BOE and Rohinni, a fast-growing mini and micro LED technology startup, show the first demos from their joint venture (JV) that will bring the power and brilliance of micro LEDs to mass-market. Through the JV, they will enable consumer electronics makers to meet both current and future demand for higher-quality displays. The JV will adopt Rohinni’s proprietary high-speed MicroLED placement technology that is capable of placing 50 die-per-second (dps) with 10 micron accuracy at 99.999% die yields. BOE and Rohinni will initially focus on large panel applications (32-inch and up) for consumer electronic products in addition to all display sizes for industrial, automotive and other markets.
Rohinni also has a joint-venture with Magna Electronics called Magna Rohinni Automotive Electronics to develop flexible mini-LED and micro-LED based lighting devices for the automotive market.
Luumii is a joint-venture between Micro-LED developer Rohinni and Koja is mass producing its micro-LED and mini-LED based notebook computer keyboard backlights and logo lighting solutions, more compact, more power efficient, enhances product features and user experience as it offers colored lighting and animations with a current capacity is of 100,000 units per month.
Hisense CES Booth Tour. Featuring ULED XD Dual Layer 4K and 8K, coming to the market this year Hisense claims at cheaper and brighter with at least as good contrast as OLED. Hisense also shows their Tri-Laser short throw DLP projection based Laser TV at large sizes but some of the models are still quite expensive. Prices should be reaching sub-$1500 for short throw Laser 4K projectors this year though.
Booth Tour of TCL at CES 2020, presents their range of Mini-LED based Quantum Dot QLED TVs, starting at affordable range at 50/60hz, mid range at 100/120hz and their higher range with their Vidrian Mini-LED Technology with Quantum Dots on the whole range. As well as showing the TCL QLED TV 8K X915 commercial 8K TV available in the China market, this 8K TV is sold now at below $2899 in the China market. TCL’s 8K TVs are reaching the Global market at affordable prices for 8K later this year. TCL’s Vidrian Mini-LED technology introduces semi-conductor circuitry and thousands of micro-meter class mini-LEDs to push LCD LED TV picture performance to sharper contrast, higher luminance.
According to Sigmaintell, TCL’s TV shipments continued to climb in the first three quarters of 2019, globally ranking No.2, and it gained the largest growth among the world’s top three TV brands, the sales volume of TCL brand TVs in overseas markets rapidly increased by 33%, at a faster pace than that the Company had set for the whole year of 2019. Among them, sales volume growth in North America, Europe and the emerging markets remained strong, increasing by 31.7%, 24.1%, and 36.5% year-on-year, respectively.
WSI, headquartered in Taiwan, is PMOLED display panel supplier with more than 10 years of PMOLED production and design experience. It’s a market leader and pioneer in Monochrome OLED, Character OLED, Segment OLED, Area Color, Full Color, Custom design products, etc.
Video-coverage from CEATEC 2019 sponsored by Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, you can watch my videos with SEL here.
Metz is a Skyworth company since 2014, showing an 8K 120″ LCD made from 1 piece of LCD glass weighing 250kg. They also show an 8K 88″ OLED. Metz 55S9A and 65S9A is a 4K OLED with fine tuned front facing speaker 1599€ for 55″ and 2499€ for 65″. Metz also has a mid-range Topas LCD in 4 sizes from 43″ at 699€ to 65″ at 1299€ with nice sound starting. The Metz blue brand runs Android TV OS, multi tuner at middle price and the Metz classic brand is at the premium price range with German final assembly with fine-tuned German front facing audio and other finishings such as built-in hard drive dual channel 1TB DVR recording, bluetooth, nice remote controller of the TV made in Germany. Metz Fineo 43″ and Fineo 49″ with 112 and 160 local dimming included. Metz is selling mostly in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. They also sell in Italy, Spain, planning to start up selling more in other countries in Europe. They sell at specialized dealers retail stores only not online, with long term support.
