On September 7th, CYNORA hosted a TADF symposium in Frankfurt, Germany. Approximately 150 attendees from Europe, Asia and the US attended the event.
While there were many experts from academia, there were also plenty of guests from the OLED and the general display industry as well as some financial analysts that wanted to get more information about this exciting new technology.
The keynotes of the event were delivered by LG Display and Samsung Display who showed their plans for the next-generation OLED displays. Both speakers from these major OLED panel producers pointed out that they really need a high-efficiency blue emitter and that they see a good potential for TADF emitters to deliver the required specifications. TADF blue emitters seem to be such a major topic for LGD and SDC that both speakers also asked for closer collaborations with them on that topic.
For the OLED experts, there were also several technical presentations by speakers from University of St Andrews, University of Durham, Seoul National University, SungKyunkwan University, TU Dresden and Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and others. The technical presentations showed how much progress had been made in the last few years to understand TADF emitter materials better.
The symposium closed with a presentation by CYNORA where an update on their development for blue TADF emitter was shown. The company has made more progress towards their goal to commercialize their first product by the end of the year. There is still some improvement of the lifetime and of the color needed to reach the panel maker´s specifications, but CYNORA claims that they are still on track towards this target.
Samsung and LG are investing in Germany for OLEDs in the future The two companies are investing in Cynora, a German reality that is said to be ready to market the first high performance blue emissive material for OLED screens.
Samsung and LG have decided to invest 25 million euros in Cynora ,companyGerman company engaged in the development of OLED technology . Cynora develops a new kind of materialorganicissuer for OLED screens based on Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) technology.
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"With this technology Cynora will be able to market the first high performance blue emissive material, the most requested material from OLED screen manufacturers. High-performance blue materials will allow a significant reduction in energy consumption and higher display resolution , "says the company in a press release.
Already, because the weakness of OLEDs is the blue color emission, which fails to keep pace with the other two primary colors with regard to durability and energy efficiency. The problem is that you use three fluorescent layers (blue, green and red) to get white, and blue is therefore crucial.
LG Display and Samsung Display will collaborate with Cynora to advance the research and development and intellectual property portfolio. However, this will not be a joint work: the two South Korean companies will work with the German company separately .
"Liquidity injection will also be used to strengthen our worldwide presence as a provider of high-efficiency broadcasting materials. We will market our first blue product by the end of 2017, followed by green and red, " said Gildas Sorin, CEO of Cynora .
Looks like Goldman upgraded on fundamentals after my whimsical but true TA upgrade I guess they want you to make money on their secret knowledge of blue that UD does not admit to know and others say.....
We will market our first blue product by the end of 2017, followed by green and red, " said Gildas Sorin, CEO of Cynora .
Or could they be more sinister? Not Goldman after all their name contains Gold LOL
The report from the Wall Street Journal follows a claim by the Korean Herald which said earlier this week that Apple was planning to not introduce a 5.28-inch iPhone model featuring OLED screen next year - instead it would launch a large LCD display model. There have been rumours that Apple, which is yet to start shipping the iPhone X which it introduced earlier this month, plans to launch a 5.28-inch iPhone model next year.
At any rate, the Korean Herald, which in turn is citing a report from outlet The Bell, reports that the 5.28-inch iPhone model featuring OLED display is not in the cards any more, and instead Apple is planning to launch an iPhone with larger than SIX - INCH LCD screen. Japan Display would be supplying this display, the news outlet reported on September 25.
However, these will be no normal displays but advanced screens dubbed “Full Active”, and are expected to make up 70% of Apple’s display orders for its next wave of iPhones predicted around September next year.
OLED screens are generally considered the best for smartphones due the the vibrant colours, deep blacks and impressive contrast they can produce, so for Apple to go back to LCD tech, which it still uses in the iPhone 8, would seem like a misstep. But the advanced LCD displays are said help produce near bezel-less phones, so Apple’s potential uses of LCD over OLED screens could be down to it aiming to product an iPhone that has a bezel-less display akin to the Galaxy S8 but also measures in at the so-called ‘phablet’ phone size.
There is a chance that Apple could also be putting in preliminary orders for LCD displays for a new mid-range or budget tier of iPhones, with LCD screens being cheaper to produce than their OLED counterparts.
