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What’s Behind Foxconn’s Flipflop on U.S. LCD Plant?

Anyone familiar with Foxconn/Hon Hai Precision Industry retained a healthy dose of skepticism when Foxconn announced it would build advanced liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) in Wisconsin. To put it charitably, Foxconn is not renowned for honoring its contracts. More than 20 years ago, when I was working for Electronic Business magazine, one of our editors spent…

OLED Materials Revenues Jumped 43% in 2017

Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) is pleased to announce the latest issue of their Quarterly OLED Materials Report. Prepared in collaboration on an exclusive basis with the OLED Association, it combines DSCC’s deep knowledge on OLED capacity, shipments, yields and fab utilization with the OLED Association’s knowledge on OLED device structures, OLED material prices, and the OLED…

Yole: Organic Displays Still Seeking Scale

Vendors in the organic display technologies market are taking a page from the semiconductor industry and are developing toolkits that enable the manufacturing of organic displays on existing equipment, according to Yole Développement (Yole). This capability could mean the difference between widespread adoption of organic display technology or its limitation to niche markets. “The OSC [organic semiconductor]…

Will Micro-LEDs Be a Game Changer in the LED Supply Chain?

Micro-LEDs can be a game changer for the LED industry thanks to a host of value-added opportunities, which could reshuffle various parts of the component supply chain, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, at LEDforum 2016. The conference focused on micro-LED as the next-generation display technology. “Potential applications of micro-LED extend beyond display systems,” said…

OLED Displays Gaining Market Traction

Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays are finally gaining traction after years of manufacturing and materials development. The displays, which can be manufactured on thin and flexible substrates are lighter, use less power and are more colorful than liquid crystal displays (LCDs). However, because OLEDs can be produced using ink-jet-type processes, materials development has been slow…

Do OLEDs Have a Future in Solid State Lighting?

Organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology holds a lot of promise for mobile devices which are only going to proliferate in both the business and consumer markets. OLED, which is used for displays, uses very little power, can be applied to flexible substrates such as plastic, doesn’t wash out in bright sunlight and needs no…

Materials Improvement Will Aid OLED Growth

One of the issues holding widespread OLED – organic light emitting diode—adoption is limitation and cost of materials. OLED displays can be constructed by spraying ink-like materials onto a substrate—even flexible materials such as plastic. Starting in the second half of 2015, the overall consumption of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) materials will surge according…

Flexible Displays Gain Market Share

While flexible displays enable a host of new applications – roll-up displays, for example – the things they don’t do are also appealing. Flexible displays – which can be made on substrates such as plastic –don’t break as easily as glass, for example. One of the issues that’s been holding advancement of this technology back…

SID: Top 10 Trends in Display Technology

The global display industry continues to grow, with new technologies enabling a host of emerging products and applications. Because displays are the human-interface component for so many electronics products, their importance to devices could rival microprocessors. According to Sri Peruvemba, CEO of Marketer International and Head of Marketing for the Society for Information Display, these…