Paul Gray, display analyst at IHS Markit, offer us a state of the display industry overview, as Hisense shows their amazing 8K Dual Layer LCD technology, featuring Nanosys Quantum Dots for amazing color, amazing HDR performance, with potentially better performance, higher nits brigthness then OLED and potentially much cheaper. The Hisense 65″ Dual Layer LCD currently sells at about $2500 (less then 20,000rmb) in China. Pricing of these UPED XD could woon get much lower, with 75″ ULED XD 8K hopefully comming to the market at below $3000 next year.
At SID Display Week 2019, Corning presents Astra Glass, a new glass substrate is specially formulated for high-performance tablets, notebooks, and 8K TV. Corning shows this innovation, alongside other industry-leading solutions in its advanced glass portfolio, Astra Glass is precisely engineered to enable the higher pixel density of high-performance displays that panel makers require to meet consumer demand for brighter, faster, and more lifelike image. To build a display that meets those performance expectations, panel makers need a thermally and dimensionally stable glass to improve yields while achieving the desired resolution, meeting the precise, high-temperature requirements of oxide processing joining their portfolio of display substrates, alongside EAGLE XG Glass and Lotus NXT Glass, to cover the entire spectrum, Astra Glass enables a range of high-performance panels – from the high end of the a-Si space into IGZO oxide. Its attributes position Astra Glass as the foundation for large-size 8K TVs and high-performance notebooks and tablets with bright picture quality and fast response time.
Lotus NXT Glass provides industry-leading levels of low total pitch variation resulting in heightened resolutions; more energy-efficient displays; and better yields. The improve stability of lot NXT Glass– and, in turn, better total pitch variation performance – enables manufacturers to develop display panels that feature up to 100 pixels per inch higher resolutions or up to 15 percent lower power consumption. Additionally, panel makers can improve cell assembly yields by up to 1.5 percent, is optimized for the expanding LTPS-LCD and LTPS-OLED industries. Featuring superior key attributes for flexible OLED panel manufacturing, Lotus NXT Glass leads the industry, having enabled more than 375 million flexible OLED phones since 2015.
Corning Gorilla Glass: is the cover glass of choice for more than 45 major OEMs and is featured on more than six billion devices – delivering superior damage resistance, optical clarity, and touch sensitivity.
Augmented Reality Precision Glass Solutions: enables cutting-edge augmented reality/mixed reality experiences with industry-leading glass optimized for sleek wearable designs. Corning’s ultra-flat, high refractive index glass enables superior image quality in waveguides, while its industry-leading size supports customers’ efforts to reduce cost. Corning also offers world-class metrology instruments and automated laser glass-cutting machining that improve high-volume manufacturing.
Corning Iris Glass: a light-guide plate for edge-lit LCD displays with intrinsic rigidity and dimensional stability, it outperforms the incumbent technology – plastic – and allows manufacturers to reduce set thickness, increase set brightness, and design sets with slimmer bezel size.
At SID Display Week 2019, JDI (Japan Display Inc), a Display technology joint venture by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi, shows their displays for automotive, medical, industrial and consumer devices like the smartphone market. JDI makes automotive displays, including curved displays, ranging from 1.2″ (336 x (RGB) x 168) to 12.3″ (1920 x (RGB) x 720) using LTPS Technology. JDI makes medical displays ranging from 17″ (1280 x (RGB) x 768 ) to 21.3″ (2560 x (3-subpixel) x 2048). JDI displays are also in industrial products such as rugged handhelds. JDI makes displays for smartphone, wearables and tablet. JDI features applied products and prototypes of ultra-high resolution LCDs for VR (virtual reality), reflective LCDs utilizing JDI’s core LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) technology, transparent LCDs, industrial displays, organic EL displays, fingerprint sensors, and the award-winning LCDs for automobiles featuring two concave-curved TFT LCDs: a 15.0-inch 1920×1020 display with in-cell touch technology, and a 12.3-inch 1920×720 display. Both of the displays were released into mass production in 2018 for a top-tier automotive OEM for their dashboard application for which they won the display of the year award.
