Fraunhofer IPMS – COMEDD (Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden), a unit of Europe’s largest application-oriented research and development organization, and Universal Display Corp. have announced an agreement for Universal Display to provide its proprietary phosphorescent OLED materials as a key ingredient for driving energy efficiency in COMEDD’s white OLED lighting panels.
In this new two-year agreement, COMEDD will develop and fabricate energy-efficient, white OLED panels for market development.
Prof. Karl Leo, director of the Fraunhofer IPMS – COMEDD, said, “The contract with Universal Display allows us to realize OLED lighting devices using the leading phosphorescent emitter technology. This is a key step toward increasing the efficiency of white OLED to levels where broad market acceptance can be reached.”
Steven V. Abramson, President and CEO of Universal Display, said, “We are delighted to work with Fraunhofer IPMS - COMEDD, a leading European research institution in white OLED panel development. The work that Fraunhofer is performing at their Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices may help accelerate the commercialization of energy-efficient white OLED lighting products.” Steven added, “We look forward to supporting COMEDD with our ‘all-phosphorescent’ solution for its development and demonstration of OLED lighting panels with enhanced energy efficiency. Through programs like this, we believe that we can contribute to forging a more energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable future for Europe, the U.S., and the world at large.”