LG Display to invest $226 million in OLED technology
30 April 2010

According to a recent report LG Display has said it would invest $225.7 million (250 billion won) to triple production capacity for OLED displays.

LG Display, currently ranked 2nd in LCD panel production, said the investment was part of a drive to boost its new growth engines of OLED, e-paper and solar cells.

LG Display is currently building a new OLED line for production in the third quarter and the new investment will triple production capacity of the line from the second half of next year.

According to other sources LG Display plans to expand its monthly OLED output capacity to 12,000 glass sheets in the latter half of 2011, from the current 4,000. It also plans to mass produce OLEDs in the third quarter this year.

LG Display want to compete against Samsung Mobile Display and want to deliver AmOLEDS for high end mobile phones smartphones, and in the near future large size Flat screen Tvs. The new production line can handle glasses with 730x920mm sizes.


IPMS and FEP manufacture flexible OLED using roll-to-roll production equipment
19 April 2010

Scientists from The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP have announced that they have for the first time manufactured a flexible OLED in a roll-to-roll production and encapsulated the device in a subsequent inline-process.

The researchers of the Fraunhofer Institutes deposited OLED materials on a low-cost aluminum foil in a roll-to-roll pilot plant, further encapsulated the luminescent foil with a barrier layer system, patented by the Fraunhofer FEP, without compromising its luminosity.

According to the researchers this process design opens up the possibility of production in a single plant.

NeoDec enters Holst Centre partner network for Roll-to-Roll flexible electronics
19 April 2010

NeoDec - an Eindhoven-based spin-off company from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) - and Holst Centre have announce their partnership on metallic inks for flexible electronics applications. NeoDec's conductive ink technology is a complementary technology to the competences of Holst Centre and its industrial partners and opens new routes to enable roll-to-roll manufacturing of flexible electronic devices, such as OLED lighting foils and smart packaging.

The patented NeoDec technology was developed at the Eindhoven University of Technology by two of NeoDec's co-founders. According to the company the technology enables cost-effective patterning of metallic structures based on their proprietary process. A unique feature of this technology is the room-temperature post-curing for obtaining the highly conductive metallic structures. The NeoDec process is compatible with inkjet and rotary screen printing, making it very useful for high-throughput roll-to-roll manufacturing of organic electronics.

OLED lighting patent filings see explosive growth since 2000
15 April 2010

Cambridge, United Kingdom, 13 April 2010 – OLED lighting patents filings are growing rapidly with more than 90% of filings appearing since 2000 according to the latest OLED Lighting: A review of the patent landscape report from cintelliq Limited, a leading provider of information services and technology consulting to the organic semiconductor and organic electronics industries. This recent study identifies more than 1,800 patents focused on white OLED for lighting applications.

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Gerd Günther is appointed member of the Novaled Management Board
12 April 2010

Gerd Guenther Gerd joined Novaled in March 2005 as VP Marketing & Sales. Since then Gerd has been responsible for continuously developing Novaled’s business and establishing strong partnerships with key corporations around the world who have an active interest in the development of OLED technology for display and lighting applications.

Thilo von Selchow, Novaled Chairman, said, “Novaled has demonstrated its capacity to become a recognized OLED world leader in the past years.” He continued, “with the OLED display market taking off and the promising OLED lighting in front of us the company would develop its business in the coming years. It is the appropriate time for Gerd to join the Management Board”.

Gildas Sorin, Novaled CEO, said, “I am delighted to have Gerd joining the Management Board.” He added, “since his arrival at Novaled, Gerd has demonstrated his capability to develop the business of the company. As a  member of the Management Board I am very confident that he will reinforce his contribution to the Novaled growth.”


Universal Display awarded SBIR phase II contract for novel encapsulation technology
12 April 2010

Universal Display Corp. (UDC) has announced that the company has been awarded a $ 499,999 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to demonstrate further advances in its novel thin-film encapsulation technology. Universal Display is focused on the technology’s use as a cost-effective, protective barrier for flexible OLED displays and lighting. The company’s thin-film encapsulation technology also has applicability to a variety of other thin-film electronics including solar cells, batteries, sensors and photodectors.

