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OLED Cross-licensing for Active Matrix Displays

Fri, 5 May 2007
(May 25, 2007) ROCHESTER, NY and TAINAN, Taiwan — Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester) will cross license its active matrix organic LED (OLED) intellectual property (IP) and manufacturing processes to Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) and its subsidiary Chi Mei EL (CMEL), both based in the South Taiwan Science Park (Tainan). CMEL expects to use the technology for small-panel mobile displays.

OTB Display Produces Hermetic OLED Packages

Thu, 1 Jan 2007
(January 18, 2007) EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands — OTB Display, a subsidiary of OTB Group BV, created a method of producing thin-film-encapsulated organic light-emitting diode (OLED) devices for commercial applications. The process of multilayer thin-film stacking eliminates clean room equipment, facilitating mass production.

GE, TOKKI Incorporating Encapsulation into OLED Manufacture

Mon, 3 Mar 2007
(March 5, 2007) NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — GE Global Research and OLED-manufacturing equipment supplier TOKKI Corporation (Tokyo) partnered to use plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) film encapsulation technology and manufacturing equipment to build organic electronics, such as OLED flat panel displays, in thinner and more cost-effective packages.

DuPont Teijin Films Joins Holst Centre Systems-in-Foil Research Program

Thu, 11 Nov 2008
(November 6, 2008) EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands — DuPont Teijin Films joined the systems-in-foil program of Holst Centre, a research initiative of the Flemish and Dutch research centers IMEC and TNO. DuPont Teijin, as a major substrate vendor, completes the ecosystem of industrial players for its systems-in-foil program line.

AMOLED display gives Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 the edge on weight, thickness, battery life

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 7.7 uses an AMOLED display, gaining benefits in the weight, thickness, and battery life, but at a higher material cost, says research firm Displaybank, part of IHS.


SEMICON West heralds 22nm, EUVL, 450mm, mobile electronics speakers

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

Intel, SEMATECH, and other top chip makers, suppliers, and research organizations will send speakers to SEMICON West, July 10-12 in San Francisco. The event will single out new transistor architectures, advanced lithography, 450mm wafers, and other major developments.


2012 Flexible Electronics & Displays: The future is flexible

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Printed flexible electronics represent the future of sensors, displays, power electronics, and lighting, according to experts at the FlexTech Alliance 2012 Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference & Exhibition.


Top 10 LED manufacturers in 2011, and shifting regional dominance

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

The global HB-LED market grew from $11.3 billion in 2010 to $12.5 billion in 2011, surging 9.8%, according to Strategies Unlimited. 10 companies accounted for more than 68% of the global LED supply.


USSOCOM awards eMagin $1M+ to optimize OLED micro display for mass production

Tue, 2 Feb 2012

eMagin was awarded a $1.12 million SBIR contract from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to optimize its WUXGA OLED micro display for mass production.


Corning, Samsung Mobile Display form OLED glass substrate venture

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) and Samsung Mobile Display Co. Ltd. will establish a new equity venture for the manufacture of specialty glass substrates for organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices.


OLED maker Novaled plans IPO

Tue, 3 Mar 2012

Novaled AG filed a registration statement with the US SEC for a proposed initial public offering. Novaled makes technologies and materials for organic electronics, particularly OLEDs.


DoD orders quantum dot electroluminescent devices from QD Vision

Wed, 3 Mar 2012

The US DoD awarded QD Vision Inc. a $1.38 million/12-month contract for specialized devices based on electroluminescent quantum dots. The program will result in prototype devices for armed forces.


OLED adhesive cures at low temperatures to rubber-like consistency

Thu, 4 Apr 2012

Engineered Conductive Materials LLC uncrated a low-temperature curing conductive adhesive, DB-1541-LTC, for OLED assembly.


AMOLED TV manufacturing status, price trends

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

AMOLED TVs drew a crowd at CES, but manufacturing challenges and expensive fab materials will limit global shipments of the sets for several years, says IHS iSuppli. IHS compares the 55" AMOLED TVs from LG Display and Samsung, each using different manufacturing technologies.


imec launches flexible OLED display manufacturing research with Holst Centre

Thu, 1 Jan 2012

imec and Holst Centre, with associated industry partners, are developing flexible active-matrix OLED display technology, the associated drivers and circuits, and new manufacturing equipment to build the displays, all with an eye on low-cost and high-volume production.


FPD manufacturers face 2012 crunch before 2013 rebound

Tue, 2 Feb 2012

While the FPD industry faces severe challenges, long-term supply demand models show a positive future. DisplaySearch tracks the near- and long-term outlook for FPDs, with input from Barclays Capital and IHS.


LED cost reduction to come from manufacturing: Strategies in Light

Fri, 2 Feb 2012

The manufacturing conference at Strategies in Light focused on methods for reducing cost through the manufacturing supply chain. Presenters discussed various methods of reducing manufacturing costs, from improved automation and standards implementation, automation to new packaging technologies. Laura Peters, LEDs Magazine, reports.


Organic printed electronics roadmap recognizes market entry

Mon, 1 Jan 2012

The Organic Electronics Association released its "OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics," covering application clusters such as flexible displays and smart systems, as well as the outlook on materials, substrates, and patterning processes.


Lumiotec licenses OLED tech from Universal Display, plans mass production in 2012

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

Lumiotec will use phosphorescent and other organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies from Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:PANL), under an OLED technology license agreement.


ROI potential for OLED, emerging display technologies

Mon, 1 Jan 2012

Printed, flexible, and organic electronics enable next-gen displays and other applications; however, technical hurdles and dev cycles impede ROI. The key is partnerships sharing materials, equipment, and device development expertise, shows Jonathan Melnick, Lux Research.


OLED trends: Materials, color patterning advances and the display race

Fri, 1 Jan 2012

OLED manufacturing advanced rapidly in 2011, making gains in organic materials, color patterning, electronic driving methods, and encapsulation, shows NPD DisplaySearch.


AMOLED displays draw attention on smartphone adoption

Thu, 1 Jan 2012

AMOLED shipments are estimated to have reached 90 million units in 2011, up 97% Y/Y, while revenue is expected to grow to $3.36 billion, up 169% Y/Y, according to NPD DisplaySearch.


