The 2016 OLEDs World Summit featured speakers from LG Display, Intel Corporation, Cynora, OLEDWorks, Acuity Brands Lighting and more!
DeAna B. Morgan | Conference Producer of Smithers
Barry Young | CEO of OLED Association (OLED-A)
In 2015, OLED technology reached a number of milestones, including:
In 2016, the growth continues as virtually all smartphone OEMs are shipping products with OLEDs while Apple and Samsung have contracted for OLED displays for the next generation iPhone. OLED rear lights are scheduled to be included in a new Audi and Acuity continues to push the state of the art in OLED lighting design. All VR systems that include displays are using OLEDs because of their fast response time and new applications such as automotive monitors replacing side view mirrors based on reduced latency are expected.
And these developments are only the beginning. OLEDs are poised to take off even faster in 2017, with added capacity, improved yields, lower costs and new participants. The presentation will explore the YTD and then forecast the future adoption of OLEDs in displays and lighting.
Flexible display application session description: There has been a growing interest in applying this display technology to various consumer devices. This informative session will discuss flexible display applications as it relates to tablets, smart phones and organic TFTS.
Joo Soo Lim | Diretor, OLED Technology Strategy of LG Display
pOLED, a game changer, will be the center of the next display in the foreseeable future. LCD is good, but pOLED is insanely better. Therefore, pOLED may soon take a competitive lead in the adoptation of flexible technology based on very thin films and unique stack-up, which will change rapidly our real life. However, A few challenges for realizing the era of pOLED should prepare proactively, as follow: 1) Much more design flexibility, 2) Cost competitiveness, 3) Constitute opened eco-system for backward. Consequently, we are inviting all of you to join the display innovation to come.
John F. Jacobs | Commercial Technologist / Commodity Manager of Intel Corporation
Innovation has bypassed the PC market. Display makers have been focused on smartphones and TV’s, effectively relegating displays for notebooks and monitors to low margin, fab fillers. This talk will examine if AMOLED’s can reverse the PC market decline by bringing innovation back to PC displays, and, if there will be sufficient fab capacity and the requisite technology to make this achievable and cost-competitive. The competitive landscape and business opportunities for AMOLED will be discussed in detail.
Michael G. Helander | President & CEO of OTI Lumionics Inc.
This talk will focus on the benefits of AMOLED for PC displays and performance testing of the first generation of AMOLED PC panels launched this year. Challenges specific to PC displays, such as pixel burn-in and viewing angle will be discussed along with required specifications for and opportunities for performance improvements of AMOLED panels for PC display.
Eric Virey | Senior Market & Technology Analyst of Yole Développement
This presentation will briefly review backplanes technologies for flexible displays and focus on the current status and potential of organic semiconductors TFTs (OTFTs). Organic semiconductors appeared in the mid 1980’s but their performance limited them to the status of laboratory curiosities. By the mid 2000’s, performance had increased to be on par with industry standard amorphous –Si. As of 2016, mobility comparable to oxides TFTs have been demonstrated. Organic TFTs enables truly flexible AMOLED displays with bending radius below 1 mm (“wrinkable”). The technology can easily be implemented in older, fully depreciated a-Si fabs with minimum capex and produce high performance displays. Most panel makers are working on OTFTs. But each has a different view regarding how they fit on their roadmap, ranging from R&D curiosity to defensive project or strategic and differentiating technology. This presentation will sort through the hype and and misconceptions and provide an update on the status and roadmap for organic semiconductor displays. Market Overview (as it relates to size, region and resolution)
Claudia Keibler | Project Manager of Fraunhofer FEP
Flexible OLEDs have the potential to be integrated into formed parts or seamlessly bonded onto curved surfaces, and the commercialisation of this technology will open up a host of exciting design opportunities to create new value adding lighting products in many different application areas, such as architecture, automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics. Europe’s technology leaders in the development of flexible OLED have joined together in a consortium to develop an open access pilot line that will accelerate the commercial adoption of this promising new technology. The project titled ‘PI-SCALE’ aims to create a European-wide pilot line which will enable companies test and scale up their flexible OLED lighting concepts and turn them into market ready products. PI-SCALE will offer world class capability and services in the pilot production of customised flexible OLEDs and initially focuses on product streams in the areas of automotive, designer luminaires and aeronautics applications. The project consortium will combine and utilise existing capability from each of the partners to create a self-standing, open access European flexible OLED pilot line. The pilot line will be available during and after the lifetime of the project to companies on an open access basis, and the specialist infrastructure will include all the steps required to turn OLED lighting concepts into manufactured products.
