We are now at the start of the next display technology wave, as OLEDs replace LCDs in consumer devices. There are also other interesting technologies forthcoming, each with different strengths, challenges, applications and time horizons.
There is no place like CES to see the most exciting new and future displays. Beyond traditional technologies like television, displays also featured prominently in many of the big trends at the show: AI, automotive, VR, IoT and connectivity.
Applied’s James Xiao, VP & GM, Display CVD & EPG, reviews the recently launched thin film encapsulation systems for enabling the volume production of high-resolution, thin and lightweight flexible OLED displays for mobile products and TVs.
For the next installment in my display survey series, I will focus on advanced display technologies coming down the pipeline and how materials engineering solutions will enable tomorrow’s TVs and mobile devices to be flexible, bendable and foldable.
Our display survey revealed a consumer sentiment that should surprise no one: cracked mobile screens are a big problem worldwide. Applied is working closely with customers and others in the industry to develop manufacturing technologies that not only deliver high-quality, power-efficient mobile displays, but also enable more durable screens that can withstand being dropped and can better endure wear-and-tear over time.