Do you remember how neither Samsung nor LG ever did deliver those super huge OLED flatscreen TVs for Christmas 2012? It’s because they couldn’t make the OLED part of the OLED TV. Their failure rate was abysmal. According to some industry analysts, 65 percent of all OLED TVs that came off of Samsung’s line was defective.
This may be why Samsung decided to acquire Novaled. What we’re curious about is why they didn’t roll up a national Korean brand like http://nanofilm.co.kr . Recently, the major Korean conglomerates have been buying more and more international tech firms. So it may be wise to target Korean firms for acquisition instead of the usual western targets like Yahoo and Apple.
With firms like http://colnatec.com innovating high temperature OLED manufacturing and real time defect sensor technologies, not only will the consumer win, the first to market with the next generation display–whether it be foldable or wearable, will dominate unusual marketshare. If you’re skeptical about wearable displays, the only think keeping Google Glass from being useful is that when you’re outside, the sunlight is too bright for full screen stereo vision. OLED across both lenses will change that.
You’ll be able to have real AR (augmented reality) on the street.
If you’re unfamiliar with OLED technology and why it’s such a big deal, the O in OLED stands for organic. Being LED affords your smartphone or laptop or TV atleast 50 times greater brightness over LCD or plasma. But there’s just so much more. For starters, OLED displays require a fraction of the energy. They can flex and bend meaning you can finally have displays you can wrap around your forearm or fold into your pocket.
OLED screens are much much faster. Now you can watch action movies and not have that weird artifact effect where some pixels still haven’t refreshed from 23 film frames ago. Another cool factor is that while LED and LCD requires energy to power every pixel constantly, OLED only uses power when changing the color of a pixel. So, you can finally have that Alpine white snow covered mountain as your laptop background and it won’t take any more battery power than Starry, Starry Night.
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