Ron Hershel | Principle of Hershel Consulting
Roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing of large retinal OLED displays on polyweb (polyester web) has been the “Holy Grail” of display technology—displays which not only offer unprecedented image quality but can be rolled up when not in use. We introduce a new R2R lithographic concept that contains a resist coat, expose, and develop station in a compact module. We focus on the enabling technology of the proposed module—the JetScan, an exposure tool capable of solid 1.4um features in production. The JetScan features a unique metrology system that measures and corrects focus and overlay errors in real-time. High pattern redundancy is exploited to dramatically reduce reticle area, enabling a thick cover plate to be attached to the patterned surface as an effective barrier against fatal particulate contamination. We compare the JetScan with the FX-68S, Nikon’s latest exposure tool for manufacturing large retinal displays on Gen.6 glass substrates.
This session is strictly dedicated to the OLED TV and displays. Join this session to hear about the latest developments in TV displays.
Timo Kunkel, Ph.D. | Senior Color and Imaging Researcher of Dolby Labs, Inc
The field of High Dynamic Range imaging or ‘HDR’ was coined over 20 years ago. Over time, various building blocks have been designed that are suitable to form perceptually correct, artistically compelling and technologically efficient HDR imaging systems. Now, as those technologies are starting to be implemented in mainstream devices, it is important to identify and keep track of several key perceptual and technological concepts in order to avoid pitfalls that can impact image fidelity when processing, transmitting, and displaying HDR imagery
Paul Gagnon | Director - TV Sets Research of IHS Technology
The global market for TVs peaked at $118 billion in 2011, and has been in steady decline for the last 4 years despite unit growth and average size growth. The industry is searching for the key technology revolution that will spur improvement in revenues and profits. The good news is that a renaissance in picture quality is underway, with new features like HDR and wide color gamut offering significant improvements along with 4K. The question is whether LCD will run away with the market, or can OLED rise to prominence against a LCD manufacturing juggernaut. OLED can offer many advantages in form factor and picture quality, but currently lacks the scale and supply base to grow quickly.
Reza Chaji | President and Chief Technology Officer of Ignis Innovation Inc.
Due to the significant knowhow and technology gap between AMOLED industry leaders and other display suppliers, the AMOLED industry has turned into a monopoly market. The question is how the constrained supply can be addressed and the hurdles associated with attaining mass production of OLED displays can be removed. IGNIS believes the solution is a consortium comprised of equipment vendors, driver companies, technology companies and material companies, collaborating to develop a platform for manufacturing to eliminate the challenges faced when getting into the market. IGNIS is taking the lead on this development by providing the display driving/design platform for small, medium and large displays and initiating collaboration with other partners to extend the solution to equipment, materials and devices.
Jang Jin Yoo, Ph.D | Research Fellow of LG Display
There have been various display technologies such as CRT, PDP, LCD, OLED and so on to be implemented for TV sets. Among them, OLED TV has a lot of merits in picture quality as well as in design form factor compared with existing display technologies. From the picture quality point of view, it can provide real black, more natural colors, better HDR properties, better viewing angle characteristics and so on. Through this presentation, both objective measures and subjective measures will show why OLED TV could give more values in picture quality.
The purpose of this session is to discuss different chemicals and tools that are used throughout the process of manufacturing OLEDs
Juergen Kreis | Director, Business Development of AIXTRON SE
For the cost-efficient manufacturing of high performance OLED displays further improvements in production methods are needed. Respectively, the presentation explains the specific advantages of AIXTRON's proprietary OVPD and OPTACAP process technologies for the deposition of small molecule organic stacks and barrier films for flexible displays.