Attend US FPD Smart Displays -- From Emerging to Mainstream

Thu, 1 Jan 2012

US FPD Smart Displays -- From Emerging to Mainstream, taking place in February in San Diego, will feature forecasts and analysis from DisplaySearch and In-Stat analysts, as well as presentations from smart display industry executives. Check out the sessions preview.


Novaled achieves ISO 9001:2008 quality certification

Wed, 2 Feb 2012

Novaled AG has been certified according to the ISO 9001:2008 international quality management standard by external auditors DQS GmbH.


Cambrios takes ITO-alternative to strategic phase with Samsung investment, new leader

Tue, 1 Jan 2012

Cambrios Technologies Corporation appointed John LeMoncheck as president and CEO, and announced a $5 million Series D-3 financing round from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation.


MicroOLED OLED micro-display reaches 5.4M-pixels on 0.61" panel

Fri, 1 Jan 2012

Near-eye micro-display maker MicroOLED introduced a 5.4-million-pixel-density, 0.61"-diagonal, low-power-consumption organic light-emitting diode (OLED) microdisplay on silicon.


Semiconductor investments from venture capital sector fall in March

Mon, 4 Apr 2012

Investments in fabless companies, semiconductor suppliers, and other chip companies fell more than 80% month/month and year/year in March, reports the Global Semiconductor Association (GSA).


OLEDs erode LCD dominance, starting in small displays

Fri, 4 Apr 2012

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) will be a nearly $11 billion market in 2017, and will take some display market share from the $100-billion LCD sector, according to a Lux Research report.


AMOLED use in small/medium displays prompts more suppliers, more adopters

Thu, 4 Apr 2012

Active matrix organic light-emitting diodes (AMOLEDs) are moving from small-quantity development into higher volumes, with shipments destined for smartphones driving growth in the small- and medium-sized display market in February, said IHS.


Will Samsung reorganize LCD and AMOLED display units?

Mon, 2 Feb 2012

Samsung Electronics is under rumors about spinning off its LCD manufacturing division, which could lead into a displays business restructuring involving Samsung Mobile Display and Samsung LCD. NPD DisplaySearch shares the root motivation for changes, and how Samsung's potential moves will affect the industry.


3D micro-structuring, OLED display fab nab laser awards

Fri, 5 May 2012

The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2012 recognized 3D metal micro-structuring laser technology from Schepers, excimer laser design for OLED and LCD display fab from Coherent, and a laser brazing head technology from Precitec Optronik.


OLED manufacturers develop new color patterning technologies for large-area fab

Thu, 5 May 2012

OLEDs are gaining adopters in small screen sizes, and just moving into large-size displays. Mass production color-patterning technology for large-area OLED is increasingly an issue. Displaybank looks at new technologies under development at major display makers.


EMAN wins OLED micro-display follow-on order from Army

Fri, 5 May 2012

eMagin Corporation (NYSE Amex:EMAN) received a $3.1 million follow-on order for OLED microdisplays under an existing US Army Remote Viewer Program.


The low utilization/MOCVD uptick phenomenon, LED efficacy and price, more from Lightfair

Mon, 5 May 2012

Barclays Capital analysts attended Lightfair International and gleaned several trends in LEDs and OLEDs for lighting, including an interesting phenomenon around MOCVD utilization rates and new orders.


Attend FPD China for next-gen display technologies and China's displays industry role

Thu, 3 Mar 2012

Dynamic changes in the FPD industry range from new LCD, AMOLED, touch, and flexible technologies to the emergence of China as the leading consumer and manufacturer of display products. FPD China covers the entire industry supply chain.


3M flexible barrier films for displays come to market

Tue, 5 May 2012

M’s Optical Systems Division made its flexible, optically clear 3M FTB3-50 and FTB3-125 films available commercially, to protect sensitive electronics displays from water vapor and oxygen. The films previously were sold under limited R&D agreements.


OLED is a technology, not an answer, for TVs: DisplaySearch

Mon, 5 May 2012

DisplaySearch's Paul Gray advises that TV makers “think deeply about how consumers are watching long-form video at home” before leaping to conclusions about OLED’s impact. “The industry need not take billion dollar technology bets to provide better products.”


HC Starck tailors thin-film sputtering for OLED displays

Fri, 3 Mar 2012

H.C. Starck notes that the majority of FPD production occurs in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. The rapid growth of OLED screens in the FPD industry punctuates the increased need for high-tech materials, the company asserts.


DOW opens semiconductor/display R&D center in Seoul with OLED focus

Thu, 3 Mar 2012

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) inaugurated its Dow Seoul Technology Center, a global R&D center with focus on technological advances in display and semiconductor applications.


AMOLED scales up with virtually 100% concentration in Korea

Fri, 4 Apr 2012

Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays manufacturing is virtually 100% concentrated in Korea, according to Displaybank, with Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) and LG Display (LGD) scaling up capacity.


SMC 2012: Supply chain opportunities in OLEDs, energy storage, and power semiconductors

Fri, 11 Nov 2012

Materials experts from across the supply chain gathered at the 2012 Strategic Materials Conference 2012 in San Jose in October, discussing key materials needs for micromanufacturing outside the CMOS mainstream: OLEDs and GaN-on-silicon power semiconductors, graphene, CNTs, and self-assembling polymers.


OLED TV panels' breakout year delayed, but it's coming

Mon, 11 Nov 2012

Despite continued delays from its two big proponents, OLED TV technology will finally start ramping over the next year, reaching one million unit shipments in 2014 and a 3% market penetration by 2016, says NPD DisplaySearch.


OLED lighting sales could reach $1.7B by 2020 -- if panel makers commit now

Fri, 11 Nov 2012

There's a new battleground slowly emerging for OLEDs in lighting applications where the technology could offer some advantages in design and efficiency -- if panel makers are willing to make some sacrifices.


After worst-ever 2012, FPD equipment to see a brighter 2013

Tue, 10 Oct 2012

This year is shaping up to be a historically lousy year for makers of flat-panel display (FPD) manufacturing equipment, but expectations are looking up that demand will catch up to supply in 2013 and balance the market, according to NPD DisplaySearch projections.


Printed electronics materials swell to $2.6B by 2017

Thu, 11 Nov 2012

The market for materials used in printed electronics manufacturing will nearly double over the next five years as new materials are brought forth to support low-cost volume production of printed electronic devices, according to Lux Research.


