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Editorial

OLED Development Follows the Familiar Pattern.
By Stephen P. Atwood

Industry News

By Mike Morgenthal

Guest Editorial

AMOLED Product Innovations Begin to Differentiate this Technology from the Pack.
By Julie Brown

President's Corner

A Good Display Is Hard to Find - Enter SID.
By Paul Drzaic

The Business of Displays

LED Backlights: Good for the Environment, but Can They Also Be Good Business?
By Sweta Dash

The Outstanding Potential of OLED Displays for TV Applications

Despite all the buzz surrounding Sony's launch of the first commercial OLED TV in December 2007, the company is not resting on its laurels. This article details the company's approach to developing and manufacturing large-sized AMOLED TVs.
By Tetsuo Urabe

A New Era of Oxide Thin-Film Transistors for Large-Sized AMOLED Displays

In order for large-sized AMOLED displays to achieve widespread adoption, manufacturers must find a way to mass produce them at affordable prices. However, scaling-up of production lines causes several technological challenges. This article delves into the critical issue of the TFT backplane, which is crucial for the success of AMOLEDs.
By Jae Kyeong Jeong, Hyun-Joong Chung, Yeon-Gon Mo, and Hye Dong Kim

Technological Considerations for Manufacturing Flexible AMOLED Displays

AMOLEDs hold great promise for use in flexible displays. A full-color 4-in. flexible AMOLED prototype on an 80-µm-thick stainless-steel-foil substrate, achieving a curvature of 5-cm bending radius, has been developed. This article discusses the challenges ahead, including transporting the flexible backplane substrate and obtaining reliable TFT characteristics in order to achieve brightness and uniformity suitable to commercialize this technology.
By Juhn S. Yoo, Nackbong Choi, Yong-Chul Kim, In-Hwan Kim, Seung-Chan Byun, Sang-Hoon Jung, Jong-Moo Kim, Soo-Young Yoon, Chang-Dong Kim, In-Byeong Kang, and In-Jae Chung

The Evolution of Projection Displays. Part II: From Mechanical Scanners to Microdisplays

The second installment of this two-part series explores the innovations of the modern era of projection technology, from the 1990s to the present day, exploring how the development of LCOS, DLP, and LCD technologies threatened the dominance of light valves and CRTs. art9 By Matt BrennesholtzSelected papers appearing in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of the SID are previewed.
By Matt Brennesholtz

Journal of the SID Preview

Selected papers appearing in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of the SID are previewed.
By Aris Silzars