2018 OLEDs World Summit Agenda

Pre-Conference | September 18

The 2018 OLED Coalition Stakeholders Meeting

  1. 2018 OLED Coalition Stakeholders Meeting (Co-Located)

    Annual Meeting of the OLED Coalition

    OLED Coalition Stakeholder Meeting
    September 18, 2018, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

    We hope you can join us for the 2018 OLED Coalition Stakeholder Meeting on Tuesday, September 18th in San Francisco, California. The meeting, held just prior to OLEDs World Summit, will take place at the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf. Prior OLED community meetings in St. Paul, Corning and Long Beach have provided an opportunity for face-to-face discussions that helped to build a collaborative framework to advance OLED lighting. The meeting September 18th will continue these discussions and include the following:

    • Basic science and applied research needs for OLED advancement
    • ​Product development and manufacturing challenges
    • Updates on efforts to advance OLED lighting and market viability
    • Open discussions amongst the OLED community

    We invite you to join in the discussions and participate in shaping the future of OLED lighting.  More details, registration information, and a preliminary agenda will be available soon. In the meantime, save the date!

    Visit the OLED-Association Website - https://www.oled-a.org/

    *This year's meeting will be co-located with the 2018 OLEDs World Summit and is not organized by Smithers Apex.

2018 Site Tour - Kateeva Headquarters

Enjoy an hour-long tour of Kateeva's newly expanded Silicon Valley headquarters - including a birdseye view of their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

  1. Tour of Kateeva's Silicon Valley Headquarters

    Enjoy an hour-long tour of Kateeva's newly expanded Silicon Valley headquarters - including a birdseye view of their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

    Limited spots are available!   Due to the limited availability of openings, submission of a registration form DOES NOT GUARANTEE your spot on the Kateeva Tour. Once your reservation is successfully processed, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

    Please Note: This tour is only available to registered delegates of the 2018 OLEDs World Summit

    Click Here for Registration Details and Tour Logistics

Day 1 | September 19

Day 1: Registration & Welcome

  1. Registration Opens

    Exhibit Hall Opens & Morning Coffee

  2. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Session I: Market Overview and Future

This session will provide insights to various aspects of the current OLED market and projections for the future of the industry. 

  1. OLED Market and Technology Outlook

    Ross Young | Founder and CEO of DSCC

    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.

  2. A Credible Alternative to OLEDs?

    Dr. Zine Bouhamri | Display Technology & Market Analyst of Yole Développement

    The high-end TV market drives the innovation and OLED is dominating the fierce competition that exists with Quantum Dot-based TV sets. MicroLED technology appears like a serious contender that everybody is interested in. Indeed, hype toward MicroLED displays has grown exponentially since the acquisition of Luxvue by Apple in 2014. And since then, numerous companies have initiated work on the development of this innovative technologies, leading to the filing of more than 1,500 patents by close to 150 companies. More recently, the presentation of Samsung’s The Wall and its planned commercialization, alongside recent market news about Apple using this technology for its future iWatch, spark an even greater interest within the industry.

    Today, the science is here, but MicroLED is an inherently complex display technology with cost drivers different from those of incumbent technologies. The concept is simple: each pixel is constituted of individual MicroLED emitters. However, there are still several challenges to be handled to make such technology a credible alternative to OLEDs: chip efficiency, mass transfer process, color conversion, defect management and repair, light extraction and beam shaping.

    Scope of the presentation:

    • Overview of MicroLED display technology
    • Overview of MicroLED display industry and key players
    • Analysis of MicroLED display status and prospects on major applications
    • Comparative analysis of MicroLED vs. OLED
    • Analysis of potential impact of MicroLED on (future) OLED markets

Session II: Quantum Dots vs OLEDs

Quantum Dots are emerging as a strong competitor for the OLED

  1. QD v OLEDs

    Ian Hendy | Panel and Display Strategy Consultant of Hendy Consulting

    OLEDs are now in a head on battle in large panels with QD implementations. We discuss latest industry thinking on different QD embodiments (including QD-OLED hybrids) and the practical issues to be tackled. Our perspective as usual is to combine understanding of technology choices with commercial partnerships and moves. We are concerned with development of the QD ecosystem against the well-established set of players arranged around LGD for OLED.

