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Saturday, 01 Oct 2016

Aixtron set to be acquired by Chinese Investors

23 May 2016

The transaction values Aixtron’s equity, including net cash, at approx 670 million Euros and reflects a 50.7% premium to the three-month volume weighted average share price

Aixtron and the Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP (FGC) has announced that Aixtron SE (Aixtron) and Grand Chip Investment GmbH (GCI), a 100% indirect subsidiary of FGC, have entered into an agreement. FGC is ...

Kateeva raises US88 million in new funding round from Chinese investors

23 May 2016

The funds will be used to accelerate new product development, expand manufacturing at the company's Silicon Valley offices, and strengthen customer infrastructure in Asia

Kateeva has announced that it has closed its Series E funding round raising US$88 million in new financing. The funds will accelerate new product development. The money will also help Kateeva expand manufacturing capacity ...

Imec and Solliance partners announce the "first-ever" semi-transparent perovskite PV-module

23 May 2016

Stand-alone perovskite solar modules feature excellent power conversion efficiencies and can be manufactured with simple fabrication technologies, such as coating and printing

Imec, and partner in Solliance, have announced the "first-ever" semi-transparent perovskite PV-module, achieving power conversion efficiencies up to 12%. The technology enables for semi-transparent PV-windows which are considered to be a key step towards zero-energy ...

Dai Nippon Printing to invest Yen 6.0 bn in facility expansion evaporation masks for OLEDs

23 May 2016

Further expand the strengths of the world's top market share by raising the production capacity by 300%

Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has announced that they intend to expand the production of evaporation masks (metal masks) used in the production of OLED panels display, the increased production will be located at the Hiroshima ...

eMagin announces first quarter 2016 financial results

23 May 2016

eMagin are encouraged by expanding end markets for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Night Vision applications leveraging the company's OLED technology

Revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were US$7.0 million, an increase of 17% from the first quarter of 2015, and included US$1.0 million of licensing revenue from the agreement signed ...

Thin Film Electronics reports interim financial results for Q1 2016

19 May 2016

The company is preparing to increase production capacity by development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes that is expected to see up to a billion-unit scale

Thin Film Electronics (ThinFilm) has announced their first quarter financial report for 2016. Thinfilm’s revenue and other income in the first quarter of 2016.

Sales revenue amounted to US$ 150,000 in Q1 2016 ...

Japan Display to mass produce OLED displays in 2018, and signs technology agreement with SEL

16 May 2016

Production initially should be the equivalent of 3,000 smartphone screens a month, with output reaching 1 million per month later and 5 million in 2018

According to a recent Nikkei Asian Review report Japan Display (JDI) is investing 50 billion yen (US$461 million) to establish a production facility OLED panels at a Japan-based factory, hoping to mass produce smartphones ...

Screen starts commercial production of Gen 6 polyimide coating for OLED panel manufacturing

16 May 2016

These machines can uniformly coat Gen-6 substrates with polyimide to a thickness of 10 microns in less than 120 seconds

According to the Nikkei Asian Review website Screen Holdings is reported to be entering the business of building production machines for manufacturing OLED panels, in response to growing production of such panels for smartphones in ...

Fraunhofer FEP showcases devarnishing by electron beam

16 May 2016

The specialised properties of electron beam technology open up several important advantages compared to other processes for devarnishing layers

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been developing electron beam technology as an alternative beam tool for devarnishing.

Fraunhofer FEP says that precise, selective devarnishing of layers from ...

Thin Film Electronics and Hopsy deliver smart beer to craft brew market

16 May 2016

Hopsy has developed a compelling service for the craft beer markets, and technology can play in growing its business and the businesses of its clients

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with Hopsy, the USA's first local craft beer marketplace and beer delivery service. The two companies will collaborate to integrate Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology into ...

Solliance announces "first" scaled-up perovskite based PV modules with 10% efficiency

9 May 2016

The challenge is to scale-up perovskite cells to larger size industrially process-able modules with high efficiency and long lifetimes at low cost

Solliance has announced they have demonstrated a record 10% aperture area power conversion efficiency for its up-scaled thin-film perovskite photovoltaic modules. The efficiency was measured on an aperture area of 168 cm2. Twenty-five cells ...

OLED displays can activate live cells that are genetically programmed to respond to light

9 May 2016

Exposure to blue OLED light from pixels directly underneath cells enabled individual targeted cells to be stimulated, while neighbouring cells remained stayed inactive

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have discovered that OLED displays can activate live cells that are genetically programmed to respond to light. By harnessing the ability of OLEDs to "turn on" individual cells ...

Fraunhofer FEP fabricates glass-on-glass lamination for large-area OLEDs right from the roll

9 May 2016

Fraunhofer FEP has had success not only in applying OLEDs to flexible ultra-thin glass, but also in encapsulating the devices using an additional thin glass layer in a single roll-to-roll manufacturing step

Fraunhofer FEP has fabricated glass-on-glass lamination for large-area OLEDs right from the roll

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has announced they have fabricated on ultra-thin glass and encapsulated ...

Acuity Brands launches new luminaires based on balancing LED and OLED technologies

9 May 2016

By balancing OLED and LED in a single luminaire AcuityBrands has developed a cost competitive lighting solutions that neither technology could achieve alone

Acuity Brands has announced a new high-performance architectural linear suspended lighting solution for commercial and professional office spaces - Olessence luminaires by Peerless. These luminaires balance OLED and LED lighting technologies to maximise both beauty and ...

Universal Display announces financial results for first quarter 2016

9 May 2016

Commercial emitter revenues grew 8% year-over-year, driven by strong green emitter shipments, while host material sales, in line with expectations, declined year-over-year

Universal Display Corp announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. The Company reported revenues of US$29.7 million, compared to revenues of US$31.2 million in the same quarter ...

South China University of Technology researchers develop versatile electron transport/hole blocking materials

9 May 2016

Preliminary finding show power efficiency of 41 lm/W @ 1000 cd m-2 and half lifetime t50 of around 40 hours at an initial luminance of ~10,000 cdm-2 for green phosphorescent OLED

Researchers at South China University of Technology, have reported a versatile electron transport/hole blocking material (HBL) Phen-m-PhDPO possessing a deep HOMO level, wide bandgap, high triplet energy and a Tg of 94 °C, through ...

Cynora announces significant progress in highly efficient blue materials for OLEDs

2 May 2016

The TADF technology combines high efficiency (which the company claims is three times better than the state-of-the-art fluorescence technology) together with long lifetime

Cynora has announced they have made significant progress in its highly efficient blue material developments during the last six months which the company believes will enable the company to develop materials that reach the performance ...

LG Display to invest US$ 386 million in building OLED production at Gumi

2 May 2016

The company plans to use the investment to extend its technological know-how in smartphone and wearable device displays to foldable and automotive products

According to a news report on the Nikkei Asin Review website LG Display has publicly announced the company will invest 450 billion won (US$ 386 million) in its OLED display panel plants in Gumi, North ...

Completion of Flex-o-Fab project signals next stage of flexible OLED industrialisation

2 May 2016

By developing reliable processes for manufacturing OLEDs on plastic foils, Flex-o-Fab has successfully taken flexible OLEDs from lab to fab

Flex-o-Fab, a major collaborative project run by Holst Centre, has successfully completed its goals in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Building on existing technologies and innovating new processes, the project's partners ...

IHS says that AMOLED growth is a bright spot for the display industry

2 May 2016

Many of the obstacles to AMOLED development, such as production inefficiencies, yield-rate management issues, higher investment costs and a short lifetime were also resolved in 2015

According to the latest release of the IHS OLED Display Market Tracker AMOLED (active matrix organic light-emitting diode ) displays are rising fast, thanks to lowering costs, wider use in end-market consumer electronics devices and the ...

Flexible OLED/graphene smartphone makes its debut at a recent Chinese tradeshow

25 Apr 2016

The assumption is that the flexible display is an OLED panel with a graphene based touchscreen

Various news reports are circulating that a Chinese company has recently shown a flexible smartphone at a trade show at Nanping International Conventional Center in Chongqing. The company responsible for the development was not named ...

Korea government to provide subsidies so Korean OLED manufacturers remain competitive

25 Apr 2016

The announcement aims to reduce the impact the increasing oversupply of LCD panels will have on the commercial performance of Samsung and LG Display

According to a news report by Korea Times Korea is to offer further subsidies to business projects related to OLED technology, a move aimed at keeping ahead of Chinese competitors amid the continued oversupply in ...

Fraunhofer FEP develops ultra- high micropattening for OLEDs - achieving 12700 dpi

25 Apr 2016

The patented technology uses an electron beam process which takes place after finalising the OLED including the encapsulation

Scientist as The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP have developed a novel approach to pattern the emission area of an OLED at high resolution.

The patented technology uses an ...

University of Illinois researchers develop novel 1-step graphene patterning method

25 Apr 2016

This approach demonstrates a new possibility to overcome limitations imposed by existing post-synthesis processes to achieve graphene micro-patterning

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have recently published a paper describing how they have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and ...

University of Tokyo develops ultra-thin organic material for wearable e-skin display

18 Apr 2016

University of Tokyo researchers have developed an ultrathin, ultraflexible, protective layer and demonstrated its use by creating an air-stable, OLED display

The research group of Professor Takao Someya and Dr. Tomoyuki Yokota at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering has developed a high-quality protective film less than two micrometers thick that enables the ...

ITRI showcases innovative OLED lighting for automotive applications

18 Apr 2016

ITRI aims to launch innovative LED and OLED applications, to create diverse smart lighting values and upgrade Taiwan's LED and OLED lighting technology

ITRI showcases innovative OLED lighting for automotive applications

According to news on the CTimes websites The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at the recently held 2016 Taiwan International Lighting Show exhibited several types of innovative ...

Idemitsu's OLED material to be used in LG Electronics' forthcoming large-area OLED TV

18 Apr 2016

Idemitsu also has many related patents and manufacturing plants in both Japan and South Korea, and supplies materials to a variety of manufacturers

Idemitsu Kosan has announced that their OLED material will be used by LG Electronics in their latest OLED TV which will be released in Japan this coming mid-May.

Idemitsu has studied and developed OLED materials ...

Samsung is reported to begin supplying OLED panels to Apple

18 Apr 2016

Under the deal, Samsung Display will supply around 100 million units of 5.5-inch panels annually, the expected value of the order will be US$2.59 billion

According to a news article on the Yonhap news website Samsung Display is reported that the company will supply its OLED display panels to Apple Inc. starting next year, industry sources said Friday.

Under the ...

Graphene sensor detects harmful air pollution in the home

18 Apr 2016

The research group are aiming to bring the two technologies together to create ultra-low-power environmental sensor systems that can detect single molecules

Scientists from the University of Southampton in partnership with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with ...

Graphenea increases production capacity with Aixtron BM Pro graphene deposition tool

18 Apr 2016

This new system is part of our large investment program to introduce graphene technology in commercial devices

Aixtron has announced a new order for a BM Pro system from Spanish company Graphenea. Graphenea's focus is in developing graphene-based films for use in the semiconductor industry.

Graphenea placed the order for the ...

Schott receives 2016 German Industry Innovation Award for ultra-thin glass

18 Apr 2016

Schott using a variety of glass types and proprietary down-draw technology, can reliably produce a portfolio of ultra-thin glasses down to a minimum thickness of 0.025 mm

Schott has announced they have won this year's German Industry Innovation Award in the category large companies for its ultra-thin glass. Thinner than a human hair and yet flexible enough that it can be ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic develops Perovskite-Silicon tandem solar cells with 25.5% efficiency

11 Apr 2016

Hong Kong Polytechnic's research team achieves this world record efficiency by making use of three innovative approaches

A research team in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Department of Electronic and Information Engineering led by Professor Charles Chee Surya, Clarea Au Endowed Professor in Energy, has announced they have recently been successful ...

ITRI actively setting up roll-to-roll flexible OLED lighting production line

11 Apr 2016

The front-end process of the OLED lighting panel production line is now installed and it is expected that it will initially produce around 700 panels a month at the beginning of 2017

A recent news article on the Digitimes website reports that the Electronics and Optoelectronics System Research Laboratories at the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Organization (ITRI) is setting up a roll-to-roll production line of flexible ...

Printed organic transistors pave the way for intelligent windows

11 Apr 2016

Researchers at DTU Energy has found a way to integrate printed electronics and printed solar cells with an electrochromic organic sheet, resulting in a device which can operate without batteries

Researchers at DTU Energy have shown that transistors can be quickly and cheaply printed on a polymer foil. The ability to print them by the same processes and on the same foil as an array ...

Sharp develops bendable OLED panel

11 Apr 2016

Sharp plans to invest 200 billion yen (US$ 1.84 billion) into the OLED business over four years

According to news report on the Nikkei Asian Review website Sharp has developed a flexible OLED display panel that is aimed at the smartphone market, and other markets that would benefit from having a flexible ...

Aixtron partners with Institut Lafayette on further advancement of OVPD technology

11 Apr 2016

Institut Lafayette is ready for tests with potential customers and committed to further validate OVPD as the next generation deposition technology of choice

Aixtron has announced that a new organic vapor phase deposition (OVPD) system of the company which is capable of handling 200mm x 200 mm substrates has been installed and successfully tested at Institut Lafayette.

The ...

Haydale signs agreement for screen printable graphene ink aimed at the sensor market

11 Apr 2016

Haydale forms joint development and supply agreement with Dowton to create screen printable graphene inks and pastes that can be customised to meet customer needs

Haydale Graphene Industries has announced an agreement with Taiwan based Dowton Electronic Materials (Dowton) for the development, production, sales and marketing of a Haydale-branded graphene enhanced screen printable ink which will be aimed initially at ...

Kyulux raises US$ 13.5 million in series A financing

4 Apr 2016

Samsung Display, LG Display, Japan Display and JOLED, Japanese venture capital funds, and a Japanese Government affiliated venture fund participated in the funding round

Kyulux has announced today that Samsung Venture Investment Corporation took the lead in a US$13.5 million (¥1.5 Billion Japanese Yen) Series A round of venture funding.

Participating in the round were global ...

Taiyo makes investment in Jilin OLED

4 Apr 2016

Through this investment, TNSC has acquired the exclusive sales rights to Jilin OLED's products in the global market

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. has announced that it, through Taiyo Nippon Sanso (China) Investment Co Ltd, has invested in Jilin OLED Material Tech (Jilin OLED), a Chinese venture company based in Changchun engaged in the ...

LG Display to build OLED display module factory in Vietnam

4 Apr 2016

LG Display will invest US$100 million to establish a local office and begin construction of the factory later this year, with operations during next year

LG Display has announced that the company has signed a deal with the city government of Hai Phong, the third-largest city in Vietnam, to build a display module factory there.

The Korean display firm will ...

Foxconn Technology (Hon Hai) Group plans to invest 200 billion yen in OLED technology

4 Apr 2016

The investment may go toward OLED production lines being set up by Hon Hai and Sharp in a flat panel plant - Sakai Display Products

The Foxcon Technology (Hon Hai) Group, which has agreed to acquire a stake in financially ailing Sharp Corp. of Japan, is planning to invest 200 billion Japanese yen (US$1.8 billion) in OLED technology ...

OLEDWorks receives NYSERDA grant to research on energy saving lighting for healthcare

4 Apr 2016

OLEDWorks will collaborate with the Highland Hospital, a team of doctors and nurses will provide feedback on the white and amber OLED lighting system

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and OLEDWorks have announced that OLEDWorks is developing a new lighting prototype with support from NYSERDA that would save energy and not disrupt sleep patterns ...

Silent Sensors work with CPI to develop printed sensor technology for automotive tyres

4 Apr 2016

UK SME Silent Sensors has recently moved to CPI’s National Printable Electronics Centre in order to scale up their patented tyre sensor technology

CPI has announced that London based, Silent Sensors has developed a new technology to measure tyre pressure and temperature that aims to transform the way transport fleets currently track, monitor and manage tyres.

