February 2022

Sony to release its QD-OLED TV in June, priced at $2,999 for the 55-inch model

In early 2022, Sony announced A95K Master XR TV, which is the world's first QD-OLED TV. According to a report from Korea, Sony plans to release the A95K in June 2022, priced at $2,999 for the 55-inch model and $3,999 for the 65-inch model.

Sony A95K photo

These prices, if true, are higher than most other LCD and OLED TVs on the market. The Sony A95K Master XR TV will feature 55" or 65" 4K 120Hz QD-OLED panels (produced by SDC), Sony's XR cognitive processor, Acoustic Surface Audio, XR Triluminos Max and Google TV OS.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 23,2022

Notion Systems installs an inkjet printing system at ITRI for QLED and OLED R&D

Notion Systems, a leading solution provider for industrial inkjet systems, announced that it had successfully installed an n.jet display system at Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The n.jet display system was developed in collaboration with MBraun/Germany and includes a fully integrated inert glove box solution that combines compact design with minimized nitrogen consumption.

Notion Systems n.jet display system photo

ITRI is now using the new n.jet display system to research and develop novel QLED and OLED technologies. ITRI is looking to replace vapor deposition and vacuum coating with inkjet printing which could reduce the number of steps, increase material utilization and increase display quality.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 19,2022

Samsung's QD-OLED production yields at only 30%

According to reports from Korea, Samsung suffers from very low (around 30%) production yields in its QD-OLED production line. It seems as if Samsung Display decided to wait for the market reaction for its new panels before it will invest in expanded capacity.

Samsung Display QD-OLED panels at CES 2022

As the first range of products (monitors and TVs) will launch only in the spring of 2022, Samsung will likely wait till the second half of 2022 before it decides on the future of its QD-OLED technology. This means that SDC's total QD-OLED capacity will remain as it is today (30,000 monthly Gen-8.5 panels) at least until the end of 2023.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 13,2022

Dell's upcoming Alienware 34" QD-OLED monitor to cost $1,299

At CES, Dell announced the world's first QD-OLED product, the Alienware AW3423DW 34" 175Hz 3440x1440 monitor. The company now announced that it will cost $1,299 and will ship in the spring.

Alienware AW3423DW photoThe QD-OLED panel is produced by Samsung Display. Samsung also launched a monitor that uses the same panel, the Odyssey G8QNB.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 13,2022

Omdia: sales of QD-LCD TVs will decline 3.1% in 2022

Market research firm Omdia says that the sale of QD-enhanced LCD TVs will decline in 2022 to $17.67 billion, down 3.1% from the revenues in 2021. This is the first time since 2017 when the first such TVs were introduced, that the market will decline.

QD-LCD TV revenue estimates (2019-2022F, Omdia)

Shipments of QD-LCDs will actually increase this year, but revenues will decline because more of these TVs will be lower in price. 52% of such TVs will cost less than $1,000 this year, up from only 36.5% of the TVs in 2021.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 06,2022

SmartKem and Nanosys to co-develop OTFT-based emissitve QD displays

UK-based OTFT-developer SmartKem and QD pioneer Nanosys announced a joint-development project to work on low-cost printed QD displays, that will combine SmartKem's printed organic TFT with Nanosys' quantum dots emitter platform.

Nanosys now refers to its emissive (electroluminescent) QD technology as nanoLED. Both technology platforms, the OTFT backplane and the NanoLED frontplane are solution-based, which could indeed result in a low-cost production process.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 03,2022