At SID Displayweek 2020, BOE demonstrated an OLED taillight module, developed in collaboration with “automotive makers” BOE declined to identify.
The red OLED taillights offer up to 2,000 nits’ brightness and a lifetime of over 20,000 hours. The panels are less than 0.3 mm thick and will operate in a wide temperature range (-40 to 95 °C).
This is the first time we hear that BOE is developing OLED lighting technologies—and this could be very interesting news; it could signal that the company are looking to expand their offer for the automotive industry.
BOE Display, founded in 1993 in Beijing, China, produce LCD and OLED displays. They have been producing small glass-based OLEDs for some time, but the company’s focus is currently in flexible and foldable OLEDs. The annual capacity of the B7 line, when complete and at 100% yields, will be 45,000 monthly 6th-gen substrates, or about 90 million smartphone OLEDs.