The system ...

Pragmatic validates model of their process for scaling up production of flexible ICs

4 Apr 2016

The FlexLogIC system aims to offer the capacity for billions of flexICs per year at a capital cost between 100 and 1000 times lower than a silicon fab

PragmatIC has announced the completed of a detailed design study validating its FlexLogIC concept for production scale-up of flexible integrated circuits (flexICs), and is now working towards commissioning of the first system.

According to the ...

Photon recycling promises perovskite efficiency gains

28 Mar 2016

Perovskite materials can recycle light particles – a finding which could lead to a new generation of affordable, high-performance solar cells

Scientists have discovered that a highly promising group of materials known as hybrid lead halide perovskites can recycle light – a finding that they believe could lead to large gains in the efficiency of solar cells ...

Thin Film Electronics Q4 2015 and full-year 2015 financials

28 Mar 2016

The 20% increase in sales revenue year-on-year is a result of increasing product related revenue and technology transfer revenue

Thin Film Electronics (ThinFilm) has announced their fourth quarter financial report for 2015, and preliminary full-year results. Thinfilm’s revenue and other income in 2015 amounted to US$ 4,413 thousand. Excluding the other income ...

eMagin announces fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results

28 Mar 2016

eMagin shipped fewer displays in 2015 in comparison to 2014, but at a higher average selling price, reflecting the shift in demand to advanced, higher priced products

eMagin Corp. has announced financial results and corporate highlights for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

At December 31, 2015, the Company had approximately $9.3 million of cash and cash ...

LG Display commits to building the world's first Gen 5 OLED lighting panel manufacturing facility

21 Mar 2016

The ability to make large area panels will enable the company to penetrate the general lighting market

LG Display has announced that it will invest in a new OLED light panel manufacturing facility. The planned facility will be the first Gen-5 (1000mm x 1200mm) OLED light panel manufacturing plant in the world ...

Aixtron reaches a key milestone on the company's way to large-format OLED production

21 Mar 2016

The proprietary core elements specially designed by Aixtron for the OVPD process have been scaled and optimised for Gen-8.5 substrate sizes

Aixtron has announced the company has reached an important milestone with its new OVPD demonstrator OLAD (Organic Large Area Demonstrator). After an internal test phase lasting several months and producing excellent results in some cases ...

LG Display expanding AMOLED capacity

21 Mar 2016

By 2018 LG Display's total AMOLED production capacity will be more than 3.6x the production capacity operating in 2015

According to a news article on the Digitimes website LG Display has decided to invest KRW10 trillion (US$8.63 billion) over the next three years to expand its AMOLED production capacity. This will be ...

Merck, CPI and Polysolar collaborate on organic BIPV project

14 Mar 2016

The output of the project will be to produce large-scale organic photovoltaic devices using sustainable, low-cost manufacturing processes

Merck has announced today that it is collaborating with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) producer Polysolar, and innovation center CPI for a project in the UK. The Innovate UK project called "Power Generating & Energy Saving Windows" aims ...

OLED materials used to produce OLED display panels grew 12% in 2015

14 Mar 2016

Revenues from organic materials used to produce OLED displays also grew 12 percent year over year, reaching US$465 million in 2015, is expected to amount to US$1.8 billion in 2018

According to a recent report from IHS shipments of OLED materials used to produce OLED displays grew 12% year over year in 2015, reaching 26,000 tons.

Revenues from organic materials used to produce OLED ...

Panasonic joins Solliance on perovskite R2R production research programme

14 Mar 2016

Panasonic will conduct feasibility studies on the possibility of large scale roll-to-roll production of printed perovskite photovoltaics

Solliance has announced that Panasonic Corporation has joined a research program focused on the development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes aimed at large scale production of flexible perovskite solar cells as one of the industrial partners ...

OLEDWorks announce new addition to the product range

14 Mar 2016

The Keuka module uses Lumiblade OLED panels and will be available in several finishing levels allowing customers to have full control of the final design, look and feel of the product

OLEDWorks has announced a significant expansion to its product portfolio with new Lumiblade Brite 2 OLED panels featuring two white colour temperatures and the launch of the Keuka OLED Module. OLEDWorks will be showcasing the ...

LG Display to showcase innovative OLED Light products and solutions at Light+Building 2016

14 Mar 2016

OLED light is already creating new markets and is set to become part of everyday life and will transform the lighting industry

LG Display has announced that it is showcasing its latest advanced OLED light products and solutions at Light+Building 2016. In total eleven OLED light panels are being exhibited along with four solutions using the ...

LG Electronics launches 65-inch 4K ultra HD OLED digital signage

14 Mar 2016

LG is now expanding the OLED reach to end-users in the commercial arena for a truly immersive viewing experience that's unlike anything they've ever seen

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions has announced digital signage displays based on OLED technology. The paper-thin, dual-sided displays with perfect blacks and incredible colour will be available in curved and flat configurations.

The Dual-View Curved ...

CPI announces new roll to roll slot die/screen printing and encapsulation capability

14 Mar 2016

The new installation will allow companies to characterise and optimise coating capabilities using a range of different coating techniques

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced they have recently installed a specialist roll to roll line for the printing, coating and patterning of a range organic and inorganic solution based coatings.

The pilot ...

EU project TREASORES concludes successfully

7 Mar 2016

The project has since produced seven patent applications, a dozen peer-reviewed publications and provided inputs to international standards organisations

EU project TREASORES concludes successfully

After more than three years of work European scientists has concluded their research on the EU funded project Treasores (Transparent Electrodes for Large Area Large Scale Production of Organic Optoelectronic ...

EU funded project CHEOPS gets underway

7 Mar 2016

Perovskite semiconductors have generated great interest in photovoltaics research as they promise to enable the production of extremely efficient and very low cost solar cells

A new EU funded project CHEOPS has been official launched. In order to achieve its ambitious goals, CHEOPS unites a team of European leaders in academic and industrial perovskite research.

The title of the EU ...

China panel makers striving to develop flexible AMOLED

7 Mar 2016

The rapidly developing market for flexible AMOLE dhas triggered an grwoing and active interest from Chinese panel manufacturers

Digitimes Research has released new analysis of the Chinese flexible AMOLED market. According to the report as a result of seeing that Samsung Display and LG Display have started volume production of flexible AMOLED panels ...

New research unveils graphene "moth eyes" to power future smart technologies

7 Mar 2016

Solar cells coated with this material would be able to harvest very dim light, new types of sensors and energy harvesters would also benefit from this type of coating

Researchers from the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute have recently published the findings in Science Advances which shows how graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight, to ...

Novaled, IAPP and Technical University of Dresden honoured by German Physical Society

7 Mar 2016

The DPG honours these institutions for their success in developing scientific findings in the field of technologies and organic materials for the commercial production of OLEDs

The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society, DPG) has honoured the Technical University of Dresden (TUD), the TUD Institut für Angewandte Photophysik (Institute for Applied Photophysics, IAPP) and Novaled GmbH for their particularly successful, sustainable ...

Aixtron reports financial results for Q4 2015 and full financial year 2015

7 Mar 2016

Excluding LEDs, Aixtron registered their best year in a long time by partially tripling the company's revenues driven by optoelectronics for laser and infrared LEDs, photovoltaics and power electronics

Aixtron has recently announced financial results for the fourth quarter 2015 and the full financial year 2015.

Aixtron said that on the way back to profitability, the company was able to reach important, but not ...

Universal Display and OSRAM announce collaboration for OLED lighting

29 Feb 2016

OLED with its ultrathin form factor and manufacturability on flexible substrates, means OLEDs can be made in almost any shape, and made transparent can emit light from both sides

Universal Display Corp. has announced a collaboration and evaluation agreement with OSRAM. Under the agreement, OSRAM will begin sampling Universal Display's proprietary PHOLED phosphorescent OLED materials for solid-state lighting applications.

According to Universal Display ...

Pi-Scale EU funded consortium gets underway to establish open access OLED lighting pilot line

29 Feb 2016

An open pilot line creates an opportunity for a wide range of companies to get flexible OLED technology out of the research and development phase and into products

The Pi-Scale EU funded project has been officially launched. Fourteen partners have joined together to form a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new ...

Kyushu University develops long lifetime TADF materials for OLED displays and lighting

29 Feb 2016

TADF materials themselves can be very stable, making them really promising for future displays and lighting, and has the potential to solve the challenge of efficient and stable blue emission

Researchers at Kyushu University have - with just a tiny tweak - greatly increased the device lifetime of OLEDs that use a recently developed class of molecules to convert electricity into light with the potential for increased ...

Kyulux received US$13,000,000 investment to develop OLED materials

29 Feb 2016

Kyulux aims to develop TADF materials for OLED displays and lighting for commercialisation by 2018

Kyulux, a spin-out from Kyushu University, has announced plans to put organic electroluminescent materials into commercial production. The company aims to have a viable product ready for use in TV and smartphone screens by 2018 ...

BASF announce new organic semiconductor inks for printed electronics

29 Feb 2016

This recent development is expected to further reduce the size of transistors and enable higher resolution LCD or OLED screens on plastic substrates to be manufactured

BASF has announced that Company researchers have succeeded in improving the composition of the individual semiconductor ink components to double the mobility of the charge carriers in the printed circuits.|

According to BASF the mobility ...

Universal Display announces fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results

29 Feb 2016

Fourth quarter results were less-than-anticipated, primarily due to year-end inventory management by customers and product mix weighing more to our lower priced emitters

Universal Display Corp. has announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31 2015

For the full year 2015, the Company reported revenues of US$191.0 million, essentially flat compared to ...

Barbadillo to use Thin Film Electronics NFC technology to authenticate bottles of rare sherry

29 Feb 2016

Barbadillo family felt compelled to protect the sherry - given the rarity of this release and its significance to the family

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that Barbadillo has unveiled an exclusive release of rare sherry in "smart bottles" protected by Thinfilm's NFC-based authentication technology. The NFC OpenSense tags incorporated into each bottle are ...

Woodford Investment Management invests US$ 42 million in Thin Film Electronics

22 Feb 2016

Thin Film Electronics continues to raise finances as its pursues the development and commercialisation of printed electronics and smart systems

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) has announced that Woodford Investment Management (Woodford) has agreed to acquire 120,000,000 new shares in Thinfilmin a private placement at a subscription price of NOK 3.00 per ...

FlexEnable showcases "first" wrist-worn, conformable OLCD for wearable applications

22 Feb 2016

Flexible displays are driving a paradigm shift enabling greater levels of innovation in wearable applications

FlexEnable has announced they will be showcasing a full colour, conformable organic LCD (OLCD) at Mobile World Congress 2016. Curved into a smartwatch form factor, the 0.3mm thick display component the demonstrator aims to ...

Flexible AMOLED panel manufacturers expand production capacity in 2016

22 Feb 2016

Unit-shipment share of flexible AMOLED is expected to grow to 40% of total AMOLED panel shipments in 2020

IHS has recently said that as the demand for flexible AMOLED rises dramatically, display manufacturers are aggressively investing in flexible AMOLED, including the latest foldable and rollable displays. With the growing popularity of the Samsung ...

CPI Graphene Centre opens for business

22 Feb 2016

The centre offers access to scale-up capability in the development of graphene, printable and formulation based products

The CPI Graphene Centre has opened its doors for business. The new facility integrates with existing development facilities at CPI’s printable electronics and formulation centres based at NETPark, Co. Durham. The new facility which ...

Epson announces world's lightest OLED binocular see-through smart glasses

22 Feb 2016

With OLED we can take advantage of reductions in power usage and weight, and improvements in response times, HD resolution, brightness and contrast

Epson has announced the 3rd generation of its Moverio smart glasses for Augmented Reality. It will be on display at the Mobile World Congress New window starting in Barcelona, Spain, and available in selected markets ...

Thin Film Electronics and Constantia Flexibles partner to deliver smart packaging solutions to the beverages market

22 Feb 2016

These collaborative efforts aim to position Constantia Flexibles as a leading Thinfilm preferred converter partner moving forward

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with Constantia Flexibles (Constantia). The two companies are collaborating to deliver pressure sensitive labels utilising Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology to leading brands within the beverages industries ...

Leo Burnett/Arc and Thin Film Electronics announce exclusive technology partnership

22 Feb 2016

Technology affords people the opportunity to plan, shop, and buy on their own terms anytime and anywhere

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced an exclusive partnership with Arc, the shopper marketing and activation agency inside Leo Burnett. The two companies will collaborate to deliver Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology to Arc and ...

Thin Film Electronics and SmartSign partner to combat counterfeit products in Vietnam

22 Feb 2016

NFC OpenSense technology delivers product authentication and consumer engagement capabilities to brand owners and government agencies

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with SmartSign. The companies are leveraging Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology as a means of addressing rampant counterfeiting that currently exists in many Vietnamese markets, including wine ...

Sumitomo to exhibit OLED Lighting at Light+Building 2016 and start commercial sales in April

15 Feb 2016

Sumitomo Chemical says that they are planning to start selling OLED lighting panels in April this year - with a view to further expand the company's OLED lighting business

Sumitomo Chemical has announced that the company will exhibit its polymer OLED lighting at the forthcoming "Light+Building 2016," one of the world’s largest trade fairs for lighting and building technology, to be held ...

Samsung Display moves full steam ahead with flexible OLED production

15 Feb 2016

Samsung Electronics plans to secure facilities with a monthly production capacity of 9 million flexible OLED panels for the Galaxy S7 Edge

According to a news article on the Business Korea news website Samsung Display has started production of AM-OLED panels for Samsung Electronics' strategic smartphones, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to be launched on Feb. 21 ...

CPI and Heidelberg Instruments develop R2R digital lithography tool for OTFTs

15 Feb 2016

The new tool is available on an open access basis, allowing companies to progress their current sheet processes towards roll to roll production of flexible OTFT arrays

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Heidelberg Instruments have announced that they have developed a new high resolution, high speed roll to roll digital lithography tool for the manufacture of flexible organic thin film ...

Thin Film Electronics receives order from Global FMCG Leader for NFC speedtap tags

15 Feb 2016

The Company expects NFC-enabled products featuring Thinfilm's OpenSense technology to reach the market in first-half of 2016

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that the company has received a five-figure unit order for NFC SpeedTap tags from a leading global FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) brand. The client is working closely with ...

Heliatek announces new world record for an organic photovoltaic cell of 13.2%

8 Feb 2016

The newly developed cells corresponds to the output of conventional solar cells with 16% to 17% efficiency when both are operated under real world conditions

Heliatek have announced their R&D teams have achieved a record conversion efficiency of 13.2% for an OPV multi-junction cell, setting a new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity using ...

Haydales acquires invention from Swansea University

8 Feb 2016

The new invention relates to heatable articles, in particular clothing and bedding, incorporating carbon nanomaterial-based heaters

Haydale Graphene Industries has announce it is exercising its rights under its existing pipeline agreement with Swansea University and Swansea Innovation Limited (together Swansea) (the 'Pipeline Agreement') to acquire a new invention (the 'new invention ...

Umeå University develops method that enables ultra fast charge transport in polymers

8 Feb 2016

Their results, which enhance charge transport in polymers by more than 1,000 times, have implications for organic opto-electronic devices

A research team at Umeå University, led by Professor David R. Barbero, have recently published research that the researchers say shows, for the first time, that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers ...

A cost-effective method for mass production of printed flexible graphene-based electronics

8 Feb 2016

This green, low-cost and versatile approach will enable in situ transfer of multiple electronic devices and it requires neither a clean room nor organic solvents

The ICN2 NanoBioelectronics and Biosensors Group, led by the ICREA Research Prof Arben Merkoci, recently published a paper in ACS Nano on a versatile, low-cost and customisable method for patterning graphene oxide onto substrates one ...

