With the success in LED TV in the last few years, we could presume Samsung is ahead of other in terms of display technology. Let’s hope the breakthrough in OLED technology would bring cheaper, thinner, longer battery life and lighter in weight than the current laptops or netbook, of course with even better and more touching video images.
Kyu Uhm, Head of Wordwide Sales and Marketing for Samsung’s Computing Division said earlier this week, Samsung is looking forward to release the OLED laptops by the third quarter next year.
OLED is the abbreviation for light-emitting diode. In general it is a special type of traditional LED (light emitting diode). It is called organic, because the emissive layer consists of a thin-film of certain organic compounds.
So what is an organic compound? By its definition it is a chemical compound whose molecules contain hydrogen and carbon. Therefore, carbonates, carbon oxides and carbides are not organic for example.
Sometimes OLED is referred as to organic light emitting device, mind the difference between device and diode. In the past, prior to standardization, OLED was often also referred to as OEL, which means organic electro-luminescence.
OLED technology will emerge as a leading next-generation technology for displays and lighting. It is already used in mp3 players, cellular phones, digital camera, television screens, computer displays and many other products. It can also be used as a light source for general space illumination.
Will other laptops manufacturers able to compete further by developing a more efficient and lighter version than the OLED display technology? Surely it is a hard guess, but everything is possible, right?