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*This year's agenda schedule will take place live in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4:00)

All presentations will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing within the online platform for 90 days following the conclusion of the event.

Session I: State of the Industry - OLEDs, Phosphors, and Quantum Dots
The TV Market Post-Pandemic
The TV industry has benefited from increased demand during the pandemic, and the top brands have generated unprecedented profitability. Demand for LCD TV panels has pulled panel prices from all-time lows to their highest point in years, boosting profitability for panel makers as well. This presentation will review the state of the industry for major brands and panel makers, and the battle for the premium segment among competing brands and technologies.The premium TV space drives display innovation for improvements in brightness, color, resolution, contract, and other metrics. We will outline the technology battle between OLED and LCD today, and show how DSCC expects this battle to play out as new technologies like QD OLED, MiniLED, and MicroLED emerge. We will draw from DSCC’s reports on TV cost and advanced TV shipments, and describe the strategies of major global TV brands as they compete for the premium TV market.
 
Bob O'Brien | Co-Founder and President, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC)
Next generation displays: Are MicroLED In The Race?
Many companies have now showed microLED prototypes in various sizes and performance. They are aimed at a wide variety of applications, ranging from augmented reality to automotive, wearables, televisions, public information displays etc. The first commercial, consumer-oriented microLED displays are also available. Yet, for now they are unlikely to move the needle much for the display industry. This talk will discuss the latest developments and remaining bottlenecks for microLED adoption. We will look at which applications could see microLED compete against OLED and discuss how Quantum Dots could help microLED succeed.
 
Dr. Eric Virey | Senior Market & Technology Analyst, Yole Développement
Keynote | Quantum Dots: Reinventing the Display Industry
Quantum Dot technology continues to gain momentum in the display industry. Since 2013 Nanosys QDEF™ Quantum Dot technology has been featured in more than 40 million displays across over 600 unique, consumer-loved products.A new generation of applications for extruded, printed, and flexible Quantum Dot displays is emerging. Jason Hartlove, CEO of Quantum Dot leader Nanosys, shares his vision for the next phase of Quantum Dot technology development. Including a look at how Quantum Dots will begin to change the way displays are made, enabling new, disruptive low-cost models for display manufacturing and redefining displays as we know them.
 
Jason Hartlove | President & CEO, Nanosys
Networking Opportunities
During this dedicated networking time, attendees are invited to engage in online chats, schedule one-to-one video meetings, and pull up an open seat at one of the tables in the networking lounge to join in faciliated conversations, or start a conversation of your own.
Session II: Display Technology - OLEDs, Phosphors, and Quantum Dots
Challenges for Realizing QD-LED
In recent years, quantum dots (QDs) have attracted lots of interest as a new material in display applications. In particular, QD-LED, which is based on the electroluminescence of QD itself, is expected as the final form of QD display that realizes wide color gamut, low power consumption, and high resolution. We will present the outlook and challenges for realizing QD-LED.
 
Dr. Yang Qu | QD-LED Fabrication, Sharp Corporation
Green perovskite QDs + red KSF phosphor – An Unbeatable Combo
RGB OLED technology has always been the prime candidate for smartphones due to its lowest power consumption amongst all (affordable and mature) display technologies. However, RGB OLED technology has not been (significantly) applied to tablets and notebooks so far because of its high costs per display area. But as there are sufficient manufacturing capacities for RGD OLED right now, this technology tries to penetrate into the tablet and notebook market creating a fierce competition between the LCD and OLED section for such devices. In this talk we will show you why and how the combination of our green perovskite QDs and red KSF phosphor will enable the LCD section to win the LCD/OLED race for tablets and notebooks on the picture quality level (color gamut and peak brightness) but also, and more importantly, on the power consumption level. We also give insight into our development status on yellow perovskite/KSF-based color conversion films including the technical challenges we had to overcome.
 
Dr. Norman Luechinger | CTO and Founder, Avantama AG
The Linewidth Gaps for Quantum Dots and Micro LEDs
The emission linewidth of light emitters such as quantum dots and µLEDs significantly affect their performance in displays, but the gaps between experimental data and the fundamental limits have not been clearly quantified. Here, a survey of experimental data and simple theoretical models are used to delineate large linewidth gaps for both QDs and µLEDs for visible wavelengths. For CdSe QDs the linewidth gap is ~1.5-3 times the fundamental limit. For InP QDs the linewidth gap is ~2-4 times the fundamental limit. For GaN-based µLEDs the gap is ~1.5-3 times the fundamental linewidth limit. It is also shown that both state-of-the-art OLEDs and GaN LEDs have similar linewidths over the visible wavelength range. Moreover, it is found that one of the value propositions of using inorganic GaN µLEDs (better color gamut) is yet to be demonstrated, and QDs as color conversion for red and green will likely prove beneficial until the “ideal state” of GaN based µLEDs can be proven/solved.
 