UK collaboration to develop printed sensing technology for metal tooling applications

8 Feb 2016

The Intelligent Tooling project will seek to develop a prototype tooling insert with embedded sensing capability, designed to withstand and exceed the harsh environmental conditions that are present in metal machining

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced it will be part of a UK based collaboration that aims to develop novel sensing technologies for the real time monitoring of machined metal parts.

The two ...

Konica Minolta exhibits flexible OLED lighting panels at Lighting Japan 2016

1 Feb 2016

Konica Minolta is expected to reach a global market share of 16.7% for OLED lighting in 2020, and LG Display to have a market share of 20%

Digitimes Research recently published analysis on Konica Minolta who exhibited their flexible OLED lighting panels at Lighting Japan 2016 in Tokyo January 13-15 2016.

According to the published analysis Konica Minolta :

  • has chosen plastic-based substrates ...

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology develops a novel organic photovoltaic module architecture

1 Feb 2016

Using an innovative series connection based on charge recombination that occurs at the contacts between charge transport layers large-area OPV modules can be easily fabricated

Using an innovative series connection based on charge recombination that occurs at the contacts between charge transport layers large-area OPV modules can be more easily fabricated

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) has announced ...

Smartkem achieves 529kHz for solution processed five-stage ring oscillator organic circuit

1 Feb 2016

A stage delay of 189 ns is the shortest reported to date for a solution-processed p-type semiconductor and compares favourably with evaporated small molecules circuits

SmartKem has recently published research of the fabrication of a truFLEX based all-organic 5-stage OTFT ring oscillator using solution coating that operates with an oscillation frequency above 500 kHz and stage delay of less than ...

Nagase and Inkron collaborate to develop novel OLED and on-cell touch sensor materials

1 Feb 2016

The collaboration relates to photo-patternable dielectric and light control materials, with unique optical properties and excellent processing suitability for OLED can be realised

Nagase and Nagase ChemteX Corp. (jointly called Nagase), and Inkron have announced the start of development and manufacturing collaboration for the area of OLED and on-cell touch sensor materials.

The collaboration relates to Inkron’s ...

LG Display announces world's first OLED lighting convergence with furniture

1 Feb 2016

LG Display's OLED lighting business has plans to build on this collaboration

LG Display has announced that it will supply OLED panels to ilroom, a specialised home furniture brand of the Fursys Group, a leading office furniture company in Korea.

According to the announcement LG display said ...

The CPEIA forms the IntelliPACK Leadership Council

1 Feb 2016

The Council will organise project committees and seminars, provide assistance with education programs, and monitor government initiatives in respect of the intelligent packaging industry, with the goal of bringing to market new products and applications

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association has formed the IntelliPACK Leadership Council, in partnership with PAC, Packaging Consortium to speed the adoption of new intelligent packaging products and applications.

The joint IntelliPACK program launched last ...

Japan Display to produce OLED smartphone panels from 2018

25 Jan 2016

Rumours continue that Apple is gearing up to adopt OLED displays in iPhones and iPads - Japan Display as a strategic partner to Apple is well placed to take advantage of this move

According to news reports Japan Display Inc has said it will begin mass production of OLED panels in 2018, with the ambition to become effective competitors with Korean rivals - this adds to the grwoing speculation ...

Xerox Research Centre and NanoIntegris advance flexible electronic devices

25 Jan 2016

A thin film transistor package combines a novel dielectric ink with a high purity SWCNT ink that improves the overall performance of printed high-mobility p-type transistors

Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) and NanoIntegris have announced they have developed a materials package that aims to help advance the rapidly expanding wearable and flexible electronics market.

The thin film transistor package combines ...

University of Tokyo develop flexible and transparent pressure sensor

25 Jan 2016

These pressure sensors can wrap around and conform to the shape of the fingers while still accurately measuring pressure distribution at 144 location simulateoulsy

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Sungwon Lee and Professor Takao Someya of the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering has developed a nanofiber-type pressure sensor that can measure pressure distribution ...

Applied Graphene Materials raises £8.5m in shares sale

25 Jan 2016

The fundraising followed a year of good progress in developing our commercial pipeline, including collaborations with a number of blue chip international partners

Applied Graphene Materials raises £8.5m in shares sale

Applied Graphene Materials is reported to have raised about £8.5 million in a recent share sale. The new investment is expected to be used to ...

New organic pv device architecture improves efficiency by 50%

25 Jan 2016

Modifying the material composition at the vicinity of the electrode opens the possibility to enhance the energy gap between the electrodes and thus also the built-in potential

Nir Tessler recently published a research paper - Adding 0.2V to the open circuit voltage of organic solar cells by enhancing the built-in potential - that explores the idea of useing a new device architecture to ...

LG Display sees 2015-Q4 profits fall to lowest level as panel demand weakens

25 Jan 2016

LG Display said the company faces a difficult environment in 2016-Q1 and is planning to invest 460 billion won to increase significantly the mass production of OLED panels

LG Display Co has announced that its fourth-quarter operating profit fell by 90 percent from a year earlier, missing market expectations, as weak demand for consumer electronics weighed on panel prices.

LG Display reported a ...

The University of Granada officially opens it new Graphene Laboratory

25 Jan 2016

The new facilities will allow the fabrication of different types and forms of graphene as well as the development of electronic nanodevices for IoT, biosensors, and 'wearable'

The University of Granada (UGR) has announced the launch the Graphene and Bi-dimensional Semiconductors Laboratory, one of the most complete public laboratories devoted to the manufacture and electric and structural characterisation of this material in ...

FlexEnable and ISORG reveal "first" large-area organic electronic fingerprint and vein sensor

18 Jan 2016

The technology is capable of measuring not only the fingerprint, but also the configuration of veins in the fingers

FlexEnable and ISORG have revealed what they are claiming to be the "world's" first large area flexible fingerprint sensor on plastic designed for biometric applications. The technology is capable of measuring not only the ...

Thin Film Electronics and Tata Consulting Services form global alliance

18 Jan 2016

The partnership aims to create new retail experience by combining NFC technology and retail solutions

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a global alliance with Tata Consulting Services (TCS). Through the partnership, the companies will create the "Next Experience in Retail" through a powerful combination of Thinfilm's proprietary NFC ...

CPI announce acquisition of CIT Technology Limited's assets and know-how

18 Jan 2016

This specialist rapid prototyping service enables clients to buy reliable conductive circuits for proof of concept and developmental work extremely quickly and at low cost

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced they have recently acquired the digital prototyping assets of CIT Technology Limited (CIT) and its associated licences and know-how. Going forward the technology will be available under ...

LG Display expected to reach 90% utilisation for 4K OLED TV panels

18 Jan 2016

The report said that LG Display has already reached similar utilisations for Full HD OLED panels and expects 4K applications to rise by the end of 2016

According to a news article on the Digitimes website LG Display is expected to realise utilisation rates for Ultra HD (4K) OLED TV panels somewhere between 80-90% during 2016.

The report said that LG Display ...

EPFL scientists develop hole-transport material that lowers perovskite solar costs and still reaches 20.2% efficiency

18 Jan 2016

To address this problem, a team of researchers at EPFL developed a molecularly engineered hole-transporting material, called FDT

EPFL scientists have recently published a research paper in Nature Energy that describes how they have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on photovoltaic costs while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2 ...

AMOLED and LTPS to increase their share of the smartphone market in 2016

11 Jan 2016

More manufacturers of mid-range smartphones are adopting FHD display, as panel makers continue to lower their prices for LTPS products while expanding their capacities

According to recent research from WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reveals that shipments of panels for smartphone displays for 2015 are expected to reach 1.82 billion units, and the total shipments for 2016 are ...

Applied Nanodetectors and CPI to develop a needle-free "breathalyser" for daily diabetes testing

11 Jan 2016

Applied Nanodetectors is developing a simple breathalyser that will give diabetics a non invasive method for monitoring their daily glucose levels

Applied Nanodetectors Ltd is working together with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) to focus on the feasibility of designing and printing a novel low cost glucose sensor to be incorporated into a breathalyser to ...

New research suggests that OLED gaining traction in smart window market

11 Jan 2016

Early markets include the US, Japan and Europe, and some early providers of the technology include Cardinal Glass Industries, Guardian Industries and PPG Industries

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 ...

eMagin signs licensing agreement for immersive headset intellectual property

11 Jan 2016

Our immersive headset has four times the resolution of alternative cellphone based VR headsets and provides a more realistic, 'screen-door'- free image

eMagin Corp. has signed a non-exclusive intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement for its unique 4 MegaPixel per eye immersive virtual reality headset technology with an undisclosed company.

The deal includes an upfront licensing fee of ...

CPI and Beneq sign collaboration agreement

4 Jan 2016

The collaboration agreement follows on from CPI’s recent installation of two atomic layer deposition tools from Beneq for the development of conformal nano-scale coatings

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Beneq have announced they have signed a long term collaboration agreement for the use of atomic layer deposition (ALD) technologies in printable electronics applications.

The agreement brings together ...

LG Display unveils new OLED display technology at CES 2016

4 Jan 2016

LG continues to offer the market and customers responding quickly to trends in the expanding OLED market, including the fast-growing automotive and signage sectors

LG Display has announced they will showcase their latest OLED display technology at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. LG Display will introduce its cutting-edge technologies under the slogan, "Your Imagination, Our Innovation", at its private ...

Panasonic develops stretchable substrate for stretchable and flexible electronics

4 Jan 2016

A novel insulating substrate that can be stretched to 2.5 times the original size and then return to the original form

Panasonic Corp has recently announced that the company has developed a soft, flexible, and stretchable polymer substrate film using its proprietary stretchable substrate technology. The Company will also provide a transparent electrode material and conductive ...

Korean panel makers to invest US$12.8 bn in OLED equipment to supply Apple

4 Jan 2016

The investments will be primarily allocated to equipment for flexible OLED displays - and could deliver between 60,000 - 90,00 substrates per month

Several reports are suggesting that Apple may be about to finalise agreements with Samsung Display and LG Display regarding the supply of OLED panels. These two panel manufacturers are estimated to be considering making a ...

Skyworth aiming to sell 200,000 OLED TVs during 2016

4 Jan 2016

The majority of the TVs will offer HDR and 4K ultra HD display resolution at 3840 x 2160 pixels and will be equipped with OLED display panels from LG Display

According to several news websites Chinese TV manufacturer Skyworth is reported to want to sell 200,000 of its new OLED HDR TV panels during 2016. The majority of the TVs will offer a package ...

FEDC and PARC develop world's largest flexible x-ray detector

4 Jan 2016

The prototypes uses a-Si technologies on a flexible substrate and the flexible x-ray sensor was coupled to a tablet device for control and image viewing

The Flexible Electronics and Display Center (FEDC) and PARC recently announced that they have successfully manufactured what they claim to be the world's largest flexible x-ray detector prototypes using advanced thin film transistors (TFTs ...

Thin Film Electronics and Jones Packaging form partnership

28 Dec 2015

The partnership will focus on integrating NFC OpenSense technology into paperboard cartons for OTC medicine, Jones has placed a six-figure unit order for NFC OpenSense

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) has announced a commercial partnership with Jones Packaging Inc. (Jones). The two companies are collaborating to integrate Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology into paperboard pharma packaging and establish key manufacturing ...

AMOLED now accounts for 18% of the smartphone market - and is growing

28 Dec 2015

Unit shipments of 5.0-inch-and-larger displays grew 21% to reach 247 million units in Q3, smartphone displays smaller than 5.0 inches fell 6% to 156 million units

According to the latest report from IHS full high-definition (FHD) panels reached a record 21% of the smartphone display market in the third quarter (Q3) of 2015, due in large part to increases in AMOLED ...

eMagin to raise US$6.0 million in equity offering

28 Dec 2015

The funds are expected to provide the capital to upgrade manufacturing equipment, balance production line and improve yield

eMagin Corp. has announced that it entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with certain investors providing for the issuance, in a registered direct offering, of approximately US$6,000,000 of common stock at ...

Thin Film Electronics to create open-source "IoT" platform

28 Dec 2015

The focus of TagItSmart is to create a global-scale IoT platform - built on open-source architecture - to support trillions of intelligent items and the data they generate

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that the Company has been been awarded a grant from the European Commission as part of its Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative.

The grant will fund the "TagItSmart ...

Solliance and Holst Centre launch new R2R pilot production coating tool

14 Dec 2015

Sharing investments on roll-to-roll manufacturing is an ideal strategy to enable low cost production of flexible electronics and seen as essential to remain competitive and ahead

Solliance and the Holst Centre have announced the final commissioning and launch of a roll-to-roll coating line for pilot production of flexible solar modules. The pilot production facility is being housed at the High Tech ...

Worldwide sales of mobile panels hit record in 2015-Q3

14 Dec 2015

AMOLED reaches 18% market share of unit shipments

According to a news Korean report worldwide shipments of mobile displays stood at 79 million units in the 3rd quarter of 2015, more than doubling from a year earlier, and up 35% from 2015-Q2, according ...

Samsung is reported to be starting production of transparent OLED panels this month

14 Dec 2015

These large area transparent OLED display are reported to be heading to major US retailers and luxury hotels

It has been reported by various news websites (iNews24 and Digitimes) that Samsung Display is expected to begin mass production of transparent OLED displays during December 2015.

First customers are reported to be several unnamed ...

Thin Film Electronics begins delivery of NFC OpenSense pilot-orders to key customers

14 Dec 2015

The company expects to see NFC-enabled products with Thinfilm’s OpenSense technology to reach market early in 2016

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that the Company has started delivering NFC OpenSense tags to lead customers for conversion and application to bottles and medical devices. The deliveries, which are connected to orders received ...

Kyoto University develops new material that will push perovskite solar cells towards 20% efficiency

14 Dec 2015

Perovskite solar cells manufactured using solution processing are expected to offer solar power at a dramatically lower cost compared to alternative solar cells

Kyoto University has published a paper on 11, 2015, that the researchers have developed a material capable of improving the conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cell to 16.5%.

A research group led by Atsushi ...

EPFL researchers achieve 21% efficiency for perovskites solar cells

7 Dec 2015

The rapid progress of perovskite photovoltaics demonstrates the extraordinary commercialisation potential of this revolutionary solar technology

Dyesol Limited has announced that a research team headed by Professors Michael Grätzel and Anders Hagfeldt at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has established a new world record efficiency for its Perovskite Solar ...

Dyesol raises AU$8.1 million of new capital

7 Dec 2015

The funds raised will be utilised to drive the commercialisation schedule of the Company

Dyesol has announced that it has successfully completed a capital raising of AU$8.1 million. The AU$6 million Share Purchase Plan raised AU$5,543,262 in subscriptions from eligible Dyesol shareholders and ...

LG reported to be increasing development of OLED monitor displays

7 Dec 2015

First products could hit the market towards the end of 2016

According to a number of news websites (Digitimes and ET News) LG Display is reported to be considering ramping up the development of OLED panels for companies such as LG Electronics and others product manufacturers ...

Rumours continue to suggest that Apple is likely to adopt OLED technology

7 Dec 2015

The current rumours suggest the "iPhone 8" could be the first iPhone to adopt OLED technology with an expectation of a release date during 2018, although some believe it could be as late as 2019

Recently, there has been a big increase in news stories from Japan claiming that Apple is planning to make the transition to OLED panel displays for its iPhone line-up starting in 2018 - Apple has already ...

Former AUO manager charged with leaking sensitive OLED technology to CSOT

7 Dec 2015

Taiwanese panel manufacturers are being continuously put under pressure by Chinese panel manufacturers

According to various news reports Tsung-Yi Hsu, a former OLED R&D department manager at AUO was charged of leaking AMOLED manufacturing and Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) structure research findings to his personal mailbox in May ...

Merck and Belectric develop new materials for OPV modules that open up new design options

30 Nov 2015

Semi-transparent grey-coloured organic photovoltaic (OPV) modules are now available for building integrated organic photovoltaics (BIOPV)

Merck has announced that semi-transparent grey-coloured organic photovoltaic (OPV) modules are now available on the market. The new materials, which were developed with Belectric OPV, were recently presented to the public at the Adaptive Architectures ...

