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Pioneer® Organic Electroluminescent
OEL Display


Date Added

1 January 2007

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“OEL—Organic Electroluminescent—displays were introduced to the world by Pioneer in 1999, and headunits have never looked the same since. OEL displays, featured in select Premier and Pioneer models, have some intensely great advantages over normal displays, namely: You can read the display from wide angles and even in bright sunlight (what a concept!). Since it’s easier to read, it’s also easier to control, and you can keep your eyes on the road longer. It’s a self-emitting device, so there’s no need for backlighting and it’s really efficient to operate, power-wise.”

“Made of nanostructured polymer films, OLED [Organic Light Emitting Diode] screens emit their own light and are lighter, smaller and more energy efficient than conventional liquid crystal displays. To marketing and branding experts, the fact that three Fortune 500 heavyweights are vying to make OLED technology a consumer proposition suggests that the market for next generation nano-powered displays will be a real contest. According to research firm DisplaySearch, the market for OLED displays will grow from $112 million worldwide in 2002 to $3.1 billion by 2007.”



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