We blogged a bit about the progress being made with OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display technology last year, and consumer electronics giant Sony has been hard at work pushing the tech forward.
Here's what we had to say about OLED in October 2007:
OLED is based upon organic chemicals that give it a number of advantages over traditional LCD display technology. Unlike traditional LCDs, OLED displays can generate true blacks, they consume even less power, and have the ability to be produced in even thinner form factors. According to experts, OLED displays are created using a process not unlike the one an inkjet printer uses: the needed chemicals are simply sprayed onto a specially-prepared film, which could eventually allow for novel form factors.
According to a story over at DVICE, Sony demonstrated an updated version of their OLED display technology at the recent CEATAC consumer electronics tradeshow in Japan. While Sony's currently available XEL-1 OLED TV is only 3mm thick at its thinnest point, the new OLED display Sony demonstrated at CEATAC is an amazing .3mm thick. We're obviously still years away from production units featuring screens that slim, but OLED is most definitely a few steps closer to reality that it was last year.