David Savastano, Editor08.28.13
Organic light emitting diodes (OLED) are receiving a lot more attention in recent years, as advancements in OLED technology are leading to commercial opportunities. Samsung and LG have launched OLED televisions into the market, and while the price point is extremely high – Samsung’s S9C is $8,999 and LG’s 55EA9800 is $14,999 – the quality is considered extraordinary. It is certainly thought that prices will come down as the technology gains acceptance in the marketplace.
OLEDs have also made significant gains in the areas of smart phones (for example, some of the Samsung Galaxy models have OLED displays), digital cameras (Canon and Nokia are among the brands that have OLED screens on some of their cameras) and tablet displays. OLED lighting, on the other hand, has yet to make much of an inroad into the market.
What is the potential for the OLED display market? It depends on who is reporting on it. In its 2013 report, “OLED Displays Ma
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