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.
CSOT 31″ UHD Inkjet Printed AMOLED, MicroLED, Flexible Mini LED, PE-OLED Perovskite, 22″ Light Field
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.