Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

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Here’s something I stumbled upon this morning. Everyone’s heard of LED (Light Emitting Diodes), but maybe not the organic versions. Here is a little background on this cool technology:

From The Wikipedia:

“An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a thin-film light-emitting diode (or light-emitting device) (LED) in which the emissive layer is an organic compound. These devices promise to be much cheaper to fabricate than inorganic LEDs. When the emissive layer is polymeric, varying amounts of OLEDs can be deposited in arrays on a screen using simple “printing” methods to create a graphical colour display, for use as television screens, computer displays, portable system screens, and in advertising and information board applications. OLED panels may also be used as lighting devices. OLEDs are available as distributed sources while the inorganic LEDs are point sources of light. Prior to standardization, OLED technology was also referred to as OEL or Organic Electro-Luminescence.One of the great benefits of an OLED display over the traditional LCD displays found in computer displays is that OLED displays don’t require a backlight to function. This means that they draw far less power and they can be used with small portable devices which have mostly been using monochrome low-resolution displays to conserve power. This will also mean that they will be able to last for long periods of time with the same amount of battery charge.”

OLED Technology
Read more about OLEDs:
PCWorld article
Yahoo News article