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TFT vs AMOLED

Are colour AMOLED displays ready to offer a real alternative to TFT displays for Industrial applications?


Tried and trusted TFT technology works by controlling brightness in red, green and blue sub-pixels through transistors for each pixel on the screen. The pixels themselves do not produce light; instead, the screen uses a backlight for illumination.


By contrast the Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) display requires no backlight and can light up or turn off each of their pixels independently. As the name suggests, they are made of organic material.


Because no backlight is required, AMOLED displays are very slim and sleek looking displays which offer bright and vibrant colours.


An AMOLED display has many other benefits which make it a superior looking display including exceptional vieiwng angles and a display that looks practically black when it is switched off.


So, why use a TFT display? Well, it is a mature technology meaning the manufacturing processes are efficient, yields high and cost much lower than AMOLED.


TFT displays also have a much longer lifespan than AMOLED displays and are available in a far greater range of standard sizes, which can be cut down to fit a space restricted enclosure for a relatively low cost adder.


Which type of display you choose really depends on your application, environment and users, so why not get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements.

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