OLEDs - ready or not?

Bruce Einhorn

Tired of the display on your cell phone fading into oblivion when you're standing in the sun? Maybe you want a handset with an organic light emitting diod (OLED). For years, people have been talking about OLEDs as the Next Big Thing for the display industry, since the technology promises brighter pictures that don't do a disappearing act in the sunshine. Computex, the biggest electronics show in Asia, is taking place this week in Taiwan, and there’s at least one sign that OLED’s time is coming. Attending the show yesterday in Taipei, I saw a new OLED phone from BenQ. The display was amazing – color much richer and sharper than an LCD.

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