OLED materials ramp to $7B in 2019

Tue, 8 Aug 2012

With OLED adoption, the total market value of materials used in OLED applications will grow quickly from about $500 million in 2012 to over $7 billion by the end of 2019, reports NanoMarkets.


Panasonic reorgs R&D along medium-, long-term roadmaps

Fri, 8 Aug 2012

Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC, TOKYO:6752) will reform its head office and governance as of October 1, aiming to reduce internally focused work and focus on customer needs.


ITO alternatives for transparent conductors: From nanotubes to ZnO, adoption varies

Wed, 8 Aug 2012

Most firms offering alternatives to ITO focus on the touch-screen sensor market; however, this sector is too small for many of these firms to generate significant revenues. NanoMarkets outlines the various ITO alternatives, and their possible application spaces.


Guide to LED and OLED programs at SEMICON West

Thu, 6 Jun 2012

SEMICON West 2012 will take place July 10-12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Following is a preview of the LED and OLED events taking place during SEMICON West, from contributor Paula Doe, SEMI Emerging Markets.


Sony, Panasonic combine OLED manufacturing expertise to achieve large-panel, low-cost fab

Mon, 6 Jun 2012

Panasonic and Sony will combine their core and printing technology to jointly develop next-generation organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel and module manufacturing technology.


SEMICON West preview: OLED displays and lighting adopt printing processes, flexible substrates

Tue, 7 Jul 2012

Technology for making circuits with organic materials, non-vacuum processes, and flexible substrates has made striking progress, but it’s been a challenge to find applications where the new technologies offer must-have advantages. Paula Doe, SEMI, reports on flexible and large-area OLED displays and lighting.


Samsung Mobile Display sources OLED materials from Novaled

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) wiill purchase dopant materials used in the transport layers of its AMOLED display modules from Novaled. Novaled will also provide its proprietary PIN OLED technology to SMD for use in the production of SMD’s AMOLED display modules.


OLED thin-film encapsulation technology key to new applications

Fri, 6 Jun 2012

OLED thin film encapsulation technology is the one of technologies emerging as the core technology of flexible OLED, and technology development and patent securing competition between world’s leading OLED companies will increase accordingly, shows Displaybank.


Semiconductor fab tool capex trends gleaned @ SEMICON West

Thu, 7 Jul 2012

After meeting with various semiconductor manufacturing tool suppliers -- Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, Tokyo Electron, Teradyne and Cymer -- at SEMICON West, Citi analysts share impressions on foundry spending plans and tool choices.


Picosecond laser enables new high-tech devices

Thu, 7 Jul 2012

Industrially proven and robust, picosecond lasers are proving their worth in cutting and patterning of delicate materials for a wide variety of industrial applications.


Novaled's new OLED materials set could double OLED lifetimes

Thu, 5 May 2012

Novaled debuted a class of n-doped electron transport layer (ETL) materials for OLED TV and mobile displays.


CNTs produced with >95% semiconducting content now available from SWeNT

Thu, 5 May 2012

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) released SG65i, a single-wall carbon nanotube product with >95% semiconducting concentration, before secondary processing to remove metallic SWCNT content.


Largest flexible OLED display fabbed with mixed-oxide TFT

Wed, 5 May 2012

The Flexible Display Center at ASU, in conjunction with Army Research Labs scientists, manufactured what it is reporting as the world's largest flexible, full-color OLED display prototype. FDC used advanced mixed-oxide TFTs to build the 7.4” device.


Universal Display intros novel emission layer systems for OLEDs

Tue, 6 Jun 2012

Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL) introduced new red, green, and yellow UniversalPHOLED products, combining UniversalPHOLED emitter materials with novel host systems.


AMOLED manufacturing improvements to enable TV market share grab

Mon, 7 Jul 2012

AMOLED is entrenched in the small- and medium-sized displays market. For the technology to capture significant market share in the large-size, TV-bound display market, manufacturers will need to invest in better, higher throughput processing, shares Displaybank.


Top conference reports from H1 2012

Fri, 7 Jul 2012

We at Solid State Technology have compiled the best conference reports so far this year, in the lead up to SEMICON West 2012, next week in San Francisco.


PANL hits white OLED performance record

Mon, 6 Jun 2012

Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL) announced record-breaking performance of its white organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting technology.


FUJIFILM sells OLED patent portfolio to Universal Display for $105M

Thu, 7 Jul 2012

FUJIFILM sold its 1,200+ OLED patents and patent applications to Universal Display for $105 million, with the companies embarking on a strategic relationship in this technology space.


2012 smartphone displays forecast lowered, but display type matters

Thu, 7 Jul 2012

DisplaySearch has lowered its 2012 mobile phone displays forecast from 1,917 million units to 1,729 million units. Comparing last quarter's forecasts and actual shipment results by technology, NPD DisplaySearch found that AMOLED actually had higher growth, but other technologies showed declines.


OLEDs World Summit agenda doubles focus on lighting

Wed, 7 Jul 2012

Panasonic, LG Chem and Philips are among the presenters for the upcoming 14th annual OLEDs World Summit, September 26-28, in San Francisco, CA.


Polarizer film trends: AMOLED growth, and acrylics move in

Wed, 7 Jul 2012

Polarizers used in display manufacturing will form a $9.94 billion market in 2012, up 4% from 2011, according to Displaybank. Sequentially, the polarizer market decreased by 9% in Q1 2012, hitting 2.235 billion. This was down 6% from Q1 2011.


PANL, Plextronics expand OLED partnership to cover hole injection, transport materials

Fri, 7 Jul 2012

Universal Display broadened its work with Plextronics to accelerate the development and commercialization of solution-based OLED material systems. They will combine Plextronics’ hole injection and hole transport materials with Universal Display’s phosphorescent OLED emissive layer materials.


MIT team models electronic behavior of OLEDs and other organic electronics

Fri, 6 Jun 2012

A multidisciplinary research team at MIT and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid developed a new mathematical approach to simulating the electronic behavior of noncrystalline materials, with applications in OLEDs, flexible printable organic electronic circuits, and solar cells.


OLED adoption means shifting reqs for OLED materials

Mon, 6 Jun 2012

How to reduce large-size AMOLED display fab costs

Thu, 8 Aug 2012

AMOLED displays are growing rapidly and offer many performance benefits over LCDs. However, 55” AMOLED TV displays cost 8-10x as much as a comparable LCD to manufacture. NPD DisplaySearch looks at ways to improve costs/fab.