  2. Quantum Dots: Technology Platform for Future Displays

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

    Quantum Dots are changing the way displays are made. Today, this unique nanomaterial is perfecting LCD displays, enabling a new generation of brighter, more efficient televisions with lifelike colors. This has given LCD technology an important edge as it battles new TV display entrants such as WOLED. What’s next for this novel nanotechnology? This talk looks at how quantum dots are the future technology platform for displays including their evolving use in LCD displays, as well as how they enhance and are being used in OLEDs and micro-LED displays, and how they are being developed as emitter materials for future printable electroluminescent displays.

  3. Networking Break

  4. Ways To Improve The Performance Of Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes

    Dr. Longjia Wu | Materials Development Expert of TCL Corporate Research

    Quantum dot light emitting diodes (QLEDs) that electrically excite quantum dots (QDs) are the future of QD displays, owning to the excellent optical properties of QDs, such as narrow emission spectra, size-controlled emission wavelength, high quantum yield and inherent stability. Although the efficiency of QLEDs has dramatically increased from less than 0.1% to more than 20% since the first demonstration in 1994, the operation lifetime of these devices was still far below the requirement of display applications. In this report, we will show some methods to improve the performance of QLEDs, especially concerning the operation lifetime.

  5. Accelerating The Growth Of OLED Displays

    Barry Young | CEO of OLED Association (OLED-A)

    OLED Display Technology has demonstrated that it can compete in TVs, Smartphones, VR headsets and Tablets resulting in US$23b 2017 revenues, up 49%, Y/Y with  an 18.7% share, In 2018, revenue is forecast to grow by 54% to US$34.9b or 26.8% of total display revenue. The OLED industry is working on printable deposition techniques, foldable displays, hard coat plastics, longer lifetime, blue triple emitters, and higher efficacy.   As LCD demand fades and new display technologies enter the market, how will OLED players continue to grow their share of the overall display marketplace?

  6. Networking Lunch

Session III: Performance and Efficiency

  1. Blue TADF Emitters Getting Ready for Commercial Production

    Dr. Andreas Haldi | Chief Marketing Officer of CYNORA

    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.

  2. Hyperfluorescence, a Disruptive Technology, Changes the OLED Displays

    Junji Adachi | CEO of Kyulux Inc.

    Thermally Activated 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.

  3. Unlocking New Markets for OLEDs with Novel Cathode Materials

    Michael G. Helander | President & CEO of OTI Lumionics Inc.

    Large size top-emission and transparent AMOLED displays, and flexible and transparent OLED lighting are key new markets for OLED technology. Novel cathode materials play an important role in enabling these new markets and driving higher device performance at lower cost. New cathode materials with better device performance, higher conductivity, improved transmission and simplified flexible encapsulation will be discussed, along with market applications in display and lighting for the new products enabled by these materials.

  4. Panel Discussion: OLED Materials

  5. Networking Break

Session IV: OLED Lighting

This session will explore challenges and innovations in the most common OLED lighting applications

  1. What OLED Holds For The Future of Lighting

    Juno Yeo | Director of Sales & Marketing of Luflex - LG OLED Light

    OLED as a light source possesses numerous advantages that can contribute to the movement towards human-centric lighting. Some of the better known OLED characteristics include low glare, diffused shadows, low heat emission, etc.. In addition to these factors, several tests have revealed that using OLEDs can reduce the level of optical damage normally caused by conventional light sources. With these benefits in mind, constant efforts are being made to facilitate the expansion of OLED light into the mass market. Most notably, LG Display has invested in a Gen 5 production line and is currently gearing up for mass production in 2018. The new production will include the long awaited flexible OLED light panels.

  2. Conformable OLED Lighting

    Dr. Dipak Chowdhury | Division VP and Program Director OLED Lighting, Emerging Innovation Group of Corning Incorporated

    One of OLED lighting’s key differentiator from LED lighting is uniform conformable surface lighting. Corning’s Willow® Glass provides one of the most effective ways of achieving conformability with good barrier properties, a challenge that polymer based substrates are still struggling with. We will discuss current status of Willow glass based conformable OLED panels for lighting with performance of commercialized product launched by OLEDWorks.

  3. OLED Lighting Adoption Status: From Innovators to Early Adopters

    Dr. Michael Boroson | Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of OLEDWorks LLC

    OLED lighting adoption is growing across multiple market segments, including general lighting, transportation/automotive and building materials. This growth has been driven by rapid improvements in OLED lighting panel brightness, efficacy, lifetime, reliability and form factor. The advances in OLED lighting panel performance and the resulting shift in the market from the very high end, low lumen niche products and installations of the Innovators to the mainstream low lumen and high end medium lumen applications of the Early Adopters will be described.