In the Phase II program, Universal Display will focus on demonstrating that its environmentally-friendly, single-layer approach exhibits manufacturing scalability and prospective cost effectiveness. This program follows a successful Phase I program during which the Company, working with Princeton University, demonstrated that this approach has the performance characteristics to be an ultra-hermetic, transparent and flexible permeation barrier that can provide OLEDs with the long-term operational stability for a variety of demanding conditions.

Steven V. Abramson, President and CEO of Universal Display, said, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue our work with the National Science Foundation to demonstrate the commercial potential of our novel encapsulation technology.” He added, “Encapsulation technology that is both high-performance and cost-effective is well recognized as a critical element to the commercialization of flexible OLED displays and lighting. This environmentally-friendly, single-layer approach also has the potential to provide value to a wide variety of other flexible and rigid, thin-film electronic applications.”


Cambridge Display Technology and Conductive Inkjet Technology demonstrate ITO free OLED lighting panel
05 April 2010

Cambridge Display Technology (CDT), and NOMAD project partner Conductive Inkjet Technology (CIT), have announced the production of an ITO-free P-OLED lighting device using a fine copper mesh. According to the announcement this demonstration has shown the potential for patterned metal tracking using electroless metal deposition as a replacement for both Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and traditional sputtered tracking.

OLED 2009 revenue growth continues achieving $826 million, with AMOLED annual revenues overtaking PMOLED
05 April 2010

According to the latest DisplaySearch Quarterly OLED Shipment and Forecast Report, increased AMOLED demand for mobile phone main displays was the key driver of the growth in 2009. The increased demand for AMOLEDs in 2009 not only contributed to the annual growth of the OLED market as a whole, but also led to it overtaking PMOLED revenues for the first time, with $537 million in annual revenue compared to PMOLED revenues of $291 million. PMOLED demand in 2009 fell as a result of mobile phone design trends shifting from clam-shell designs, which use PMOLEDs for secondary displays, to smart phones, which use larger active matrix displays.

PPML to show two OLED demonstrators at the Light and Building Fair
05 April 2010

PPML S.r.l. and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH will present two integrated OLED technology demonstrators at the forthcoming Light+Building 2010 fair in Frankfurt.

The two OLED luminaries to be presented were based on concepts received under an OLED Design Contest and each presents distinct characteristics to highlight the sensational OLED lighting properties.

  • Luminaire m0vementThe first luminaire, the “mOvement” concept presented by the designer Marco Pezzoli, opens the possibility, by using a modular cell, to create personalized lighting scenarios, thanks to an extremely flexible mechanical and electrical connectivity solution. This approach grants an easier market entry due to its possibility to customize the final number of OLED devices resulting in a final luminary tailored to the user’s needs.
  • Design object o-FrameThe second design object, “o-Frame,” a concept from designer Federica Del Ponte, uses a rectangular-shaped transparent OLED in a luxury objects showcase. The transparent light source allows one to look inside the box while switched off, in turn providing an exceptional light setup, in combination with LEDs, once turned on.

The demonstrators will be shown at the OSRAM booth A70 in the hall no. 2. The lighting fair will take place from April 11th - 16th, 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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eMagin posts record earnings in Q4 2009 and enters full-year profitability
29 March 2010

eMagin Corp. published their financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2009. The results show record revenues for 2009 and record earnings for the fourth quarter of 2009.

Novaled to introduce OLED luminaires at Light + Building fair
29 March 2010

Transparent OLED'S of NovaledNovaled AG will be exhibiting OLEDs and OLED applications at the 2010 Light + Building fair in Frankfurt. These new area light sources not only deliver unique design possibilities, but also enable completely new lighting applications by emitting light from a surface.

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