According to a recent news report from Digitimes Research suspended particle display (SPD) and polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technologies used for making smart windows are facing increased competition from OLED as panel manufacturers such as Samsung Display and LG Display ramp up production of transparent OLED panels.
Transparent OLED displays have become the main technology for Korea-based makers tackling the smart window segment as they aim to veer more towards OLED-based applications.
Digitimes Research believes the move toward OLED will help reduce pricing and increase automation. The research suggests that the early key markets for the manufacturers include the US, Japan and Europe while some of the main providers of the technology include Cardinal Glass Industries, Guardian Industries and PPG Industries.
Figure: Samsung - Transparent OLED displays expected to find application in the smart window market