2019 Agenda

Day 1 | September 25

Registration & Breakfast

  1. Registration Opens

  2. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Session I: OLED Applications

The most common applications for the OLED are lighting and display in consumer products. This session will feature presentations on the latest innovations of those applications and more.

  1. Keynote: OLED Space Project

    Kwang-Jin Kim | VP/Leader of OLED Space Project of LG Display

    Detailed abstract coming soon!

  2. Update: Applications to Leverage Commercial OLED Displays into Commercial Airplanes and Other Industries

    J. Chris Beckman | Technical Lead Engineer of Boeing Commercial Aircraft

    Industries have been observing the growth of OLED suppliers and investigating the benefit of utilizing OLED display or lighting technology with its “rich color gamut, true black, wide viewing angle, homogeneity of illumination, slim cross section, light weight, flexible…”  Automobile companies such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes have demonstrated their OLED tail light design. Other potential automotive application areas include dashboard displays, internal lighting, digital rear-view internal mirrors, seat belt indicators… and even transparent display roofing has been discussed.  Boeing Commercial Airplane (BCA) is also evaluating the advantage of applying OLED panels and the integration challenges/concerns as they relate to airplane applications.  This presentation will discuss OLED applications in aircrafts and the advantage & challenges associated with utilizing OLED panels.  Airplane industry applications could provide better stability of OLED manufacturing and less pricing competition, like consumer products but with higher quality & reliability demands.

  3. Reliability Assessment Guidelines for Next Generation Displays

    Kiarash Vakhshouri, PhD | Reliability Lead of Google Inc

    Comprehensive and accurate reliability assessment of OLED displays has been always a challenge for consumer electronic devices. This challenge has been even more pronounced with recent applications of flexible OLED displays and incorporating different cover window film/thin glass for curved, flexible and foldable devices. Precise assessment of potential failure modes for real user case scenarios along with accurate reliability test methodologies are the keys to have more reliable products.

  4. Networking Break

  5. OLED Taillight Revolution

    Dr. Werner Thomas | Project Manager – OLED Lighting of Audi AG Germany

    • Automotive OLED revolution: more than homogeneous light
    • Automotive OLED lighting performance
    • Current status and advancing USPs of OLED technology in automotive lighting
    • Future perspective of OLED technology in automotive lighting
  6. Design Differentiation with OLED Lighting

    Co-Presented by Giana M. Phelan, Director OLED UX, OLEDWorks and Jamal Smith, Business Unit Leader, Peerless Lighting

    Thin, uniform, flexible, and emotive, OLED lighting attributes inspire innovative designs in markets ranging from general illumination to automotive.  This talk will explore the ways designers think about lighting solutions differently with the unique properties of OLED technology.   Specific examples of product implementation and design considerations will be shared. Fundamental to this presentation, OLED technology and performance, today and future, with the burgeoning awareness of light experience and wellbeing, will be presented.

  7. Product Innovation and Technology Development with Flexible AMOLEDs

    Ze Yuan, Ph.D. | R&D director of Advanced Technology Development of Royole Corporation

    This talk includes an introduction to Royole Corporation, a manufacturer of next-generation human-machine interface technologies and products including advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices. In 2018, Royole has introduced the world’s first commercial foldable smartphone, a combination of mobile phone and tablet with a flexible screen, the Royole FlexPai. Serving different market sectors, such flexible electronic technologies can be easily integrated into a variety of products and applications across numerous industries. The talk will also talk about general trends of technology development in the field of flexible AMOLEDs, including OLED materials, driving scheme, touch solutions, etc.

  8. The Future of the Laptop and the Need for Display Revolution

    Kunjal Parikh | Director of Product Strategy, Emerging Technologies, Principal Engineer of Intel Corporation

    The PC is powering people’s most meaningful contributions. This presentation will provide insights on what makes the laptop important and how displays are critical for achieving the vision of the future laptop.

