Interesting post, Barbara. I think AMOLED is certainly the leader when it comes to display quality. OLED might be a good choice in saving energy, but would it be as good as AMOLED in terms of crispness and sharpness of the display?
Barbara, what makes OLED significant when compare to the normal LED displays. LED’s normally consumes lesser power, when compare with LCD and durability is also more. I would like to what does the component ‘organic’ stands in OLED.
@Barbara - I agree with your opinion that the growth of the OLED market will take longer than projected. It seems like these forecasts are often optimistic, and perhaps that is an intentional attempt to excite the marketplace. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
@Jacob: good questions. The most significant difference is that OLEDs are their own light source--you don't need a backlight or secondary light source. So as a power-saver, OLEDs are ideal. I'm not sure about organic--at least in the sense that we usually use the term--I think it has something to do with the way OLEDs operate rather than the fact they are 'green' or natural. LEDs still require some kind of backlighting, so they draw power, etc.
i am amazed after reading the IHS iSupply report about the market forcast. How do they come up with the number like the expected demand for the upcoming years? They do not have any previous data to compare with for OLED or AMOLED.
The price of LED display is still high. If OLED/AMOLED technology is realtively simple then why is the price higher than LED? Is it due to the fixed cost incurred during the research or due to some other reason?
Hi Himan: On one hand, manufacturing OLEDs should be easy becuase you can spray the diodes right onto a substrate. But there are still limitations to the materials which makes investing in large-scale OLED manufacturing operations risky. I also don't think there are a lot of companies making OLED production equipment--unlike LCDs, which are manufactured like semiconductors--there is little demand right now. I'm not sure why LEDs are so expensive. I'll try to find out
After hearing about this OLED breakthrough a few days ago, I was excited. This is what my husband has been waiting for. Of course the price is way out of reach at the moment, believed to be around $5000. If LG and Samsung have solved the display issues of the past, this will mean these larger OLED TV's should become affordable in the next few years.
jbond--yes, a 55-inch OLED screen is very impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing more analysis on how this was accomplished. LG sort of came out of the box and leapfrogged (is that a verb?) everyone else size-wise. I hope this stimulates the TV/big screen market--while I am enjoying the low prices we pay for an LCD now, manufacturers are having a rough time.
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