Panasonic plans to commercialise OLED display module globally
By M4G Bureau - November 30, 2020
Measuring less than 1 cm in thickness at the display section, the ultra-thin display panel offers high transparency and renders high-quality pictures with vivid colours
Panasonic Corporation has announced commercialization of a 55-inch transparent OLED display module that boasts high image visibility. It plans to release it globally, starting from the Japanese and Asia-Oceania markets in the beginning of December 2020.
As the display panel is see-through, objects behind it are still visible allowing a variety of image presentations such as display of images over actual objects in the background. The new product uses a self-illuminating transparent OLED display panel that does not require a backlight. Measuring less than 1 cm in thickness at the display section, the ultra-thin display panel offers high transparency and renders high-quality pictures with vivid colours.
The dimming unit originally developed by Panasonic adjusts the amount of light passing through the panel in order to maintain high contrast and clearly display images even in an environment brightly lit by outside lights (TP-55ZT110). The product is provided in a highly versatile modular specificationto enable flexible installation not only in homes but also in various other places including commercial complexes, transit advertisements and public facilities. What’s more, multiple panels can be adjoined to display images on a larger screen.
From 2016, Panasonic showcased prototype transparent displays at trade shows and exhibitions held in various countries around the world, such as IFA (Germany), CES (USA.), Milano Salone (Italy), China International Import Expo (China) and CEATEC (Japan). During those years, the company continuously evolved the technology whilst also exploring marketability. The company has decided to commercialise the transparent display module in response to feedback that such a transparent display would bring breakthroughs to image expressions and presentations against the backdrop of advanced communication infrastructure, such as 5G, and accelerated diversification of content.