At SID Display Week 2019, China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) shows the world’s first 31” IJP UD AMOLED display, with 31 inch UHD AMOLED display produced by inkjet printing technology, which is suitable for large size OLED display mass production because of its simple process flow and high material utilization. The resolution of this display reaches 144ppi, equivalent to a 65inch 8K display. This product employs a top emission device structure. It reaches 100% NTSC, and DCI-P3 coverage ratio is higher than 95%.
CSOT also shows the world’s first AM-Micro LED Display with IGZO TFT, this way a large size AM micro LED Display can be realized with 8bit RGB color depth, more than 100% NTSC color gamma, using RGB micro LED thin film chip to achieve full color display, the prototype exhibits high color gamma, high contrast ratio, high transparent, and low power consumption; it has great potential to be the next generational display.
CSOT also shows world’s first 8”Flexible Mini LED full color AM-Mini LED Display prototype exhibiting high flexiblility, high color gamma, high transparency, and high reliability. It also maintains the advantages of Mini LED, such as low power consumption, high contrast ratio, and high brightness; this Mini LED shows better performance than most commercial displays; and it has great potential to be the next generation display.
CSOT 6.6” PE-OLED adopts a unique structure design, 3-stack top emission blue OLED with Perovskite Color Conversion to bring the possibility of high order display in the future, with high color gamut and wide viewing angle. Perovskite, a new luminescent material, has advantages of simple synthesis, environmentally friendly, high luminescent efficiency and simple tunable wavelengths. Perovskite Color Conversion has narrow FWHM, high color purity and excellent optical and electrical properties. 3-stack Blue OLED, independent development of 3-stack OLED structure by CSOT, bringing a high brightness and stable blue light.
CSOT shows 6.6” QD-OLED adopts a unique structure design, 3-stack top emission blue OLED with Quantum Dots Color Filter(IJP) to bring the possibility of high order display in the future , with high color gamut and wide viewing angle. 3-stack Blue OLED, independent development of 3-stack OLED structure by CSOT, bringing a high brightness and stable blue light；
Inkjet printing QDCF, design unique QD layer structure, reduce QD fluorescence loss;
14” Flexible LCD has a curvature radius of 100 mm. It can adapt to the display requirements of small curvature and multi-curvature, which makes it possible to use LCD panel in more application scenarios. CSOT self develop BPS technology to avoid possible light leakage in flexible LCD display. COA technology is used to avoid the possible mixing problem of flexible LCD. Transparent PI as substrate and combining with BCE/IGZO technology is expected to provide stable display image on large size panel.
COST 22” Light Field Display device, uses high brightness backlight and dual-LCD structure, with 2D+D ray tracing algorithm, expect exhibiting a novel light field autostereoscopic display technology. Optimized optical film design, bring high picture quality of multi-layer without any Moire patterns, while guaranteeing transmittance and contrast ratio. With high brightness backlight，the display provides comfortable environment for obersever. Novel algorithm of light field description and reconstruction using single one view point image and its depth, mitigating vergence-accommodation conﬂict, bring Comfortable experience of 3D viewing
28” PNLC Transparent Display An 28 inch transparent LCD of CSOT adopts PNLC none-polarizer & RGBW structure with 50% W ratio to bring high transmittance. With mature array technique as 4PEP a-Si & COA structure have higher possibility for mass production in commercial applications. None-polarizer structure with scattering type PNLC improved more than 25% transmittance. 4PEP a-Si & COA structure array technology With mature array technique have higher possibility for mass production in commercial application.
At SID Display Week 2019, Arm officially launches the Arm Mali -D77 DPU display processor that significantly improves the VR user experience with dedicated hardware functions for VR HMDs, namely: Lens Distortion Correction (LDC), Chromatic Aberration Correction (CAC) and Asynchronous Timewarp (ATW). These are on top of the already feature rich Mali-D71 DPU for premium mobile devices, Mali-D77 changes the way we think about VR workload distribution across the SoC. It enables a significant step-up in the display resolutions and frame rates that can be achieved within the power constraints of mobile VR HMD devices. This will pave the way towards lighter, smaller, more comfortable VR devices free from any cables, which, in turn, could drive the widespread adoption of consumer VR.
