Display technology undergoes seismic changes in 2021. With the advent of the new decade, devices have become more intelligent, compact, and portable. From artificial intelligence to smartphones and automobiles, display technology reshapes how one works, live, and play.
FREMONT, CA: Display technology plays a critical role in transmitting the information. As a picture worth 1,000 words, display technology simplifies information sharing. Demand for higher-quality displays drives technology evolution that requires new approaches and innovative ideas to present information. Below are some critical tech display trends for 2021 listed.
Telephones' future unfolds.
The explosive growth in online gaming and infotainment has brought more people to mobile screens than ever. So it's no wonder that screens had to grow bigger while still allowing them to fit easily in one's pocket. More people are watching movies on OTT platforms. They watch the most popular new TV series and spend more time on social media, attaching and viewing larger images and videos. The new flex phone breed, launched by several popular phone brands, features flexible substrates, unique materials, and ultra-thin displays that can be folded multiple times without creasing. All these new foldable features OLED displays.
AR/VR Takes a Microscope Approach for an Eye-Opening Experience.
While augmented reality appears to be awaiting a significant launch from Apple or Google, virtual reality generates a lot of excitement. And MicroDisplays, specifically MicroOLEDs, are leading the charge. Unfortunately, the vast majority of VR devices are powered by your phone, which provides a poor experience; those that use LCD technology report nausea; OLED technology will address these issues but will not provide the level of brightness desired by the industry. However, new developments from companies such as eMagin Corp involving direct patterning OLED displays change all of this and enable MicroOLED displays to achieve 10X brightness.
Kiosks Automated for a Safer World
Due to the restrictions and emotional reactions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, users prefer working with machines rather than people. This has increased the popularity of automation/Kiosks, which minimize human contact and incorporate antibacterial touchscreens.
Gesture- and voice-activated kiosks will increasingly provide directions, medical information, count people, and monitor temperature. Users can activate a choice or task by speaking or gesturing at a display. Voice-activated digital assistants have already been integrated into various collections and devices, including those powered by Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Automotive displays gear shift
Long dominated by LCDs in today's and tomorrow's vehicles, the automotive industry sees OLED technology making inroads to enhance safety and convenience. For example, Audi took the lead in its first all-electric SUV—the Audi e-Tron. Its optional 'virtual exterior mirrors' is a first for a volume-producing car. Virtual mirrors feature side-view cameras instead of conventional side-view mirrors. These deliberately located cameras give drivers a real-time view of what's happening without delay outside—on the most advanced OLED display.