Apple Hires Senior OLED Expert from LG Display

Posted on February 8, 2013 by


Apple has hired one of LG’s senior researchers in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology, according to a report by OLED-Info.

Apple has hired a new executive into its Display group – Dr. Jueng Jil Lee, a former research fellow at LG Display, who apparently was involved with printing technology research. Dr. Lee’s previous employee (before LGD) was Cambridge Display Technology, the P-OLED pioneer (now owned by Sumitomo).

OLED screens have some advantages over LCD, including brighter colors, deeper blacks, wider viewing angles, faster response times and greater power efficiency. The technology is also being used for developing flexible screens, which is something Apple could probably use in some of their products.

Although Apple has been rumored to be looking at OLED technology for a long time, the company has stayed with LCD technology for all its products so far.

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