Dr. Hannes Klumbies | Product Manager of FHR Anlagenbau GmbH, Germany
Manufacturing OLEDs on large scale requires high productive machine concepts. To maintain the intrinsic benefits like lightness and bendability of OLEDs, polymer web is the substrate of choice – and roll-to-roll coating is the machine concept of choice wherever it is applicable. However, in contrast to usual web coating applications, most parts of the sensitive OLED (like barriers or the organic stack itself) should be handled without any physical contact, because residual particles or topography irregularities between web and roll are pressed into the sensitive layer causing its failure. This claim is backed by data of a sputtered zinc tin oxide barrier showing the influence of the improvement of the barrier quality by a factor of 5 when shifting from usual web handling to web handling without front side touching. The presentation will show two web handling concepts without front side touching (AVOTouch) that have been realized by FHR for the deposition of organic devices in both research scale (large drum) and pilot production scale (virtual drum made from several metal belts allowing a process section of a length compatible to production scale). A lesson learned from customer meetings in the field of organic devices is the following: Many high-end batch processes cannot simply be transferred to roll-to-roll production. Thus, looking at OLEDs from the equipment manufacturer’s perspective helps to avoid dead-end developments and stimulates the creativity at a stage where new concepts can still be tried.
Dr. Mauro Riva | Hybrid Getters Business Development, OLED/OLET Business Developer of SAES Group
Encapsulation requirements for OLEDs can be very demanding. Nevertheless, good encapsulation is enabling for flexible OLEDs to access mass market. Leveraging on its Functional Polymer Composite technology, SAES is continuously supporting OLED makers with innovative product families, integrating barrier and getter properties together with mechanical flexibility, improved adhesion and on-demand features, such as optical transparency and special processing conditions. The talk will focus on a selection of materials especially engineered for plastic substrates, deepening their properties, integration and processability.
Gildas Sorin | Chief Executive Officer of Cynora
The power consumption of OLED devices needs to be further reduced. This requires efficient materials for the basic colors. While the efficient red and green materials are already available, thanks to the phosphorescence technology, there are no highly efficient and stable blue emitters in the market. The blue material remains the key issue for significant energy saving. The phosphorescent technology has not been able to provide an efficient blue emitter during the last 10 years. CYNORA is developing a new approach - TADF and has demonstrated rapid progress during the last months. The presentation will focus on the forthcoming steps towards commercial products.
This session will highlight some of the emerging applications that are using OLED technology. From virtual reality, aviation, auto and signage, this is a session you don’t want to miss.
Dr. Amal Ghosh | Senior Vice President of R&D of eMagin Corporation
OLED micro-displays are poised to play an important role in VR and AR applications. eMagin’s OLED-on-Silicon products meet the requirements for such applications. eMagin’s latest 1920x1200 pixel full color and high brightness micro-display, which is ideally suited for both VR and AR, will be discussed.
Mark Borus | Engineering Manager - Interior Lighting of Zodiac
The aerospace industry is in a continuous effort to find new and creative ways to save on weight and power consumption. While converting from fluorescent or incandescent to an SSL product may not be a new strategy, but given the restrictive rules and regulations governing the products for the aerospace industry, successfully introducing a viable product that meets these requirements is significant to aerospace. In addition, a color tunable light sources provides a much requested enhancement to the existing lighting product range. The aerospace industry has performed numerous color and lighting studies linking specific color temperature changes within the cabin and cockpit areas to enhanced customer experience and crew alertness. Developing OLED lighting products that enables the cabin environment to be programmed based on these needs has been deemed highly desirable by many aircraft manufactures. This presentation will describe the challenges in developing new lighting products in aerospace and the steps taken to introduce the integration of OLEDs.
Philipp Rabenau | Light Engineer of AUDI AG, Germany
This presentation will address the challenges of OLED use in automotive applications, the current status of OLEDs for automotive lighting as well as the future perspective of OLED technology in automotive lighting.
Dr. Neetu Chopra | Device Technology Manager of Kateeva
The last ‘Achilles’ heel’ of the OLED-display industry is manufacturing and can be healed by YIELDjet, Kateeva’s technology platform is a massive version of an inkjet printer. Large glass or plastic substrate sheets are placed on a long, wide platform. A component with custom nozzles moves rapidly, back and forth, across the substrate, coating it with OLED and other materials — much as a printer drops ink onto paper. An OLED production line consists of many processes, but Kateeva has developed tools for two specific areas — each using the YIELDjet platform. This presentation will discuss those specific areas.
Lyle Bunn | Principal & Strategy Architect of BUNN Co.
New and critical applications for OLED technology are emerging. From virtual reality, aviation, auto and signage, customer engagement and place-based experience are poised to become important and large OLED panel applications.