Samsung is reported to be aiming to drop AMOLED pricing to within 10% of LCDs in 2016

30 Nov 2015

China handset vendors are seen as the reason for this acceleration and are expected to be some of the biggest customers for Samsung in 2016

According to a news article on the Digitimes website there are reports from China that Samsung Display is aiming to bring down the price of small- to medium-size AMOLED displays within 10% of that for ...

LG Display and LG Electronics planning to create large-area OLED sculptures

30 Nov 2015

The sculptures will screen diverse content of artistic merit and aim to provide spectacle while advertising OLED’s astonishing picture quality

OLEDNet has published an article that states LG Electronics and LG Display have announced that they are planning to reveal OLED sculptures in various shapes such as a tunnel, waves, and/or a cylinder, and ...

Belectric OPV and partners planning four organic pv building integrated installations in the South of France

30 Nov 2015

Once feed-back from these communities has been made, follow-up projects in Ponson-Debats-Pouts, Pontiacq-Viellepinte and other villages will be carried out

Over the last decade the conventional photovoltaic market has been too a large extent ignored design and aesthetics, leading to photovoltaic installations that are either debatable in look or excluded from use in rural and ...

LG Electronics installs world's large OLED signage

23 Nov 2015

This one-of-a-kind OLED signage is installed at Incheon International Airport in Korea to introduce millions of travellers to the beauty of OLED

LG Electronics has unveiled two of the largest OLED displays in the world at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport. LG Electronics worked closely with the French design firm Wilmotte & Associés to develop the massive ...

Dyesol is seeking to raise US$ 7 million of new investment

23 Nov 2015

Dyesol will use this investment to pursue the scaling-up and commercialising of its Perovskite Solar Cell technology

Dyesol Ltd the Australian firm developing a Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology, aims to raise up to AU$ 10 million (US$ 7.25 million /Eur 6.8 million) by selling shares to shareholders and investors ...

SouthWest NanoTechnologies has filed for bankruptcy protection

23 Nov 2015

In court documents submitted SouthWest estimated it had about US$5 million in assets and US$11.7 million in debts

According to a news article on the Oklahoman's newspaper website the single-wall carbon nanotube company SouthWest NanoTechnologies has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning the company's assets will be liquidated to satisfy its ...

Tandem solar cells using perovskite could reach 30% efficiency

23 Nov 2015

Efficient solar cells are the key to low-cost renewable electricity and ancillary costs are reduced when the solar cells efficient improve which leads to smaller size photovoltaics

Researchers at EMPA have come up with a procedure that makes it possible to produce thin film tandem solar cells in which a thin perovskite layer is used. The processing of perovskite takes place at ...

LG Display rumoured to be close to investing US$4.5 billion in new OLED production in Paju

23 Nov 2015

What seems to be driving this decision is the possibility that Apple - the largest purchaser of display panels in the industry - is getting ever closer to adopting OLED panels in its devices

According to a news article on the Business Korea website it is reported that LG Display will establish its 10th OLED panel production line, P10, in Paju. The company could make an investment worth 4 ...

Heraeus and ITRI announce improvements in touch screen production

23 Nov 2015

New stable industrial process for mass manufacturing using Clevios based films for touch screens and sensors improve manufacturing efficiency, and lower costs

Heraeus in collaboration with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed an improved mass-manufacturing process for its Clevios based films used in touch panels and sensors for a variety of electronics devices. This process ...

Thinfilm announces changes to its executive management structure

23 Nov 2015

The appointments are expected to accelerate Thin Film Electronics development and commercialisation strategy

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced changes to the Company's management team and key leadership responsibilities going forward.

Erwan Le Roy has been named SVP, Strategic Marketing and GM, Sensor Products. Mr. Le Roy ...

Idemitsu and Doosan form cooperative partnership in OLED material business

16 Nov 2015

Under this cooperative partnership, each company will be allowed to develop, manufacture and sell OLED materials in the area of the other company's material

Idemitsu Kosan and Doosan have recently concluded a Memorandum of Understanding that both parties intend to make a business arrangement in the area of both companies' OLED material-related patents and to cooperate in manufacturing.

Under ...

Merck plans new investment in OLEDs

16 Nov 2015

Korea is the first country outside Germany Merck has built an OLED research centre, increasing its commitment to technology firms like LG Display and Samsung Display

It has been reported by Korea Times that Merck will invest 10 billion won in the company OLED research centre in Pyeongtaek.

Korea is the first country outside Germany that Merck built an OLED research ...

Samsung Display contemplates further investment in flexible OLED panel operations

16 Nov 2015

The market opportunites for high-end flexible OLED displays is increasing beyond smartphones

According to industry sources Samsung Display is giving consideration to expand its investment in the flexible OLED display panel sector, which is recently opening the market of smartphones, smart watches and virtual reality (VR) devices ...

Agfa Specialty Products enters into development agreement with MGI

16 Nov 2015

The objective is to combine both Agfa's unique and complementary chemical know-how and MGI Digital Technology's industrial know-how

Agfa Specialty Products and MGI Digital Technology have announced recently the formal creation of a strategic development agreement aimed at the Printed Electronics industry.

The objective is to combine both Agfa's unique and complementary ...

SmartKem announces high-level appointment to support business growth in Asia

16 Nov 2015

The display marketplace is going through an important time as it makes the transition to flexible displays - an opportunity for SmartKem

SmartKem has announced the appointment of Steve Marsh, who joins as Chief Business Officer. Steve Marsh brings extensive experience of driving commercial agreements in the displays industry specifically within Asia.

Steve Marsh is an established ...

Aixtron reports financial results for Q3 2015

16 Nov 2015

Revenue growth was based on a wide range of different applications such as LEDs, laser, memory chips and power electronic

Aixtron has recently announced revenues of Eur 54.6m for the third quarter 2015, due to increased scheduled shipments and were 35% up against the previous quarter (2015-Q2: Eur 40.4 million).

The main reasons ...

eMagin announces third quarter 2015 financial results

16 Nov 2015

Financial performance did not meet expectations, but eMagin will further the company’s technological advantages in microdisplays to a view to generate profitable growth

eMagin Corp. has announced financial results and corporate highlights for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Revenues for third quarter 2015 were approximately $5.4 million, a decrease of $1.6 million from the ...

infinityPV announce the launch of their latest OPV product on Kickstarter

9 Nov 2015

HeLi-on is a the most compact solar charger using organic photovoltaic devices that fits in your pocket

inifintyPV states that the "HeLi-on" is the first solar charger using flexible polymer solar cells, also known as organic solar cells or OPVs. This technology is the result of more than fifteen years of research ...

Xiaomi to receive production quantities of OLED displays from LG Display Q2/Q3 2016

9 Nov 2015

LG Display is seeking to expand its OLED panle business and to relie less on parent company LG Electronics

According to various news reports LG Display is rumoured to be close to finalising discussions with China-based mobile phone vendor Xiaomi with a view to supplying OLED displays for high-end smart-phones.

Xiaomi has been receiving ...

Thin Film Electronics reports interim financial results for Q3 2015

9 Nov 2015

The company continues to invest in the development and scaling of sheet based and roll-to-roll production of logic, displays and batteries as well as roll-to-roll assembly

Thinfilm’s revenue and other income in the first nine months of 2015 amounted to US$ 2,814,000. Excluding the other income recognised in the period, total revenue was US$ 2,531,000, a ...

Universal Display announces third quarter 2015 financial results

9 Nov 2015

Higher fab utilisation rates and new capacity coming on-line drives strong revenue, operating income and earnings in third quarter

Universal Display Corp. has reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015. Revenues for the third quarter of 2015 were US$39.4 million, compared to revenues of US$32.9 million ...

OLEDWorks finalises acquisition of key parts of Philips' OLED light source business

2 Nov 2015

OLEDWorks continues to offer the Lumiblade line of OLED lighting, committed to growing the market and delivering support

OLEDWorks has announced that it has completed the acquisition of key OLED assets and relevant intellectual property from Royal Philip. Manufacturing will continue in the existing facility in Aachen, Germany with the establishment of OLEDWorks ...

Thin Film Electronics and Ypsomed to deliver new generation of 'smart' medical devices

2 Nov 2015

Ypsomed will invest more than US$ 51,200,000 in the coming years in the research and development of a new generation of injection and infusion systems

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with the Ypsomed Group (Ypsomed), through the partnership, the companies will collaborate to incorporate Thinfilm’s NFC OpenSense technology in the YpsoMate autoinjector as a means of ...

Stanley Electric to showcase OLED-based tail lamp that looks metallic when switched off

2 Nov 2015

Stanley Electric considers that it is possible to commercialise the tail lamp by about 2020 especially if its thermal resistance can be improved

According to a news article ont he Tech-on website Stanley Electric Co Ltd developed an OLED tail lamp to be exhibited at the forthcoming 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015, which runs from Oct 29 to ...

OLEDWorks expands product offering with the FL300L

2 Nov 2015

The FL300L offers a rectangle panel that has the same superb performance of the FL300, but in a new format that provides the end-user a wider range of design options

OLEDWorks has announced the addition of the FL300L to the Lumiblade OLED family. The FL300L offers a rectangle panel that has the same superb performance of the FL300, but in a new format that provides ...

LG Display is expected to finalise Gen 8 OLED investment plans in November

2 Nov 2015

The reports suggest that LG Display will use the line to focus on the production of small- to medium-size flexible OLED displays in addition to large-size OLED TV panels

According to various news reports LG Display is expected to make a final decision by the end of November with regards to how the company will allocate a US$3.55 billion investment at its ...

BMBF Research project focused on transparent organic photovoltaic gets underway

26 Oct 2015

The first application system in this project aims to achieve a transmittance of 15-30 % at an efficiency of 8-10%

The BMBF funded project "Transparent organic photovoltaic glass facade (TOP)" has been officially started. The project is being funded as part of the wider research initiative on organic electronics.

The objective of the project is ...

UDC Korea opens new headquarters and announces appointment of Soo Yung Jung as VP

26 Oct 2015

UDC is making ongoing investments in Korea to support customer success and further expand and deepen the company's service capabilities

UDC Korea, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corp has announced the opening of its new headquarters in Pangyo Techno Valley. The new facility will serve as the central point of UDC's South ...

Samsung now supplying OLED displays for Apple Watch and may supply iPhone

26 Oct 2015

Apple is seeking to diversity its OLED supply chain by increasing the number of providers of OLED displays for the Apple Watch

According to a news article on the Digitimes website Samsung Display is now a supplier of OLED displays for Apple Watch, and may even supply Apple with OLED panels for other devices, according to Korea-based ...

Corning Lotus NXT glass chosen for Samsung Display's LTPS-OLED Line

26 Oct 2015

Samsung Display has selected Corning's Lotus NXT Glass as its backplane substrate because it enables higher-resolution, more energy-efficient displays

Corning has announced that Samsung Display has selected Corning's Lotus NXT Glass as its backplane substrate because it enables higher-resolution, more energy-efficient displays.

Corning unveiled Lotus NXT Glass - its 3rd-generation composition for high-performance displays ...

Metal oxide layers improve stability of perovskite photovoltaic

26 Oct 2015

The researchers have extended the lifetime of perovskite by placing it between two layers of metal oxide, thereby stabilising perovskite solar cells exposed to air

Over the last few years, a team of researchers led by Yang Yang, professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and member of the California NanoSystems Institute, has created solar cells using perovskite, a ...

Thin Film Electronics and Ypsomed partner to make medical devices "smart"

26 Oct 2015

Ypsomed and Thinfilm are working together on the plans for the realisation of YpsoMate Smart as a further platform product of Ypsomed

The Ypsomed Group has announced in its semi-annual report that the company will collaborate with Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) to incorporate the company's NFC OpenSense technology into its line of YpsoMate autoinjection devices.

No ...

Acuity Brands' Chalina OLED pendant wins "Lighting for Tomorrow Award"

26 Oct 2015

The annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition was created in 2002 to recognize the best decorative, energy-efficient lighting fixtures in the market

Acuity Brands has announced that they company was recently recognised by the American Lighting Association with a "Lighting for Tomorrow Award" for its Chalina OLED Pendant. Acuity Brands designed the Chalina OLED Pendant as a ...

LG Display to acquire OLED business from LG Chem

19 Oct 2015

Consolidating OLED production of displays and lighting into a single company could enable LG Display to accelerate OLED lighting and reduce its costs

According to news reports LG Display is set to acquire the LG Chem OLED business as the companies aims to focus on its core business of high-end materials (including OLED materials) and batteries. The idea ...

LG Chem launches 406mm x 50mm flexible OLED light panel

19 Oct 2015

The new panel size was driven by customer feedback that longer length panels increases design options

LG Chem has announced the launch of a new long-length flexible OLED light panel measuring 406mm x 50mm, which is about twice the size of current 200mm x 50mm OLED light panel.

The new 406mm ...

Oxford PV raises £4.4 million of additional B round financing

19 Oct 2015

The company now believes it is well capitalised to take our technology through the next stage of development towards commercial deployment

Oxford PV has recently announced a 2nd round of funding for 2015 that brings it total for the year to £12,400,000, the additional top-up round will help fund the continued development of Oxford ...

Panasonic sees Europe as key to developing its OLED TV strategy

19 Oct 2015

If Panasonic adopts this strategy it may help the company remain profitable in 2015 and push Panasonic's overall TV shipments to an estimated 10 million by 2018

The report went further suggesting that Panasonic aims to boost its lineup of value-added products as well as overall profits through higher-end units. OLED panel costs falling as the technology matures, and Panasonic now believes ...

Korea panel manufacturers are seeing an increase in orders for OLED panels

19 Oct 2015

Samsung will see its OLED display shipments to China increase six-fold in the fourth quarter compared with the four million it shipped in the first quarter of 2015

According to news reports from Digitimes and Korea-based ET News despite many display panel manufacturers seeing a slowdown in orders to China during the fourth quarter of 2015 due to increased competition in the market ...

Dyesol receives funding support from ARENA for perovskite solar cell commercialisation

19 Oct 2015

These targets were selected to demonstrate the technology-readiness of PSC for further commercially focused scale-up and development

Dyesol has announced the company has reached agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for funding support of AU$449,000 to progress its Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology towards scalable manufacture and commercialisation ...

Thinfilm Electronics receives project funding from FlexTech Alliance to extend sensor platform

19 Oct 2015

Thinfilm plans to extend the scope and versatility of its proprietary technology and smart label platform, while maintaining alignment with established manufacturing processes

Thinfilm Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced it will receive US$350,000 in funding through the FlexTech Alliance to create smart labels featuring next-generation sensors and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.

Through the project, Thinfilm plans ...

3M and Lotus Applied Technology complete ALD barrier technology license agreement

12 Oct 2015

Lotus's product innovation will help 3M increase the performance of their ultra barrier films and offer cost-effective barrier solutions for customers in flexible electronics

3M has entered into a licensing agreement with Lotus Applied Technology to access Lotus’s TransFlexALD spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and barrier materials patent portfolio. TransFlexALD technology enables high-speed, low-cost deposition of single layer ...

Perovskite photovoltaic patent landscape report

12 Oct 2015

Those companies that file early patents will clearly have a competitive advantage - understanding what patents are being filed will enable companies to avoid competition

Perovskite photovoltaics have seen unprecedented rapid development of the past few years. With energy conversion efficiencies reaching 16% in 2014 and 17.9% in 2014 with 20% or more expected to follow.

The unprecedented growth ...

Applied Materials announces two new thin-film encapsulation systems

12 Oct 2015

These systems allow display makers to replace the rigid insulating front glass on the devices and bring to market bendable and curved displays

Applied Materials has announced two new systems for volume production of high-resolution, thin and lightweight flexible OLED displays for mobile products and TVs. The Applied AKT-20K TFE PECVD and Applied AKT-40K TFE PECVD tools deliver ...