  9. Networking Lunch

    Lunch provided for all OLEDs World Summit attendees

  10. Displays and High Energy Visible Light

    Paul Herro | Chief Operating Officer of Healthe

    We are surrounded by an increasing array of display systems. This is leading to an accumulation of blue light exposure, with high-energy visible light being a large percentage of that. Some of the impacts from this increase in blue light exposure are well known - such as a desynchronization of the circadian rhythm leading to other issues like fatigue, insomnia, mood disorders such as depression, reduced day time cognitive functions. Shorter wavelength blue-light or high energy visible light can be even more toxic directly affecting the retina and its function with documented photochemical mechanisms. This includes the production of reactive oxidative species in the retinal epithelium, leading to the irreversible loss of visual cells which has also been linked to macular degeneration.

    OLED displays provide some of the tools for reducing the relative percentage of this shorter wavelength light. Depending on the brightness of the display and other factors there can still be a high absolute amount of high-energy blue light. Other methods to further tailor the spectrum at these shortest wave-lengths can provide added benefit while also preserving and even enhancing the color quality of the display.

  11. Networking Break

Session II: Is OLED the Answer?

This session will identify technologies that currently compete with the OLED in various applications while providing an overview of the current OLED market and opportunities for growth. 

  1. OLED Supply Chain Results and Outlook and Foldable Display Status

    Ross Young | Founder and CEO of DSCC

    This presentation will cover DSCC’s view of the latest results for the OLED supply chain consisting of brands, panel suppliers, materials suppliers and equipment suppliers. It will also cover the near term and long term outlook for the OLED supply chain covering margins, utilization, equipment spending, capacity growth, unit and revenue forecasts and more. It will also discuss the latest status of foldable displays including the film stacks for products on the market, foldable product roadmap and the latest shipment forecast.

  2. Advancing Phosphorescent OLED Technology

    Dr. Mike Hack | VP of Business Development of Universal Display Corporation

    In this talk we will review the tremendous progress made by phosphorescent OLED display technology and preview exciting new developments that will further expand market opportunities. OLEDs possess novel features such as transparency and flexibility, which are now further increasing their market potential, and are already providing a much greater differentiation from previous display technologies with the recent very exciting emergence of foldable and rollable displays. OLED illumination can also improve our health, minimizing the output of damaging deep blue wavelengths. UDC is a pioneer in the development and supply of phosphorescent OLED technology and materials for both display and lighting applications. In this presentation we outline how we are ensuring that our PHOLED technology meets the ever more demanding performance requirements of future products, and we will outline how our technology can further improve their performance at lower cost, as well as improve personal health.

  3. QDEL: The Race to Commercialization

    Dr. Ruiqing Ma | Director of Device Development of Nanosys Inc.

    Commercialization of Quantum Dot Electroluminescent (QDEL) displays may happen sooner than you think. Device efficiencies already approach or meet commercial requirements and lifetimes are improving rapidly. In this presentation, Dr. Ray Ma, Nanosys Director of Device Development, reports on recent breakthroughs in the development of QDEL displays including Heavy Metal Free and hybrid QD-OLED approaches.

  4. Emerging GaN on Silicon microLED Technology Applied to High Brightness, Low Power Displays

    Clive Beech | Micro-LED Applications Director of Plessey Semiconductors Limited

    Monolithic GaN on Silicon microLED arrays produce light by surface emission at high EQE, operate over a current density from 10 to 500 A.cm-2 and function over a wide temperature range.  The fabrication of these GaN on Silicon arrays is performed using low cost silicon wafers at both 150 and 200mm wafer diameters which are then bonded at wafer level to back planes fabricated by high-end CMOS process.  By applying Quantum Dot colour conversion, the resultant displays produce super-bright RGB images with excellent colour gamut and high frame rate.  This presentation reviews some of the performance figures to date and some of the technical challenges still to be conquered.

  5. Closing Remarks for Day 1

  6. Evening Networking Reception

    Sponsored by LG Display

    The OLED TV Tour will be starting its journey to deliver the advantages of OLED, the display technology behind LG and Sony TVs. It will start its West Coast tour during the 2019 OLEDs World Summit and we invite you to experience the "unexpected" first. 

    You don't want to miss this year's evening reception! 

    Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and refreshments will be provided.

Day 2 | September 26

Registration & Breakfast

  1. Registration Desk Opens

  2. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Session III: Road to OLED Advancement

Leading researchers in OLEDs share current research that could offer solutions to the industry.

