2017 Agenda

Thursday, September 21

Conference Registration & Exhibition Hall Open

  1. Conference Registration & Exhibition Hall Open

  2. Welcome & Welcome & Opening Remarks from Smithers Apex

Session I: Market Overview and Future

The state of the OLED market, current challenges, possible solutions and an outlook of the market’s future.

  1. Opening Keynote Presentation: OLED, Change Your Lifestyle

    Eddie Yeo | President/ Chief Marketing Officer of LG Display

    Since the 1st OLED TV product came out in the market, OLED has gone through continuous technology development and remarkable achievement. As the only and the 1st OLED TV panel-maker, LG Display is providing whole new value & differentiated viewing experience with the most innovative OLED products. OLED is truly changing our lifestyle and creating another future.

  2. OLED Market, Technology and Manufacturing Outlook

    Bob O’Brien | Co-Founder and President of DSCC

    This presentation will examine the latest results and outlook for OLEDs in displays. It will delve into OLED shipments and revenues by application, manufacturer, country, panel size, OLED capacity growth, etc. It will also explain why OLEDs are a disruptive technology in smartphones which will eventually lead to the complete replacement of LCDs in smartphones and other applications. At the same time, OLEDs will generate a sharp upturn in capital spending and a memorable multi-year expansion for the display equipment market. The OLED equipment and materials markets will also be forecasted and winners and losers will be identified.

  3. OLED Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast – With more Discussion on China OLED Opportunities

    Dr. Jennifer Colegrove | CEO and Principal Analyst of Touch Display Research, Inc.

    • Hot trends in 2017/2018
    • OLED Display
      • AMOLED technologies challenges and new progress, with more discussion on flexible AMOLED, and micro-OLED
      • OLED suppliers and new fab activities, with more discussion on China
      • OLED display market forecast till 2025
    • OLED Lighting
      • Market driver and OLED lighting challenges
      • OLED lighting market forecast till 2025
    • Summary and Business Strategies Recommendations
      • The market predict will come of these investments?
  4. Recent Progress of OLED Technologies in Japan for Display and Lighting Application

    Dr. Takuya Komoda | Professor of Yamagata University, Japan

    • Recently excellent light extraction technology has been developed and realized over 100 lm/W white OLED panel, which is expected to apply both to the large size TV and the general lighting application.
    • New transparent conducting layer applicable to transparent and flexible OLEDs are main interests in OLED development and several new materials for electrodes has been developed in Japan.
    • Robust Organic materials for printing process, which enable to realize multi-layer (tandem) structure of OLED, have been developed.
    • New emitting materials such as TADF and QD are now progressing quite rapidly. 
  5. Morning Networking Break

Session II: Competing / Emergent Technology

What competition is out there for OLEDs and what new technologies are helping OLEDs stay ahead of the competition?

  1. Expanding Market Opportunities by printing OLED Technology

    Yukihiro Nagahama | Senior General Manager, Marketing Group of JOLED

    Introduction of JOLED followed by a middle-sized market potential to be targeted by our printing OLED technology. Expanding market opportunities and specific applications where OLED could innovate our life style & business towards the future.

  2. OLED vs QLED

    Ian Hendy | Panel and Display Strategy Consultant of Hendy Consulting

    This presentation will  examine the future competition between OLED and Quantum dots, looking in particular at the new embodiments of QDs, as a colour filter replacement as well as colour by blue and true QLEDs. It will look at the future competition from the perspective of commercial strategy and partnering as well as industrial strategy and highlight new areas of opportunity for players in the display value chain.


    Professor 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.

    The paper will review the various electroluminescent display and lighting technologies based OLEDs (Small Molecules) , POLEDs (Polymer OLEDs), QLEDs, Perovskite OLEDs and rare earth chelate based OLEDs.

    This paper reports our attempt to match the REC 2020 colour co-ordinates with red CdSe/ZnS (0.708, 0.292) , red CFQD® and green CFQD®. We report here red quantum dot based electroluminescent devices (QLEDs) that meet the colour co-ordinates requirement set by REC2020.  We also report the world first dark red CFQD® (heavy metal free) ((x,y), (0.696, 0.303)) devices. The electroluminescent characteristics of devices of both CdSe/ZnS and cadmium free quantum dots are compared. The conduction mechanism and life-time of these devices will also presented.

  4. Commercialization of Hyperfluorescence, The Premier OLED Emission Solution

    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. 4th generation Hyperfluorescence offers emission mechanism that leverages TADF materials, and allows for 100% quantum efficiency, but with superior, narrow fluorescent color spectra compared to TADF emission and phosphorescence.  Dr. Savoie will share Kyulux’s recent commercial progress with Hyperfluorescence.  

