OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, one of the world's leading manufacturers of opto-semiconductors, will be exiting the production of passive matrix displays based on organic LEDs (OLEDs) at the end of the year.
Based on the potential impact of those advanced technologies when combined with Three-Five Systems' solid technology base in its rapidly growing core business of passive matrix displays, I recognized the exciting growth potential of Three-Five.
Passive matrix displays are far more limited than active displays, currently viable only for displays about2 inches in diagonal; whereas active matrix OLEDs can be used in displays up to 70 inches in diagonal.
Measurements on small passive matrix displays that incorporated the TMA solution, demonstrated at least a 50% reduction in power consumption or exhibited double the display luminescence at the same power consumption.
These two products are designed to drive either active or passive matrix displays and both feature unique power management circuitry to reduce the power required by half, an important feature for battery powered applications.