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Samsung and LG announce new active matrix organic light emitting diode displays

Samsung SDI and LG Philips LCD separately announced new active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) displays.  LG Philips announced the development of the world's first full-color, flexible AMOLED that uses amorphous silicon (a-Si) technology, while Samsung announced the mass production of its new ultra-thin displays.

The Samsung AMOLED display touts a 2.2-inch screen at a 320x240 resolution, 262, 000 color reproduction, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, with a 100% NTSC color gamut, and a life span of around 50,000 hours when set at 200cd/m2 brightness.  The display also has a thickness of 0.52-mm.

While the LG Philips display holds the same resolution as the Samsung model, this model can reproduce 16.77 million colors.  This 4-inch display stands at a thickness of 150-nm, barely thicker than a human hair.  Its durability and protection against heat is due to a stainless metal foil substrate, improving the manufacturing process and product stability.

“This display capitalizes on the strengths of OLED technology and its image quality is really something to behold,” said Hyunhe Ha, executive vice president and the head of the Small & Medium Displays Business Unit at LG.Philips LCD. “Although we are still in the initial stages with this technology, we expect to make some exciting advances in the near future. LG.Philips LCD is focused on customer-centered technology development to introduce products that customers want.”

Using the a-Si backplane technology, LG is allows to use its existing TFT-LCD production line for the AMOLEDs, making the product commercially viable.  Samsung is starting mass production on its displays, and LG will be showing its display at the Society for Information Display (SID) 2007 in Long Beach, California on May 20th.

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Flash Info
By solidstate2062 on 5/19/2007 1:40:40 PM , Rating: 4
Heres a link to Samsungs New Product.


RE: Flash Info
By leidegre on 5/21/2007 2:22:07 AM , Rating: 2
This site appar to be in Korean!?

RE: Flash Info
By ninjit on 5/21/2007 3:54:25 AM , Rating: 2
That's one of the nicest flash mini-sites I've seen recently.
Very pretty, even if all the info is in Korean.

RE: Flash Info
By jskirwin on 5/21/2007 9:27:01 PM , Rating: 2
That's one of the nicest flash mini-sites I've seen recently.

I agree. It's quite beautiful and well put together. The entire concept - design, graphics, and music - blends beautifully.

RE: Flash Info
By Cincybeck on 5/22/2007 12:18:03 AM , Rating: 1
It's pretty cool. The sound effects and music gave me a Final Fantasy X feeling. Not bad =D

Blue AMOLED life?
By VIAN on 5/20/2007 11:23:40 PM , Rating: 2
They say AMOLED lasts 50,000 hours. Does that mean that the blue OLED lasts that long as well?

If it does, it could spell the end of Plasma and LCDs.

RE: Blue AMOLED life?
By donttrustme on 5/21/2007 4:39:15 AM , Rating: 2
I really don't think so...They might be referring to Red and Yellow colored OLED's because blue OLED's lasts only arnd 20000-25000 hrs or may b less as it is not even a PHOLED. This is the biggest drawback for OLED's (whether active or passive).
The problem is tht after 3/4 yrs the display will/might become visually distorted.

RE: Blue AMOLED life?
By Gibaholic on 5/21/2007 11:53:27 AM , Rating: 2
They make the blue twice as big, and drive it with less power to make it last longer.

Dem words arnt der!
By TheDrD on 5/19/2007 2:20:00 PM , Rating: 3
No wordz! So kay, I just like lookin at dem purdy picatures

Re: Topic
By solidstate2062 on 5/19/2007 1:36:55 PM , Rating: 2
Looks very Cool. Would be interested in learning more about it through this site, instead of only pictures.

Where did the text go?
By pjpizza on 5/19/2007 1:38:59 PM , Rating: 2
Sure looks nice, any comments?

There's already an AMOLED out.
By Omega215D on 5/20/2007 7:23:16 PM , Rating: 2
The new IRiver Clix 2 has an AMOLED screen and it is really nice but I don't know who manufactures them. So am I gonna see some phones with these screens in the next 6 months?

By PsyberX on 5/21/2007 12:14:28 AM , Rating: 2
If there recent antects are any indication I am sure Samsung will be providing wonderful displays for marketing purposes and then quickly outsource to Chemei for a lower cost and lower quality.
Sorry... still bitter, haven't warmed up to Samsung and my 226BW yet.

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