Dr. Khaled Ahmed | Senior Principal Engineer, Intel
Combining QD and OLED for a unique TV technology. Challenges & Benefits
Separately QD as well as OLED technology have changed the TV landscape remarkably. Now the combination of both will reach the consumer TV market soon. This talk will discuss the benefits and the challenges to realize such a TV concept. Especially the production requirements when using Inkjet technology and the reliability demands creating special needs for the material development.  Optimizing all relevant parameters, this technology can utilize known OLED advantages with the highest color gamut of all TV concepts.
 
Julian Burschka | Senior Project Manager, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Perovskite: Elevating Today’s LCD/MiniLED Displays, Enabling Tomorrow’s OLED & MicroLED Displays
Perovskite is the industry’s narrowest cadmium-free green emitter offering all the advantages of conventional quantum dots and more. Since 2018, Nanolumi’s Chameleon® perovskite colour enhancement products have achieved the purest, brightest and widest range of colours of up to 90% Rec.2020, 100% DCI-P3, 100% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB. In this presentation, Jax Lee, CEO of Nanolumi, introduces perovskite for displays, and shares Nanolumi’s perovskite technology development roadmap for LCD, OLED, microLED, and how the company is designing their products thoughtfully to ensure they not only elevate the picture quality and energy efficiency of today’s displays, but are cost-effective, scalable and compatible with existing manufacturing processes in the display supply chain.
 
Jax Lee | CEO & Co-Founder, Nanolumi
Highly Efficient and Stable Cd-Free Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes
Colloidal quantum dots (QD) are attractive light-emitting materials applicable to displays thanks to advantages such as color tunability, narrow band emission, and high efficiency. The developments of environmentally benign QDs are necessary for the commercialization. In this talk, Cd-free QD researches in Samsung will be presented about red-emitting InP-based QD-LEDs and blue-emitting ZnTeSe-based QD-LEDs.
 
Dr. Yu-Ho Won | Principal Researcher, SAIT, Samsung Electronics
Conclusion of Day One | Networking
The online platform will remain open, and attendees are encouraged to engage with speakers, sponsors, and fellow attendees through the available networking tools. Start an online chat, schedule one-to-one video meetings, or pull up an open seat at one of the tables in the networking lounge to join in faciliated conversations, or start a conversation of your own.
Session III: Innovation in OLED Products
Session Description
OLEDs are most commonly used in display applications such as smartphones and TVs. This session will feature presentations on current work of panel makers and provide an update on design challenges and progress.
Commercial Airplane Expanding OLED Technologies
While OLED R&D has been maturing in the last 10 years, the physical property of OLED in weight reduction, thin cross section, and flexible (compare to traditional LCD) have been an advantage into the commercial aerospace applications. Boeing company has realized the benefits and established a technology office in Seoul, South Korea, a few years ago to engage with OLED technology and product applications.  Current OLED project including a prototype system utilizing large OLED display in airplane cabin and studies of taking advantage of the OLED physical and optical performance (such as true black (dark)).  This  presentation will touch the current user case developments, trade study of OLED in risk and reward of airplane structure build, and also including some other emergent applications.
 
Julian Chang | Associate Tech Fellow, Optics and Electronics, Boeing
OLEDs On The Passing Lane For Automotive
Some premium OEMs ship cars with OLED displays in relative small quantities. Well known issues of OLEDs deal with luminance, temperature and lifetime. All these figures have to be high in automotive. This presentation will address those challenges and discuss solutions that will pave the road toward high volumes in vehicles and discuss how curved and transparent displays enable design visions and are USPs of OLEDs.
  • Requirements for automotive displays
  • Challenges and solutions for automotive OLEDs
  • Curved and transparent as USPs for OLEDs

Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach | Professor & Consultant, Pforzheim University Display Lab
Automotive Adoption Paves the Way for OLED Disruption Across a Multitude of Industries
OLED lighting is the next step forward in automotive lighting. The design benefits have attracted widespread interest from global automotive manufacturers with OLED lighting options made available to consumers today. OLEDs for automotive are here to stay and the automotive demand has escalated the progress of the technology across function, personalization, efficiency, contrast, and cost. This innovation has laid the foundation for the technology's momentum across other key sectors like rail, aerospace, hospitality, commercial and residential lighting, and microdisplay.
 
David DeJoy | CEO, OLEDWorks
Advancing Flexible OLED Displays
Just as we are working in a flexible manner, so are our displays. EMD Electronics (a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany) is offering a broad portfolio of materials to enable flexible displays. In this talk, we will present recent advances in OLED materials that bring light to life. We are delighted to introduce the liviFlexTM portfolio of flexible hardcoat solutions for flexible, foldable and rollable displays. These highly engineered solutions deliver a performance improvement for next-generation flexible displays.
 