AIXTRON tool supports OTFT, OLED, other organic electronics manufacturing

Thu, 8 Aug 2012

AIXTRON launched the PRODOS-200 PVPD system for deposition of organic thin film materials, used to make OTFT displays and OLEDs, and in other manufacturing applications.


Measuring inside an active OLED

Mon, 10 Oct 2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science say they have devised a way to selectively and nondestructively evaluate molecules within a sealed organic light-emitting diode (OLED) in operation, in hopes to further understand and eventually minimize performance degradation.


Printing methodologies for various electronic devices

Tue, 8 Aug 2012

Printing is emerging as a technology that can replace traditional photolithography processes for electronics manufacturing, reducing costly material use, very complex processes, and expensive equipment.


Sumitomo Chemical joins Holst Center for OLED materials research

Wed, 9 Sep 2012

Sumitomo Chemical has joined the Holst Center's shared research program on printed organic lighting and signage, to contribute to research into multilayer solution processes for high-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).


Flexible display market to reach nearly 800 million unit shipments by 2020

Thu, 6 Jun 2013

Demand for flexible displays is set to undergo massive growth during the next seven years, with a broad variety of applications—ranging from smartphones to giant screens mounted on buildings—driving a nearly 250 times expansion in shipments from 2013 through 2020.


Printed, flexible and organic electronics sees 15.2% CAGR over the next decade

Fri, 5 May 2013

The new report from IDTechEx titled "Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics: Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2013-2023" finds that the total market for these technologies will grow from $16.04 billion in 2013 to $76.79 billion in 2023.


AMOLED panel makers: To chase or to lead, that is the question

Fri, 4 Apr 2013

In recent years, TFT-LCD technology has dominated the display panel market, everything from small, medium and large screens, to the point where all other rival display technologies such as e-paper, PDP, and CRT have steadily been losing their positioning.


Solid-state lighting expert Bernhard Stapp named to board of Aledia

Wed, 5 May 2013

Aledia today announced that solid-state lighting (SSL) industry veteran Dr. Bernhard Stapp has joined its board of directors.


AMOLED panel shipments get boost from premium smartphones

Thu, 4 Apr 2013

Demand for 4-inch or larger AMOLED panels has continued to increase in the fourth quarter of 2012 thanks to strong growth in the market for high-end smartphones with large screens, such as the Galaxy S and Note series by Samsung Electronics.


US TV market set for second consecutive year of decline in 2013

Tue, 4 Apr 2013

U.S. television shipments are forecast to decline for a second year in a row in 2013, but growth will resume next year as the liquid crystal display television (LCD TV) segment regains some of the strength it had lost in the past year.


Flexible OLED lighting developments in East Asia

Tue, 4 Apr 2013

OLED lighting developments are taking place worldwide, with a lot of the research focused on phosphorescent OLED materials, which have a theoretical luminous efficacy four times higher than fluorescent materials.


Cambrios opens Japan office

Thu, 4 Apr 2013

Cambrios Technologies Corporation, a developer of nanowire-based solutions for the transparent and flexible conductor markets, today announced the establishment of its branch office in Tokyo, Japan, and the appointment of Takashi Murayama as Country Manager for Japan.


AMOLED TV panel market to see limited shipments in coming years

Wed, 2 Feb 2013

Although active-matrix organic light-emitting-diode (AMOLED) televisions headlined last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), shipments of these high-end panels will remain limited in the coming years, according to the Displaybank at information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).


UPDATED: Worldwide LED component market grows 9% with lighting

Wed, 2 Feb 2013

Strategies Unlimited has issued new figures since the first edition of this article. Solid State Technology now brings you updated figures and additional information on the worldwide LED market.


ISSCC 2013: Large-area flexible electronics

Mon, 2 Feb 2013

Hoi-Jun Yoo, subcommittee chair of ISSCC 2013, writes on the focus of technology directions in the field of large-area and low-temperature electronics.


LED technology and market challenges addressed in Taiwan

Thu, 2 Feb 2013

To help the Taiwan LED industry tackle the increasing challenges, an in-depth analysis of LED global market opportunities and technology breakthroughs were recently provided at the 2013 LED Market and Outlook seminar held by SEMI Taiwan.


Patent analysis: Flexible roll-to-roll processing

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

A new report from IHS Displaybank examined a total of 483 patents on roll-to-roll processing technologies, focusing on 32 that were flexible, OLED-related.


MOCON unveils WVTR instrument for ultra-high barrier films

Thu, 2 Feb 2013

MOCON, Inc., a manufacturer of package integrity instrumentation, is launching a new system to measure the water vapor transmission rate, or WVTR, of ultra-high barrier films with greater sensitivity than ever before possible.


Look for 4K LCDs, OLEDs at CES

Mon, 1 Jan 2013

As the annual Consumer Electronics Show and hordes of techie enthusiasts descends over Las Vegas this week, NPD DisplaySearch revisits the battle between two display technologies -- 4K × 2K vs. OLEDs.


Fraunhofer IAP opens pilot line for organic electronics

Tue, 1 Jan 2013

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) in Potsdam-Golm and fab/cleanroom developer MBRAUN have commissioned a new "near industrial-scale" pilot line for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic solar cells.


Lux Research names top firms in LEDS and power electronics

Tue, 2 Feb 2013

As power electronics grow to $15 billion and LEDs to $100 billion, Lux Research identifies the leading technology companies addressing these markets.


Displaybank releases forecast and analysis of the OLED lighting market

Tue, 3 Mar 2013

Recently, as the importance of environmental protection grows, the method of saving energy of products and using eco-friendly materials is on the rise. Of these, since lighting accounts for about 20% of the overall power consumption, the efforts to replace with high-efficiency and eco-friendly products are being made actively.


The UV LED market is booming

Mon, 3 Mar 2013

Yole Développement announced today its new report “UV LEDs: Technology & Application Trends” which presents UV LED new applications and associated market metrics for the period 2012-2020, and a deep analysis of UV LED technology and UV LED lighting industry.


Student develops brighter, smarter and more efficient LEDs

Fri, 3 Mar 2013

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student Ming Ma has developed a new method to manufacture light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are brighter, more energy efficient and have superior technical properties than those on the market today.


