JOLED plans to move forward on licensing of manufacturing technologies using its printing method to manufacturers and other companies aiming to manufacture OLED displays for use in large-sized TVs. As part of these efforts, the three companies will jointly develop businesses in development, manufacture, sales and service of printing equipment for customers. The three companies will strive to commercialize the business swiftly to promote broad use of the printing method, which enables efficient production, and to facilitate their own growth and business expansion by capturing growing demand in the continually expanding OLED TV market.
In recent years, OLEDs are seeing increasing use in applications such as large sized TVs and smartphones. With flexibility from use of plastic substrates and further improvements in their thinness and lightness, they also can be expected to promise new applications such as use in automotive onboard displays, and they are attracting increasing attention as next-generation displays.
JOLED’s technology licensing activities include provision of technologies for manufacture of printed OLED displays and supporting their adoption. Utilizing its experiences in design and development of production equipment that has supported manufacturing in the Panasonic Group as well as support for setting up such equipment, and its experience in joint development of printing equipment with JOLED, Panasonic Production Engineering will handle design and development of printing equipment to match its customers’ needs.
SCREEN Finetech Solutions, utilizing its network and its experience in providing various types of equipment used in display manufacturing processes and related services to customers in Japan and around the world, will manufacture printing equipment under license to Panasonic Production Engineering, and will sell it and provide maintenance and other services together with JOLED.