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).

OLED

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.

Top Rated Comments

charlieegan3 Avatar
149 months ago
Is it bad that as soon as I hear the words: LG and Screen I think of image retention? rMBP...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slffl Avatar
149 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!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lunarworks Avatar
149 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.)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ConCat Avatar
149 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/)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NoNothing Avatar
149 months ago
Having seen IGZO, I have 0 interest in OLED.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Squilly Avatar
149 months ago
LG has too many issues for me to want to trust them... not only in Apple products.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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