Self emitting QDOT sooner than expected. Nanosys and Samsung developed a hybrid technology called QLED, which combines many of the benefits of quantum dot-based LCD TVs with self-emissive characteristics of OLED technology, leading to lead to brighter displays with deeper black levels and a wider color gamut. But market introduction isn’t expected before 2019.
Enhanced ALCD Technology for Ultimate Home Theater Audio-Visual Experience
AUO continues to strengthen its technology edge of high contrast and wide color gamut by presenting an enhanced version of ALCD technology. Through a comprehensive HDR design, the display can achieve as high as 2000-nit brightness with significantly higher contrast. Its low reflective quality helps to deliver high HDR image quality even in daylight, perfectly capturing both bright and dark image details. By adopting environmentally-friendly cadmium-free quantum dots with high color saturation, the display can reveal rich and detailed color depth, with a wide color gamut exceeding NTSC 110% in all environments, boasting an overall higher image quality than OLED TV. Having been the first(*) to present bezel-less display on all four sides, AUO applies its self-developed GOA (Gate on Array) technology to significantly lower the number of display driver ICs and expand the display viewing area. This not only allows for a seemingly boundless, holistic view, but also a sleek and stylish appearance.
AUO leverages its advantages in technological integration and has again achieved specification breakthrough to introduce the world’s largest(*) 85-inch 8K4K bezel-less ALCD TV display with 120Hz high refresh rate to deliver smooth motion flow with impressive image quality. The features of 8K4K images are thoroughly manifested through the large-sized TV panel. From mountains standing afar to objects and figures up close, all images demonstrate stunning clarity and stereoscopic effect, as if all characters have stepped out of the screen, vividly depicting the most exquisite image details and true colors. When marveling the large-sized screen, the audience can perceive the most intricate image details.
Sharp Corp. unveils the world’s first commercial 8K liquid crystal TV model in Tokyo’s Minato Ward. (Satoshi Shinden)
Sharp Corp. said it will release the world’s first commercially available 8K-compatible TV sets in October in China and on Dec. 1 in Japan.
The 70-inch model to be marketed in Japan will be priced at around 1 million yen ($9,100), excluding tax.
The ultra-high definition liquid crystal TV series will become available in Taiwan in February and in Europe in March, Sharp said.
Through a receiver released separately, the new TV sets can receive 8K broadcast programs, which offer picture quality that is four times more detailed than the 4K standard.
Sharp’s new sets can also convert lower-definition programs into 8K quality, the company said.
Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) is expected to start its 8K broadcasting on a full-scale basis in December 2018.
Sharp decided to market an 8K TV set before 8K broadcasts start in Japan to get a head start on its rivals.
The Japanese company is proceeding with its business reconstruction plans under the umbrella of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. of Taiwan and intends to make products based on its 8K technology its core business.
The 8K TVs to be sold in Japan will be manufactured in Sharp’s plant in Yaita, Tochigi Prefecture.
Japan officially starts broadcasting television programs in 8K at the end of 2018.
TOKYO -- Electronic parts maker Nitto Denko and a Keio University team have developed a large-bandwidth optical cable for high-definition televisions that will be inexpensive enough to put 8K broadcasts into Japanese households.
The Japanese team aims to put the cable on the market in 2019. Domestic TV stations begin officially broadcasting 8K signals at the end of 2018. Corporations already have installed the necessary high-capacity cables linking their business bases ahead of the 8K launch. But such cables have yet to penetrate homes, which could limit the reach of 8K broadcasts.
Keio's group, led by professor Yasuhiro Koike, devised optical fibers made from plastic instead of glass. The fibers offer inherent noise resistance that precludes the need for noise reduction components, likely cutting the cost of these cables by at least 90% compared with the glass-fiber alternative. The new cables will be affordable for families, and also may be adopted for data center servers and high-definition surgical videos.
Nitto Denko and Koike's team plan to form a joint research site within Keio University next month to maximize connectivity before marketing the cable.
Panasonic and other rivals are developing their own optical cables for 8K signals. Nitto looks to use its own technological expertise to establish mass production techniques quickly. The global market for optical cables in communications is expected to hit roughly $1 billion this year and continue growing to $35 billion in 2025.