  5. Networking Lunch

Session III: Materials and Equipment

This session will feature presentations on what innovations are being made and how the OLED industry can continue to improve the quality of OLEDs and the methods used to produce them.

  1. Organic Vapor Jet Printing: A Solvent-less, Mask-less Patterning Technology for OLED Displays

    Dr. Mike Hack | GM OLED Lighting & Custom Displays, Vice President of Universal Display Corporation

    Organic Vapor Jet Printing (OVJP) is a solvent-less, mask-less printing technology for depositing patterned small molecule organic materials to manufacture large area side by side R-G-B OLED displays.

    Commercial manufacture of large area (TV), side-by-side RGB OLED displays is currently challenged by lack of a suitable methodology for the patterned OLED deposition. Fine metal masks used for mobile OLED displays have not been proven to scale to greater than Gen 8, and scanning smaller shadow masks across a large area has not provided acceptable yield. Inkjet technology has been in development for many years and has yet to provide sufficient performance for volume manufacturing. Organic Vapor Jet Printing (OVJP) has been developed to print patterned OLED layers for large area displays, while avoiding issues arising from the use of fine metal masks and use of solvents.

  2. Ultra-barrier Films for OLED Devices: Cost-effective Manufacture and Integration Challenges

    Dr. Martin Rosenblum | Vice President of Engineering of Vitriflex Inc.

    OLED devices have extremely demanding barrier requirements in industries that mandate cost-effective solutions. Thin-film barriers deposited on rolls of flexible, transparent polymer substrates are the basis for cost-effective solutions for both OLED displays and lighting. Vitriflex has developed and commercialize a unique combination of materials and processes that are combined with a proprietary wide-web vacuum deposition roll coater to achieve cost-effective manufacture of barrier films in several markets. In addition to providing protection from water and oxygen, the barrier films have to be designed and engineered to meet complex and varying product integration challenges.

    • Unique materials and processes for flexible transparent ultra-barrier films
    • Cost effective manufacture using proprietary wide-web vacuum deposition roll coaters
    • Meeting the challenges of complex and varying downstream processes and product integration
  3. Equipment for the Next Generation of OLED Displays

    Robert Visser, Ph.D. | Managing Director, Advanced Chemistry and Materials of Applied Materials, Inc.

    New equipment and processes can help to enable new generations of OLED displays. To go from bendable to flexible and even foldable OLED displays, you need thin film encapsulation coatings which are thinner and more flexible than the present day encapsulation. For some applications  you might even need stretchable encapsulation coatings.

    Higher pixel density displays will need not only better backplane technology but also equipment which has much superior defect control . Also the inspection of those defects becomes far more important. Applied Materials has developed a new E-Beam Review System which enables customers to inspect substrates and backplanes for defects and particles without breaking vacuum and without having to break the glass. These new systems will give far more accurate information about killer defects than present day methods are able to do.

    Roll to Roll production of flexible displays has long been a dream. In the presentation we will discuss which steps can realistically be done R2R and which steps can be better done S2S.

  4. Advanced Inkjet Printing: Equipment and Process and Solutions for Flexible and Large-Size OLEDs

    Dr. Neetu Chopra | Device Technology Manager of Kateeva

    Kateeva is a market leader in inkjet equipment and process solutions that enable cost-effective mass production of OLED displays. The company’s YIELDjet™ platform has already demonstrated high-performance printing for Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE) in mass production. In fact, the TFE system, known as the YIELDjet FLEX, is today’s tool of choice for TFE mass production, having delivered millions of flexible OLED products with “near-zero” yield loss, since its market introduction.

    The YIELDjet platform is the world’s first inkjet printing manufacturing equipment solution developed from the ground up for flexible and large-size OLEDs. This paper will describe how the innovations embedded in the YIELDjet platform resolved OLED mass-production challenges, while enhancing process quality for TFE. In addition, pixel patterning of active OLED materials using Kateeva’s inkjet printing solution, will also be discussed.

  5. Networking Break

  6. Latest Development of High-performance OLED Material Suitable for Printing

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

    We will present the latest status of high performance OLED material development based on our conjugated polymer technology. The material is very suitable for printing OLED panel fabrication. We also show the comparison of the performance between ink-jet (IJ) and spin devices, and its theoretical 4technologies into our p-OLED materials for higher efficiency and longer lifetime. - Ink-jet printed device performance reached to the intrinsic material performance. - Several conditions were identified as IJP parameters to get superior performance in IJP.