Digital signage continues on its double-digit compound annual growth rate as retailers, brands, sports, entertainment, transportation, health care and campus facilities seek to improve the productivity of places, processes and people. The WOW, modern appearance and adaptive design of OLED makes it an appealing option to add to a destination experience and brand building, to “techorating” and “phygital”. This session will address what is driving digital signage growth and how OLED flat panels can be part of that growth. Delegates will learn:
John Hamer, PhD | Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of OLEDWorks LLC
OLED lighting has made significant progress recently in efficacy, lifetime, brightness, and color point control. However further improvements are required before OLED lighting can be widely adopted in general lighting. These challenges will be discussed as well as possible paths to accomplish the objectives. In the short term, OLED lighting will achieve growth in specialized applications where its unique attributes confer special value to the customer. The development and production of OLED lighting products with these novel characteristic are critical for OLED lighting to gain the increased volume and wide recognition necessary to achieve the cost reductions required for successful progress towards general lighting. These attributes and the challenges they represent for product development and manufacturing will be discussed.
This session will discuss the various challenges within the OLEDs Industry as well as present solutions to combat them.
Christopher J. Savoie, Ph.D., J.D., | CEO of Kyulux
Currently OLED devices make use of first generation fluorescent materials for blue emission and second generation phosphorescent emitters for green and red to comprise the necessary RGB spectra. TADF, the 3rd generation materials provide 100% quantum efficiency and are able to produce deep blue emission. 4th generation Hyperfluorescence as an emission mechanism which leverages TADF materials, allows for 100% quantum efficiency with superior fluorescent color spectra compared to TADF and phosphorescence, along with high lifetime and low cost compared to Iridium-containing phosphorescent materials. Dr. Savoie will share Kyulux’s recent commercial progress with TADF and Hyperfluorescence.
Dr. Mike Hack | GM OLED Lighting & Custom Displays, Vice President of Universal Display Corporation
This presentation will discuss new architectures for AMOLED display to improve lifetime and resolution while reducing masking requirements, the application of new architectures to very high resolution virtual reality designs and combining these new ideas with multiple blue pixels to reduce harmful blue emissions
Dr. Dipak Chowdhury | Division VP and Program Director OLED Lighting, Emerging Innovation Group of Corning Incorporated
Conformability provides the most differentiated and desired attribute for OLED lighting. There are multiple ways to achieve conformability while maintaining high barrier properties for a given substrate. Corning’s Willow® Glass provides one effective way of achieving conformability with good barrier properties. We will discuss challenges and mitigation strategies for achieving this goal.
Naomi Johnson Miller, FIES, FIALD, LC | Designer/Senior Scientist of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
OLED lighting is still emerging into the architectural lighting market, and there has been little data on its in situ performance until now. This presentation will present the results of testing of OLED products on the market, an analysis of driver performance, the inevitable growing pains encountered when a new technology is installed and used in real buildings, and the creative opportunities that OLED offers. The DOE offered unbiased testing and case studies when LEDs were new, and although those studies presented some warts along with the beauty marks, the ultimate outcome was an honest effort to overcome the early challenges. Similarly, the DOE hopes these studies can help the OLED industry recognize its own hurdles so that it can focus energy on improvements critical to OLED’s widespread adoption.
This year, UBI Research will bring the discussions about the perspective of OLED materials as this will get the first impact from front-end market’s decisions. As it becomes more likely that Apple will select OLED as the next generation smartphone panel, smartphone display market is moving toward OLED. However, there are still challenges and issues from OLED materials for Apples and the set makers to adopt OLED to the expectations. As such, the presentation will discuss OLED material market towards mass-production of flexible AMOLED panel for Apple. Also it will closely analyze the effect to OLED material industry by looking into the technical and political (non-technical issues) challenges. The investment status and future investment prospects of key global panel companies including Samsung Display, LG Display, Foxconn, JDI, and BOE following Apple’s OLED selection will also be touched to draw the material aspects.
This session will discuss ways to educate the public on the lighting industry.
Session Chairs: Peter Ngai
Peter Y. Ngai | Vice President, OLED Lighting Design Center of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
Michele Ricks | Business Development Manager of EMD Performance Materials Corp.
OLEDs are becoming ubiquitous in display applications, especially in mobiles where cost is lower or comparable to that of LCDs. Now, the industry looks to translate that success into the lighting market. This panel presentation will discuss ways to enable the existing lighting market to embrace OLED technology in the future.
