Universal Display, Fraunhofer IPMS - COMEDD Announce OLED Materials Agreement for White OLED Lighting


Posted on April 26, 2012 @ 11:05 pm



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 Corporation announced an agreement for Universal Display to provide its proprietary UniversalPHOLED 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.

"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," said Prof. Karl Leo, director of the Fraunhofer IPMS - COMEDD.

"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," said Steven Abramson, president and CEO of Universal Display. "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."

In recent years Dresden has evolved into a research center for organic materials and systems. In order to transfer the results to production further improvements in the production process and the establishment as well as the testing of first pilot-production lines are necessary.

The Center of Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden (COMEDD) - meanwhile an independent branch of the Fraunhofer IPMS - combines research and development works for the production, integration and technology of organic devices. The focus of COMEDD lies in customer- and application orientated research, development and pilot fabrication of novel module concepts and fabrication methods for these organic materials. COMEDD is a European-wide leading production-related research and development center for organic semiconductors focusing on organic light-emitting diodes and vacuum technology.

The COMEDD clean room consists of the following equipment:
• A pilot line for the fabrication of OLEDs on 370 x 470 mm² substrates.
• Two pilot lines for 200 mm wafer for the OLED integration on CMOS substrates.
• A research line for the roll-to-roll fabrication on flexible substrates.

COMEDD offers a wide range of research, development and pilot production possibilities, especially for OLED lighting, organic solar cells and OLED microdisplays.

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