LG has gone very big on OLED displays in recent years – making the super-thin, flexible and generally gorgeous displays the centerpiece of the company’s marketing efforts at trade shows.
They bend, they curve, they hang like wallpaper and for some of them, they’re see-through.
I had a chance to grab a very busy Garry Wicka, the VP of Marketing for LG’s US business, to chat about where OLED is at, and how it is being used. We also get into some of the perceived technical issues with the organic displays.
Wicka also walked me through what LG is doing with direct view LED, microLED (which is still an R&D thing for the company), transparent LED film and smart displays.
We also talk about where the company is seeing strength right now in the marketplace.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.