Michele Ricks | Business Development Manager, OLED Technical Marketing, EMD Performance Materials, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Advances in the Development of Flexible AMOLED Display and End-Product Innovations
Flexible AMOLED technology is setting the stage for end-product innovations to come, exemplified by the great attention it has gained in the consumer market over the past year. We will discuss selective topics in the development of flexible AMOLED displays and related end-product innovations such as foldable smartphones.
 
Dr. Peng Wei | Chief Exploration Officer, Royole Corporation
Networking Opportunities
During this dedicated networking time, attendees are invited to engage in online chats, schedule one-to-one video meetings, and pull up an open seat at one of the tables in the networking lounge to join in faciliated conversations, or start a conversation of your own.
Session IV: Road to OLED Advancement
Session Description
This session will feature presentations on innovations and trends effecting the efficiency and overall progress of the OLED from methods of manufacturing to materials.
Comparing the Advances In OLEDs and MicroLEDs and Its Impact On The Display Market
LCD Display Market Share is trending down, OLED Share is trending up and MicroLEDs are tickling the imagination. This presentation will examine how the technologies will compete over the next 5-years, in terms of front of screen performance, cost of ownership, availability and application sensitivity. OLED are challenged to reduce costs, increase luminance, increase lifetime, adapt to environmental conditions, utilize capacity and develop new deposition technology for large area displays. The challenge for MicroLEDs is first to become relevant, produce a cost effective transport tool, increase efficiency for red and green LEDs, show the required uniformity for mass production and develop a cost effective approach for each targeted application.  Can LCDs keep up and for which applications. The following subjects will be covered:
  • The current cost of OLED displays vs. LCDs
  • Direct Patterning of OLED Micro Displays
  • The cost of 1-4um LEDs manufactured on 4”, 6’ and 12” wafers
  • The status of manufacturing R,G,B LEDs using GaN on a single wafer
  • The status of MicroLED transport systems and their future
  • How the luminance of an OLED display can be increased
  • Yields for each technology
  • Changes in LCD costs and performance
  • Advanced methods of depositing OLED on large area substrates
  • The role of IJP in OLEDs and Micro LEDs
  • Methods of producing micro LEDs for AR/VR by technology
At the conclusion of the presentation, we will show the changes in performance and cost for each technology over a 5-year period.
 
Barry Young | CEO, OLED Association (OLED-A)
From Molecule to Device: Predictive Simulations for OLEDs
Despite the successes of OLED applications, the research and development (R&D) processes still mainly rely on costly and labor-intensive experiment-driven trial-and-error approaches. OLED device manufacturers, chemical material suppliers and technology institutes are urgently looking for a breakthrough in their R&D approach, which should result in less development cycles and therefore in a significant reduction in time-to-market and increase in R&D cost effectiveness. In this talk, we will discuss the added value of predictive simulation software for OLEDs. With the help of predictive virtual experiments, we show how R&D time for OLED materials and devices can be effectively reduced by up to 40% and R&D cost effectiveness can be increased by up to 150%. Significant prototype- and experiment-based parts of the R&D process can be replaced by computer simulations. Additionally, experimentally inaccessible physical processes can be easily studied with only minimal effort required by the modeler. A wide range of possibilities for stack optimization then becomes available. At Simbeyond, we developed such predictive simulation software. With our Bumblebee software one can simulate the performance of OLED device stacks with complex 3D morphologies from the nanosecond up to its full lifetime. All relevant physical processes can be studied, including charge transport, exciton dynamics, loss processes and even degradation scenarios. Using Bumblebee, both the material and stack properties can be optimized simultaneously, thus revolutionizing OLED R&D. Simbeyond’s vision and progress towards achieving a complete end-to-end predictive device simulator from the molecule up to the device scale will also be presented. In Bumblebee, input parameters such as molecular energy levels or excitonic lifetimes are currently needed. In this future product, those input parameters will be accurately calculated using quantum chemistry simulations. Those properties will then be consistently scaled up all the way to the full device stack. This multiscale toolchain, which we are developing in collaboration with the Amsterdam-based company SCM, will enable efficient collaboration between chemical material suppliers and display manufacturers. This will ultimately reduce the number of OLED device development cycles and consequently increase R&D cost effectiveness.
 
Siebe van Mensfoort | Co-Founder and CEO, Simbeyond B.V.
NanoLED: Breakthroughs and Commercialization
Commercialization of NanoLED electroluminescent Quantum Dot 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 Senior Director of R&D Devices, reports on recent breakthroughs in the development of NanoLED displays including Heavy Metal Free Quantum Dots, microLED and hybrid QD-OLED approaches.
 
