Reports that Apple has abandoned a huge microLED display project have failed to dent industry optimism In a surprise U-turn, Apple has reportedly abandoned a multi-billion dollar project to use microLED displays for a new Apple Watch, triggering speculation about the future of this ground-breaking screen...

Smartkem executives visit CES 2024 in Las Vegas and are impressed with the latest innovations Transparent TVs could one day become a must-have addition to the world’s living rooms, and manufacturers including LG, TCL, Sharp, Sony and Samsung are racing to launch new models. Both Korean brands...

2023 was a critical year for Smartkem with $15m raised from investors and two new development deals. Ian Jenks, the company’s chairman and chief executive, looks back on the key events of 2023 and their potential implications. As the New Year gathers pace, Smartkem chairman and...

Energy costs are rising and carbon taxes are on the way. Screen manufacturing requires a lower carbon, more energy efficient system. As electricity prices rocket and a range of new carbon taxes come into force, display makers are looking to reduce the energy required to manufacture...

How did you get started in the display industry?I started my display industry career by working at Standish Industries in Wisconsin, some 25+ years ago; we were making monochrome TN (Twisted Nematic) and STN (Super Twisted Nematic) LCD. We had the widest temperature displays that...

Digital displays will play a key role in the future of urban environments, but the industry will need to boost its sustainability credentials and keep the pavement-walking public on side. This year, Las Vegas experienced a 4th July celebration like no other. The MSG Sphere, billed as...

Display Week, the industry’s annual conference in Los Angeles, which took place at the end of May this year, focused on two transformational technologies – microLED screens and foldable displays. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, this is a key event for the display industry where technologists...

Displays are spreading all over car interiors, but little attention is paid to aesthetics. As auto manufacturers plan the future of mobility, they are sketching out radical plans for upgrading the car. A vehicle that changes colour through a coating of e-ink on its exterior panels...

Dr. Bev Brown, Smartkem’s chief scientific officer, takes the opportunity on International Women’s Day to encourage more women to become chemists. Her exciting career and pioneering research make her a great role-model for young female scientists to follow.Smartkem’s chief scientific officer Dr. Bev Brown is a...