Eastman Kodak OLED Display Takes Top Industry Award

 - January 9, 2008, 5:29 AM

The latest Display of the Year Gold Award, presented last month by the Society for Information Display (the display industry’s version of NBAA), went to Eastman Kodak for its pioneering ultra-thin AM550L organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. Award presenters credited Kodak with “ramping up volume manufacturing of this full-color, active-matrix, video-capable OLED with vibrant, saturated colors at a time when others are producing simple monochrome or ‘area color’ alphanumeric displays.” Kodak and manufacturing partner Sanyo produce the display, which measures 2.16 in. diagonally and contains 521 by 218 color pixels. Intended for use in cellphones, PDAs and digital cameras, the display from Kodak and Sanyo is unique because it is so thin yet more vibrant than even the most advanced LCDs. Avionics manufacturers are eagerly watching the OLED horizon for signs that the technology has evolved to a point where it could be applied in new cockpit and cabin products.