Global OLED and LCD Markets Report 2020: Technology, Directions, and Market Analysis

The “OLED and LCD Markets: Technology, Directions, and Market Analysis” report from The Information Network has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This technology-marketing report analyzes and projects the technologies involved in the fabrication of OLEDs, Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD), and microLEDs. This report discusses the technology trends, products, applications, and suppliers of materials and equipment. A market forecast for display equipment and materials analyzed and forecast.

At its core, OLED picture quality is superior to LCD on brightness, uniformity, blackness, viewing angle, and contrast ratio and a key feature for mobile devices, as it reduces energy consumption, thus extending battery life. The higher 1000 pixel per inch (PPI) of OLED is crucial for virtual/augmented reality applications. Meanwhile, the refresh rate is multiples higher vs. LCD and critical for real-time gaming. That said, LCD is significantly better on price given the sheer production scale and sizeable competition in that market (vs. OLED with only two meaningful players today).

In this report, we look at the competitive challenges that OLED display technology faces from mini-LED and micro-LED over the next few years. The key visual quality and performance qualities that we believe disruptors will continue to focus on include color gamut, power consumption, and display longevity. We believe mini-LED represents more of an evolution of existing LCD display technology in that a mini-LED array could serve as an alternative backlight source for the existing range of application, while the development progress in quantum dot (QD) emissive displays and microLED displays position those technologies to be potential disruptors in the premium display market segment over the next 2 to 5 years. In the meantime, we expect OLED displays as enabled by Universal Display will continue to be the premium display technology of choice in the mobile, smart watch, and TV markets for the

Avius Launches Gestures – Touchless Customer Feedback Technology

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Customers who wish to provide feedback at a business no longer need to physically touch a survey screen. Avius, a leading tech company that provides real-time customer feedback solutions, today launched Gestures, a touchless AI-powered thumbs up / thumbs down survey experience. The innovative technology has launched at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport in the world, and at LEGOLAND Florida.

The pandemic has quickly created a new operating environment for businesses who are now more than ever embracing touchless technology. Avius predicted early on during the pandemic that touchless would play an important role in society moving forward. Customers are also demanding clean and safe ways to interact with technology. Gestures provides a fast and easy touchless way to gather information from experience feedback surveys so businesses can ensure they are meeting and exceeding expectations for customers and their employees.

“We are incredibly excited to usher in a new era of feedback, using natural human gestures – recognized by advanced artificial intelligence built-in to our kiosks – to enable people to provide touch-free feedback fast,” said Ben Story, co-founder and chief executive officer, Avius. “Customers have been telling us they want to collect feedback in hygiene sensitive scenarios, what better way to do that than using gestures? They are universal around the world and online – everyone understands what they mean, and you can see the respondents’ delight when leaving feedback this way.”

To engage with Gestures, customers simply stand in front of a kiosk terminal, show a thumbs up for a good experience or a thumbs down to report a not so positive experience. An animation and sound will notify that the response has been successfully recorded. In addition to singular questions, Gestures can also be used for

New discovery opens for breakthrough in laser technology

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The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, has received a grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark to investigate nonlinear effects in semiconductor lasers – a stepping-stone to enable next generation higher-order modulation in fibre optic networks.

One of the properties of lasers is the reduced spectral distribution of their optical emission as compared to other light sources.

However, this laser ‘linewidth’ can be greatly influenced by the environmental conditions, which deteriorate their performance when used outside the research lab.

Now, Assistant Professor Nicolas Volet, who leads the Integrated Photonics group at Aarhus University (AU) has received a DKK 2.9 million grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for a new ambitious project, that aims at solving the linewidth issue of diode lasers.

This issue is known to be one of the limitations in the deployment of coherent higher-order modulation transceivers for emerging applications; for instance, 5G wireless.

This project is based on a recent breakthrough discovery made by Assistant Professor Nicolas Volet and Dr. Holger Klein, Director of Chip Design at the US-based company OE Solutions America, Inc (OESA):

“We have discovered a method to effectively narrow the linewidth of a laser by a factor of up to 500, which is required to enable higher-order modulation formats in coherent communication, where information is encoded in the phase, amplitude and polarization of the lightwave signal. This unique approach can reduce the cost, size and power consumption compared to today’s laser technology,” says Dr. Holger Klein.

Nicolas Volet continues:

“Indeed, this discovery is extremely encouraging as it is expected to turn a notorious limitation of semiconductor lasers into an opportunity to increase optical network transport capacity and simplify their packaging for real-world applications. Our group will work closely with OESA’s

Five Things to Know About Apple’s New iPhone 12

After months of swirling rumors, Apple finally announced its new iPhone 12 during a virtual event hosted at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.



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Apple announced their new iPhone 12.

As expected, Apple’s next generation iPhone will feature 5G capability, a significantly improved processing chip, better camera, several different models and much more. We’ve rounded up five of the most interesting new upgrades and improvements that Apple fans can look forward to getting their hands on soon.

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5G is Here

The hype leading up to Apple’s announcement was focused largely on 5G. So it was no surprise to see Apple CEO Tim Cook announce that all iPhone 12 models would be compatible with 5G––providing users with much-improved speeds for downloads, uploads, streaming and more.

Apple brings 5G to the iPhone: “The next generation is here,” CEO Tim Cook says. #AppleEvent https://t.co/RvgHd31h24 pic.twitter.com/y5vysHTf9a

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Cook claimed the iPhone 12 would offer the broadest 5G nationwide coverage––including support for millimeter wave, the higher frequency version of 5G. This would allow the iPhone to reach speeds of 4Gbps. However, with 5G networks still being built up across the nation by phone carriers, don’t expect epic 5G speeds from day one.




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Ultra-Powerful New Processing Chip

11 trillion operations per second––that’s the claim from Apple about the capability of their powerful A14 Bionic chip. As the first 5 nanometer chip in a smartphone, Apple boasts it is 50% faster than any other smartphone chip on the market.

The iPhone 12 will feature the A14 bionic chip—the fastest ever in a smartphone. Apple says it’s up to 50% faster than the next fastest smartphone chip. https://t.co/UqQgvSBYNS #AppleEvent

Apple’s Hi, Speed event is about to kick off and we’re breaking down all the new products

Apple’s “Hi, Speed” has come and gone. And we officially have four new iPhones: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All support 5G, are powered by the A14 Bionic processor and feature camera improvements. The launch is a bit more segmented than in years past, though.



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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will go up for preorder at $799 and $999, respectively, this Friday, October 16 with a launch on October 23. The $699 iPhone 12 mini and $1,099 iPhone 12 Pro Max will go up for order on November 6, with deliveries starting on November 13.

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There’s also a $99 HomePod Mini, which goes up for preorder on November 6. There’s a lot to unpack here, though, with MagSafe for the iPhone and much more.

5G is coming to the iPhone

Apple seems quite bullish about 5G on the iPhones, noting that it will bring big new features to you, the end-user. And Apple has been partnering with Verizon on 5G, claiming the new iPhone will support Ultra Wideband. We’re left with some questions about support from other carriers and the slow rollout from Verizon on UWB, though, as we’ve noted with Samsung devices this year.

iPhone 12 is official

The iPhone 12 is real — and really colorful. It’s an all-new design keeping the aluminum frame with a glass back and a glass front for the screen. And, yes, it’s kind of a callback to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4 flat design. It keeps the same 6.1-inch display size as the iPhone 11, but bezels are smaller. And OLED is coming to non-Pro iPhones: The iPhone 12 has a Super Retina XDR Display. It keeps the same 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and has twice as