  4. Roll to Roll Manufacturing with Vaccum Deposition

    Dr. Christian May | Division Director of Fraunhofer FEP

    The improvement of flexible OLED is currently the focus of worldwide research activities. Thin substrates of primarily barrier-coated polymer films, but also metal foils or ultra-thin glass, were tested for use in OLED production. Fraunhofer FEP works on processes along the entire value chain to produce flexible OLEDs based on all three substrate types in both, sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll processes. Requirements for the materials and technologies as well as the associated manufacturing challenges and solutions will be presented. The pilot line service LYTEUS will be introduced. European research organizations are working together to provide a joint pilot line service to facilitate the access to flexible OLED prototype modules for lighting and signage (funded within the European project Pi-scale).

  5. Roll to Roll Solution Processed Flexible OLEDs With the Lyteus Open Access Pilot Line

    Dr. Pim Groen | Program Manager of Holst Centre

    Flexible Organic Light-emitting Diodes (OLEDs) provide unique features such as high flexibility, fine and direct patterning of light emission designs over large areas, transparency, and  an ultra-thin form factor which can be made in any shape. However, new products such as flexible OLEDs are not easily accessible to designers and product developers who often have to wait until mass production is in place before they can start with their work. The Lyteus open access flexible OLED pilot line service is set up to bridge that gap between R&D and mass manufacturing, accelerating the integration of flexible OLEDs in diverse applications. One of the manufacturing processes that the pilot line is developing is a roll-to-roll (R2R) solution processed OLEDs on a flexible barrier foil. This paper provides an update of the technical achievements and challenges of this new process.

  6. An Update On The 2018 OLED Coalition Meeting

    J. Norman Bardsley | President of Bardsley Consulting

    The OLED Coalition brings together companies involved in the production or use of OLED lighting panels.  It includes those involved in the supply chain of materials and equipment as well as manufacturers of panels and luminaires.  The Coalition works to facilitate and promote the adoption of OLED lighting and advises governments and research teams on the need for further R&D.

  7. Evening Reception Sponsored by Solas

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Day 2 | September 20

Day 2: Registration & Welcome

  1. Exhibit Hall Opens & Breakfast Available

  2. Welcome & Day 2 Opening Remarks

Session V: OLEDs in Application

This session will feature presentations from the top end-users in the OLED industry. Their talks will cover their needs and challenges plans and outlook on the future of OLEDs and serve as a call to action for all players in the industry.

  1. Status and Opportunities for Phosphorescent OLED Technology

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

    OLED displays are now in commercial production for a range of products from cell phones, tablets, UHD TV’s, and newly emerging applications such as AR/VR headsets and wearable devices. OLEDs offer excellent visual performance, and through the use of phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) technology, lower power consumption than AMLCDs. OLEDs possess novel features such as transparency and flexibility, which will further increase their market potential over the next few years, and provide a much greater differentiation from current technologies. UDC is a pioneer in the development and supply of phosphorescent OLED technology and materials for both display and lighting applications. In this talk we will review the current status of OLED technology and discuss its potential for exciting new products over the next few years.

  2. Applications to Leverage Commercial OLED Displays Into Commercial Airplanes And Other Industries

    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…”  For example, 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. Next Generation Virtual Reality Displays: Challenges and Opportunities

    Kunjal Parikh | Principal Engineer of Intel

    The value of delivering high pixel density and high aperture ratio display at low latency and lower persistence in compact form factor is being described using micro-display as key enabler. The trade-off between field of view, size and scalability to meet the price targets will be discussed. Also, variety of optical solutions to meet the efficiency challenges will be discussed to help lay the foundation on what the future of Virtual Reality looks like. 

  4. Making Virtual Imaging a Reality

    Andrew G. Sculley | CEO & President of eMagin

    Future displays for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Head Sets are of necessity very advanced. The feeling of Reality requires no motion artifacts, high contrast, high field of view (FOV), a resolution close to the human eye and good color. These requirements require special capability in our displays. The consumer market requires reasonable display costs. This talk will cover what is needed in the display for the market to be successful. 

