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LG Display’s OLED Panels bags Top Awards at SID 2014


LG Display, avant-gardist for display technologies, today announced that it has received the global display industry’s most prestigious awards for its unmatched OLED panel technology at the Display Industry Awards bequeathed by the Society for Information Display (SID) at this year’s annual conference and exhibition held in San Diego.

LG Display bagged the Gold Award for Display Application of the Year for its flexible plastic OLED panel used in the LG G Flex, claimed to fame as being the world’s first curved smartphone, and the Silver Award for Display of the Year for the world’s first curved OLED TV panel.

SID largesse Gold and Silver Awards in three categories, which reads, viz: Display of the Year, followed by Display Application of the Year as well as Display Component of the Year. On record, it is one of the few times that a display company has secured top awards at the same time and that too in more than one category at SID.


“These awards signify that LG Display is the world’s leader when it comes to OLED technology, which represents the future of the display industry. We continue to be committed to doing our best in maintaining our leadership as the world’s best display company by sparing no efforts to further improve the industry,” alleged Oh Chang-ho, Senior Vice President of LG Display.

LG Display from its part will start revamping a new-fangled OLED TV panel production line on top of a standing production line up in Paju, Korea, in the second half of this year to swell its OLED TV product line-up and production capacity so as to broaden its clientele base.

As OLED panels entail self-light-emitting diodes, it does not undergo light leakage, viewing angle and color bleeding problems that LCD displays tend to face. Accordingly, OLED TV displays make available superior picture quality. What is more, as they do not require backlight units, OLED panels stand as slimmer paralleled to LCD panels.  All of these dynamics tend to make OLED panels more suitable for curved displays.

Touted Display Application of the Year: Recipient of Gold Award: LG Display’s G Flex

LG Display’s G Flex smartphone integrates a flexible OLED panel that is founded on a plastic substrate as a replacement for glass. By way of applying film-type encapsulation technology besides attaching the protection film to the back of the panel, LG Display has made the panel bendable and shatterproof. Likened to an OLED display panel founded on glass, the flexible OLED panel arrives lightweight, thin, plus features design litheness. This facet in turn allows for a design that naturally fits the contour of a smartphone user’s face. What’s more, the panel is also the lightest, weighing a total 7.2 grams, even with a 6-in. screen, the largest among contemporary smartphone OLED displays. At some point, LG plans to use this process applicable for the production of large-sized devices, together with laptops, followed by monitors as well as TVs, over and above eReaders and so on and so forth.

Hailed as Display of the Year: Recipient of Silver Award Winner: LG Display’s 55-in. FHD Curved OLED TV Panel

LG Display’s 55-in. FHD curved OLED TV panel delivers remarkably vibrant images in a curved arrangement that makes available to viewers a restfully immersive environment. LG Display’s curved OLED TV was presented last year, and makes use of the company’s WRGB OLED technology braced with an oxide TFT backplane, the company’s technical solution of choice for large-sized OLED panels. The panel is thin – only 4 mm thick with side bezel widths of 11 mm. At 19.2 pounds, the TV is also noticeably lighter than those of competitive products. Simultaneously, it offers superior picture quality, achieving remarkably rich and natural colors. Over and above the vibrant and augmented picture-quality experience, the curved structure of the fresh OLED TV panel affords viewing comfort. The curvature mimics a human’s normal line of vision, which makes it more eye friendly besides allowing viewers to feel less fatigue even when watching the screen, even though allowing for a wider and brighter field of view.


Jawed Akhtar

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