Dr. Ray Ma | Senior Director of R&D Devices, Nanosys
Accelerating OLED Emitter Materials Discovery With AI
The race to commercialize novel emitters for new-generation OLED displays reached a Milestone early this year when CYNORA made test kits available for its TADF-based Deep Green emitter. Known as the cyUltimateGreen™, it is the industry’s first commercial TADF-based product, and the first on CYNORA’s TADF roadmap that includes a Deep Blue emitter. To make its product development model leaner, faster and more targeted, CYNORA pioneered the Generative Exploration Model (GEM), a high-speed materials discovery engine. The GEM leverages the computational capabilities of AI to identify with extreme precision the most useful and relevant molecules from an infinite source of chemical molecules. When combined with the materials expertise and OLED device knowledge of CYNORA’s chemists and device physicists (AKA the Human Intelligence), the GEM enables CYNORA to identify molecules that are not just a theoretical fit, but ones that are chemically “synthesizable” as well. Using the GEM as an example, CYNORA CEO Adam Kablanian will describe AI’s capacity to transform materials research -- within the display industry and even beyond. He will explain how it is accelerating CYNORA’s product development initiatives. In addition, with new data to report on the cyUltimateGreen product, he will share an update. Finally, he will detail how CYNORA is applying critical learning from its first TADF-based product to speed development of a TADF-based Blue Emitter.
 
Adam Kablanian | CEO, CYNORA
Networking Opportunities
During this dedicated networking time, attendees are invited to engage in online chats, schedule one-to-one video meetings, and pull up an open seat at one of the tables in the networking lounge to join in faciliated conversations, or start a conversation of your own.
An Innovation Platform for Optoelectronics: Synergistic Acceleration of de novo Design Powered by Multiscale Simulations and Machine Learning
Future advancements in OLED displays depend on continued improvement and optimization of the constituent materials through rational design. Chemical innovation is needed to find solutions with superior efficiency, lifetime and processability. These required material performance improvements require both an efficient screen of large numbers of molecules and a conceptual understanding of the chemical properties leading to improved performance. The chemical design space for OLED materials is enormous, and complete enumeration to identify the most promising OLED material candidates for investigation remains impossible. Recent improvements in active learning lead to non-trivial improvements in intrinsic chemical properties at significantly lower computational cost than brute force high-throughput approaches. However, these intrinsic properties do not necessarily lead to better OLED materials. Deleterious interactions between adjacent compounds can preclude the use of many in practical applications. The effect of processing conditions and the resulting solid state effects alter the values and the distribution of controlling properties. It is through our combination of machine learning and physics-based approaches that material performance requirements can be met. Hole transport materials (HTM) are used in this paper to demonstrate the effectiveness of these discovery techniques.
 
Dr. Christopher T. Brown, Ph.D. | Executive Director of Material Discovery, Schrödinger
Hyperfluorescence™: Excel the Performance, Create the Future
Kyulux will demonstrate its coherent Hyperfluorescence™ development approach, consisting of comparative simulation, experimental demos, and a strategy towards high current efficiency alongside its new blue green and red TADF materials design principle for significant device lifetime improvement. These achievements were obtained by utilizing Kyulux’s “Kyumatic” Materials Informatics system. Kyulux plans to expand the capabilities of the Kyumatic system by adding more data and information about the durability of OLED devices. Since Hyperfluorescence™ works fourfold more efficiently than the conventional fluorescence according to the emitting mechanism, the revealed Blue Index (BI) simulation also complied with this tendency. Moreover, the intrinsically narrow bandwidth of Hyperfluorescence™ enables a much more superior efficiency growth when converting its bottom emission structure to top emission one. This feature makes Hyperfluorescence™ a more attractive OLED emitting technology over phosphorescence. In addition to the progress that stems from device optimization, Kyulux also will announce its latest lifetime breakthrough in blue and green TADF development. Based on the latest innovative materials design principle, the new TADF materials substantially improved the electron injection/transport issues, and the blue and green TADF device lifetime has also been prolonged by 5 and 1.65 times, respectively. With these fruitful Hyperfluorescence™ improvements within a short period of time, Kyulux has the confidence to predict further significant performance growth and should be ready for practical mobile applications shortly.
 
Nobuyuki Nakano | CEO, Kyulux Inc.
OLED Microdisplays for AR/VR Applications
OLED-on-silicon microdisplays have been around for more than 20 years, especially for niche applications including defense, medical, and industrial. With the recent advent of AR/VR applications, the significance of microdisplays, particularly OLED-on-silicon microdisplays, has come to the forefront. eMagin has been a pioneer in the field of OLED-on-Silicon Microdisplays. With our recent brightness and other improvements, OLED-on-silicon microdisplays are considered the technology of choice for today’s AR/VR applications. This presentation will be focused on OLED micro-displays with CMOS backplane for AR and VR applications. An overview of the OLED micro-display market size and requirements followed by the fabrication process, as it exists today, will be first discussed.
 
Dr. Amal Ghosh | Chief Operating Officer, eMagin
Conclusion of Conference