Women in Tech, Leading in the Tech World featuring Lee Epting, Advisor, Speaker, Technology Consultant, Samantha Phenix, Vice President, R&D, Planar, a Leyard Company, Consuelo Valverde, Founder & Managing Partner, SV Latam Capital moderated by Jenny Donelan, Director of Marketing and Publications, Palisades Convention Management. The Display Week 2019 Women in Tech forum is co-sponsored by CLEARink and Microsoft.
CEO Forum, Succeeding in the Display Industry featuring David L. Dutton, CEO, Silvaco, Robert McIntyre, Investment Director, LG Technology Ventures, Andrew G. Sculley, CEO, eMagin, moderated by SID Board Member and Marketing Chair Sri Peruvemba.
Display Week annual SID Press Breakfast, where SID Board Member and Marketing Chair Sri Peruvemba shares the winners of the 2019 Display Industry Awards (DIA) and other highlights of the week-long display technology conference. During Display Week 2019, the press had the opportunity to see, touch and test the latest display innovations from companies around the globe – and get up close and personal with display technologies that are changing the way we work, play and live every day.
JBD https://jb-display.com shows their active matrix inorganic microLED display chips and panels with wavelength ranging from UV to visible to IR. The pixel pitch ranges from 400 dpi to 10,000 dpi with a varity of resolutions, high brightness, high EQE, high reliability, these panels are ideal for AR, VR, HUD, projector, weapon sights, 3D printing, microscope and more. JBD’s microLED uses wafer level technology, no phosphor, no pick and place, no mass transfer, no quantum dots, everything is made by Silicon and compound semiconductor on a wafer. At SID Display Week 2019, JBD shows 2 million nits brightness Micro LED, 600 DPI bi-color Micro LED display implementing JBD’s proprietary transferring technology to move red and green LEDs to silicon CMOS backplane. Also, JBD shows a mono-color microLED module with the same silicon CMOS backplane solution which achieves a pitch size of only 2.5µm and 10,000 DPI achieving a brightness of a million nits (on the 10K DPI display, 2 million nits is achieved on the 5K DPI display) at a resolution of 5000×4000. JBD is capable to minimize the pitch size to below 2.5µm, which surpasses DLP. Their next step is to increase brightness and to achieve full color.
Plessey at Display Week 2019 showcases their proprietary monolithic microLED technology to enable a new generation of augmented reality devices simplifying optical systems that are brighter, smaller, lighter and higher performing than incumbent light sources currently used in AR/MR headsets, smart glasses, pico-projectors and HUD. Plessey’s GaN-on-Silicon is their route for monolithic addressable micro LED arrays/pixels for hi-res and hi-lum displays, high brightness LEDs, microLED displays, power devices, UV LEDs, photonic integration, advanced sensors, Plessey is creating compelling cutting edge display technology solutions, addressing the challenges and limitations faced in the field of photonics, arrays with emitters as small as 1 micron, driven at low current density for greater efficiency and longevity. External Quantum Efficiency at least three times higher than best in class benchmarks with more improvements in the pipeline. Arrays that provide at least 100,000 nits at 1 watt, that’s TV equivalent brightness at only 5mW, Coloured pixels fabricated in monolithic form. IP protected custom CMOS back plane provides rapid developments for custom arrays. GaN-on-Silicon MicroLEDs outperform incumbent technologies such as OLED with an outstanding thermal performance, Focussed light emitting surface, monolithic die/array Lm/W maintenance, excellent uniformity, integrated electronic and optical components, showcasing a 0.7-inch Micro LED display for AR, made by 8µm blue LED chips on JDC’s CMOS backplane to achieve a resolution of 1920*1080. Plessey upgraded its facilities and equipment recently, equipped with new semiconductor-level clean rooms and automated facilities, Plessey produces the world first wafer to wafer bonding Micro LED display with Micro LED epitaxy wafer and silicon CMOS backplane. As AR projection applications are targeted by several leading companies, Plessey has cooperated with technology partners including AIXTRON, JSC, Nanoco, VUZIX and others to enhance production facilities, demonstrating its capability of commercialization of Micro LED AR.