China panel manufacturers reported to make investment in flexible OLED display in 2016

12 Oct 2015

China makers want to further compete with Samsung Display, which currently holds over a 90% share in the small- to medium-size OLED segment

According to various news reports Chinese panel manufacturers - BOE, Shanghai Hehui Optoelectronic and Truly Optoelectronics - are expected to construct new flexible OLED facilities in the first half of 2016.

Chinese panel manufacturers want to increase ...

SmartKem makes appointment to support technology transfer into Asia

12 Oct 2015

The appointments follow a period of month-on-month growth for SmartKem that includes the signing of new business agreements in Asia

SmartKem has announced they have appointed a new Industrialisation Manager - Mick Evans. This appointment is intended to support the increasing uptake of the company’s flexible thin-film transistor (TFT) platform technology in Asia; an integral ...

UK collaboration seeks to develop new ultra-barrier materials based on Graphene interlayers

12 Oct 2015

Gravia will investigate the feasibility of producing graphene-based barrier films for next generation flexible OLED lighting and display products

The Centre of Process Innovation (CPI) has announced that it is part of a UK based collaboration to develop the next generation of ultra-barrier materials using graphene for the production of flexible transparent plastic electronic ...

Idemitsu Kosan opens Shanghai Office for OLED materials business

12 Oct 2015

Shanghai has a well-developed national transportation network enabling the company to easily access OLED panel manufacturing and R&D facilities across China

Idemitsu Kosan has announced the company has officially opened its Shanghai Office as a base to support OLED panel manufacturers in China and gather information about the development of the Chinese market.

Idemitsu decided to ...

Thinfilm receives pilot order of NFC OpenSense from Diageo

12 Oct 2015

The order is scheduled for delivery during the fourth quarter of 2015 and continuing in the first half of 2016

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced the company has received a 5-figure unit order from Diageo, including pilot deployment of Thinfilm's NFC OpenSenseTM technology. The order is scheduled for delivery during the fourth ...

Riken reaches 9% efficiency with polymer OPV and boosts thermal resistance

5 Oct 2015

The research team have built on a previously developed organic semiconductor polymer PTzBT - originally announced in 2012

Riken has announced they have developed a novel p-type polymer material - PTzNTz (thiophene and thiazolothiazole) with the aim to improving the power efficiency of organic photovoltaics (OPV). The work has been published in Nature's ...

Cynora appoints Gildas Sorin as CEO with immediate effect

5 Oct 2015

The appointment is expected to play a key role in taking Cynora forward to its next stage of commercialisation

Cynora has announced that Gildas Sorin has been appointed as CEO with immediate effect. The appointment of Gildas Sorin, who was previously CEO of Novaled, is a great endorsement of the company's technology and ...

Automotive OLED lighting enters production in 2016

5 Oct 2015

BMW's new M4 GTS has two world-first technologies: OLED tail lights and a water-injected engine

BMW has announced their latest model BMW M4GTS will have OLED tail lights, it will be available in early 2016. The car may look like a racier version of the German brand's M4 coupe ...

Korea display manufacturers developing more AMOLED products as China ramps up LCD production

5 Oct 2015

Large-area LCD panel capacity in China will increase 28.2% in 2016 and 17.7% in 2017, and growth driven by Chinese and Korean manufacturers building Gen 8.5 production in China

According to an article in the news website Digitimes China display manufacturers continue to ramp up capacity for LCD applications, in response Korea display manufacturers are expected to increase AMOLED production as well as product ...

DuPont Displays officially opens OLED materials scale-up facility

28 Sep 2015

DuPont has been developing its suite of advanced OLED materials for the last 15 years, and these materials are suitable for both solution and evaporative applications

DuPont Displays (DuPont) has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art, scale-up manufacturing facility designed to deliver production scale quantities of advanced materials that enable large-format, solution-based printed OLED displays. These materials are designed to help ...

Belectric completes major OPV installation for African Union's Peace and Security building

28 Sep 2015

Combining printing and coating processes with laser structuring has opened up a wide range of product options in terms of shape and design not previously available

Belectric OPV, in collaboration with partners Carl Stahl Architektur and Merck, has developed for the African Union a unique energy-generating OPV based shade sail in the shape of the African continent – which also serves as ...

Smartkem signs letters of intent with two Asian display manufacturers

28 Sep 2015

The intention of these agreements is to transfer tru-FLEX technology into existing Asian production lines once process feasibility has been established

SmartKem has announced the company has signed Letters of Intent (LOI) with two leading Asian displays manufacturers. The agreements signify increasing interest for SmartKem’s semiconductors, with Asian manufacturers collaborating to drive manufacturing, integration and ...

AMOLED market sees its largest quarter to date

28 Sep 2015

Samsung Display’s AMOLED panel supply volume for Chinese companies and an increase in LG Display’s flexible OLED panel production for smartwatch drives growth

According to UBI Research’s Weekly OLED Analysis Report, 2015-Q2 AMOLED panels recorded the largest shipment and sales to date. With 56 million units, the 2015-Q2 shipment increased by 35% in comparison to 2015-Q1, and ...

Ardeje launches OriginD100 digital printing platform

28 Sep 2015

The Ardeje Origin D100 is suitable for a wide range of applications - printing research, process development and prototyping/low production volumes

Ardeje has announced its latest smart and flexible digital printing platform dedicated to R&D process developments and prototyping. The Origin D100 will be showcased at the forthcoming Inkjet Conference and Exhibition on 7th and ...

Blackbody and LG Chem collaborate on a major OLED lighting art installation in the UK

25 Sep 2015

The installation at Central Saint Martins Art School - is described as mixing traditional British classrooms’ architecture and contemporary lighting

Blackbody and LG Chem have announced they have collaborated for the event of Design Junction, part of the London Design Festival, in a major art installation around LG Chem`s square OLED light panels called ...

Foldable displays forecast to account for 51% of total display shipments by 2020

21 Sep 2015

Foldable displays will grow to become the leading display type in terms of shipments by 2020

A recent report from IHS said the market for foldable displays is rising rapidly driven by new applications. With smartphones and tablets expected to adopt foldable displays as early as next year, this display type ...

LG Electronics and LG Display continue to work to overcome differences

21 Sep 2015

Rumours abound that cracks in their relationship are surfacing as the TV business of LG Electronics slows down, and each point the finger of blame at the other for the decline

According to news reports from The Korea Economic Daily the relationship between LG Electronics and LG Display been a close one, and are tied more closely than is the norm for ordinary relationship between affiliates ...

Wide colour gamut displays to account for 25% of total display shipments by 2020

21 Sep 2015

Display manufacturers are looking for emerging technologies to widen the colour gamut, and increase the high dynamic range of their displays, to gain a competitive advantage

According to IHS wide colour gamut flat panel displays are expected to grow from 3% in 2015 to 25% of the display market in terms of area by 2020.

With a rise in the use ...

OLED Lighting: Products, pricing, capacity, cost and forecasts 2015 - 2024

14 Sep 2015

OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity, costs and forecasts report has become an essential reference for those seeking to understand the current and future evolution of the OLED lighting industry

cintelliq is pleased to pre-announce the release of their latest market report OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity, costs and forecasts 2015 - 2024:

Now in its 4th year of publication OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity, costs ...

Heliatek completes installation of Asia's largest building integrated organic photovoltaic

14 Sep 2015

First installation of HeliaFilm completed in Singapore

Heliatek has announced that the first phase of the company's pilot project in Singapore has been successfully completed. HeliaFilm - an organic photovoltaic (OPV) - is fitting on the walkway roof perfectly despite its uneven-shaped aluminium ...

LG Display planning to release 55-inch rollable TVs in 2016

14 Sep 2015

The TV will come equipped with transparent OLED displays from LG Display and curved battery technology from LG Chem

According to unnamed industry sources LG Electronics is working on developing a rollable TV, based on an OLED panel of its subsidiary LG Display, and will unveil the 55-inch TV at the International Consumer Electronics ...

Samsung rumoured to announce foldable smartphones as early as 2016

14 Sep 2015

Samsung aiming to accelrate smartphone adoption with innovation and performance

Various news reports are suggesting that Samsung Electronics is expected to announce two new foldable smartphones in January 2016 featuring AMOLED panel technology, 3GB of RAM, a microSD card slot and a non-removable battery.

The ...

FlexEnable partners with Flex to unveil conformed LCD for automotive applications

14 Sep 2015

FlexEnable teamed up with Flex to design a flexible display that is incorporated into the A-pillar and paired with a camera attached to the wing mirror

FlexEnable announces they will be showcasing the "first" conformed LCD in an integrated automotive application at IAA 2015, in Frankfurt. The demonstration shows how LCD can be applied to glass-free, ergonomically shaped displays in cars ...

Xerox adopts Thin Film Electronics' memory to fight counterfeiting

14 Sep 2015

The printed memory solutions are aimed at supply-chain security applications and provide anti-counterfeiting capabilities for pharmaceutical products and governmental tax stamps

Xerox has introduced two printed electronic labels (also known as "printed memory") that can collect and store information about the authenticity and condition of products.

Xerox Printed Memory is a highly secure, printed label containing ...

EU Project Treasores announces transparent silver electrode (TSE)

14 Sep 2015

A transparent electrodes is required to replace ITO in applications such touch sensors, displays, OLED lighting, OPV, smart windows and EMI shielding

The EU funded R&D project Treasores has announced that Rowo Coating has developed together with the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme a transparent conductive multilayer stack on the basis of a thin silver layer ...

OLED takes centre stage at IFA 2015

7 Sep 2015

Large area OLED TVs are the main attraction - especially the 110-inch dual-sided displays

The recently held IFA in saw a number of key OLED announcements that continues to place OLED technology as the future display technology for large area screens.

A number of news reports from the show ...

UK project to print low cost energy harvesting device for use in NFC applications

7 Sep 2015

The project brings together a strong consortium with varied and complementary expertise in printing of electronics, logic circuitry, applications testing and final device integration

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced a UK-based consortium to develop a novel printed energy harvesting device that is powered by near-field communication (NFC). The device aims to facilitate the wider adoption of ...

CPEIA and AIPIA establish intelligent packaging partnership

7 Sep 2015

Partnership aims to explore ways to enable intelligent and active packaging with printable and organic electronics

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association and the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore how printable and organic electronics can drive the development of new technologies that ...

LG is report to be close to finalising OLED alliances with China TV vendors

7 Sep 2015

LG is expected to reduce pricing in order to establish manufacturing partners in the industry despite potential losses that may incur from the deal

News reports from a number of Korean news websites are saying that LG Display is forming alliances with China TV vendors for supplying OLED TV panels, which is expected to reach MOU signings in September ...

Thin Film Electronics reports interim financial results for Q2 2015

7 Sep 2015

Sales revenue was largely related to product deliveries, technology access fees, product development projects, and delivery of prototypes and products to strategic customers and partners

Thinfilm’s revenue and other income in the first six months of 2015 amounted to US$ 1,775,000. Sales revenue was largely related to product deliveries, technology access fees, product development projects, and delivery ...

Major Asian display manufacturer purchases system for the deposition of OLED barrier films

7 Sep 2015

The novel deposition technology enables the thin-film encapsulation of OLED display, OLED lighting, organic photovoltaic and flexible electronic devices

Aixtron has announced they have sold the first OPTACAP™-200 encapsulation tool to a major Asian display manufacturer.

The standalone R&D system that handles substrate sizes of 200 mm x 200 mm was ordered ...

eMagin enters into a sales agreement with Craig-Hallum to raise new money

7 Sep 2015

In accordance with the terms of the Sales Agreement, eMagin may offer and sell an aggregate of up to US$4,500,000 of common stock from time to time through Craig-Hallum

eMagin Corporation has entered into a "Sales Agreement", with Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, or Craig-Hallum, relating to shares of our common stock that may be offered by this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.

In ...

FlexTech receives US$75 million to set-up a Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Facility

31 Aug 2015

The FHE MII, which comprises 96 companies, 11 laboratories and non-profits, 42 universities, and 14 state and regional organisations

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded FlexTech Alliance a Cooperative Agreement to establish and manage a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII). The award is for US$75 ...

Panasonic announces 65-inch OLED at IFA

31 Aug 2015

The Panasonic TX-65CZ950 OLED TV also supports the new High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, as per the standards recently announced by the CEA

Panasonic has announced at the IFA technology show in Berlin that it will boost its 4K Pro range of premium TVs with an 65-inc OLED model. The Panasonic TX-65CZ950 brings together for the first time ...

BOE will purchase flexible OLED production equipment for its Gen 6 facilities

31 Aug 2015

BOE aims to follow in the footsteps of LG Display in producing flexible displays

According to a news report on the Digitimes website BOE will purchase flexible OLED production equipment for its Gen 6 facilities from makers in Korea and Japan, with an intent to produce similar displays as ...

Huawei AMOLED smartwatch to be released in the next few weeks

31 Aug 2015

The Huawei Watch will be released in three colours, including silver, black and gold, and will also include a 400 by 400 pixel display, equating to 286ppi

There are reports that Huawei has released details about its upcoming Huawei Watch, with the device set to be released in September and including a full circle AMOLED display.

The Huawei Watch will be released ...

First look at the new £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

31 Aug 2015

The GEIC will be crucial in taking graphene to the market and addressing issues such as scale-up and infrastructure

The University of Manchester has published the first look at the new £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), which aims to set the standard for world class graphene and 2-D materials application development.

The GEIC ...

Mitsubishi Chemical and Pioneer develop bluelight-less OLED lighting module

24 Aug 2015

The panel has a colour temperature of 1900K suitable for illuminating light-sensitive items such as paintings and antiques, as well for lighting of bedrooms and hospital wards

Mitsubishi Chemical and Pioneer (MPOL) have announced that they have successfully developed the first "bluelight-less" OLED lighting module made with a wet coating process for the light-emitting layer. Samples of the product has been available ...

Heraeus and ITRI demonstrate new flexible technologies for touch panels and displays

24 Aug 2015

Electronic materials play a key role in touch panel technologies, such as new flexible touch technologies, application know-how plays a vital part in the success of the new material to be used in device manufacture

ITRI together with Heraeus have demonstrated the integration of conductive polymer based touch panel with AMOLED technology in a highly flexible device. In the project a 7 inch flexible touch panel / AMOLED device was produced ...

Small-medium-size OLED screens expected to see annual shipment growth to top 15%

24 Aug 2015

Shipments for wearable devices and smart home applications will exhibit the highest growths

According to IHS DisplaySearch, the worldwide market of small- to medium-size OLED panels will show at least 15% annual growth for three consecutive years beginning from 2015. Shipments for wearable devices and smart home applications ...

LG Display announces its intention to move more investment to OLED

17 Aug 2015

LG Display plans to put at least US$8.47 billion (10 trillion won) primarily into OLED displays for large area TVs, and flexible screens for smartphones and wearables

LG Display has recently said it will focus investment on OLED displays, as the company believes this is "The" next-generation display technology in a move that the company sees it necessary to stay ahead of ...

Polyera to launch flexible watch product

17 Aug 2015

Polyera has transformed itself into a product company with a clear aim to enable the production of flexible electronics products at scale

In case you haven't notice Polyera has transformed itself into to flexible electronics product company. The company initially started out making organic semiconductor materials for transistors which don't get any real mentioned on ...

Novel AMOLED materials set to surge in H2 2015

17 Aug 2015

Rapid growth in the WOLED market continues to lead the growth in the overall AMOLED materials market as WOLED technology is used for large-area TV AMOLED displays

IHS has recently announced the findings from the latest IHS OLED Materials Market Tracker forecast and according to IHS starting in the second half of 2015, the overall consumption of AM-OLED materials will surge, as ...

eMagin announces second quarter 2015 financial results

17 Aug 2015

The improved financial results were due to increased contract revenues, and lower manufacturing costs and operating expenses

Revenues for second quarter 2015 were approximately US$7.0 million equalling approximately US$7.0 million for second quarter last year and up approximately 17% over first quarter 2015. Product revenues (primarily display sales ...

