"OLED represents a revolutionary leap in display technology that will change people’s lives" LG Display's CEO Dr. Han Sang Beo said in a opening keynote speech at IFA 2015 in Berlin on September 4.
Displays are becoming increasingly important as their application expands beyond consumer electronics and IT/mobile devices to cars, hospitals and schools.
Dr. Han told the audience that OLED is the only technology that overcomes the limitations of conventional displays because it offers enhanced reality combined with dynamic form. OLED offers superior light and color expression because it is based on self-emitting light sources. Its flexibility and its transparent nature are the result of the development of innovative OLED materials. These essential attributes mean OLED can bring to reality what has only been imagined until now.
Referred as “The Father of OLED,” Dr. Ching W. Tang, a professor at the University of Rochester in New York and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot Design Award; and Udo Heider, Vice President of Merck, the global chemical and materials company, made appearances during the keynote presentation and stressed the possibilities that OLED offers of turning imagination into reality.
Dr. Ching W. Tang commented “Without backlight and other auxiliary layers, the OLED display is fundamentally less complicated compared to LCD, and in time less costly to manufacture. I have no doubt, given its advanced features and superior performance – foldable, wearable, flexible and transparent, OLED is the display technology for the next generation.”
In addition, Sir Ridley Scott, the acclaimed film director, said in a film segment of the keynote presentation that OLED TV is the first display technology that shows perfect black, which creates a sharp color contrast that fully delivers the picture quality that he envisions in making his movies. “I think this is a game-changer, and I’m happy to say that I would love to have all my films viewed on the revolutionary OLED TV,” he added.