  1. A High-End OLED Lighting Using a Full Roll-to-Roll Production

    Jupiter (Je Ping) Hu, Ph.D. | Deputy General Director of Electronic and Optoelectronic System Laboratories, ITRI

    A totally new roll-to-roll OLED lighting line has been created by the flexible electronics pilot lab. at ITRI. Through collaboration with the several leading OLCA members (OLED lighting commercialization association), ITRI spent four years to design and integrate this pilot-scale production line consisting of more than 10 roll-to-roll stations, allowing for a non-photolithography production process. At the 2018 TILS (Taiwan international lighting show), as a world first, we were able to demonstrate flexible OLED lighting based on a 3-tandem structure, altogether involving 21 layers. Our technology offers two key benefits: the first is that our roll-to-roll, non-photolithography based solution allows for drastically reduced initial investment, both in terms of initial overall CAPEX as well as cost per production area. The second key advantage this technology has to offer is that customized solutions, a key area of the market, can be implemented at considerably lower cost and with some additional time saving potential.

  2. Washable Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) for Wearable Electronics

    Kyung Cheol CHOI, Ph.D. | Professor, School of Engineering of KAIST

    OLED-based wearable electronic devices require a high aqueous barrier stability to withstand washing process. A nano-multi encapsulation barrier with silicon dioxide composite capping layer is introduced to prevent water from permeating through OLED and organic solar cell. The washable encapsulation barrier maintains its properties even after 20 washings with 10 minute cycles.

  3. Carbene-Based Iridium Complexes Efficient Blue Luminescence

    Thomas S. Teets, Ph.D. | Professor of University of Houston, Department of Chemistry

    This talk describes recent advances in the preparation of cyclometalated iridium complexes with efficient blue photoluminescence. The structures of these heteroleptic compounds include acyclic diaminocarbene (ADC) ligands, predicted to destabilize the deleterious excited states that are the cause of blue emitters’ typically poor stability. The ADC units are installed by an innovative synthetic approach that involves metal-mediated nucleophilic addition to coordinated isocyanides. The synthetic chemistry advances that led to the discovery of these compounds are described, and their photoluminescence attributes are also outlined. Highlights include compounds with sky blue emission with photoluminescence quantum yields approaching 0.80, and deep-blue emitters with quantum yields as high as 0.31 and CIE coordinates that match industry standards for saturated blue luminescence.

  4. Networking Break

  5. Unifying the OLED R&D Chain with Advanced Simulations

    Siebe van Mensfoort, PhD | Co-Founder and CEO of Simbeyond B.V.

    In OLED R&D, the gap between material and device manufacturers makes an efficient workflow challenging. Simbeyond shows how today advanced simulation tools are employed to improve the efficiency of the design of new OLED materials and stacks with improved performance. By performing virtual experiments from molecular-scale up to the device level, both parties are able to 3D visualize and identify improvement areas, enabling a breakthrough in R&D costs and time-to-market. This unified approach, utilizing simulations alongside experiments across the full value chain enables overcoming the currently existing hurdles in the R&D feedback loop between material suppliers and device manufacturers.

    • Accelerating and rationalizing the research and development of OLEDs materials and devices
    • Beyond present tools: from molecular properties to device performance and improved lifetime
    • Linking and making more effective the workflow between material and device manufacturers
    • A symbiosis between material providers, device manufacturers and advanced simulations
  6. Solution for Removal of OLED Burn –in on OLED TV Using GPU based Real-time Compensation Technology

    Shuenn-Jiun Tang, PhD | VP Business Development of Ignis Innovation Inc.

    A real-time compensation method has been developed to remove for burn-in on AMOLED displays. The technology is driven by software that resides in the device GPU. The system can track the stress history of pixels and utilize the video data from a correction table, derived in a mathematic model considering driving brightness, driving period and operation temperature. The system applies brightness correction over hours comparable to several years of usage period on the TV model 55EG9600, driven with compensation software embedded FPGA. The power consumption increase is a few percent above nominal values. Overall memory requirements is minimized to store the data and the table.

  7. Disruptive Innovation of OLED Display by Hyperfluorescence™

    Junji Adachi | CEO of Kyulux Inc.

    Kyulux, a pioneer and leader of TADF/Hyperflurescence™, will present the latest progress in not only blue but also red and green at the event. It includes lifetime performance improvement of blue Hyperfluorescence™ that will accelerate the commercialization with panel makers.