  7. Advanced Materials for Next Generation OLED Displays

    Michele Ricks | Business Development Manager, OLED Materials of EMD Performance Materials Corp., a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany continues our legacy of innovation in new materials for display and lighting, including materials for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for vapor-based and solution-based applications. We take a “full stack approach” to developing solutions for RGB by vapor or printing and white stacks for display and lighting. This presentation will cover new materials to enable brighter OLEDs with longer lifetime. 

  8. Applications of Transparent Polyimide for Flexible Electronics

    Sang Kyun Kim | Principal Researcher, Progressive Technology Group of Kolon Industries

    Flexible electronics have attracted people's huge interests, mainly due to their unique features such as lightness, thinness, design freedom and roll to roll process. Kolon has been concentrating on R&D of the flexible polymer substrate. In the talk, current academic and industrial R&D on materials for flexible electronics will be discussed especially focusing on flexible displays.

  9. TADF: Next-Generation OLEDs

    Dr. Andreas Haldi | Chief Marketing Officer of CYNORA

    TADF is a high-potential technology, especially for efficient blue OLED emitters. Andreas Haldi will present the most recent advances and discuss the demand towards integrating this technology into the next generation of OLED device architectures.

  10. Closing Remarks for the Day

  11. Networking Reception | Sponsored by Solas OLED

Friday, September 22

Conference Registration & Exhibition Hall Open

  1. Exhibit Hall Opens and Breakfast

  2. Welcome and Opening Remarks from Moderator

Session IV: OLED Opportunity

What are the possibilities for OLEDs, beyond the most popular applications, lighting and display in TVs and smartphones? What other possibilities are there for OLED applications. This session will explore the use of OLEDs in various industries automotive, retail, etc.

  1. Opening Keynote Presentation Address: OLED Lighting in Automotive Applications – State of the Art and Future Demands

    Dr. Werner Thomas | Project Manager - Innovations Light of Audi AG in Ingolstadt

    Status of OLED lighting in automotive

    • Overview of first series OLED-lighting applications in automotive
    • Performance requirements and development needs for future projects
    • Optimum brightness for automotive light functions in OLED technology
    • Technology evolution for OLED lighting in automotive
  2. Flexible OLEDs for lighting and signage applications

    Michael Törker | Senior Scientist of Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP

    Performance improvement of flexible OLEDs is currently in the focus of worldwide research activity. Many industries including architecture, automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics will benefit from lighting and signage solution based on flexible OLEDs. OLED prototypes on polymer substrates as well as thin glass have been realized at Fraunhofer FEP. Major development topics are the improvement of device stability and brightness. Corresponding results of red and amber OLEDs on flexible substrates are presented. The use of flexible substrates opens the possibility of roll-to-roll manufacturing which is discussed within this presentation in addition to sheet-to-sheet preparation.

    • Flexible OLED
    • Automotive applications
    • Sheet –to-sheet-roll-to-roll deposition
  3. Photomedicine: The Unique Lighting Opportunity for OLED and QLEDs

    Dr. Yajie Dong | Faculty of University of Central Florida

    While OLEDs have struggled in finding a niche lighting application that can fully take advantage of their unique form factors as thin, flexible, light weight and uniformly large area luminaire, photomedical researchers have been in search of low cost, effective illumination devices with such form factors that could facilitate widespread clinical application of photodynamic therapy (PDT) or photobiomodulations (PBM). QLEDs, with outstanding wavelength tunability, ideal color purity, sufficient power density and similar form factors as OLEDs, will likely meet the pressing needs of photomedicine. Preliminary study demonstrated that QLEDs can increase cell metabolism for PBM and kill cancerous cells efficiently for PDT. The perspective of flexible QLEDs for wound repair, cancer treatment or cosmetic dermatology will be presented, followed by discussion of potential impacts to photomedicine, QLEDs and OLEDs.

Session V: Display

Many innovations are being made in OLED display. This session will explore various applications for OLED display and the challenges.

  1. The Future TV is Here, It’s OLED

    Joon Young YANG, Ph.D | Head of OLED Advanced Research Division 1 of LG Display

    There have been many terms of display such as LED TV, OLED, LCD, QD TV and so on. These terms can be confusing to consumers. However, these can be divided into LCD TV and OLED TV. OLED TV has lots of merits in picture quality and design form factor compared with existing display. The advantages of OLED TV come from a self-emitting character of OLED. In other words, OLED TV does not need a backlight unit. This presentation will explain overview of display and excellent of OLED TV.