Giana Phelan | Director of Business Development of OLEDWorks LLC
When people experience OLED lighting they are truly drawn to it and love the light quality. The thin form factor, low glare and cool to the touch attributes are just a boon to the designer. No longer regulated to low light level artistic implementations, OLED panels are now affordable, meet market performance demands and are available in volume. This talk will focus on how OLED panels are moving into the mainstream and how designers should see and touch so they can imagine and create.
OLED Lighting industry needs to bring awareness to lighting professionals. The brief talk will introduce many avenues in the education process – from performance updates, to on-line tutorials and industry magazine publications and interviews on OLED lighting, to entries of OLED luminaire design and lighting design competitions, to live presentations and Webinars, as well as put forth research and case studies on the OLED Lighting design and applications. Further efforts includes corporation with universities by introducing OLED Lighting into their lighting curriculums and industrial advocacy in the promotional of OLED Lighting.
Lisa Pattison | Technical Advisor of Solid State Lighting Services
The DOE SSL Program has played an instrumental role in the development of SSL technologies and the understanding of how these technologies can change our concept of lighting. In order to harness the full value of SSL, researchers, consumers, specifiers, and designers need to grasp the capabilities of today’s lighting. DOE strives to help in understanding the full promise of SSL by third-party product testing, installation evaluations, promoting standards, technology roadmapping, and workshops.
Sydney Ries Hyman | Designer of TomorrowToday
OLEDs have a cool factor old light bulbs don’t have. The best way to optimize this cool factor in great OLED products is to collaborate with artists and designers, and as artists and designers work with this new medium, they will improve it technically. The novel and distinctive properties of OLEDs give us the opportunity to rethink and even reinvent Lighting, and in doing so, the possibilities for designing and re-designing one's own living and working space can be expanded in cool ways people have never before seen or experienced. Good Design and Art will attract customers in busy crowded markets, accelerating sales. Lets work together to realize this potential. To date the OLED industry has largely shut out independent artists and designers. But by working together we can take OLED products to a higher level, making them cool, creating excitement and attracting sales. It is time for industry to realize all that independent artists and designers offer. Ideas will be presented in this brief talk to grow this art and this industry together.
Q&A with panelist Peter Ngai, Michele Ricks, Giana Phelan, Lisa Pattison and Sydney Hyman
This session will take a look at OLED competitors.
Prof. Poopathy Kathirgamanathan | Chair Professor of Electronic Materials Engineering of Brunel University
Research on the electroluminescence of colloidal quantum dots is gathering momentum as the requirement for Rec 2020 (ITU-R-BT2020) cannot be achieved by means of state of art OLED materials (1-18). Quantum dots offer saturated colours, narrow emission and control over the emitted wavelength by varying the quantum dot size and composition. OLEDs have high efficiency and long lifetime and thus they have been accepted into the mainstream products such as mobile phones and curved TV. However, while efficiency of green QLEDs have exceeded that of PHOLEDs, the red and the blue QLEDs are yet to achieve sufficiently high efficiencies. The life-times of QLEDs are not yet long enough for commercial acceptance. The question is whether quantum dots would be good enough to yield colour co-ordinates satisfying the REC 2020 specification. This paper reports our successful effort to achieve the REC 2020 colour co-ordinates for red with world record efficiency and long life time to be a serious contender for the Red Pholeds. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of achieving the REC colour co-ordinate of (0.708, 0.292) and indeed exceeding to (0.712, 0.288) indicating that it is also possible to achieve REC 2020 green and blue colour co-ordinates if suitable QDs are developed and appropriate device architecture built.
There are my health aspects to lighting. Join this session to learn about its effects of sleep and alertness. Blue hazards will be discussed as well.
Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, | Light & Health Program Director of Lighting Research Center
Light is not just for vision and can have a profound effect on health and well-being of various segments of the population, from premature infants to older adults with Alzheimer’s disease. This talk will provide the audience with an overview of the non-visual effects of light on human health and well-being and discuss applications where light has been shown to affect people. Examples of lighting applications implementing lighting schemes designed to improve visibility, alertness, health and well-being will also be presented
Stan Walerczyk | Principal of Lighting Wizards
It is both the visual and nonvisual or biologic parts of the visual system, and makes lighting much more than a commodity. It includes improved visual acuity, circadian rhythms, alertness, performance, sleep, and general wellbeing. Daylight, specialized Kelvin lighting products and tunable (dimming and Kelvin or color changing) lighting products are included. OLEDs will be compared with LED, quantum dots and maybe other SSL technologies. Do we know enough about the neuroscience for practical applications is a very important question?