Seiko Epson to enter OEL business in flat-panel battle

OEL display panels use less power and offer brighter images and wider viewing angles than competing technologies but have a maximum life span of about 30,000 hours compared to LCD's and plasma's 60,000 hours. Apparently Seiko Epson Corporation has succeeded in extending the life span of OEL panels to more than 50,000 hours.

According to the Japanese daily Nikkei, which cited unnamed company sources, Seiko Epson hopes to enter the organic electroluminescent (OEL) panels business with the aim to take orders for the panels by the end of the year. The company plans to start its OEL production with an eight-inch business-use monitor that is 2.8 millimetres (0.112 inches)-thick at its thinnest part in its plant in Nagano prefecture. The company anticipates demand from stores and other commercial facilities as well as for use as monitors in car navigation systems.

News source: Physorg

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Just so you know, since it doesn't say up there in the summary, these things are going to cost about 1,700$ - Now I'm not sure of the size of the monitor for that price but it looks like a decent price

bangbang023 said,
I had no idea they started referring to OLED as OEL. Sheesh, I thought I missed out on a huge piece of news.

ditto lol. gotta keep appraised of these kinds of things :P

An organic light-emitting diode (OLED), also Light Emitting Polymer (LEP) and Organic Electro-Luminescence (OEL), is any light-emitting diode (LED) whose emissive electroluminescent layer is comprised of a film of organic compounds

jmmycrackcorn said,
An organic light-emitting diode (OLED), also Light Emitting Polymer (LEP) and Organic Electro-Luminescence (OEL), is any light-emitting diode (LED) whose emissive electroluminescent layer is comprised of a film of organic compounds

? I can read wikipedia too, but thanks anyway.

bangbang023 said,

? I can read wikipedia too, but thanks anyway.

And yet you had "no idea" that an OLED can also be called an OEL. So, apparently, you can read Wikipedia, but don't until someone quotes from it and shows you up. Is that about right?