U.S. Department of Energy honors PPG scientists for advances in OLED lighting

Thu, 3 Mar 2013

PPG Industries has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for “significant achievements” in advancing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting technology.


Following decline of 2012, global TV market won’t recover until 2015

Mon, 4 Apr 2013

Stung by plunging sales in Japan and declining demand in North America and Western Europe, global television shipments in 2012 fell, marking a major inflection point that will have a lasting impact on the market, according to an IHS iSuppli Worldwide Television Market Tracker Report from the IHS TV Systems Intelligence Service at information and analytics provider IHS.


QLED market forecast reports mass production of commercialized quantum dots is a game-changer

Thu, 3 Mar 2013

Quantum dots will cascade into the marketplace. They offer lower cost, longer life, and brighter lighting, according to WinterGreen Research’s  new study Quantum Dot and Quantum Dot Display (QLED) Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019. 


Pixelligent Technologies launches PixClear Zirconia nanocrystals for increased light output in touchscreens

Thu, 3 Mar 2013

Pixelligent Technologies, a manufacturer of nanocrystal additives for the electronics and semiconductor markets, last week announced the launch of its PixClear Zirconia nanocrystals. When incorporated into existing products, the nanoadditives can dramatically increase light output and readability of modern touch screens and displays.


Global LED lighting market will be worth $25.4 billion in 2013

Wed, 3 Mar 2013

The global LED lighting market will be worth $25.4 billion in 2013, representing 54% growth on the 2012 figure of $16.5, while the LED lighting penetration rate will also rise to 18.6%, according to a new DIGITIMES Research Special Report titled "Global high-brightness LED market forecast."


OLEDs and the beginning of the end for LCDs

Mon, 4 Apr 2013

LCD panel makers in Taiwan, Japan and Korea have been suffering. Despite the growing demand for LCDs the high number of panel makers and new competition from China has resulted in tough price competition for panel makers, to the point that many panel makers are no longer profitable.


OLEDs see manufacturing tech, consumer response ripen

Tue, 8 Aug 2010

OLED versus LCD demand. Courtesy of DisplaySearchIn a podcast interview, Paul Semenza, SVP of Analyst Services at DisplaySearch, explains how a maturing OLED manufacturing capability is contributing to the surge in interest, as is consumer response to products that use OLEDs. One challenge, however, is scaling up vapor deposition, and solutions are being developed. 


OPV, OLEDs headline at LOPE-C 2011

Fri, 6 Jun 2011

The Large Area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention (LOPE-C) conference and exhibition, June 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany, will focus largely on organic photovoltaics (OPV) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).


Will OLED lighting ever see the light of day?

Wed, 7 Jul 2011

Organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting can be manufactured into aesthetically pleasing, unique products. However, the immature technology is costly today, and even with a price decline of more than an order of magnitude over the next 10 years, OLED lights will remain uncompetitive with other lighting options, Lux Research finds.


Present at Strategies in Light Europe 2012

Mon, 12 Dec 2011

Strategies in Light Europe 2012, September 18-20 in Munich, Germany, is accepting abstracts through February 17. Strategies in Light Europe covers the rapidly growing LED lighting industry.


Novaled wins Deutscher Zukunftspreis for OLEDs

Fri, 12 Dec 2011

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) company Novaled AG founders Professor Karl Leo, Dr. Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth, and Dr. Martin Pheiffer received the Deutscher Zukunftspreis from German Federal President Christian Wulff.


SEMICON West 2012: Submit an abstract today

Mon, 12 Dec 2011

SEMI is looking for presenters for technical sessions and other opportunities at SEMICON West 2012, July 10-12 in San Francisco, CA.


Printed Electronics 2011: Chips, inks, tissue boxes, and apps in between

Thu, 12 Dec 2011

Techcet's Michael A. Fury spent a day at the recent Printed Electronics/Photovoltaics event, where discussions ranged from past, present, and future applications -- from e-readers, organic LEDs, TFTs, and printed ICs to tissue-box displays, explosive ink, and airplane wing sensors.


Large OLEDs top lists in China

Thu, 4 Apr 2011

Small-sized OLEDs are mature, now that rapid adoption has occured in the mobile phone sector. With technical advances and mass production processes, larger-sized OLEDs will come to the fore, according to CCID Consulting. Advancements are needed in the areas of process equipment and driver IC technology for China to become an OLED leader. CCID and NanoMarkets summarize their OLED market assessments for China, Japan, and Korea.


Asian FPD maker orders Cymer TCZ Gen5.5 crystallization systems

Tue, 4 Apr 2011

TCZ, Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) display equipment product division, received a volume order for the TCZ-1500B Gen 5.5 crystallization system from a leading Asian flat panel display manufacturer. This is TCZ's second volume order in 2011 and fourth tool customer.


LCD-OLED-manufacturing-equipment-on-a-growth-tear

Fri, 4 Apr 2011

With escalating demand for larger fabs of Gen 8, Gen 8.5 and Gen 10, the liquid crystal display (LCD) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) manufacturing equipment market has witnessed a growth spur, which could last 7 years, says Frost & Sullivan.


OLED materials progress at Universal Display advances print/deposition fab method

Tue, 4 Apr 2011

Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL) announced advances in the performance of its UniversalP2OLED solution-processible, phosphorescent OLED material systems for use with solution-based manufacturing processes (such as ink-jet printing).


MRS Spring 2011: Lighting the paths for LED materials

Tue, 4 Apr 2011

Michael A. Fury looks at papers from the opening day of this year's MRS Spring meeting, including various takes on light-emitting devices, nanotubes for optoelectronic devices, and switching behavior of ultrathin films.


UNH startup Innovacene wins $100K OLED grant from NHIRC

Thu, 2 Feb 2011

The NH-ICC has attracted a $100,000 grant from the NHIRC to help commercialize semiconductor technology developed by startup Innovacene.


Quantum dot OLEDs fabbed via spin coating

Thu, 9 Sep 2011

University of Florida researchers developed a manufacturing process for quantum dot LEDs that is lower cost and higher volume than previous attempts, eliminating vacuum-based steps. The research spawned a start-up company: NanoPhotonica.


DOE funds LED manufacturing R&D with up to $10M

Tue, 9 Sep 2011

The US DOE is accepting funding applications through December 15, 2011, for developers of solid-state lighting such as LEDs and OLEDs. Up to $10 million is available to research lower-cost manufacturing methods.


