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January 11, 2022

LG Display Introduces OLED EX Panel at CES 2022

Just before CES 2022, LG Display (LGD) announced their latest display innovation called OLED EX (an acronym of ‘Evolution’ and ‘eXperience’). It implements LG Display’s deuterium and personalized algorithm-based ‘EX Technology,’ which helps boost the display’s overall picture quality by enhancing brightness up to 30 percent compared to conventional OLED displays. The technology should be able to be applied to its 8K panels, but there was no mention of this in their press materials (LGD did not show up at CES 2022).

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LG Display’s OLED EX Technology Boosts Brightness (credit LGD)

Deuterium is twice as heavy as ordinary Hydrogen, and only a tiny amount exists in the natural world – as only one atom of deuterium is found in about 6,000 ordinary Hydrogen atoms. LG Display has worked out how to extract deuterium from water and apply it to organic light-emitting devices. When stabilized, the Deuterium compounds allow the display to emit brighter light while maintaining high efficiency for a long time.

LGD has also developed two additional more appropriately implemented innovations at the TV level. The first is what they call a ‘personalized algorithm’ based on machine learning technology. This algorithm monitors individual viewing patterns and then “precisely controls the display’s energy input to more accurately express the details and colors of the video content being played.” Precisely what that means is very unclear.

In addition, it has been able to offer panels with a reduced bezel thickness. 65″ OLED panels used to have 6mm bezels and are now available with just 4mm bezels.

Another interesting innovation is the new ‘IPS Black’ display, a high-end and premium LCD technology for IT products. The IPS Black displays boast a black level 35 percent deeper than existing IPS products, enabling extreme clarity and precise color accuracy, essential for professions where success lies in the details. What’s more, the IPS Black significantly lowers the level of blue light and has a nearly-borderless design on all sides of the display. LG Display will be introducing its IPS Black technology at CES 2022 through a 27-inch UHD monitor. It is unclear if this can be extended to TV displays as well.

LG Display also showcased 48-inch, and 42-inch Gaming OLED displays it plans to bring to market in 2022. In addition, the company demonstrated a 17-inch Foldable OLED for laptops and transparent OLED screens for commercial applications.

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