Nanosys at SID Display Week 2019 showcases a wide range of Quantum Dot displays as Quantum Dots enter the mainstream TV market this year. Russell Kempt, Nanosys VP of Sales & Marketing along with Jim Ninesling, Head of Marketing at Hisense USA, walks through the booth explaining all the products and innovation for Quantum Dots this year.
Details from the demos around Nanosys’ booth:
HDR Content Analysis Demo
Vizio P Quantum X:
Peak Brightness: over 3,000 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: above or equal to 98% u’v’
BT.2020 Coverage: above or equal to 85% u’v’
FALD Zones: 384
Full HDR10 content with 10,000 nit peak luminance and BT.2020 color gamut. Shot on RED VistaVision cameras and graded using ColorFront and DolbyVision
‘Quantum Flows’ Shot by Phil Holland on a RED Monstro 8K VV in 8K resolution with full BT.2020 color gamut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKFMgVfh2eM)
The AJA HDR Analyzer (https://www.aja.com/products/hdr-image-analyzer) provides real time analysis of the signal used in this demo. Every pixel is plotted in the CIE chart in real time.
Hisense ULED XD Demo
The Hisense ULED XD relies on Quantum Dots and a Dual-LC design to deliver a 100x improvement in contrast. The result is a set with blacks rivaling OLEDs with the high peak luminance and wide color gamut of a Quantum Dot LCD. Expected to launch in 2020, Hisense says these sets will cost less than comparably-sized OLEDs.
Peak Brightness: over 1,000 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: 100%
FALD Zones: 132
The Hisense H9F is a great example of the value Nanosys Quantum Dot technology delivers today with full P3 color gamut and over 1,000 nits for under $1,000
Peak Brightness: over 1,000 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: 98%
FALD Zones: 132
HP Omen Emperium X
Big Format Gaming with the full VESA HDR1000 spec thanks to Nanosys 100% Heavy metal free Quantum Dots
Peak Brightness: over 1,000 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: 95%
FALD Zones: 384 zones
Refresh rate: up to 144hz refresh
Samsung Q900 82” 8K QLED TV
Peak Brightness: 2,000 nits
Color Volume: 100% P3 Color Volume
HP Pavilion 27
The world’s first Quantum Dot on Glass (QDOG) product also happens to be the world’s thinnest computer monitor at just 6.5mm thin.
Peak Brightness: over 400nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: 95%
More on Nanosys at SID Display Week 2019:
Monday Seminar by Charlie Hotz, Nanosys VP of R&D: https://youtu.be/oEgzGOpkXAY
Business Conference by Russell Kempt, Nanosys VP of Worldwide Sales & Makerting: https://youtu.be/2BoXrrkI-sE
Investor Conference by Jason Hartlove, Nanosys President & CEO: https://youtu.be/Rk3vsCREsB8
LG Display shows latest OLED displays at SID DisplayWeek 2019, this booth features the new 65″ Rollable OLED that can fit inside the sound bar or furniture and be positionned in the middle of the room or in front of the window in the living room, the 88″ 8K OLED display, the latest 8K Crystal Sound OLED, which implements exciters to the super-slim OLED panel to generate localized crystal-clear sound directly from the display itself and The Rose featuring 4 65″ 4K OLED. Thanks to Conan for filming the second camera angle edited into this video filmed on Panasonic G85 on the DJI Ronin gimbal stabilizer. You can find out more information about OLED at https://en.oledspace.com an online community for OLED. Thanks to Conan for filming and providing the second camera angle giving an unprecedented view of how a Charbax Video is made. Here edited into this video, Conan filmed his camera angle using the Panasonic G85 on the DJI Ronin gimbal stabilizer.
