Samsung send out a press bulletin with some details about the company's latest advances in display panels. One of the more interesting things is that Samsung will show off production-ready 14.1" and 31" OLED TV panels at Display Week 2009 this week. The 31" OLED panel will feature a Full HD resolution, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a color gamut of over 100% NTSC and an ultrathin frame that's only 8.9mm thick.
Production-ready AM OLED TV
SMD is exhibiting 14.1-inch and 31-inch diagonal OLED TV panels. The 31-inch is the world's first OLED display that features full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, a color gamut of over 100% NTSC and a ultra-slim design of only 8.9mm – providing outstanding brightness and exceptional image quality. The OLED TV panels can be mass produced through the use of Fine Metal Mask (FMM) technology.
Active Matrix (AM) OLED for the Future
SMD is showing the world’s thinnest “flapping” OLED panel, one that can flutter in a breeze. The super-thin panel is only 0.05mm thin, about one tenth the thickness of OLED panels with a normal glass substrate. It features a high contrast ratio, is polarizer-free and has a pixel resolution of 480 x 272.
SMD also is showing 4.82-inch and 12.1-inch transparent, foldable and ID card displays as well.
AM OLED for Mobile
OLEDs have become an important consideration in mobile design as set makers require smarter displays to accommodate multi-functions.
SMD will exhibit a full line up of mobile displays from a 3.2-inch “real” WVGA to a 7-inch WSVGA. The 3.2-inch WVGA on exhibit is the world’s first OLED display with 310ppi. (pixels per inch).
A significant benefit of OLED panels is that they do not require backlighting, can be made much thinner than traditional displays and consume far less power. Other factors that will drive the expected exponential market growth of OLED technology include faster response time, blur-free motion, a 180-degree viewing angle and potentially lower manufacturing costs.
SMD is exhibiting an ”on cell” Touch Sensor Device (TSD)’ which integrates multiple touch functions on a TFT panel that features a slim black matrix, thin module design and high light transmittance.