Category Archives: OLED lighting

11 Display Technologies Will be Used in Automotive Industry

October 12, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

The automotive industry’s adoption of new technologies has accelerated in the past couples of years.

11 display technologies will be used in automobiles: quantum dot with blue mini LED backlight LCD, quantum dot with blue regular size LED backlight LCD, white mini LED backlight LCD, conventional TFT LCD, PMLCD or segmented, AMOLED, micro LED direct view, PMOLED+VFD, micro LED HUD, conventional HUD and others. Market analysis and forecast with detail breakdown of 11 display technologies is provided in the Automotive Touch Display ADAS 2018 report.

Figure 1. Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI technologies, supply chain, and market forecast 2018 report

Source: Touch Display Research, October 2018

In the recently published “Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI 2018 report, second edition” Touch Display Research Inc., a market research and consulting firm, analyzes automotive touch screen, display, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System), and touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI) technologies and supply chain. This is the second edition with many update over the first edition (which was published in 2016). More than 500 companies working on automotive technologies are profiled in the report.

This report mainly covers four parts of automotive industry: touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI. In chapter 12, we also discussed other emerging technologies for automotive, including smart windows, haptic feedback, OLED lighting, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence for automotive.


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.


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


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


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


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