One of the most energy efficient displays on the market to day is the organic light emitting diode (OLED) display. It requires very little electricity while providing a vibrant display, at least on current smart phones. DuPont has developed a new manufacturing process that will allow OLED displays to be manufactured more cheaply for large TVs.
The new technology is called DuPont Gen 3 solution OLED materials. Currently OLED displays are manufactured using a costly evaporative materials. Because of the high cost, only displays for smart phones or small displays were affordable, if you can call $1943.75 to $2499.99 for Sony’s 11 inch OLED TV affordable.
But DuPont’s process prints the OLED materials. The process makes OLED displays much cheaper while allowing large TV production at affordable prices. The resulting displays use less energy and parts than LCDs. No longer will your display or TV need a backlight or color filter also cutting costs. The Gen 3 OLED materials can also be used in lighting displays. OLEDs are an energy sipping method of providing lighting.
DuPonts commercial ready OLED manufacturing process will create TVs that have a 15 year lifespan. This is five times better than OLED display technology just two years ago. These new active matrix OLED displays will have resolutions from 55ppi to 128 ppi.
These new materials and fabrication methods mean that you will see more OLED displays on small devices like cell phones and mp3 players as well as new TVs. Printing a 50 in display could take as little as two minutes as little as two minutes using Dupont’s and Dainippon Screen materials and technology.
Both Samsung and LG have plans to produce large screen OLED TV’s within the next few years. Samsung wants to have a 42 inch ready to go in 2011 and LG should have a 40 inch OLED on the market by 2012.
DuPont’s breakthrough in manufacturing OLED screen affordably in large sizes should make both of these large screen manufacturers plans attainable. Who knows we may see large screen OLED TVs appearing sooner than planned.