OLEDs Summit: OLED TV development and barriers from LG Display, DuPont

Mon, 10 Oct 2011

Several speakers at the recent OLEDs World Summit 2011 (9/26-28 in San Francisco) discussed the appeal of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for large-format image displays, rising in appeal over liquid-crystal displays (LCD).


DuPont AMOLED fab tech draws TV display maker's interest

Thu, 11 Nov 2011

DuPont has signed a technology licensing agreement allowing an Asian display maker to use DuPont process technology to make large AMOLED television displays at significantly lower cost than alternative technologies.


OLED on plastic rivals glass-based OLED efficiency

Tue, 11 Nov 2011

The University of Toronto's organic light-emitting diode (OLED) on plastic reportedly boasts the highest efficiency for plastic-based OLEDs to date, comprable to the top-of-the-line glass-based OLEDs.


Printed electronics improve displays, lithium-ion batteries, c-Si solar cells

Fri, 10 Oct 2011

Printed electronics can improve existing electronics and energy applications, replacing non-printed layers in displays or increasing crystalline silicon photovoltaics efficiency, among other applications shared by IDTechEx.


Japan's PV suppliers tout improved efficiencies

Fri, 1 Jan 2008
SST partner Nikkei Microdevices reports from the 17th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference in Fukuoka, Japan, where leading Japanese photovoltaic suppliers described technologies for improved efficiencies now starting to move into production. Also, details on TEL's pending entry into the solar equipment market with a thin-film deposition system.

Report: Indium-tin-oxide replacements eye application entry points

Tue, 3 Mar 2008
Mar. 18, 2008 - The market for transparent semiconductors used in display, photovoltaics, and lighting markets will surge to ~$9.4B by 2015, according to a study from analysis firm NanoMarkets. And a key element in the devices, indium tin oxide (ITO), will continue to be in heavy demand despite surging prices and other limitations.

Researchers develop "fishy" way to improve OLEDs

Wed, 5 May 2006
May 17, 2006 - Scientists from the U. of Cincinnati claim to have developed a method to make organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) as much as 10x more efficient and 30x brighter -- with a little help from the humble salmon fish.

UDC, Mitsubishi Chem to work on inkjet-printable OLEDs

Wed, 5 May 2006
May 31, 2006 - Universal Display Corp. (UDC) and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. have agreed to codevelop materials for phosphorescent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays that are processable through solution, or "wet" processing methods, such as inkjet printing.

Nano firm touts printable semiconductors

Wed, 6 Jun 2006
June 14, 2006 - Researchers at Advance Nanotech Inc. and the Center for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at the U. of Cambridge, UK, say they have developed novel composites made from organic polymers and nanostructured materials that provide "printable" semiconductors for low-cost inkjet print manufacturing.

UDC, Nippon Steel tout green OLED performance mark

Wed, 1 Jan 2007
January 3, 2007 - Universal Display Corp., a developer of OLED technologies and materials, and Nippon Steel Chemical Co. Ltd., a provider of super-purified OLED materials, say they have achieved a "significant enhancement" in the performance of green phosphorescent OLEDs, doubling the device's operational lifetime while maintaining existing color and efficiency characteristics.

OSRAM giving up display OLED biz

Wed, 8 Aug 2007
August 1, 2007 - OSRAM Opto Semiconductors says it will stop making its "Pictiva" organic LEDs (OLEDs) for passive matrix displays by year's end, instead focusing on its OLED activities for "market-ready" lighting solutions.

Synova, Manz ready combined PV "edge isolation" system

Wed, 9 Sep 2007
September 5, 2007 - Synova SA and Manz Automation say they've created a hybrid tool combining their technologies: an inline laser edge isolation system for photovoltaic manufacturing of solar cells.

January 2005 Exclusive Feature:
FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS

Technology for deposition and patterning of OLEDs

Tue, 1 Jan 2005
By Janice K. Mahon, Min-Hao Michael Lu, Universal Display Corp., Ewing, New Jersey

VTE has been the leading technology for OLED production, but OVPD, IJP and LITI have the potential to drive display performance and manufacturing efficiencies in future device generations. For OLED technology to advance in FPD applications, its production technology must continue to achieve device performance advances and manufacturing cost reductions.

Universal Display achieves 30 lumens/W white OLED

Wed, 8 Aug 2005
August 3, 2005 - A white OLED lighting panel with a record power efficiency of 30 lumens per watt (lm/W) has been demonstrated using Universal Display's PHOLED phosphorescent OLED technology at The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Symposia and Exhibition held in San Diego, CA.

DuPont Displays, UDC form alliance to develop displays

Wed, 12 Dec 2002
Dec. 11, 2002 - Wilmington, DE, and Ewing, NJ - DuPont Displays, a business unit of DuPont and a developer and manufacturer of polymer OLED displays, together with Universal Display Corp. (UDC), an innovator of OLED technologies, have signed a joint development agreement to create a new generation of soluble OLED materials and technology.

OLED displays gain on LCDs

Tue, 10 Oct 2001
An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display technology has been developed that exhibits up to 16 million colors. Based on Kodak patents, the full-color active matrix OLED developed by eMagin Corp., Hopewell Junction, NY, contains more than 1.5 million individually addressable picture elements.

Sunic System, Novaled Join Forces on Thin-film Encapsulation

Mon, 10 Oct 2007
(October 22, 2007) DRESDEN, Germany & SUWON, South Korea— Sunic System, a producer of vacuum deposition equipment for OLED, and Novaled, a provider of doping technology and materials for organic electronics, will work together to build up the next generation of thin-film encapsulation (TFE) tools, technologies, and materials.

Graphene races CNT for nanomaterial commercialization

Wed, 9 Sep 2011

Both graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNT) suit applications from flexible displays to silicon-replacing transistors. In a relatively short time, graphene has emerged as a low-cost, tunable material for all kinds of electronics. Will graphene overtake CNTs as the nanomaterial of future devices?


Veeco introduces new optical profiler

Fri, 1 Jan 2005

Channeling nano's funding future: Startups will plot multiple courses to public markets this year

Tue, 2 Feb 2005
Two river routes lead to Wall Street in lower Manhattan. Sailing down the Hudson provides a wide, smooth ride, not to mention breathtaking views of the wooded cliffs of New Jersey – in short, a classy way to sail downtown. The East River, by contrast, is a narrow, bumpy ride. The water is dark and oily from barge traffic. The stretch past LaGuardia airport is deafeningly noisy.

