Updates from the TADF symposium: Cynora's latest blue, SDC and LGD hopeful on TADF

Sep 17, 2017

A few days ago, Cynora hosted the 2017 International TADF Symposium in Frankfurt, Germany. Cynora reports that about 150 attendees from all over the world listened to experts from the industry and academia and were updated on the latest news regarding TADF OLED emitters.

TADF Symposium photo 2017

Cynora itself showed an update on its latest blue emitter. The company now has material that features a CIEy of 0.18 (target - 0.1), EQE of 14% (target 15%) and a lifetime of 10 hours LT97 at 700 nits (target is over 100 hours). Cynora says that development is progressing well and it is confident it will reach its target material performance by the end of the year.

UBI: the OLED lighting market will reach $1.9 billion by 2021

Sep 17, 2017

UBI Research says that LG Display will start mass producing OLED lighting panels at its 5-Gen fab by the end of September 2017, which will the growth period of the OLED lighting market.

OLED lighting market forecast (2017-2025, UBI)

According to UBI, the market will reach panel sales of $1.9 billion by 2021, and continue its fast growth to reach $5.8 billion by 2025. That's a CAGR of 85% from 2017 to 2025!

The National Palace Museum of Korea adopts OLED lighting from LGD

Sep 15, 2017

The National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul has replaced its lighting system with OLED lighting panels made by LG Display, significantly decreasing the amount of unwanted shadows and glare.

OLED lighting at the national palace museum of Korea

The OLED lighting panels also takes up less space than the previous system - the museum has old-fashioned low ceiling which made it difficult to light properly, and the museum curator explains that the low temperatures of the panels enabled them to place the lighter closer to the exhibited items without loss of damage.

LG Display wants to hear your predictions of the OLED market

Sep 14, 2017

LG Display teamed up with Cultivate Labs to launch a 6-month forecasting tournament about the display industry. The two companies wants to hear from a diverse group of thought-leading engineers, researchers, gamers, graphic artists, consultants, and high-end display experts to participate in the "LG Display Futurecasting" tournament.

LGD 18'' rollable OLED prototype (CES 2016)

The tournament will begin in mid-October, and LGD will award over $10,00 in prize money for forecast accuracy, participation, and qualitative input. Anyone that is interested in participating can sign-up here.

Cynora announces its Series-B funding round, raises €25 million from Samsung and LG

Sep 14, 2017

Cynora announced that it finalized its Series-B funding round. Both Samsung (via Samsung Ventures) and LG Display participated in this round which totaled €25 million. Both LGD and samsung will also establish separate joint development efforts to assist in advancing Cynora's R&D.

Cynora did not disclose how much did each company invest, although earlier reports suggested that LG invested €15 million while Samsung invested €10 million.

Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi to adopt LGD's flexible OLEDs in 2018

Sep 14, 2017

LG Display is ramping up its flexible OLED production capacity, starting with the E5 line in Gumi. This production line was already supposed to start producing a few months ago, but LGD still faces production issues (which reportedly caused LGD to lose a 3 million OLED supply deal with Xiaomi).

Oppo R11 Plus photo

Oppo R11 Plus

It is likely that LGD will begin mass production at the beginning of 2018, and Business Korea now reports that the four largest smartphone makers in China (Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi) have all confirmed plans to adopt LG's flexible OLEDs in 2018. According to the report, LGD will commit 20%-30% of its flexible OLED capacity in 2018 (or about 10-15 million panels) to Chinese phone makers.

Tainma demonstrates a 5.49" FHD flexible AMOLED prototype

Sep 13, 2017

Chinese display maker Tianma has demonstrated its latest flexible OLED display, a 5.49" FHD (402 PPI) panel that has a bending radius of 3 mm. You can see the display in the video below (which continues to show Tianma's LCD demonstrations at SID 2017).

In April 2017 TianMa announced that its 6-Gen LTPS AMOLED fab in Wuhan, China, is now starting to produce panels - both rigid and flexible OLEDs.

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