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LG Display unveils next-gen OLED at SID Display Week 2024 and wins ‘Special Recognition Award’

LG Display, a leading innovator of display technologies, has unveiled its next-generation OLED and cutting-edge display technologies at SID Display Week 2024 in San Jose, California.

LG Display invited visitors to experience new OLED technologies under the theme “A Better Future,” ranging from OLEDoS for VR to large-sized OLED panels that go beyond the limits of picture quality and automotive display solutions that are optimized for Software Defined Vehicles (SDV).

The company’s latest innovations include a new technology, OLEDoS for VR, which has been shown to the public for the first time and features dramatically increased screen brightness and resolution compared with the existing standard. Despite being the size of a coin at 1.3-inch, it achieves an ultra-high brightness of 10,000 nits and an ultra-high resolution of around 4,000 ppi, which is in the 4K class. In addition, its colour expression accuracy is realised by meeting more than 97% of the DCI-P3 standard color area of the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI). All these enable more lifelike virtual reality with industry-leading picture quality.

OLEDoS in the centre of attention

Made up of OLED deposited on a silicon wafer substrate, OLEDoS is attracting attention as a way to deliver AR and VR in high definition even on the micro scale. In particular, VR displays require higher screen brightness and resolution than general displays to increase the viewer’s sense of immersion when external light is blocked. OLEDoS for VR combines a newly developed high-performance OLED element with the company’s Micro Lens Array (MLA), a technology that maximises light emittance, to improve brightness by about 40% compared with the standard level. MLA enhances brightness by allowing a layer of micrometre-sized convex lenses, which are so tiny that they are invisible to the naked eye, to emit light that would otherwise have been lost in the panel’s internal reflection.

LG Display is additionally exhibiting OLEDoS for smartwatches, the first of its kind. At 1.3-inch in size, it features a 4K resolution that allows content to be displayed clearly even on the wrist. It is also equipped with glasses-free 3D technology called light field technology, which has holographic-like effects.

OLED leadership

Also at SID Display Week 2024, the company has been emphasising its leadership role in large-sized OLED by demonstrating 83-inch OLED TV and Gaming OLED panels. Both of these products feature LG Display’s META Technology 2.0, which delivers 42% brighter images than conventional OLEDs. With brightness representing one of the key elements of picture quality, META Technology 2.0 realizes 3,000 nits, the brightest level among existing OLED TV panels. META Technology 2.0’s performance is underpinned by the META Multi-Booster and Detail Enhancer display enhancement algorithms in combination with MLA+, made up of 42.4 billion micro lenses. Together, they make it possible to clearly and vividly express abundant natural colors and brightness in any environment as if seen with real eyes.

In addition, visitors could witness LG Display’s 27-inch 480 Hz QHD Gaming OLED panel. This first OLED display to implement a 480 Hz refresh rate provides an optimal gaming experience through exceptionally smooth and clear screen transitions in fast-paced games. LG Display has also exhibited automotive display solutions optimised for SDVs, including high-definition OLEDs for vehicles and LTPS LCDs, which are the company’s differentiated technologies. Advanced Thin OLED (ATO) for vehicles is 20% thinner than general glass substrate OLEDs. This enables a sleek design and increases price competitiveness while maintaining the excellent picture quality of OLEDs.

“We will continue to introduce innovative products that can provide new value to customers through constant research and development, while solidifying our technological leadership,” stated Soo-young Yoon, CTO and Executive Vice President at LG Display.

Special Recognition Award

Furthermore, LG Display’s Joon-young Yang, head of the company’s Precedence Technology Laboratory, has been selected to win the Special Recognition Award at SID Display Week 2024. As the world’s most prestigious display organisation, SID annually conducts a rigorous judging process to recognise experts who have contributed to display technology innovation and industry development.

SID explained that “Dr. Yang has provided the direction of future displays by developing core technologies for next-generation displays.” Yang has been working in the display industry for more than 30 years and has contributed to the development of new technologies such as OLEDoS and stretchable, flexible and transparent displays, as well as ultra-high-resolution LCDs and large-sized TV panel technologies. He received a commendation from the President of South Korea in 2018 for his contributions to the development of these new technologies.


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