Novaled, Ciba to collaborate on OLEDs

Fri, 4 Apr 2006

EV Group sells tool to NIL Fab

Thu, 10 Oct 2005

New Kyocera company shows industry’s OLED intent

Mon, 4 Apr 2004
As the world goes mobile and cellular phone manufacturers jockey to get their gizmos in your pocket, a nanotechnology-based innovation is going along for the ride. OLEDs, or organic light emitting diodes, are poised to make cell phone displays brighter, faster and perhaps one day even cheaper than current technology – enough so that Kyocera Corp., launched a new subsidiary for OLED R&D.

After Nanosys IPO withdrawal: CDT to brave Nasdaq

Tue, 9 Sep 2004
When Nanosys withdrew its initial public offering in early August, the debate over what its withdrawal meant was so loud and vociferous that it effectively drowned out the news that Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) Corp., a developer of organic molecules for display applications, had filed to go public just a few days earlier.

Kodak’s new image: Century-old firm develops nano strategy

Wed, 6 Jun 2004
You don’t have to be a professional futurist to see that the days of conventional film are numbered. Sales of digital cameras now outpace those of film. Digital cameras are increasingly cheaper, easier to use and often take better pictures. Nice for consumers, but nothing short of scary for a company like Kodak that generates enormous revenues from film sales.

German OLED firm aims to give Japan run for money

Thu, 6 Jun 2004
If Dresden-based Novaled has its way, many of the displays of the future will have a "Made in Germany" label somewhere on them. The firm is now entering the final stages of getting its second-generation OLED technology ready for the market. By mid-2005, it plans on having its OLED display screens on store shelves.

Unidym signs OLED agreement

Mon, 1 Jan 2007
Arrowhead Research Corp. of Pasadena, Calif., announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Unidym, has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore to develop organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) incorporating transparent electrodes made of carbon nanotubes.

Nanoident to target biometrics market with photonic technology

Mon, 6 Jun 2006
Austria-based Nanoident Technologies AG is hoping its ultra-thin, organic semiconductor-based nanolayers can help the company slide into market faster than previous nanotechnologies with applications in displays, sensors and biometrics.

Kodak and DuPont launch an OLED brand land grab

Thu, 7 Jul 2003
Made of nanostructured polymer films, OLED screens emit their own light and are lighter, smaller and more energy efficient than conventional liquid crystal displays. To marketing and branding experts, the fact that three Fortune 500 heavyweights are vying to make OLED technology a consumer proposition suggests that the market for next generation nano-powered displays will be a real contest.

Seiko Epson lets loose with OLEDs and 'bots

Tue, 11 Nov 2003
Seiko Epson Corp. has developed a controller chip for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays designed for car electronics and other consumer devices, according to a news release.

Ecology Coatings licenses to DuPont

Tue, 4 Apr 2005
Ecology Coatings of Akron, Ohio, announced a licensing deal Monday with DuPont Performance Coatings allowing DuPont to manufacture and sell Ecology Coating's products for use in North American automotive applications.

Litrex ships 50th inkjet printer

Fri, 4 Apr 2005

Intertech cancels OLED conference due to SARS scare

Tue, 4 Apr 2003

DuPont, UDC link on flat panel display technology

Mon, 12 Dec 2002
DuPont Displays and Universal Display Corp. (UDC) said they plan to jointly develop a new generation of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials and technology.

NanoVia develops platform for making OLEDs

Wed, 10 Oct 2002
NanoVia LP said it has developed an optical system design for making organic light-emitting diode display devices.

GERMAN GROUP TRIES TO GRAB
FLAT SCREENS' NEXT GENERATION

Thu, 4 Apr 2002

Germany has long considered itself a loser in the flat panel display industry, since about 97 percent of all flat panel displays are produced in Asia. Now the country is ready to steal some of that business away from the Far East and it sees the current development of new flat screen technology as the ideal time to strike.

Kodak launches camera with OLED display

Wed, 3 Mar 2003
Eastman Kodak Co. is releasing what it calls the world's first digital camera with an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display.

OLEDs get ready to light up
the market for flexible screens

Thu, 8 Aug 2002
Small tech is heading to the small screen. Displays made of glowing plastic molecules called OLEDs promise brighter and cheaper alternatives to liquid crystal displays. Made of nanostructured polymer films, OLED screens based on technologies developed by companies such as Cambridge Display Technology and Kodak are beginning to hit the market.

Philips puts small tech to the test;
It needs to beat other technologies

Fri, 9 Sep 2002
Philips, like GE, Intel, IBM and Samsung, is a large company that has adopted a small tech R&D program because it sees huge market potential. But Philips is mixing in a healthy dose of skepticism as it prepares small tech-enabled products for market. "We are not working on small tech because everybody else is," explained a Philips spokesman.

Universal Display wants to shine its OLED light on the world

Mon, 12 Dec 2003
"See the light!" declares a sign in the company's entryway. Universal Display Corp. expects its screen technology to see the light of commercial day sometime in 2004. OLED stands for organic light-emitting device, and screens based on UDC's technology are composed of several ultrathin films of special molecules that glow when excited by an electric current.

Interactive data eyeglasses opens up new worlds

Tue, 6 Jun 2009
June 9, 2009: A group of scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS is working on a device which incorporates eye tracking to create bidirectional "data eyeglasses," opening up hands-free applications generally associated with spy movies and fighter pilots.

BASF opens organic electronics R&D center

Tue, 5 May 2007
BASF has announced the opening of a $2.6 million R&D center for organic electronics in Singapore that will focus on nanotechnology and energy management.

Chinese company Irico to manufacture OLEDs

Fri, 5 May 2009
May 22, 2009: China-based panel maker Irico Group Electronics plans to invest $74.38 million in its first OLED production fab, which broke ground in Foshan, China earlier this month, according to a local report.

New nanocrystals show potential for cheap lasers, new lighting

Mon, 5 May 2009
Scientists at the University of Rochester have uncovered the basic physics behind the optical quirk called "blinking," and along with researchers at the Eastman Kodak Co. have created a nanocrystal that constantly emits light.