  5. Networking Break & Coffee

Session VII: Materials and Innovations

  1. Use of High Refractive Index Materials in Display and Lighting Applications

    Selina Monickam, Ph.D. | Product Development Manager of Pixelligent Technologies, LLC

    Pixelligent will review recent advances in high refractive index nanocomposites for light extraction for OLED lighting and display.  Pixelligent has developed solution processable materials that allow development of high refractive index nanocomposites by a variety of deposition methods.  These solution processable materials can be used to make light extraction layers that are compatible with a variety of rigid and flexible OLED lighting and display designs. Pixelligent will present results for OLED panels, maximum improvements in EQE, using light extraction for color balancing to achieve desired color temperature, and the challenges of improving the extraction of blue light.  Results on materials development improvement and final device fabrication will be presented.

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

    Takeshi Yamada | General Manager, OLED Business Planning Office of Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

    We present the latest development status of soluble-OLED material, especially the extended lifetime and IJ-printed performance. We also show our preparation for the mass-production of materials and inks.We will discuss about the possibility of IJ-printed display, and compare it with current WOLED and emerging technologies such as QLED, QD-OLED and micro-LED.

  3. Networking Lunch

  4. Advancements in OLED Manufacturing

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

    Abstract Coming Soon!

  5. Advanced Inkjet Printing: A Disruptive Manufacturing Equipment Solution for Enabling Next-Generation Displays

    Dr. Neetu Chopra | Program Director, RGB Technology of Kateeva

    Kateeva’s YIELDjet® platform has already demonstrated high-performance printing for the organic Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE) layer in mass production of mobile OLED displays. Since its market introduction in 2016, Kateeva’ s TFE system, known as the YIELDjet® FLEX, has delivered millions of flexible mobile OLED products with “near-zero” yield loss. Key factors for the success of the YIELDjet® FLEX system will be discussed in detail. 

     RGB pixel printing requires even finer control and more precise deposition than the TFE layer. IJP is being evaluated as a solution to enable true RGB OLED TV fabrication. Fine metal mask technology used with evaporation is not scalable to G8 or larger sizes. Current open mask evaporated WOLED TV is made using a multilayer stacked OLED architecture, which is both expensive and complex. Additionally, the WOLED device doesn’t capitalize on the advantages of a self-emissive OLED device as light from the WOLED is filtered out through a color filter layer to produce the display image. Inkjet printing is a deposition technology that could change the future of OLED technology and other printable electronics.

    This paper will describe how the innovations embedded in the YIELDjet® platform resolve OLED mass-production challenges, while enhancing process quality.

  6. Progress in the Development of Heavy Metal-Free Quantum Dots for Display Applications

    Dr. Nigel Pickett | Chief Technology Officer of Nanoco Technologies

    Quantum dots are now widely used in the backlight units of liquid crystal displays, owing to their high colour purity and photoluminescence quantum efficiency. However, as industry standards continue to push the boundaries of display technology, technological advances are sought to meet these increasing requirements. Progress in the development of heavy metal-free quantum dots for use in next-generation displays will be discussed. 

  7. EQE Enhancement of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

    Dr. Fan Xing | Senior Research Engineer of BOE

    External quantum efficiency (EQE) is one of the key issues for application of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) in display and lighting industry. Much effort has been devoted to developing materials and device structures for EQE enhancement. This presentation is to introduce methods to suppress the trapped optical modes and increase the light extraction of OLEDs.

Session VI: Foldable/ Rollable Enablers

This session will feature presentations from the top end-users in the OLED industry. Their talks will cover their needs and challenges plans and outlook on the future of OLEDs and serve as a call to action for all players in the industry.

  1. Organic Thin Film Transistors for OLED Display Backplanes

    Dr. Felix Görth | Director Organic Electronics of BASF New Business GmbH

    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.

  2. Advanced Materials For Flexible Displays

    Francesco Lemmi | Business Development Director, Flexible Displays of Dow-DuPont Electronics and Imaging

    In this talk we will present the combined product development and offerings of Dow Chemical Corp. and E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., for advanced displays, including bezel-less displays, curved displays, and flexible (foldable/rollable) displays.

    Materials presented will include polyimide substrates, both in liquid and film format, hard-coat protection layers, adhesive and shock-absorbing materials. References to different types of device constructions will be discussed as well as some of the tradeoffs that flexible (foldable/rollable) devices face in materials selection. Due to the existence of tradeoffs, we will illustrate our approach to obtaining the best possible solution and to materials design based on the device system requirements.

  3. Closing Remarks and Farewell