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[26 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Diamond Vision OLED [Video]

At CEATEC 2011 Mitsubishi Electric showcased their “Diamond Vision OLED” technology which we’ve previously seen with the impressive gigantic globe screen: Geo Cosmos. This time they showed off a scaled down version, a group of OLED panels arranged a semi-spherical shape.

This screen is made up of 696 OLED panels 32mm x 32mm, one third the size of the ones used on Geo Cosmos. They each display a brightness of 1,200cd/m2 and consume 11.2kW of power. Mitsubishi has expressed plans to make them commercially available for digital signage.
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[27 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Concept Laptop Flips Through Data

Many complain that e-readers could never compare to the satisfaction of flipping through a book. The “Real Notebook” laptop concept was created with these people in mind. This design provides all the features of a laptop but has dual monitors, one which is sturdy that is used as a touch screen keyboard and the other which is flexible that bends to simulate the flipping of pages.
Designer Kim Min Seok proposes using bendable AMOLED screens to pull this off. I myself am really looking forward to mainstream gadgets that use flexible …

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[13 Jun 2011 | 34 Comments | ]
Geo-Cosmos: Gigantic Globe OLED Display [Video]

On June 11th the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo displayed Mitsubishi Electric’s “Geo-Cosmos”, the world’s first large-scale spherical OLED. It was breathtaking, the video below is proof.

The gigantic globe features 10,362 OLED panels which cover an aluminum sphere hanging 18 meters from the floor. The 6 meter orb is an upgrade to a previous model which featured regular LED panels. This spanking new OLED version features a resolution about 10 times greater than LED, more than 10 million pixels!
The globe was installed to celebrate the 10th …

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[6 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
See-Through Cellphone Screens Now in Mass Production

TDK has started mass production of transparent organic electroluminescent (EL) displays; the UEL476. These are see-through screens that can display colored images. The UEL476 screen is 2.4-inches (320 x 240) and is was made specially for mobile devices such as cellphones. Though see-through, your privacy is protected, as the on the opposite side of the screen, displayed images cannot be seen.
We saw a mono-color prototype of these screens at CEATEC last year (video below). Good to see them out this year as TDK promised. Looking forward to what manufacturers will do …

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[31 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Toshiba Donates Portable OLED Lamps to Disaster Areas

Toshiba has developed a portable OLED lamp for use in the earthquake affected areas of Japan. The company announced on May 30, 2011, that it has donated 50 units to an evacuation center in Miyagi Prefecture and that it plans to produce and distribute 100 more units.
Toshiba intends for the lamps to be used as reading lights. They use 4 AAA alkaline batteries and can also use solar-powered rechargeable batteries via a usb port. The lamp has different levels of brightness from 100% to 10%; the brightness of a desk …

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[13 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Futuristic Displays: You can text and see where you’re going.

TDK presented two futuristic OLED displays that they have in the works.
The first a see-through display demoed on cellphones. The user is able to see the on screen information but someone on the opposite side only sees transparent glass. This could be applied to glasses enriching the experience of augmented reality programs. (check out the scouter)

The other was a thin and flexible film display. This was displayed in really cool wrist bands, playing video graphics. Sony has already presented a similar product but TDK plans to start production of these …

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