It seems like Apple is may be hoping to implement OLED Displays in its future products, such as the iPhone and iPad. This comes according to a job listing sent privately to employees of companies that 'specialize in display technologies.' 9to5Mac notes that this report is similar to a private job listing posted in 2008, as Apple was working on the iPhone and early prototype iPads.
The listing states that these employees would be a "focal point" for developing advanced displays for future products. Apple adds in the listing that job candidates should have "hands-on experience" in the flat-panel industry. This seems to be the first job-listing for OLED displays for Apple, and it seems like this is what Apple needs to implement their next great line of products.
Below is a listing of what Apple is looking for in their job ad:
- TFT device development & optimization on glass or plastic substrate
- TFT backplane process integration development for LCD or OLED displays, including LTPS backplanes
- Thin film deposition process development and characterizations
- Photolithography and etching process development, including coating, developing, etching, stripping
- Color filter process development, including black matrix, color resin material, coating, developing and ITO sputtering
- Panel design & layout experiences in TFT device, TFT LCD circuit and SPICE simulation
- Organic EL material & process and associated optical, power & reliability characterizations
- LCD cell process development, including alignment layer material, rubbing, LC fill, sealant
- Active-matrix backplane design & optimization for LCD or OLED applications and associated circuitry simulations
- LCD or OLED optical characterization and overall design optimization