Mitsubishi Chemical to start selling organic photovoltaic cells in 2016

10 Aug 2015

The initial product is a translucent film to be either installed in laminated glass or attached directly to window glass

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp has announced that it will start shipment of its organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells in 2016. The power conversion efficiency of the cell is about 3%. To acceleration commercialisation, Mitsubishi Chemical has established ...

LG reported to achieve 80% yields for 4K OLED TV panels in 2015

10 Aug 2015

OLED TV pricing is expected to remain twice that of 4K TVs through 2016, which will influence the 120% on-year expected growth in UHD TV shipments in 2015

According to news report on the Digitimes website LG Display is expected to increase yields for Ultra HD (4K) OLED TV panels to around 80% by the end of 2015 and higher into 2016, the ...

CPT and ITRI cooperate in key Flexible AMOLED technologies

10 Aug 2015

The technologies transfer between CPT and ITRI are FlexUP, gas barrier, flexible touch sensor on FlexUP, flexible AMOLED and touch panel integration

It has been reported that Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has recently signed a contract with ITRI in key technologies of flexible AMOLED with a view to accelerate mass production of products.

The technologies transfer between ...

Universal Display announces financial results for second quarter 2015

10 Aug 2015

Numerous new product introductions utilised new red and green emitters, while demand for existing host material has seen a significant reduction

Revenues for the second quarter of 2015 were US$ 58.1 million, compared to revenues of US$ 64.1 million for the same quarter of 2014.

Material sales were US$ 24.3 million, down 9 ...

Aixtron reports financial results for Q2 2015

10 Aug 2015

Management reiterates its February revenue forecast of EUR 220 to 250 million for fiscal year 2015

Aixtron has announced financial results for the first half and the second quarter 2015. Revenues what flat compared to the previous quarter and 10% down on the same period as last year.

The total equipment ...

EU funded project - LEO officially started

10 Aug 2015

LEO focuses on innovative manufacturing concept & routes towards high performance bendable and low cost OLEDs for general and mood lighting

The LEO - Low-cost / energy Efficient OLED for lighting has been officially launched. LEO focuses on innovative manufacturing concept & routes towards high performance bendable and low cost OLEDs for general and mood lighting ...

OLEDWorks receives NYSERDA funding

10 Aug 2015

OLEDWorks will receive US$ 500,000 and will use the funds to work on brighter OLED systems

According to news reports OLEDWorks LLC was one of 11 firms based in Rochester, New York to receive funding from the New York State Research and Development Authority to help increase the energy efficiency of ...

LG Display to invest in Gen 6 OLED panel manufacturing for flexible displays

3 Aug 2015

G Display’s investment will help the company to push ahead with display technologies such as foldable displays and large-area displays for the automotive sector

LG Display has announced that it will invest US$894 million (KRW1.05 trillion) in a Gen 6 flexible OLED display production line as part of its efforts to secure a lead in the flexible ...

JOLED to invest US$161 million in OLED research facilities

3 Aug 2015

JOLED is also pushing forward with developing 10- to 30-inch Full HD OLED products for use in tablet, notebook and commercial monitor applications

According to a news article on the Digitimes website JOLED intends to invest US$161 million in new OLED research facilities in Ishikawa Prefecture, the report was based on an original article that appeared on ...

German Heliatek Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

3 Aug 2015

The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives

Heliatek has been awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s "technology pioneers", a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. Heliatek was chosen by a professional jury among hundreds of candidates as ...

Pixelligent launches new light extraction materials for OLED lighting

3 Aug 2015

The product line includes two solvent-based and two formulated materials, available both as samples and at commercial scale

Pixelligent Technologies has announced the addition of four new OLED lighting products to its PixClear Zirconia nanocrystal family. The company said that these new products will deliver revolutionary light extraction and efficiency for a wide ...

Merck and Nano-C announce enhanced materials for organic photovoltaics

3 Aug 2015

These new C60 based fullerene derivatives solve critical thermal degradation issues

Merck announced that they together with Nano-C have developed and launch promising new fullerene derivatives for the emerging field of organic photovoltaics (OPV). Merck is pursuing many projects to participate in the growing OPV sector ...

Imec makes steady progress on Perovskite PV modules reaching a record 11% PCE

13 Jul 2015

imec believes that ultimately it should be possible to achieve a power conversion efficiencies of more than 20% for this type of thin-film solar cell

imec has announced at ITF US (San Francisco, July 13, 2015), a record 11.3% aperture and 11.9% active area efficiency for its thin-film perovskite photovoltaic (PV) module. The efficiency was measured over an ...

CEA-Liten announces fully inkjet manufactured flexible organic PV modules

13 Jul 2015

Process results in a power conversion efficiency rate of 4%

Researchers from CEA-Liten, based at INES, France, have announced they have developed a flexible organic photovoltaic module manufactured entirely by inkjet printing processes that demonstrates power conversion efficiency above 4% for high value, custom-made, solar ...

Thin Film Electronics and G World unveil first "Smart Wine Bottle"

13 Jul 2015

G World has placed a 7-figure unit order for NFC OpenSense tags as part of the agreement

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with the G World Group (G World). The partnership will unveil the industry’s first "smart wine bottle" built using printed electronics technology at GSMA’s Mobile ...

Professor Henning Sirringhaus has been awarded the 2015 Faraday medal for physics

13 Jul 2015

Henning Sirringhaus has greatly transformed the understanding and exploitation of charge transport physics in organic semiconductors

Professor Henning Sirringhaus, University of Cambridge, has been awarded the 2015 Faraday medal for Physics for transforming our knowledge of charge transport phenomena in organic semiconductors as well as our ability to exploit them.

According ...

Henkel makes additional investment in Vitriflex

6 Jul 2015

The investment will be used to expand the company's manufacturing capability as the company moves towards shipping commercial ready products by end of 2015

Henkel has announced that it has made an additional investment in ultra-barrier film technology innovator, Vitriflex, Inc. Henkel made its first equity investment and signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with the promising start-up company ...

LG Display reported to be considering OLED display investment

6 Jul 2015

LG Display would invest up to US$ 800 million to build a new plant to make small-and-medium flexible OLED displays

According to a report by Reuters LG Display is considering making a substantial investment in OLED display technology. LG Display said that it plans to spend up to 900 billion won (US$800 million) for ...

Samsung Display to develop flexible AM-OLED for next Apple Watch

29 Jun 2015

Apple usually likes to have contracts with two or three vendors to keep manufacturers competitive with regards to pricing and to secure a stable supply

According to recent news reports Samsung Display is expected to be approved as a second source supplier of OLED displays for the Apple Watch.

LG Display has been a sole supplier of the AM-OLED display ...

Belectric OPV releases Design-2-Module tool for easy customisation of OPV products

29 Jun 2015

In addition to being able to offer fully customer-specific modules, Belectric OPV now wants to further reduce the barrier for adopting OPV in integrated products

Belectric OPV has announced a newly-developed design tool, called "Design-2-Module" configurator, which enables the conversion of a customer’s own specifications into a module layout including all relevant technical design parameters by means of computer ...

University of Tokyo Reseachers develop novel conductive thread

29 Jun 2015

In the future this could lead to printed sensors on textiles that that move and stretch more like skin

A researcher group, led by Takao Someya, Professor at the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, have developed a new conductive ink that enables the patterning of fine line circuits and lines on ...

Universal Display shows advances in flexible, plastic and transparent OLED Technologies

29 Jun 2015

The Loop Lamp represents one of many concepts in the application of flexible OLED lighting solutions in home décor, architectural design, art and sculpture

Universal Display Corp. has unveiled new and elegant OLED white lighting design prototypes and technologies. These proof-of-concept panels and products, including the new Loop Lamp prototype, demonstrate how OLEDs offer flexibility, transparency, thinness and manufacturability ...

Thin Film Electronics raises US$22 million through US focused private placement

22 Jun 2015

Proceeds from the private placement will fund an expansion of Thinfilm’s PDPS (printed dopant polysilicon) manufacturing at its facility in San Jose, California

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) has announced a private placement, exempt from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, in the Company (Private Placement) in which several US funds (Investors) have subscribed for 34 ...

Merck to invest Eur 30 million in new OLED production plant in Darmstadt

22 Jun 2015

Merck sees OLED technology having the potential to become the future technology for displays and lighting

Merck has officially begun the building of a new OLED materials production plant in Darmstadt today, by laying the cornerstone of the new facility. The production of high-purity OLED materials for use in state-of-the-art displays ...

AM-OLED display market accelerating growth reaching US$23 billion by 2022

22 Jun 2015

The growth of the AM-OLED display market is accelerating, with the focus of the market is predicted to shift from mobile to TV as the profitability of LCD panels is on the decline

A news article on the Business Korea website is suggesting that DisplaySearch is forecasting the sales of the global AM-OLED market to grow from US$10.34 billion in 2014 to US$23.07 billion ...

OLEDWorks is expected to invest up to US$73.6M and create upto 100 new jobs in Rochester

15 Jun 2015

Had OLEDWorks not received financial support from New York State, it would have been difficult for the company to increase the manufacturing base in New York State

Governor Cuomo has announced that OLEDWorks will expand in Rochester, investing US$73.6 million and creating 100 new jobs over the next five years. OLEDWorks, which develops and manufactures OLED lighting, is nearing completion ...

Nantero closes US$31 million series E funding round

15 Jun 2015

The company intends to use the funding to accelerate NRAM as the next–generation memory for storage class memory and as a replacement for flash and DRAM

Nantero has announced it has closed a US$31.5 million series E financing round, which included new investors and participation from existing investors Charles River Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Globespan Capital Partners, and Harris ...

Samsung push towards AM-OLED panels is affecting local touch panel manufacturers

15 Jun 2015

Analysis indicates that Samsung's purchases have already dropped from KRW2.6 trillion in 2013 to KRW1.5 trillion in 2014, and expected to decline further in 2015

Digitimes Research recently reported that as Samsung Electronics continues its growth into mid-range AMOLED panels mid-range mobile phones the company is reducing the number of LCD panels equipped with touch panels it orders, which in ...

China small-to-mid-size AM-OLED capacity forecast to grow 373% by 2017

15 Jun 2015

This increase is a result of Chinese manufacturers continuing to make investments into new production facilities and capacity expansions

Digitimes Research: China small- to mid-size AMOLED capacity to grow 373% by 2017

According a news research report from Digitimes Research China display manufacturers' production capacity for small- to medium-size AM-OLED panels is expected to ...

LG Display reported to produce OLED displays for broadcast monitors in 2016

15 Jun 2015

The segment is expected to have a higher profit margin for the company, which the reports say Samsung Display is also considering entering with a suitable product

According to a news report on the Digitimes website LG Display expects to mass produce OLED displays for use in broadcast-type monitors in 2016

The segment is expected to have a higher profit margin for ...

Imec presents perovskite photovoltaic module with 8% power conversion efficiency

8 Jun 2015

imec is improving the perovskite material, and adjusting the cell and module structure to enhance the conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells and modules by more than 20%

imec has announced they have presented a thin-film perovskite photovoltaic (PV) module of a power conversion efficiency of 8% measured over an aperture area of 16cm2. The remarkable geometrical fill factor of more than ...

Samsung Display introduces first mirror and transparent OLED display panels

8 Jun 2015

Transparent and mirror OLED display solutions to drive retail and digital signage leaders, and customers, to further innovate in order to deliver personalised customer experiences

Transparent and mirror OLED display solutions to drive retail and digital signage leaders, and customers, to further innovate in order to deliver personalised customer experiences

Samsung Display has unveiled the industry’s first mirror and ...

New boron compounds for organic light-emitting diodes

8 Jun 2015

Luminescent blue boron-containing nanographenes are highly promising materials for portable electronic devices

Chemists at the Goethe University have now developed a new class of organic luminescent materials through the targeted introduction of boron atoms into the molecular structures. The compounds described in the professional journal Angewandte Chemie ...

ITRI and Orbotech to cooperate on enabling manufacturing processes for flexible displays

8 Jun 2015

ITRI and Orbotech will collaborate towards overcoming the production challenges and jointly develop solutions for the fast growing flexible display market

Orbotech has announced that it has entered into a co-operation agreement with ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) research and development organisation, to jointly develop solutions for the production of flexible displays to be applied in ...

Siborg and University of Waterloo create physical models for simulation of organic devices

8 Jun 2015

The end result is a prototype of organic semiconductor solar cell simulator that has been released

Siborg Systems and University of Waterloo create physical models for simulation of organic devices

Siborg Systems has recently worked with the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, to create new physical models for the simulation ...

Optomec partners with Semitronics to expand market for aerosol jet systems

8 Jun 2015

Aerosol Jet technology precisely prints electronic and functional components as small as 10um to as large as several mm in a single pass

Optomec has announced it signed a distribution agreement with Semitronics to expand sales of Aerosol Jet systems in the UK and Ireland.

Optomec Aerosol Jet printers provide high-resolution 3D printing capabilities required to manufacture smaller ...

FlexEnable and Plastic Logic appoint new CEOs

1 Jun 2015

Indro Mukerjee to become non-executive Chairman

Since the split of Plastic Logic into Plastic Logic Germany and FlexEnable there has been no significant announcement of who would be running these two independent companies. However, in a recent news article in Business ...

Riken claims 10% efficiency with organic photovoltaic devices

1 Jun 2015

To achieve the 10% efficiency Riken made improvements to the semiconductor polymer as well as the structures of the charge-generation layer and device to be formed

It has been reported on the Tech-on news website that Riken has announced that it has achieved a power conversion efficiency of 10% for an organic photovoltaic (OPV).

To achieve the 10% power conversion efficiency ...

Fujifilm and imec demonstrate full-colour OLED using a photoresist patterning technology

1 Jun 2015

The research result paves the way to produce high-resolution and large area OLED displays using a novel and cost-competitive manufacturing method

FujiFilm Corp and imec have demonstrated full-colour OLED by using their jointly-developed photo-resist technology for organic semiconductors, a technology that enables sub-micron patterning. The companies believe this is a breakthrough result that paves the way ...

Merck confident about Samsung joining OLED TV race

1 Jun 2015

Merck is clearly excited about the future of OLED technology and has invested havily in positioning the company as the main materials and process company

An interesting article appear on the news website Korea Times that essentially said that senior executive at Merck is confident that Samsung Electronics will enter the OLED TV market. The reason is simply that key ...

Merck inaugurates OLED Application Centre in Korea

1 Jun 2015

Merck aims to captures competitive advantage by better serving customers and helping to shorten their time to market

Merck has inaugurated an OLED Application Centre (OAC) in Korea (Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province). To strengthen its commitment to OLED research, Merck has invested over Eur 7 million to establish the OLED Application Centre in Poseung ...

DuPont Displays and Kateeva collaborate to optimise inkjet printing for OLED TV manufacturing

1 Jun 2015

The collaboration aims to streamline the decision making process for display makers and enable them to successfully manufacture printed OLED devices, at scale, sooner

DuPont Displays (DuPont) and Kateeva have announced that they will join forces to develop optimised inks, equipment, and processes to further advance inkjet printing technology for OLED display devices.

The companies will work closely to ...

FlexEnable and CPT aim to acceralate the industrialisation of truly flexible AM-OLED displays

1 Jun 2015

The manufactured glass-free, full-colour, flexible AM-OLED display is based on FlexEnable’s low-temp process for plastic transistors and CPT’s RGB OLED technology

FlexEnable has partnered with Chunghwa Picture Tube (CPT) to drive the penetration of truly flexible AMOLED displays. By building on a series of flexible AM-OLED demonstrators made previously by FlexEnable, the two companies have now ...

