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From: MorganBucks9/12/2017 6:43:41 PM
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Samsung Electronics will focus on enhancing LCD TV technologies with materials for better picture quality given the relevant infrastructure it owns, The said the CEO of Merck Korea.

"It seems to be that Samsung Electronics is focusing on developing their existing technology. There's a great gap in competition by using the technology they already have, making small changes," Merck Korea CEO Michael Grund said.

"We make a material but to understand how that material performs, you have to make an application, to create production that makes sense economically, and to make a product in that way for lifetime. How to make mass production is a different story," Grund said.

The executive said OLED display technology is still new and expects products with OLED displays, specifically those with larger displays, to appeal to the affluent, not the masses.

"The most interesting part of OLED is not to compete in areas where LCD is by today. OLED is flexible by nature and that means OLEDs will be highlighted when they are put in home entertainment devices, architecture, mirrors and vehicles not just for TVs," said the executive.

Although market leader Samsung Electronics is still hesitant to jump into the large-sized OLED TV market, the executive said Merck's plan to become a leader of OLED materials by 2018 has not been changed due to the rise of OLED-embedded products from smartphones to in-vehicle infotainment systems.

Merck, which dominates the market for liquid crystals for displays, is one of dozens of players in the nascent OLED market. Others include Universal Display, Dow Chemical and BASF.

OLEDs are used in displays for mobile phones, digital cameras and other gadgets and are popular for portable devices that are used outdoors.

"The OLED market has a promising future, but right now, there should be price for value. Also, you have to get some premiums for your money. The product has to be produced economically, otherwise only the very affluent can afford it. But if you go to Volkswagen, which has a similar setup like Samsung, they are not famous for being the first but they are the biggest and they have big money," Grund said.

"And when they move, they demand cost efficiency. The ideal is most likely that OLEDs will start with high-end buyers, where you use the nice form factors to differentiate by design from competitors, and then later there is a bigger market."

He declined to specify whether or not the move by LG Electronics to OLED TVs will pay off.

In an attempt to enjoy a "first-mover advantage" in the OLED TV market, the LG Group of technology affiliates ? LG Electronics, LG Chem, LG Display, LG Innotek ? teamed up to promote OLED TVs. LG Electronics is the No. 2 TV maker after Samsung.

But LG's OLED-first TV business strategy is facing challenges amid weak demand with lukewarm response from manufacturers and from Samsung's aggressiveness to promote TVs with quantum dot displays.

Samsung still believes advancements in quantum dot technology such as quantum dot material without cadmium have made them useful for television manufacturers giving them a competitive edge in the industry by maintaining its existing infrastructure, which means no heavy costs.

Creating better color with color tuning features has become a key selling point for display manufacturers.

"OLED will not replace one to one with LCD. OLED will display in some areas, maybe in high-end areas to compete against LCD, but by the properties of OLED, you can move into areas which cannot be addressed by today's LCD displays. The form factors so you can make it easier, for instance, bendable, flexible and transparent. All these things are easier to realize with OLED technology," Grund said.

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From: MorganBucks9/13/2017 8:44:46 AM
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Sumitomo Chemical Develops New OLED Printing Technology to Halve Panel Production Cost
Sumitomo Chemical, the Japan-based chemical giant, is reported to have successfully developed new technologies to facilitate more cost efficient OLED display manufacture. According to Nikkei, the new materials and equipment the company introduced could possibly bring down the current production cost of OLED panels by 50%, which is able to further reduce the selling prices of OLED TVs and expand the penetration of OLED products.

Sumitomo Chemical introduced self-developed macromolecular materials formulated for the emissive layers in OLED panels. With the new materials, OLED panels can be manufactured through efficient inkjet printing technology. Compared with small molecule organic LED (SMOLED), Sumitomo Chemical’s ‘PLED’ technology integrates red, green and blue emissive layers into a single white emitter that enables simpler OLED printing processes.

(Image: Sumitomo Chemical)

The mainstream process the majority of OLED manufacturers adopt so far is the evaporation-based process, in which red, green and blue emitters are evaporated and deposited onto glass substrates under vacuum. It; however, requires expensive equipment and fails to keep most of the materials, reflecting fairly high production cost. On the other, the OLED printing process, though with lower manufacturing cost, also meets technological hurdles during the coating process of large-sized panel production.

The chemical company is able to print its single emissive layers onto glass substrates evenly. To put the PLED technology into practice, it also constructed new printing equipment.

New OLED technology is said to be co-developed by Sumitomo Chemical, JOLED, and overseas display makers. JOLED’s 21.6 inch OLED displays for medical monitors, to hit shelves in fall 2017, first adopted the new materials. Sumitomo Chemical also promoted this new technology to LG Display to use it in the Korean firm's OLED TVs expected to enter the MP stage in 2019.

JOLED on 17th May announced the first printed 4K OLED display that came in a size of 21.6 inches. It started offering samples for medical monitors and attempted to expand the product’s application base to television, gaming and other uses.

JOLED already received orders from Sony. Nobuhiro Higashiiriki, CEO of Japan Display Inc. expressed on the previous press conference that the OLED printing technology is anticipated to be widely used in the production of mid-sized displays in the future.

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From: MorganBucks9/17/2017 12:13:09 PM
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“TADF is an exciting new technology that will provide highly efficient and stable emitting materials for OLED devices” says Thomas Baumann, CYNORA’s CSO, “Right now, TADF technology is receiving much attention as it will lead to further major improvement of OLED displays. We are very happy to welcome so many experts from the OLED world at our symposium.”

The fact that LG and Samsung agreed to have a presentation during this symposium shows that TADF is not just an academic topic anymore. The TADF technology has a very important place in the production roadmap of OLED displays manufacturers”, says Andreas Haldi, CYNORA’s CMO, “ CYNORA will also present an update of its status and its finals steps on the road to a commercialization of the first blue TADF emitters by the end of THIS YEAR"

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From: MorganBucks9/17/2017 12:16:50 PM
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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.

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From: MorganBucks9/18/2017 8:12:03 AM
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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.

of Manolo De Agostini @mdeagostini
September 15, 2017, 14:00
(Source Cynora )

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 .

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From: MorganBucks9/18/2017 11:46:09 AM
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"If UD keeps moving up at the same rate it has in the last year it will be over 250 next year" says noted stock analyst MoBu also known is some circles as Morgan B Bucks.

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From: MorganBucks9/18/2017 7:33:35 PM
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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

We will know in 90 days

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From: MorganBucks10/1/2017 9:15:35 AM
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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.

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From: MorganBucks10/1/2017 9:25:31 AM
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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.

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From: MorganBucks10/1/2017 10:02:16 AM
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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.

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