung’s booth at last year’s SID 2014 DisplayWeek.

Samsung OLED sid14

Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc.

More analysis about BOE, Samsung, Apple, OLED, quantum dot, metal mesh, and silver nanowire will be in the “Touch and Emerging Display monthly report”, June 2015 issue.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

SID 2015 Monday Seminar: from mainstream to emerging display

June 6, 2015

SID 2015 DisplayWeek is held in San Jose, California this week. I taught a seminar on Monday morning, titled “Display Market Forecast –LCD, OLED, e-paper and touch, from main stream to emerging display”.

When I arrived the seminar location at 8:15am, (15 minutes before it starts), the room is full of attendees already. I first listed the hot trends in display industry in 2015 and 2016. Then I provided the global display industry market forecast from 2015 to 2025. The overall display industry growth is slowing down but there are hot trends in many areas. The new opportunities in display market include:  quantum dot display, flexible and curved LCD display, high resolution, OLED display, e-paper display, embedded touch screens.

Figure: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove taught Monday Seminar at SID 2015 DisplayWeek.

Jenny SID 2015 seminar

Photo credit: Ogawa-san at Japan Display Inc.

More and more people joined the seminar, many of them had to stand for the one and half an hour seminar. (I feel grateful and honored.) From the questions the attendee asked at the Q&A session, many people are interested in 3 areas: quantum dot, high resolution, flexible display, touch screen.

More analysis can be found in the “Quantum dot 2015 report”, “Flexible, curved and foldable display 2015 report”, Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, June 2015 issue.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

TDR accurately forecasted 4K OLED TV available time

April 16, 2015

LG has been demonstrating its 65” 4K OLED TV since CES 2014 and had road tour promotions since October 2014 in many cities worldwide. However, it is until Q1 2015, the LG 65” 4K OLED TV is available in the US market. The 65” 4K OLED TV 65EG9600 is selling for $9000 currently. Another similar model is selling for $12000 currently. LG’s website also indicated the 77” 4K OLED TV is coming soon.

Figure: LG 65” 4K OLED TV

LG 4K oLED girl

Source: LG

Over two years ago, on Jan 25, 2013 press release, we announced that “Touch Display Research forecast Ultra HD (4K) resolution AMOLED TV will be on the market by 2015”. “Although AMOLED with FHD resolution is available currently, 4K is considered the high end for TV resolution, even though 4K content is still limited,” said Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, President and analyst at Touch Display Research. “56-inch 4K resolution is just 79 ppi (pixel per inch), which is easily achievable. The challenges are how to increase yield, have good uniformity, have long lifetime, and reduce the manufacturing cost.”

Now with LG’s 65” 4K OLED TV commercially available, our forecast becomes reality in 2 years.

Figure: We accurately forecasted 4K OLED TV available time

we accuratly forecast 4K OLED TV

Source: Touch Display Research Inc. April 2015

Over a year ago, in the “Touch and Emerging Display report”, June 2013 issue, page 45, we forecasted “Apple will adopt AMOLED within 18 months”.

Now with the Apple Watch announced, our forecast becomes reality in 18 months.

Touch Display Research has a good reputation of accurate forecast. In January 2013, Touch Display Research gave a presentation at the SID Bay Area one-day conference, we forecasted “Samsung will release curved AMOLED on a device that is larger than 5” by end of 2013.” (SID Information Display chief editor Stephen Atwood wrote about our forecast in his article in Information Display Journal March 2013 issue.)

In October 2013, Samsung announced the Galaxy Round with curved AMOLED display. One month later, LG also announced the G Flex. Our forecast became reality in 9 months.

Sorry about tooting our own horn, but these are the facts. We are good at OLED forecast.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

We accurately forecasted Taiwan and China AMOLED mass production time

December 2, 2014

About 2 years ago, in the “Touch and Emerging Display report”, Feb 2013 issue, page 9, we forecasted “Taiwan will start mass produce AMOLED in 2013. But China AMOLED won’t be in mass production until 2014.” We also had a press release about this forecast on Feb 19th, 2013.

Now with EverDisplay became the first Chinese manufacturer to mass produce AMOLED, our forecast became true, after 22 months.

Figure. We accurately forecasted Taiwan and China AMOLED mass production time

TDR accurately forecast Taiwan China OLED

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., Dec, 2014

Touch Display Research has a good reputation of accurate forecast. We accurately forecasted Apple AMOLED adoption time. Over a year ago, in the “Touch and Emerging Display report”, June 2013 issue, page 45, we forecasted “Apple will adopt AMOLED within 18 months”. Now with the Apple Watch announced, our forecast becomes reality in 18 months.

Sorry about tooting our own horn, but these are the facts. We know the display industry well and we are good at forecast.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team