At SID Display Week 2019, BOE shows their latest 12.3″ Rollable Phone, 7.7″ Foldable Phone, many other flexible displays, UHD displays, micro-displays, other world-leading technologies and innovative applications such as their Smart driving experience brought by flexible display for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) comprising a smart driver cabin and a spliced display screen of three units in three rows with only 0.99 mm bezels allowing visitors to experience a brand-new in-car display solution of the future. In addition to flexible display applications, BOE also displays the world-leading UHD display solution called the BD CELL UHD display which features an ultra-high static contrast ratio of up to 1,000,000:1, a bit depth of 12 bit, and a black field brightness of less than 0.003 nits, BOE also presents a host of 8K products, including 75″ 8K 120Hz display, a 3.5″ 8K VR display, and 0.39″ 8K spliced VR display. Under the “8425 Strategy” (promote 8K, popularize 4K, replace 2K and make good use of 5G), BOE is now speeding up the application of 8K in many fields. Other leading-edge technologies and solutions that BOE shows at this show include the first ever HDR notebook featuring mini-LED, the 15.6″ oxide display with an ultra-high refresh rate of 240Hz, the 55″ inkjet-printed 4K OLED display, the 0.39″ micro-OLED AR display that enjoys the world’s largest pixel density of 5,644 PPI.
In the smart Automotive cabin, the information required for smart travel becomes part of the actual scene with the help of AR technology, the head-up display (HUD) can project useful information such as speed per hour and navigation onto the front windshield for the driver’s reference. In addition, BOE replaces the conventional in-car LCD with flexible display. The 12.3″ three-unit flexible display is backed by the OLED pixel compensation circuit technology developed by BOE, which can effectively improve the brightness uniformity of mid-sized OLED displays and provide better audiovisual experience for car users, BOE applies flexible AMOLED displays to transparent A-pillars, rearview mirrors to solve the problem of driver’s blind spots in automotive design. The flexible display can perfectly match the shape of the A-pillar and show data with delay shorter than one millisecond. With the help of camera, the images blocked by the A-pillar can be shown on the flexible display, thus eliminating blind spots in the field of view. By applying flexible display, the rearview mirror can also be customized according to the interior shape of the car. BOE’s smart cabin is equipped with a 6.39″ flexible display as a built-in rearview mirror, which makes it safer to drive the car even on rainy and snowy days, BOE also exhibited some innovative applications of in-car display, such as center console solution that supports gesture-based interaction and V-shaped mini-LED for cars. BOE’s high-end in-car display panels have been supplied to automakers in the United States, Germany, the UK, Japan and South Korea.
CLEARink ePaper 2.0 won the People’s Choice Award at SID’s Display Week 2019. They’re showing ePaper 2.0 for the first time, reflective displays using Electrophoretic Total Internal Reflection (eTIR), which has the goodness of previous ePaper technologies including sunlight readability, low power, along with color and video. CLEARink demonstrates 9.7” displays with 1:16 contrast, 227 dpi, 4096 colors with and without front light, monochrome and color modes running video content, 16 levels of gray, driven by less than 5V. Interview with Frank Christiaens CEO and Sri Peruvemba CMO.
SID President Helge Seetzen welcoms more than 8,000 attendees from over 40 countries to Display Week 2019 to see the newest products taking the world by storm, learn about what’s coming next and rub elbows with some of today’s top technology visionaries. More than 250 exhibitors showcase their latest and greatest, the Innovation Zone (I-Zone) pack two large dedicated areas with prototypes and demos never seen before, great keynote sessions by Samsung, Google and BOE, the Technical Symposium, educational courses and business conferences deliver providing key intelligence about this ever-changing industry. Display tech and applications such as auto, AR/VR, AI and wearables, flexible OLED, reflective ePaper and microLEDs are some of the eye-popping exhibits engaging the crowds and to be posted here at a rate of about one new video every 4 hours for the next 12 days (check back!)
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