MC10 partners with University of Rochester to advance patient-centred research

1 Jun 2015

Wearable sensors can enable objective, sensitive, frequent assessments of an individual’s condition to improve their health and advance new treatments for neurological conditions

MC10, Inc. has announced a collaboration with University of Rochester. This initiative unites MC10’s technological capabilities in physiological sensing and pattern recognition algorithms with the University’s clinical expertise and commitment to big data ...

Ignis Innovation secures US$14 million in financing

25 May 2015

The financing will be used to support product development using True Vision Display Technology

Ignis Innovation (Ignis) has announced it has secured US$14 million in financing to accelerate the product development using its True Vision Display Technology (True Vision).

Ignis said that the company has engaged with partners ...

ATLASS - a newly funded EU research on printed electronics formally starts

25 May 2015

The aim of ATLASS is to bring intelligence and communication to everyday objects

The ATLASS research consortium has announced the start of their project. ATLASS stands for Advanced High-Resolution Printing of Organic Transistors for Large Area Smart Surfaces and is to help achieve the breakthrough of printed electronics ...

Indian Institute of Technology in Madras aiming to develop low-cost OLED displays

25 May 2015

At IIT Madras, the engineers are trying to lower the barriers through a colour patterning technology that is extremely fast to manufacture

According to news on the India Times The Indian Institute of Technology in Madras is partnering G Rajeswaran (ex Kodak, and a long time researcher of OLED technology) to establish an R&D project to ...

New OLED lighting production cluster to be established in China

25 May 2015

The OLED lighting production facility is expected to be completed in 2016 and will see RMB 500 million of investment (about US$ 80,000,000)

A recent news report on the OFWeek news website says that Langsheng Technology and Tsinghua University are to build an OLED lighting production facility in Hebei province, China.

The OLED lighting production facility is expected ...

Smartphones spur shift in small/medium display panel demand

25 May 2015

Manufacturers shift production to new high-resolution, high-power-performance display technologies

According to IHS overall global shipments of small/medium (nine inches or smaller) a-Si TFT panels are forecast to decline 7 percent Y/Y in 2015, to reach 1.6 billion units. At the same ...

Heliatek and Reckli install operational organic pv solar on concrete wall

18 May 2015

With an installed power of 1kWp, the south-west oriented wall will supply around 500 kWh of electricity per year, the energy produced will be used directly by Reckli

Heliatek announces what they claim to be Europe´s first solar concrete wall as it was inaugurated yesterday at Reckli's headquarter in Herne, Germany. The façade, designed by Reckli to fit the solar film ...

LG Display unveils wallpaper OLED panel

18 May 2015

LG Display retained this year's sales target for OLED panels at 600,000 units and 1.5 million units for 2016

According to a report on the Yon Hap news websites LG Display has exhibited an ultra-thin (0.97mm thick) 55-inch OLED TV panel that attaches/detaches to a wall via simple magnetic fixture, as the ...

eMagin announces first quarter 2015 financial results

18 May 2015

Improvement in financial results was due to lower manufacturing costs, better yield and significantly lower operating expenses

Revenues for first quarter 2015 were US$6.0 million versus US$6.3 million for first quarter last year, a decrease of approximately 5%. Display average selling price increased and the number of displays ...

Thin Film Electronics reports interim financial results for Q1 2015

18 May 2015

The company is preparing to increase production capacity by development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes that is expected to see up to a billion-unit scale

Thin Film Electronics (ThinFilm) has announced their first quarter financial report for 2015. Thinfilm’s revenue and other income in the first quarter of 2015 was lower compared to total revenue in the first quarter ...

Molex acquires Soligie to gain foothold in printed electronics

11 May 2015

Molex acquired Soligie to expands Molex's capabilities to offer a more comprehensive set of technologies and innovative electronic solutions

Molex Inc. has announced the acquisition of certain assets of Soligie Inc. The strategic acquisition of Soligie’s business complements Molex printed circuit-based solutions, including membrane switches, polymer thick film circuits, copper flex circuits and ...

Schott, Tesa and Von Ardenne form new research consortium to develop rollable glass

11 May 2015

The goal of the consortium is to refine rollable glass through lamination with functional adhesive tapes and by applying special functional layers

Schott, Tesa and Von Ardenne have announced they have formed project KONFEKT with the ambition to drive forward the development of ultra-thin glass on roll for use in such application fields as organic electronics, with ...

Thin Film Electronics and World Customs Organisation team to fight counterfeiting

11 May 2015

Counterfeiting is a major global problem that impacts pharmaceutical, technology, food and beverage, retail and more, it affects more than 92 percent of Fortune 500 companies

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that its NFC products will be the first NFC-based solutions to be included in the World Customs Organisation (WCO) IPM anti-counterfeiting tool.

The WCO selected Thinfilm’s NFC OpenSense ...

DOE announces selections for OLED lighting awards

11 May 2015

There are four projects focused on OLED lighting and five projects focused on LED lighting, with total DoE funding of more than US$ 8.2 million

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has announced the competitive selection of nine projects for solid-state lighting (SSL). There are four projects focused on OLED lighting and five projects focused on LED lighting.Total ...

Universal Display announces financial results for first quarter 2015

11 May 2015

Revenues down due to lower material sales down 5% sequentially and down 24% compared to the first quarter of 2014, due to a decrease in host material volume

Universal Display Corp announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the first quarter of 2015, the Company reported net income of US$1.3 million, on revenues of US$31 ...

Aixtron reports financial results for Q1 2015

11 May 2015

Aixtron management pursues growth across all technology areas in 2015 and therefore, expects full-year revenues to increase to between EUR 220m and EUR 250m

Aixtron has recently announced financials for 2015 Q1. The company reported revenues of EUR 40.3m for the first quarter of 2015, representing a year-on-year fall of 8%, and 31% down compared to previous quarter ...

OLEDWorks to acquire key parts of Philips OLED lighting components business

27 Apr 2015

Philips sees the merit of OLED as a light source for specific applications in its systems and services portfolio and will continue to apply OLEDWorks' panels in its finished products

OLEDWorks have announced that they have reached an agreement with Royal Philips to buy selected parts of its OLED light source components business.

According to the announcement over the coming months, Philips will establish a ...

Samsung ramps up production of curved S6 faster than expected

27 Apr 2015

Adding the A3 production line enables Samsung Display to more than double monthly output to 5,000,000 screens up from the current 2,000,000 per month

A recent news article on the Bloomberg news website Samsung Electronics has begun production at a third factory for curved smartphone screens sooner than expected as demand surges for its Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone, according ...

Heliatek and AGC Europe announce participation at the forthcoming Expo Milano 2015

27 Apr 2015

The combination of glass and active films is a joint product development by AGC Glass Europe and Heliatek

Heliatek has announced that the company's organic solar film, HeliaFilm, will be a part of the Universal Exhibition in Milan, which opens in May 2015 under the motto "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life ...

LG Chem participated in Euroluce 2015

27 Apr 2015

LG Chem took the opportunity to showcase an updated OLED light panel line-up

LG Chem has recently participated in Euroluce 2015 in Milan, Italy, and the company took the opportunity to showcase an updated OLED light panel line-up along with a number of novel types of applications and ...

Kaneka exhibits OLED Lighting panels at Euroluce

27 Apr 2015

Increasing European consumers' awareness of OLED lighting is the priority assignment and the main reason for attending Euroluce

According to a report on the news website OLEDNet Kaneka have recently exhibited at Euroluce - a major bi-annual European Lighting Exhibition - in Milan, Italy.

Their reason for travelling from Japan to Europe is simply that ...

LG Display to concentrate on UHD OLED production but cuts overall production output this year

20 Apr 2015

This change in production is believed to be largely driven by increasing stock of FHD OLED TV, and low yields of UHD OLED-TV panels

According to a recent report on the ETNews website although LG Display is currently focusing their efforts on mass-production of OLED-TV panel production all is not going well as the company has had to make ...

Apple Watch pre-orders estimated at 2,300,000 units per month, below market expectations

20 Apr 2015

Lower shipments are blamed on difficulties in the supply-chain of OLED displays and haptic linear actuators

A recent report on the AppleInsider news website suggests that a well-informed KGI analyst - Ming-Chi Kuo - who has a reputation for accurately calling Apple's product plans has produced a research note that is estimating ...

FlexEnable has announced its participation in the Graphene Flagship

20 Apr 2015

FlexEnable brings expertise in materials and manufacturing for flexible electronics to the developing global graphene value chain

FlexEnable has announced its participation in the Graphene Flagship, the EU’s biggest ever initiative in the field of graphene and related materials.

From April 2016, when the Graphene Flagship moves into the core project ...

eMagin appoints Dan Cui as VP of Business Development

20 Apr 2015

The appointment is expected to accelerate the company's HMD effort

eMagin Corp. announces the appointment of Dan Cui as Vice President of Business Development for its HMD "head-mounted display" group. eMagin has developed multiple HMDs for both military and consumer uses including the Z-800 gaming ...

Corning announces collaboration with OLEDWorks

13 Apr 2015

OLEDWorks will use Corning's Willow Glass - flexible substrates with integrated out-coupling - to expands their range of OLED lighting options for lighting applications

Corning has announced a collaborative agreement with OLEDWorks to develop unique, flexible, and conformable OLED lighting solutions using Corning Willow Glass as an integrated substrate.

According to the announcement these lighting panels will be used ...

BASF acquires nanowire technology from Seashell Technology

13 Apr 2015

Seashell is an early pioneer in silver nanowire technology and has enabled development of multiple application areas and uses for these unique materials

BASF Corp. and Seashell Technology have announced that BASF has acquired Seashell's technology, patents and know-how for silver nanowires. The acquisition extends BASF's portfolio of solutions offered to the display industry through the ...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge curved AM-OLED display more expensive than iPhone 6 plus display

13 Apr 2015

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge offer higher resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels, known as Quad HD) than the iPhone 6 Plus which features 1920 x 1080 resolution

The Galaxy S6 offer higher resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels, known as Quad HD) than the iPhone 6 Plus which features 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution

IHS has recently announced their preliminary teardown analysis of ...

KETI develops new electrode material and achieves world's most "foldable" substrate

13 Apr 2015

The development of a new highly flexible electrodes opens the way to ultra-thin, foldable electronics

According to a news article on the ETNews website Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) recently announced that they had developed what they claim to be the "world’s most ultra flexible" transparent electrode, suitable for ...

Thin Film Electronics appoints Kai Leppänen to Chief Commercial Officer

13 Apr 2015

As Thinfilm continues to scale globally it is critical to establish a leadership team with proven industry expertise and a commitment to service excellence

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced the appointment of Kai Leppänen to chief commercial officer. In this position, Mr. Leppänen will lead Thinfilm’s global sales and jointly lead Thinfilm’s field application engineering with ...

Smart-watch demand to grow this year - OLED display manufacturers see opportuntities

7 Apr 2015

Overall smart-watch shipments forecast to reach about 30 million units in 2015

Smart-watch demand to grow over the next year - OLED display manufacturers see opportunities

Digitimes has reported that OLED panel makers are increasingly optimistic about opportunities in the wearables segment following developments by Smart-watch suppliers.

The ...

Aixtron acquires OLED encapsulation company PlasmaSi

6 Apr 2015

Aixtron believes thin-film encapsulation is an essential process for OLED high volume manufacturing, and want to add significant value in the production of OLED applications

Aixtron believes thin-film encapsulation is an essential process for OLED high volume manufacturing, want to add significant value in the production of OLED applications

Aixtron has announced that it has acquired PlasmaSi, Inc the transaction ...

LG Display rumoured to be considering acquiring Global OLED Technology

6 Apr 2015

To remain competitive in the OLED space LG Display beleives it is important to hold key OLED patents in house

According to a Korea Times news report LG Display is in talks to merge with its Global OLED Technology (GOT) - the company set up to acquire and hold Kodak OLED patents. The purpose for the ...

Samsung Display is reported to be exploring the option to re-enter OLED TV display market

6 Apr 2015

Samsung may be getting ready to adopt LG Display WRGB OLED technology

ET News has reported that at a recent Samsung Display business meeting the company is considering to re-start production of large-area OLED display panels for the premium TV market. This decision has been based on ...

University of Houston researchers discover n-type polymer for fast organic battery

6 Apr 2015

The discovery could lead to a cheaper alternative to traditional inorganic-based energy devices, including lithium batteries

Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer that will allow ultrafast battery applications.

The discovery relies upon a "conjugated redox polymer" design with a naphthalene-bithiophene polymer, which has ...

Samsung and LG are reported to have reached agreement to end all legal disputes on IP

30 Mar 2015

In a joint statement the two companies have said they will also refrain from making further legal disputes and make efforts to settle issues through dialogue and consultation

According to news on the Yon Hap news website Samsung Group and LG Group are reported to have agreed to bring their legal and patent disputes to an end. This truce is expected to conclude ...

Haydale announce dedicated manufacturing facility for graphene inks

23 Mar 2015

The development of graphene inks with performance better than normal carbon based inks has enabled a growing number of commercial applications

Haydale has announced a new 230m2 dedicated manufacturing area at its South Wales, UK facility to keep up with rapidly growing demand for these ground breaking materials.

According to Haydale their graphene inks are ...

OLED emitting material market to grow into US$ 560 million in 2015

23 Mar 2015

The expected growth between 2015 and 2020 is forecast to be 35% CAGR

UBI Research has recently published their latest forecast on "OLED emitting materials". According to the research the emitter market is expected to reach US$ 560 million at the end of 2015 up 16% from 2014 ...

Samsung may be gearing up to spin-out its LCD and OLED divisions

23 Mar 2015

Samsung is reported to be wanting to reverse recent decline in profits and defend itselve from increasing global competition

According to various news websites there is growing speculation that Samsung Display is considering spinning-out its LCD and OLED business divisions again just three years since they were merged into a single business unit.

Samsung ...

New OLED Lighting Report

23 Mar 2015

Pre-order your copy today and save 500 GBP

cintelliq limited is pleased to pre-announce the release of their latest market report OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity, costs and forecasts 2015 - 2024.

Now in its 4th year of publication "OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity ...

Flexible polymer threads set to light up clothing

23 Mar 2015

The fabrication processes used to create the PLEC fibres are relatively simple and inexpensive and lend themselves to scaling-up

Huisheng Peng, of Fudan University in Shanghai, and colleagues have published a paper that describes how the researchers created a fibre of a polymer light-emitting electrochemical cell (PLEC) by taking a stainless steel wire and ...

ITRI showcases new OLED Lighting applications

23 Mar 2015

ITRI featured a variety of innovative OLED lighting applications, with the aim to make the application of OLED lighting, practical and fun

At the recently held Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 held in the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taiwan. Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) organised the "OLED Lighting Theme Pavilion" in the show, featuring a variety ...

Thinfilm launches level 1 ADR program to Trade on OTCQX International stock exchange

23 Mar 2015

The establishment of an ADR facility and inclusion on OTCQX provide the company's US investor base with a more direct means of trading and accessing information

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that the Company has commenced trading on OTCQX International. Effective from 24 March 2015.

Thinfilm’s American Depository Receipts (ADRs) are available for trading in the United States on ...

Samsung and LG Display to make significant commitment to flexible OLED display manufacturing

16 Mar 2015

Increasing demand for flexible OLED displays in a growing number of devices is key and shows no signs of slowly down for the foreseeable future

Samsung and LG Display have shifted their view of the long-term viability of flexible OLED displays and are now expecting to make significant investments this year in extending their flexible display facilities.

The recently launched ...

Ping Project consortium formally launched

16 Mar 2015

The collaboration intends to establish, within three years, a standardised low cost and high volume manufacturing flow for embedding wireless identification and power transfer technology into printed objects

The Ping (Printed Intelligent NFC Game cards and packaging) consortium has announced the commencement of their project. Supported by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission the six company consortium ...

The Phebe consortium has announced the commencement of their project

16 Mar 2015

The project aims to develop new emitters to enhance the cost performance and environmental-friendliness of OLED lighting

The Phebe consortium has announced the commencement of their project. Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 ICT programme, it started on February 1st 2015 and will run for three years.

