Japan Display Inc. agreed on the research and development policies of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronic Research (OPERA) of Kyushu University and has decided to join its project.
Kyushu University has launched OPERA to promote research into the subject of “Challenges for superior OLED devices and innovative materials for the devices”, headed by Professor Chihaya Adachi. The project has been supported by Japan’s Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program) since 2010.
At present there are twelve private enterprises, one public research institution and eleven universities participating in this project and promote comprehensive research into OLED technologies, from basic research to application and development, including design and synthesis of new luminescent materials, device fabrication and elementary technology for display panel production processing.
Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program)
This is a five-year research assistance program “of the highest priority for researchers” with the aim of promoting advanced research and strengthening the medium- to long-term international competitiveness and underlying strength of Japan to become a world-leading provider in various fields of industry in three to five years.
Thirty top worldwide researchers selected by the Council for Science and Technology Policy, together with the support organizations designated by such major researchers, have been active in their research and development activities and promotion.
Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA)
Kyushu University’s OPERA center is now promoting the development of new materials that exhibit rare metal-free high-luminous efficiency for the development of new organic light-emitting material by focusing on a new emission mechanism called TADF (Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence). OPERA aims to establish science and technologies such that Japan may lead the world in organic semiconductor devices with a focus on OLED devices, thereby contributing to Japan’s industrial progress and intellectual property.