Organic LED Displays in 2008?

An organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) display may be coming to a notebook near you in 2008. These items are thinner, more power efficient and potentially brighter than standard LCD displays. The drawback? They may be expensive. OLEDs are already used on some cell phones and MP3 players but prices go up as the screen size increases. They are, however, perfectly suited for the executive ultra-portable market so this is probably where we will see them first.

Sony is expected to launch OLED displays in Japan first but they may run into competition from Toshiba's Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display (SED) technology. Initially, both OLED and SED will have trouble being price competitive with plasma and/or traditional LCD displays.

Sony was notoriously slow in adapting to LCD technology. Most Sony branded LCD displays are currently manufactured by Samsung.

View: View 27" OLED display at CES
News source: CNET

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Didn't Samsung demonstrate a reasonably sized one a couple of years ago?

I think they have solved the problems with the blue cells lasting half as long as the red and green cells.

Yes you can make flexible OLED displays, I really doubt the average home display will be though, people will want a nice flat picture on their TV.

edit: ohh and the compounds are no more organic than compounds such as Methane, Ethanol, Butane, Polyester, Nylon, Kevlar, etc...

Organic != life, those jokes are lame and unfunny.

ThePitt said,
with this technology when the monitor dies, it dies literally :P

So will you have to call in a doctor instead of a tecnician when the monitor is acting odd?

Aero Ultimate said,
So will you have to call in a doctor instead of a tecnician when the monitor is acting odd? :laugh:

So, could my monitor get a virus?

I'm more interested in SED. It blends the best of both technologies; the flatness and straightness of lcd and the color depth of crt.

I hope it would be bendable.

Its nice to have a screen that you can bend and do whatever you want and it keeps on displaying the picture clear and bright.

What makes them "organic?" Are they growing these displays on farms w/o the use of pesticides or hormones? Seriously, why are they called organic?

Shadrack said,
What makes them "organic?" Are they growing these displays on farms w/o the use of pesticides or hormones? Seriously, why are they called organic?

Instead of using Si or III-IVs they use an organic molecules. The internal efficiency is near perfect but their lifetime and extraction can be a problem.

Honestly though... even if their lifetime is like a quater of an LCD... how often do you actually keep anything electronic until it dies? Like those stupid screen protectors for phones, mp3 players, etc; you get to make the display ugly the entire time you have it, all the way until you throw it away or sell it.

There may be some doubts about this technology, but remember that LCD's were around for ages and they had lots more serious problems (slow response, expensive, poor colours etc.). So given that, I would say in the ~5 year time frame, this looks very encouraging.

what the heck is a "standard LED display"? only LED displays i've ever seen are the ones you see in stadiums or digital billboards... and those are huge... never seen a TV LED display... I thought OLED was the "LED TV Display"

That's just a typo for "standard LCD display". I don't think I have editing abilities on the front page or I'd fix it now. Thanks for pointing it out so quickly. Edit: I do have editing powers.

Fred Derf said,
That's just a typo for "standard LCD display". I don't think I have editing abilities on the front page or I'd fix it now. Thanks for pointing it out so quickly. Edit: I do have editing powers.

ah, makes more sense now was thinking why would someone have a LED panel in their homes, they are kind of large *lol*

I did have some statement in there about Sony engaging in yet another format war with Toshiba but it was (wisely) edited out by Shane or the news staff.

A display can't really be considered a format because there are no supplementary content sales like there are with DVD media. My point was that Sony loves to gamble on their own technology rather than compete directly with others on a level playing field. Some times it works and some times it doesn't.

I agree well on that. It seemed not to work for the PS3 as they only launched 1m while Nintendo launched 10m..

BTW... did they just say "organic" do those people have a clue of what organic means???