It used to be difficult to cover Universal Display
The OLED technology that Universal Display makes a living from has finally broken into the mainstream. A couple of years ago, I had to stretch for high-end Sony
Now, that's all different. The Google
And that commercial success is showing in the company's business results. Total revenues in Universal Display's just-reported first quarter came in at $4.2 million, up from $2.8 million a year ago. Combined with tight control of operating costs and fewer costs to outsourcing partner PPG Industries
So the commercialization of Universal Display's OLED technology is finally hitting its stride, and given the manufacturing build-out plans of major customers like Samsung and LG Display, I can see the red ink turning black in the near future.
After the small OLED screens for smartphones and media players, there will be larger screens for TV sets or laptops. And then, flexible displays and light fixtures. The good times have started rolling for Universal Display, and they're going to keep rolling for many years yet.
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