  2. Morning Networking Break

  3. 3M OLED Enhancement Solutions

    Dr. Martin Denker | Division Scientist of 3M

    3M has long been an innovative supplier to the display industry. With the market trend toward OLED displays for mobile and TV market alike, 3M has begun developing products and technologies to enhance the performance and robustness of these displays. In this presentation, we will discuss methods to improve the angular color performance of OLED, foldable cover window film development, modeling and testing, and world class OCAs that enable exciting new designs and form factors.

  4. Advances in Next Generation OLED and Display Materials

    Nick Pugliano | Business Director of Dow Chemical

    This contribution will review case studies of various material breakthroughs that are enabling the next generation of brilliant displays with new form factors.  The lecture will highlight advances in OLED materials that have resulted in significant improvements in operating voltage, lifetime and efficiency for current and next generation displays.   Additionally, photo-luminescent and electro-luminescent properties of cadmium-free quantum dots and their devices will be discussed with an emphasis on achieving the ultimate color gamut in an environmentally sustainable manner.  Finally, our efforts related to elastomeric materials for bendable, foldable & flexible form factors will be described.

  5. Preparing for Mixed Reality: Scaling the Resolution of AMOLED Displays

    Arye Lipman, Strategic Alliances Manager Imec/

    The future of displays involves a wide variety of form factors and applications. Wearable Mixed Reality devices are prospected to become not only the new hot gadget, but rather the new personal computing and communications platform. With display as a core component, its requirements will be very challenging, with resolution, transparency, power and cost topping the spec sheets. AMOLED displays already excel at ratings with their high contrast, wide color gamut and flexible substrate compatibility. Still, one of the areas that need significant improvement is pixel density, with 1000 ppi becoming the new hi-end standard. 

    In this work, we will introduce our threefold approach to hi-res AMOLED display development pursued at imec / Holst Centre. First aspect is exploration of new driving schemes appropriate for compact pixel engines. Second element is improvement of the thin-film, flexible backplane to conform to the industrial flat-panel-display flow and support minimum footprint pixel engines with integrated drivers. Third part is development of side-by-side RGB frontplane by employing OLED pixel patterning by photolithography. In summary, our display platform delivers innovations supporting next-generation Mixed Reality systems targeting few thousand pixels per inch. 

  6. Application of Zirconia Nanocomposites for High Refractive Index Light Extraction

    Dr. Sang-Hun Choi | OLED Senior Scientist of Pixelligent

    Nanocrystal-polymer nanocomposites with high refractive index (RI) enable enhanced performance in OLED Display and OLED Lighting applications.  High RI nanocomposite formulations are solution processable, and when applied using inkjet printing and slot-die coating and aid the development of next generation displays.  This paper demonstrates inkjet printing and slot-die coating capabilities using high RI, highly transparent PixClear® ZrO2 nanocrystal dispersions and inks for OLED Display and OLED Lighting applications.  To support formulation requirements for these materials, Hansen solubility parameters have been measured.

  7. Networking Lunch

Session VI: Lighting

This session will cover all aspects of OLED lighting. From its current state and challenges to advancements and competition.

  1. OLED Lighting: how does it measure up to the competition

    Naomi Johnson Miller, FIES, FIALD, LC | Designer/Senior Scientist of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    OLED panels are slowly being adopted into architectural lighting products, and they lend a dramatically different appearance and quality of light to interior spaces. How are they viewed by manufactures and specifiers and how do they compare with LEDs and other light source options for luminaires?

  2. Progress and Challenges in OLED Lighting

    John Hamer, Ph.D | Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of OLEDWorks LLC

    OLED lighting performance and lifetimes have improved to enable competitive OLED luminaires to designed and built – generating considerable interest in the marketplace.  Our challenge is to grow the demand for OLED fixtures through increases in performance, introduction of new features, and reductions in costs.  This talk will discuss the roadmaps to achieve these goals, as well as the technical and manufacturing challenges that we must overcome along the way.

  3. OLED Panels- Lighting Performance Requirements for Achieving Full Market Potential

    Peter Y. Ngai | Vice President, OLED Lighting Design Center of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.

    OLED is trying to establish a foothold in lighting as indicated by early stage products. It is time to consider how OLED can move forward into main stream lighting. Specifically, the talk will focus on the OLED Panel performance requirements needed in order to achieve full market potential in different segments of lighting.  It will Identify market segments in terms of light output requirements. For each of the segment, it will project necessary prescriptions for light output, luminance values, efficiency, color rendition, luminance uniformity, color consistency, lifetime, panel quality reliability and costs. It will also discuss the merits of OLED Panel features that may enhance the acceptability of OLED in Lighting such as appropriate form factors, flexible panel, color tuning, transparency, intensity shaping and driver integration.

  4. Closing Remarks