The Phebe ...

eMagin announces fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results

16 Mar 2015

Q4 revenues increased, full year revenues decreased by 8%, the product mix is changing driving up average selling price rose, shipments were lower and expected to grow

eMagin Corp. has announced financial results and corporate highlights for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. Revenues for the fourth quarter were approximately US$ 6.7 million and for the full ...

LG Chem rumoured to invest US$ 184 million to build Gen-5 OLED lighting production facility

9 Mar 2015

The manufacturing facility could begin production in 2017 and once operational is expected to drive the price of 100mm x 100mm OLED panels down towards US$ 5

According to an article on the Nikkei Asian Review website LG Chem is planning to build a new Gen-5 OLED lighting manufacturing line with the objective to enter production in 2017.

The news reports states ...

LG Display seeks to set up OLED alliance

9 Mar 2015

Motive behind the alliance is to secure LG Display's position as the leading supplier of large-area OLED panels

According to news reports LG Display is in discussions with other leading television manufacturers in Japan and China to establish an OLED Alliance. It aims to accelerate the adoption of OLED displays and establish LG ...

Schrödinger and Kyushu University announce research collaboration

9 Mar 2015

Schrödinger will work the Adachi group to apply and extend the software capabilities for next-generation OLED materials analysis to enable high throughput simulation and virtual screening to prioritise the most promising solutions

Schrödinger Inc. has announced that the company will be collaborating with Professor Chihaya Adachi of Japan’s Kyushu University, to advance the development and design of organic electronics.

Professor Adachi is the Director of OPERA ...

Thin Film Electronics Q4 2014 and full-year 2014 financials

9 Mar 2015

Increased customer activities led to more than a doubling of revenues, and also increased headcount and resource spend as the Company increased efforts to take products to market and accelerate the development of NFC based products

Thin Film Electronics (ThinFilm) has announced their fourth quarter financial report for 2014, and preliminary full-year results. Thinfilm’s revenue and other income in 2014 amounted to NOK 28.6 million. Excluding the other income ...

Heliatek supplies HeliaFilm for Asia's largest BIOPV installation in Singapore

2 Mar 2015

Heliatek organic solar films are part of a pilot project in Singapore focusing on future sustainable urban development

Heliatek has announced that its partner, vTrium Energy, will be implementing the what is claimed to be the "world's most powerful" and Asia's largest BIOPV (Building Integrated Organic Photovoltaic) project.

The implementation will ...

cintelliq announces their latest report - Printed and Organic Electronics

2 Mar 2015

Opportunities in the Internet of Things

cintelliq is please to announce their latest report - Printed and Organic Electronics: Opportunities in the Internet of Things.

The rapidly developing Internet of Things is creating the need to embellish "dumb" objects with embedded intelligence ...

Thinfilm launches OpenSense technology to enhance mobile consumer engagement and improve product security

2 Mar 2015

OpenSense technology enables the dynamic detection of a product's "sealed" and "open" states, while delivering smartphone-centric and NFC-readability of the tag

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced the launch of OpenSense, a new NFC sensor tag technology with the ability to drive enhanced consumer engagement and improved product security.

According to ThinFilm this proprietary and patent-pending ...

Universal Display announces fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results

2 Mar 2015

UDC continues to see increasing revenues for the foreseeable future

Universal Display Corp. has announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31 2014

For the full year 2014, the Company reported revenues of $191.0 million, up 30% compared to revenues ...

OTI Lumionics awarded CAD$5.7 million to build OLED pilot line

23 Feb 2015

The new pilot production line makes ten modules next to each other at a time, cutting down the production time from an hour to minutes

OTI Lumionics has announced they have been awarded CAD$5.7 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). The goal: to implement a pilot production line capable of producing high volumes of organic light-emitting diode ...

OLEDWorks and Universal Display Corp announce OLED technology license agreement

23 Feb 2015

This new collaboration will help pave the way for expanding the US OLED solid-state lighting ecosystem

Universal Display Corp. and OLEDWorks LLC recently announced the signing of a new OLED Technology License Agreement.

Under the agreement, Universal Display has granted OLEDWorks non-exclusive license rights, under various patents owned or controlled by ...

University of Tokyo Researchers report fever alarm armband - based on printable temperature sensor

23 Feb 2015

Constant monitoring of health indicators such as heart rate and body temperature is the focus of intense interest in the fields of infant, elderly and patient care

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International ...

Diageo and Thinfilm unveil the connected 'smart bottle'

23 Feb 2015

The technology allows Diageo to track bottle movements across the supply chain, in-store and to the point of consumption

Diageo and Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) will look to completely change the role of a bottle in the consumer experience, with a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label "smart bottle" that will be unveiled at the ...

Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association partners with CME

23 Feb 2015

The new partnership between CME and CPEIA will explore ways to integrate printable electronics into manufacturing

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) have announced they will partner to explore the manufacturing applications for printable and organic electronics.

The two organisations will collaborate on a number ...

SmartKem collaborates with CPI to support customer pre-production

23 Feb 2015

This three year collaboration aims to develop customer pre-production prototypes featuring SmartKem’s tru-FLEX thin film transistors

SmartKem has announced a collaboration programme with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) for the development of pre-production prototypes featuring the SmartKem unique range of semiconductor inks for the manufacture of ultra flexible thin film ...

Thinfilm receives NFR grant for project with SINTEF

23 Feb 2015

The partnership aims to develop the building blocks for smart systems and related products, and to explore new methods of integration, assembly and manufacturing

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced today that The Research Council of Norway (NFR) has awarded Thinfilm a grant of NOK 12 million (approximately US$1.65 million) for research into novel assembly methods and ...

Thinfilm to establish an ADR program

23 Feb 2015

A US stock listing may boost the visiability of the company to a wider group of investors

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that its Board of Directors has decided to establish a Level 1 ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program in the United States, and that the Company has filed a registration ...

FlexEnable and Merck demonstrate major step forward in plastic LCD technology

9 Feb 2015

The world's first demonstration of a plastic LCD with organic transistor active-matrix in-plane switching (IPS)

FlexEnable and Merck have announced that the joint project the two companies are partnering in has reached an important next stage in plastic LCD technology. More specifically, a plastic LCD has been developed using organic ...

LG Chem announces major installation of OLED lighting for Seoul National University

9 Feb 2015

University officials selected the OLED light panels because their slim and modern design conforms with the library’s cutting-edge architecture

LG Chem has announced what they claim is the world’s biggest building installation of OLED lighting at the inauguration ceremony for Seoul National University’s new main library. LG Chem supplied 1,100 OLED ...

Osram steps up their ambitions for OLED lighting

9 Feb 2015

Osram expects to have OLED rear/tail light fixtures in luxury cars by 2016

Osram have announced that they have recently produced a concept OLED rear/tail light fixture the new BMW M4 car that was recently shown at CES in January 2015.

According to the announcement by Osram ...

LG Display plans to increase its commitment to OLED displays

9 Feb 2015

LG Display will newly invest around 800 billion won ($729 million) in the E4 production lines for OLED panels in Paju

According to recent news reports LG Display is pushing forwards its commitment to OLED displays as the company makes plans to invest more than 800 billion Won in constructing additional factory lines at its Paju ...

Samsung Display to invest about US$3.6 bln in new OLED production

9 Feb 2015

The new production line will focus on manufacturing medium and small-sized OLED displays for consumer electronics

According to news reports South Korea's Samsung Display plans to invest 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion) into making organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels as parent Samsung Electronics looks to boost components sales to ...

Plastic Logic splits into two independent companies

2 Feb 2015

To address the full range of opportunities available in the many markets, the technology development and manufacturing parts of Plastic Logic will be separated

Plastic Logic has made a simple announcement that it will be separated into two independent companies. What is surprising is the low key nature of this change in business structure and the only formal mention ...

Heliatek and vTrium Energy sign partnership agreement

2 Feb 2015

Heliatek believes this partnership will enhance the company presence in Southeast Asia

Heliatek has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with vTrium Energy to expand its presence in Singapore and in the Southeast Asian market. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Lee ...

Planar announces large area transparent OLED technology

2 Feb 2015

The vision of transparent displays, popularised for decades in science fiction movies and television shows, is now nearing reality

Planar Systems has announced it will feature new transparent OLED technology this month at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015. The 55-inch prototype at ISE 2015 will utilise Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to improve ...

Philips launches OLED panels with mirror surface

2 Feb 2015

The Brite FL300wm is available at three integration levels making it the ideal building block for many decorative OLED lighting applications

Philips has announced the latest addition to the OLED Panel range - Lumiblade Brite FL300 wm A0 - a mirrored surfaced OLED panel, and priced at 150 Euro. It will be available from 16th February 2015. With ...

Philips to spin-out their OLED Lighting Business

26 Jan 2015

Philips timing for a divestment may be ideal as the market for OLED lighting is gathering momentum, and looks set to become a lighting technology with a long-term future

Philips have announced to staff that the company intends to divest its OLED lighting business activity to focus its business and resources on LED based connected systems and services.

With this measure Philips will be ...

Pragmatic Printing secures £5.4m investment from Cambridge Innovation Capital and ARM

26 Jan 2015

Pragmatic Printing will use the funding to hire more staff and to enable the scale-up of its production capacity to 100 million flexible integrated circuits later this year

Pragmatic Printing has announced the completion of a £5.4 million funding round led by Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) with support from ARM Holdings and existing shareholders to scale-up its operations.

Pragmatic Printing believe that ...

CPI sells FlexOS IP portfolio to Neudrive Ltd

26 Jan 2015

NeuDrive has negotiated patent and know how licences relating to organic thin-film transistor technology developed by CPIIS and secured additional investment

NeuDrive Limited has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of organic semiconducting material patents and the FlexOS trade mark from CPI Innovation Services (CPIIS), the commercial arm of the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI).

In ...

LG Chem announces the availability and pricing of plastic OLED and large area OLED panels

26 Jan 2015

LG Chem have successfully maintained performance levels - efficiency, luminance, and CRI - and at the same time overcoming the key technical challenges of plastic substrates

LG Chem has announced that the company has achieved two important milestones in the development of OLED lighting products: the start of manufacturing of the 320 mm x 320 mm OLED light panel, currently the ...

Universal Display and LG Display entry into long-term OLED patent licence agreement

26 Jan 2015

LG Display to pay license fees and royalties, Universal Display will supply phosphorescent materials to LG Display for use in its licensed products

Universal Display Corp. and LG Display have announced the signing of a new OLED Technology License Agreement and Supplemental Material Purchase Agreement. The agreements run through December 31, 2022.

The announcement builds on a long-term ...

Researchers develop organic circuits using novel coating technique

26 Jan 2015

The research group created D-type flip-flop registers, these were used to form memory, and used to form 4-bit shift registers that help serialise the data to be transmitted

According to an article on the Tech-On news website Japanese research from, University of Tokyo and the Technology Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture, formed an all organic semiconductor CMOS circuit and temperature sensor using printing ...

Universal Display and Sumitomo Chemical sign technology license agreement for OLED lighting

19 Jan 2015

Leveraging the licensed technology, is expected to increase the luminous efficacy of Sumitomo's polymer OLED lighting panels

Universal Display Corp. and Sumitomo Chemical have announced the signing of a new OLED Technology License Agreement. Under the agreement, Universal Display has granted Sumitomo Chemical non-exclusive license rights, under various patents owned or controlled ...

Thinfilm announces partnership with Xerox for mass production of printed memory labels

19 Jan 2015

By partnering with Thinfilm, Xerox are leveraging their manufacturing expertise and ability to scale globally, and at the same time move into emerging new markets

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a strategic partnership with Xerox. As a core element of the agreement, Xerox has licensed Thinfilm's proprietary technology to manufacture Thinfilm Memory labels - which - according to ThinFilm - are ...

LG Chem make 320 mm x 320 mm OLED lighting panel available commercially, and novel mounting solutions

19 Jan 2015

LG Chem has developed two types of “Mounting Solutions” for easy OLED panel installation with magnetic connections: Rail Connection and Linear Connection

According to a recent report on the OLEDNET website LG Chem has made their 320 mm x 320 mm OLED lighting panels available commercially - these are the largest panels currently available in the world. These ...

Holst Centre and Flex-o-Fab take the first step towards "lighting by the mile"

19 Jan 2015

By demonstrating the first OLEDs on a high-performance, R2R-produced flexible barrier foil, Flex-oFab has taken a major step towards commercial production

Researchers from the EU-funded Flex-o-Fab project has announced they have successfully fabricated working OLED devices on a flexible barrier layer produced in a roll-to-roll (R2R) process. Produced on a PET plastic film, this achievement is ...

Knitting yarn developed using organic conductive polymers

19 Jan 2015

The resultant fibre has advantages over competing products such as metal-kneading-type and metal-coating-type conductive fibres, as it washable, durable, safe for humans, and light weight

On the Tech-on website it has been reported that Gunze Ltd and Shinshu University have co-developed yarn suitable for knitting using organic conductive fibres.

The co-developers believe the yarn, which is light-weight, safe and washable ...

Kateeva and Sumitomo announce partnership to speed adoption of inkjet RGB OLED TVs

12 Jan 2015

Kateeva and Sumitomo will cooperate to optimise OLED inks and OLED inkjet manufacturing processes to achieve optimum OLED device performance for customers

Kateeva has announced a key partnership with Sumitomo Chemical (Sumitomo). The non-exclusive agreement calls for Sumitomo to pair its world-class inks with Kateeva's world-class YIELDjet platform to help speed affordable OLED TVs to market ...

Heliatek announces start of pilot project for energy self-sufficient air dome using HeliaFilm

12 Jan 2015

This latest partnerships opens up exciting new area of Building Integrated Organic Photovoltaics (BIOPV) that perfectly suits flexible, lightweight solar films

Heliatek has successfully installed its solar film, HeliaFilm, on a PVC-based membrane air dome in Berlin, Germany. The company said this opens up a new area of application for BIOPV, building on the company's ...

Osram presents OLED-LED hybrid rear light combination

12 Jan 2015

The OLED-LED hybrid rear light combination has four basic functions - stoplight, reverse light, indicator, and rearlight

At a recently held exhibition Osram and Automotive Lighting Italia showcased a hybrid rear combination lamp demonstrator featuring Osram’s OLED and LED technology. For the first time, the demonstrator gave a sneak preview into ...

OLED Lighting is on track to become a serious competitor to LED lighting by 2016

12 Jan 2015

Now in its 3rd year of publication "OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity, costs and forecasts" report is becoming an essential reference for those wishing to understand the current and future evolution of the OLED lighting industry

cintelliq limited is pleased to announce the release of their latest market report OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity, costs and forecasts 2014 - 2023.

According to cintelliq OLED lighting is expected to become a strong competitor ...

OLED panels are destined for the desktop as JOLED begin operations

12 Jan 2015

JOLED begins operations with aim to produce 10-inch to 20-inch OLED panels in 2017

JOLED begins operations with aim to produce 10- to 20-inch OLED panels in 2017

According to news reported by Digitimes JOLED has formally announced they have begun operations as of the 5th January 2015. The ...

Thin Film Electronics signs distribution agreement with Cymmetrik

12 Jan 2015

CymMetrik is the largest professional packaging and label converter in Greater China

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Cymmetrik. Through the agreement, Cymmetrik will be empowered to promote and extend sales of Thinfilm products, including Thinfilm Memory, throughout China ...

Thin Film Electronics hires former NXP Executive to head sales efforts in Asia

12 Jan 2015

Sales veteran and NFC expert to bring impressive track record of sales growth and organisational expansion

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced the hiring of Claus Hansen to head the Company's sales initiatives throughout Asia. Claus Hansen is an accomplished sales veteran and organisational leader with deep experience in developing ...

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Organic Semiconductor Industry Market Watch

Week ending 20 May 2016

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