January 05, 2010

Technology - Year of Organic LED displays?

OLED screens starting to make inroads. The Google Nexus phone is rumored to have a 3.7" AMOLED touchscreen.

Burlingame, Calif. -- Last year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, OLED televisions were the shiny lure baiting consumers into booths stocked mostly with LCDs and plasma devices. (See: The OLED Hype) The promise of these new screens was high, but the products using them were still mostly in development.

OLEDs, or organic light emitting diode screens, offer brighter pictures with a cleaner contrast ratio than other technologies do. OLEDs emit their own light, rather than using a wire or gas to create light. OLEDs pass electricity through thin organic semiconductive layers that are sandwiched between two electrodes. At the annual CES gadget event in 2009, there were mostly prototypes available. The only mainstream OLED device on the market was an 11-inch Sony ( SNE - news - people ) TV that retailed for a steep $2,500.

Rest of Article - OLED's Bright Future In Mobile - Forbes.com

Posted by staff at January 5, 2010 08:19 AM