Agenda Preview

Smithers Apex and the 2018 OLEDs Advisory Board will announce the 20th Anniversary Agenda in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we are excited to share this exclusive preview of the 2018 program that will take place this September.

Topics & Trends that will be covered in this 2-day program include:

  • The current state of the OLED market - including supply and demand & cost saving measures
  • Outlook for the OLED market's future
  • Competition for OLEDs & what improvements need to me made to keep pace
  • Innovations in the OLED industry & new developments in materials and emission technology
  • Applications for OLEDs & insight into the needs of top end-users in the OLED industry

Session I: Market Overview and the Future of OLEDs

  • OLED Market and Technology Outlook
    This presentation will examine the catalysts and headwinds for OLED growth by application. It will also examine OLED capacity growth, OLED supply/demand, OLED costs, OLED capital spending and its impact on the display equipment market. In addition, it will examine how OLEDs may evolve in the TV market including the cost outlook for different OLED TV implementations including bottom emission WOLED vs. top emission IJP vs. QD OLED. 

    Presented by: Ross Young | Founder & CEO | Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC)

Session III: Performance and Efficiency

  • Blue TADF Emitters Getting Ready For Commercial Production
    In this talk we will present our recent progress on blue TADF emitters and the latest material performance, which is already very close to commercial fluorescent emitters. Additionally, we will discuss, next steps towards the coming commercialization and the mass production of CYNORA’s blue TADF emitters for AMOLED displays. First AMOLEDs with high-efficiency blue TADF emitters are expected in 2019.

    Presented by: Dr. Andreas Haldi | Chief Marketing Officer | Cynora GmbH

  • A Disruptive Technology, Changes the OLED Displays 
    Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) is a OLED emission technology which enables highly efficient emission without using iridium. One disadvantage of TADF is low color purity if it is applied to displays because of its wide emission spectrum. HyperfluorescenceTM (HF) combines TADF and fluorescence to provide the ultimate solution for OLED display that enables all requirement for a display, full RGB color, nearly 100% Internal Quantum Efficiency, and pure narrow color spectrum. HF is a disruptive technology that will replace the current emitting technologies, fluorescence and phosphorescence, by early 2020s. One of the key performances for commercializing HF is lifetime. Yellow and Green HF achieved 62,000 hours and 48,000 hours of LT50@1,000nit respectively. These lifetime data shows yellow and/or green HF OLEDs are ready to commercialize.

    Presented by: Dr. Junji Adachi | CEO | Kyulux, Inc.

​Session IV: Foldable/Rollable Enablers

  • Organic Thin Film Transistors for OLED Display Backplanes 
    The trend towards flexible displays gains on speed and a market launch of foldable OLED mobile devices has been announced recently. While inorganic backplane technologies like LTPS and MeOx are still the predominant ones to drive OLED, truly flexible OLED devices will require a new approach to how we make backplanes. We believe Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs), solution-processed on plastic substrates, provide what is needed for a truly flexible OLED display. In this presentation we will introduce our latest achievements and give a development outlook. 

    Presented by: Dr. Felix Görth | New Business | BASF GmbH Germany

  • Junji Adachi

    CEO Kyulux Inc.

    Junji Adachi, CEO, Kyulux Inc.– Experienced engineer and manager with 30+ years of experience in industry commercializing fuel cell organic photovoltaic and OLED materials at Panasonic.  Extensive experience incubating and collaborating with nanomaterials startups,  B.S. Osaka University, Visiting Researcher, M.I.T., Professional Engineer JPN (MOT, ICT)

  • Dr. Mike Hack

    GM OLED Lighting & Custom Displays, Vice President Universal Display Corporation

    Dr. Michael Hack, is Vice-President of Business Development at Universal Display Corporation.  He is responsible for developing and commercializing advanced high efficiency next generation OLED products, with a special focus on flexible display applications and solid-state lighting.  Prior to joining UDC in 1999, he was associated with dpiX, a Xerox Company, where he was responsible for manufacturing flat panel displays and digital medical imaging products based on amorphous silicon TFT technology.   Dr. Hack received his Ph. D. degree from Cambridge University, England in 1981 and in 2007 Dr. Hack was elected a Fellow of the Society for Information Display. In 2014 Dr. Hack was nominated to serve on the board of the U.S. OLED Lighting Coalition to promote the advancement and commercialization of OLED lighting.

  • Dr. Andreas Haldi

    Chief Marketing Officer CYNORA

    Dr. Andreas Haldi received a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland and a Ph.D in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). From there, Andreas accepted a position as Customer Project Manager in R&D at Novaled in Dresden (Germany) before opening an office for Novaled in Seoul (South Korea) as Customer Support Manager. Andreas Haldi joined CYNORA in August 2016 to lead the promotion and sales activities of CYNORA´s products.

  • Ross Young

    Founder and CEO DSCC

    Ross Young is the Founder and CEO of DSCC. Prior to DSCC, Ross was SVP of Displays, LEDs, Lighting and PV at IMS Research after the firm acquired his market research business Young Market Research (YMR). Prior to YMR, Ross was VP of New Market Creation at Samsung LCD where he reported to the CEO.

    From 1996 - 2008, Young started, ran and sold DisplaySearch, the leading source of market intelligence, events and consulting to the flat panel display supply chain. At DisplaySearch, Young launched most of the categories for the company including FPD equipment, FPD materials, TFT LCD shipments and technology, notebook PCs, desktop monitors, TVs, sell-through and more. Ross pioneered coverage in each layer of the display supply chain and was the only analyst to cover the entire display supply chain at DisplaySearch. Young sold DisplaySearch to The NPD Group in 2005 matching DisplaySearch's sell-in business with NPD's sell through and consumer data providing new insights to customers. Young also received a Presidential Citation Award from the Society for Information Display (SID) in 2012  "for his sustained service in promoting the Market Focus Conference Series from concept to successful completion". 

    ​Prior to DisplaySearch, Young served in senior marketing positions at OWL Displays, Brooks Automation, Fusion Semiconductor and GCA in the driver IC, flat panel automation, etch and strip and lithography markets. Ross graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Economics and completed their Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies where he conducted extensive research on the relationships between semiconductor manufacturers and semiconductor equipment suppliers which led to the publication of his book -Silicon Sumo: US-Japan Competition and Industrial Policy in the Semincoductor Equipment Industry published by the University of Texas.