  8. TADF Technology for Highly Efficient Deep-OLEDs in Displays

    Dr. Andreas Haldi | Chief Marketing Officer of CYNORA

    The low efficiency of fluorescent blue OLED pixels remains one of the top issues for OLED panel makers despite the success that OLED displays have had on the market in the last decade. CYNORA´s recent progress on the TADF technology, however, has shown this technology´s potential to finally deliver high-efficiency deep-blue materials that also have enough stability for OLED panels. Having a high-efficiency blue pixel, can reduce the OLED panel power consumption by ~50%, which is why it is such an essential topic for panel makers.

  9. Networking Lunch

    Lunch provided for all OLEDs World Summit attendees

Session IV: OLED Solutions

This session will feature presentations on innovations and trends that are influencing the efficiency and overall progress of the OLED from methods of manufacturing to materials science.

  1. In-line type Evaporation System for Mass Production of OLED TV and OLED Lighting

    Myungwoon Choi, Ph.D. | Senior Managing Director, System Business Division of YAS (Your Artistic Solution) Co.

    The New Production line for Organic Light-emitting Diode (OLED) display and OLED Lighting to overcome hurdles in production is described. Instead of the conventional Cluster system, In-line System with Linear Nozzle Source (LNS), Gluon Chuck for glass handling in a vacuum chamber and Speed buffer (SB) system for controlling of the distance between substrates in evaporation chamber will be introduced. Developed LNS’s material efficiency is nearly 70% in 8G glass. The 8G glass can be transferred horizontally from the starting point of the In-line system to endpoint of the system by the gluon chuck. The distance between shadow masks is controlled by the SB system to be less than 10mm. Most effective In-line system is developed and applied to the mass production of OLED TV and Lighting.

  2. Latest Development of Soluble-OLED Material and its application to Mid-to-Large-Sized Display Production

    Takeshi Yamada | Manager, Polymer OLED Material Development Group of Sumitomo Chemical Co.

    The latest status of soluble-OLED material development will be discussed. Its adoption to OLED panel fabrication and the status of application development will be also discussed.

  3. Super Soluble Noncrystallizable Small Molecules for Vacuum Deposited and Printed OLEDs

    Mike Molaire | Founder & CEO of Molecular Glasses

    Molecular Glasses has invented a new class of small molecule OLED materials. OLEDIQ™ materials are amorphous, noncrystallizable and prevent aggregation of dopant emitters. They are soluble in common solvents at very high concentration. This presentation will document the importance of this new technology for device lifetime, inkjet printing of OLEDs and overall device performance.

  4. Advanced Inkjet Printing: A Disruptive Manufacturing Equipment Solution to Enable Next-Generation Displays

    Dr. Neetu Chopra | Director, Applications Management of Kateeva, Inc.

    Kateeva is a market leader in inkjet equipment and process solutions for OLED displays. The company’s YIELDjet® platform has demonstrated high-performance printing for the organic Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE) layer in mass production of mobile OLED displays. Since its introduction in 2014, Kateeva’s TFE system, the YIELDjet FLEX, has delivered millions of flexible mobile OLED products with “near-zero” yield loss. Now, as a proven manufacturing equipment solution, new applications for IJP are being studied to push new frontiers in small- and- large-size displays. In her presentation, Dr. Chopra will show how IJP is used for existing applications. She will outline its suitability for new display applications and describe the current status and outlook for adoption in mass production. 

  5. Networking Break

  6. Advanced OLED Materials from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    Dr. Norihiko Tanaka | Head of Technical Marketing, OLED Display Solutions of EMD Performance Materials

    We present recent advances in the performance of OLEDs, focusing on improving vapor deposition devices by understanding the interaction of materials in a full stack architecture. We will also present an update of the performance of ink-jet printed OLEDs.

  7. Ultra-High Pixel Density for Near-Eye Display (uNEED) to Fuel the Next Wave of XR

    David K.T. Chu, Ph.D. | CEO of INT

    In this talk, David will discuss the industry opportunities, unmet needs, and foreseeable challenges related to ultra-high pixel density for near-eye displays (uNEED). This presentation will also explore the driving force represented by advanced cellular network technology and the emergence of uNEED structure as an optimal market driven solution.

  8. Closing Remarks & Farewell

    Conclusion of the 2019 OLEDs World Summit