TOPIC: OLED Displays

DESCRIPTION:
An OLED display uses a technology that consists of an LED whose emissive electroluminescent layer is composed of a film of organic compounds. The layer usually contains a polymer substance that allows suitable organic compounds to be deposited. They are deposited in rows and columns onto a flat carrier by a simple "printing" process. The resulting matrix of pixels can emit light of different colors. This technology is used in many different applications and allows for thinner, flexible displays, as well as displays that draw less power than LCD, Plasma, or CRT displays. Production of OLED displays is also easier. Because the OLED substrates can be made of plastic rather than glass, they can be made into larger, thinner sheets than is possible with LEDs or LCDs. Additionally, they do not need a backlight the way LCD displays do. Some of problems with the current OLED technology are that the organic films have shorter lifetimes, manufacturing is expensive, and the OLED displays are easily damaged by water. However, the price of manufacturing could get much cheaper in the future, and the lifetime issue is being resolved as well.

APPLICATIONS:
Television Screens
Computer Displays
Portable System Screens
Advertising Billboards
Indicator Lights
General Lighting

WEB RESOURCES:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oled
Optimus OLED Keyboard: http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

TERMINOLOGY:
OLED - Organic Light Emitting Diode
LED - Light Emitting Diode

CITATIONS/REFERENCES:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oled
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/247/1/
http://usatoday.com.com/4520-6449_7-6741419-1.html
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/oled5.htm

GRAPHICS:
SonyOLEDTv.jpg
Sony OLED TV


OptimusOLEDKeyboard-Quake.jpg
Optimus OLED Keyboard configured for Quake