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Apple Hires Senior OLED Expert from LG Display

Apple has hired a senior researcher in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology from LG, reports OLED-Info (via BrightWire), potentially signaling renewed interest in the technology.
Apple has hired a new executive into its Display group - Dr. Jueng Jil Lee, a former research fellow at LG Display, who apparently was involved with printing technology research. Dr. Lee's previous employee (before LGD) was Cambridge Display Technology, the P-OLED pioneer (now owned by Sumitomo).
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OLED has a number of advantages over LCD screens, including brighter colors with deeper blacks, wider viewing angles, faster response times and greater power efficiency. The technology is also being used to develop flexible screens, something that Apple has shown interest in, although it is unknown if the company has any concrete plans to bring a product featuring such technology to market.

Apple has been rumored to be looking at OLED technology for many years, but cost issues and other limitations have so far kept the company tied to LCD technology for its products.

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Posted: 16 months ago
Is it bad that as soon as I hear the words: LG and Screen I think of image retention? rMBP...
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 16 months ago
Obviously for the iWatch. I hope they solve the neon greens and blue whites that are in the Samsung OLEDs. I can't stand the way those look!
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 16 months ago
OLED isn't suitable for the iPhone quite yet, but it will be eventually.

(Also, it's a shame that the buying public seems to prefer OLED's artificial-looking, blown out, oversaturated colours over LCD's natural colours.)
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 16 months ago
An OLED display contains fish semen. You be the judge.

Good luck on getting a straight answer on what the "O" in "OLED" means though. Most sources simply define it as "genetic material". :p

Oh yes, here's an old article I can cite. Cheers: Salmon Sperm Used to Intensify LEDs Grossify Everyone (http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/11/salmon-sperm-used-to-intensify-leds-grossify-everyone/)
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 16 months ago
Having seen IGZO, I have 0 interest in OLED.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 16 months ago
LG has too many issues for me to want to trust them... not only in Apple products.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 16 months ago
Having an entirely flexible iOS device could be interesting... if it's able to simply fold over itself, you could flex it to be any size... everyone could be happy... although I suppose that's probably still a long ways away...
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 16 months ago

An OLED display contains fish semen. You be the judge.


So does water, according to W.C. Fields (explaining why he preferred to drink gin).
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 16 months ago

They do use salmon sperm. It's readily available and prior to OLEDs, the stuff was thrown out. It was considered waste in the fishing industry. Plenty of nasty things are used everywhere, certainly, but once you know how it's made, it's tough to go back to the time where you didn't. Don't see why I should have to explain this to you, but oh well... :rolleyes:


They didn't use salmon sperm per se. They extracted the saDNA out of it and combined with a substance so it became water unsollutable.
The point he was making with the salmon sperm was that you could use an otherwise waste product for this, but for a mass production it is just not feasible and definitely not as efficient as simply using a PCR to quickly produce lots of DNA.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 16 months ago

OLED isn't suitable for the iPhone quite yet, but it will be eventually.

(Also, it's a shame that the buying public seems to prefer OLED's artificial-looking, blown out, oversaturated colours over LCD's natural colours.)


I find it a shame that most people are duped into thinking that HD is all about pixel/screen size and fail to consider bitrate. And that netflix, Apple, hulu, etc all market their products as HD (which technically they are) and the buying public thinks they are getting the same quality as blu-ray.

But what can you do?
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