Konica Minolta moves to MEMS for OLED-printing inkjet head

Tue, 2 Feb 2012

In the company's first use of MEMS technology, Konica Minolta developed the KM128SNG-MB high-precision inkjet printhead for manufacturing printed electronics.


Wagon-wheel pasta shape for better LEDs

Wed, 10 Oct 2013
"Rotelle" molecules depolarize light, more efficient than "spaghetti"

Emergence of low price LED solutions are pushing technology adoption toward general lighting

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Growth of the LED industry has come initially from the small display application and has been driven forward by the LCD display application.

A new photoresist technology for organic semiconductors enabling submicron patterns

Thu, 9 Sep 2013
Fujifilm and imec have developed a new photoresist technology for organic semiconductors that enables the realization of submicron patterns.

LED oversupply likely to continue as suppliers add production capacity

Fri, 8 Aug 2013

Despite a major surplus in the light-emitting diode (LED) market, top suppliers are increasing their capital spending and production because of government incentives and in order to cash in on an expected boom in the lighting business.


Demand for key raw material set to double as LED market booms

Wed, 8 Aug 2013

Global demand for precursor, a material used in manufacturing of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), is set to more than double from 2012 to 2016, as the market for LED lighting booms.


Cost competitiveness of 6-inch LED chips outstrip that of 4-inch by 2015

Fri, 8 Aug 2013

Displaybank's recent market report on the cost competiveness of LED chips. This report conducts a thorough analysis on the supply price history, trends and forecast of main materials that compose packaged LEDs across the entire LED value chain.


The flexible OLED sector grows slower than expected

Tue, 8 Aug 2013

After experiencing runaway growth in recent years, the OLED display market is gearing up to make another big leap.


Two in one solution nanoparticle for low cost polymer LEDs and solar cells

Wed, 7 Jul 2013

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) researchers report considerable improvement in device performance of polymer-based optoelectronic devices.


AMOLED compensation circuit patent analysis

Tue, 9 Sep 2013
OLED, a self-light-emitting diode, has been touted as the next big thing in display technology for its exceptional properties including no need for a backlight, wide viewing angle, quick responding speed and low current consumption.

Flexible OLED market to rise to $100 million in 2014

Wed, 9 Sep 2013
Following Samsung’s introduction of the first flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products this year, demand for these elastic displays is expected to grow by more than a factor of four next year, with sales reaching nearly $100 million in 2014.
 


Toward a truly white organic LED

Fri, 9 Sep 2013
By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future.

AMOLED panel shipments surge in Q2

Wed, 10 Oct 2013
Largely driven by demand from upscale Samsung smartphones, particularly the Galaxy S4, global shipments of high-end active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display panels posted impressive sequential growth of 16 percent in the second quarter.

TV semiconductor market growing despite decline in TV shipments

Fri, 10 Oct 2013
Wireless video, network interfaces, multi-format decoders, LED backlighting boost average semiconductor content per TV.

Larger screen sizes and higher resolution are driving TV panel demand in a struggling market

Tue, 10 Oct 2013
The TV market has experienced a significant slowdown in growth over the past couple of years and, with OLEDs delayed, there have been no significant new premium features to drive consumer interest and spur replacement demand.

Market for AMOLED materials set to surge in 2014

Mon, 12 Dec 2013
With a flood of new competitors set to initiate or increase the production of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panels next year, demand for materials used to make AMOLEDs is forecast to rise by nearly 27 percent in 2014.

CPI presents ultra-flexible OTFT device array suitable for foldable AMOLED displays of the future

Thu, 1 Jan 2014
The work undertaken demonstrates progress towards optimum Organic Semiconductor (OSC)/OTFT processing and performance to enable their integration into ultra-flexible active matrix organic light emitting diode AMOLED backplanes.

Double digit growth for China LED production in 2014

Mon, 3 Mar 2014
Following the boom in expansion of the Chinese LED market in 2011, many industry insiders and analysts speculated on whether the Chinese would be able to sustain the growth, or if many companies simply ordered an excessive amount of MOCVD reactors just to benefit from government subsidies.

GaN-on-Si enables GaN power electronics, will LED transition as well?

Wed, 3 Mar 2014
Today, GaN on Sapphire is the main stream technology for LED manufacturing. GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to sapphire to reduce cost.

Veeco appoints Shubham Maheshwari as chief financial officer

Tue, 5 May 2014
Mr. Maheshwari replaces David D. Glass, who announced his retirement from Veeco last December.

Report projects OLED lighting market to hit revenues of $1.4B in 2019

Wed, 5 May 2014
Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published its latest forecasts of the OLED lighting market predicting a $1.4 billion market opportunity in 2019.

Kateeva receives $38 million in financing

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Kateeva announced that it has closed its Series D round with $38 million in financing. The newest participant is Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC).

Plastic electronics: Opportunity on the edge of commercialization

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
The Plastics Electronics Conference and Exposition will co-locate with SEMICON Europa. Plastic Electronics 2014 (PE 2014) is themed “Enabling Applications beyond Limits in Electronics” and will be held at Alpexpo in Grenoble on 7-9 October.

Pixelligent Technologies announces $1.25M solid-state lighting award from the Department of Energy

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been selected for a Department of Energy (DOE) solid-state-lighting award to support the continued development of its OLED lighting application.

Smartwatches storm wearables market; Flexible displays are critical

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Wearable electronics are going from geek to chic, as new smartwatches from the likes of Apple and Samsung have set a new standard for technological bling.

Beyond LEDs: Brighter, new energy-saving flat panel lights based on carbon nanotubes

Thu, 10 Oct 2014
Planar light source using a phosphor screen with highly crystalline single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as field emitters demonstrates its potential for energy-efficient lighting device.

Semiconductor “dust” enables low cost solar cells, LEDs

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
The U.S. Patent Office has issued US Patent No. 8,859,310 to Versatilis LLC that shows how fine semiconductor particles, powders or fines, often the waste byproduct of dicing semiconductor wafers into ever smaller chips, can be processed into a sea of low cost solar cells or micro-LEDs.

Research yields material made of single-atom layers that snap together like Legos

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks.

Pixelligent closes $5.5M in funding

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear, nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in the Solid State Lighting and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that it closed $5.5 million in new equity funding.

Kateeva receives $38 million in financing

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Kateeva announced that it has closed its Series D round with $38 million in financing. The newest participant is Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC).