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Mario Milicevic to Receive First IEEE Outstanding Young Professional Award

He was recognized for contributions to error correction, quantum cryptography, and education

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Photo: Mario Milicevic

THE INSTITUTEMember Mario Milicevic was selected to receive the first IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award “for contributions to the technical fields of error correction and quantum cryptography, engineering education, and the IEEE member experience.”

Milicevic is a communication systems engineer at MaxLinear in Irvine, Calif., where he is responsible for the development of algorithms and system-on-chip architectures for high-performance broadband and networking semiconductor products.

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Digging Into the New QD-OLED TVs

Formerly rival technologies have come together in Samsung displays

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Sony's A95K televisions incorporate Samsung's new QD-OLED display technology.

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Televisions and computer monitors with QD-OLED displays are now on store shelves. The image quality is—as expected—impressive, with amazing black levels, wide viewing angles, a broad color gamut, and high brightness. The products include:

All these products use display panels manufactured by Samsung but have their own unique display assembly, operating system, and electronics.

I took apart a 55-inch Samsung S95B to learn just how these new displays are put together (destroying it in the process). I found an extremely thin OLED backplane that generates blue light with an equally thin QD color-converting structure that completes the optical stack. I used a UV light source, a microscope, and a spectrometer to learn a lot about how these displays work.

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