Intel, LG Display, Dolby Laboratories, Audi and more slated to preset at the OLEDs World Summit 2016

Intel, LG Display, Dolby Laboratories, Audi and more slated to preset at the OLEDs World Summit 2016



Join top OLED display, lighting and material developers at the 18th annual OLEDs World Summit, taking place September 20-22 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA. For nearly two-decades, the OLEDs World Summit has served as a homecoming for the display and lighting industries and provided a platform for them to highlight successes, address challenges and network. This year you can expect a complete overview of the industry.

The OLEDs World Summit 2016 will kick off by examining flexible display applications including wearable devices, smart phone applications and more. Over the course of the event, attendees will also explore chemicals and tools for OLEDs, new applications, challenges for OLED materials in displays and much more.  As an attendee you can expect to hear discussions such as:

  • OLEDs Flexible Display Screens for Smart Phone Applications
  • AMOLEDs for Personal Computer/Notebook PC Opportunities
  • OLEDs in Aviation
  • InkJet Printing: Tackling the “Achilles’ heel” of OLED Displays
  • And Much More

>>>View the 2016 Agenda

In addition to the presentations and dynamic discussions, there are four keynote presentations by some of the biggest names in the industry. You’ll hear from:

  • Joo Soo Lim, Director of OLED Technology Strategy, LG Display
  • Timo Kunkel, PhD, Staff Researcher, Color Science & Video Processing, Advanced Technology Group, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
  • Juergen Kreis, Director of Business Development, Aixtron SE
  • John Hamer, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, OLEDWorks, LLC



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[Expert Talk] Dr. Mauro Riva, SAES Group’s OLED/OLET Business Developer, on Encapsulation

Dr. Mauro Riva, SAES Group’s OLED/OLET business developer, discussed his views on OLED in general as well as SAES Group’s technology through his interview with the OLEDNET and presentation at the OLEDs World Summit (October 27-29) titled ‘The Encapsulation Question’.


Encapsulation is required to prevent the oxidation of emitting and electrode materials by blocking moisture and oxygen. It also protects the device from mechanical and physical shocks. The basic configurations of encapsulation can be divided into 3: glass-to-glass, barrier film lamination, and thin film encapsulation methods. Glass-to-glass configuration is applied to rigid AMOLED for mass produced mobile, barrier film lamination and thin film encapsulation methods are used for flexible AMOLED, and barrier film lamination is used for large area AMOLED panel for TV.


Source: SAES Group, OLEDs World Summit 2015

Source: SAES Group, OLEDs World Summit 2015


According to Dr. Riva OLED encapsulation is still facing the same issues it had since the beginning: OLED materials’ extreme sensitivity to oxidizing agents and moisture in particular. He added that OLED materials can also be very sensitive to heat or radiations, generating many process constraints. Encapsulation technology is directly related to the lifetime of the OLED device and Dr. Riva raised several questions regarding the current issues surrounding the technology including the appropriate target lifetime, best definition of “lifetime”, and reliability of the “accelerated tests”. He emphasized that while much progress have been made, a “single optimal, universal solution” does not exist yet to meet various encapsulation requirements depending on OLED architecture, materials, environment, applications, etc. As such, encapsulation materials have to be specifically engineered to meet different types of OLED devices while having “exceptionally high barrier properties, and active fillers or getters, capable of absorbing water on a single molecule basis”. Thus, perfecting this technology is a very challenging task, and, according to Dr. Riva, something that requires in depth collaboration between advance encapsulation materials providers and OLED makers.


For their part in this technology progression, Dr. Riva reported that SAES Group provides a very large portfolio of active edge sealants, active transparent fillers, and dispensable getters. He explained that the portfolio is the results of deep know-how in functional polymer composites (FPC), “specially tailored to address customers’ specific OLED designs and processes”. Discussing the FPC during his talk in OLEDs World Summit, Dr. Riva emphasized the versatility of this approach.


Source: SAES Group, OLEDs World Summit 2015

Source: SAES Group, OLEDs World Summit 2015


Regarding application methods for SAES Group’s FPC products, Dr. Riva explained that they can be dispensed via screen printing, blading, syringe, ink-jetting, ODF (one drop filling), and even be employed in thin film encapsulation structures, to make them simpler and more reliable. Furthermore, Dr. Riva reported that while SAES Group considers syringe dispensing as one of the main methods for applying their FPC, “ink-jetting is also becoming more and more widespread, together with ODF, especially for active fillers”.


Dr. Riva believes the FPC could play an important role in making the encapsulation more effective, and that SAES Group can “leverage on its advanced materials expertise” and in-depth getter/purification knowledge, to “perfect FPC based encapsulation solutions for OLEDs”. 11% of SAES Group’s net sales is allocated to Research and Innovation every year with strong cooperation with universities and R&D centers. The company is collaborating with many companies in diverse areas of interest such as OLED lighting, manufacturing equipment, specialized food packaging, and gas barrier films. This proactive and collaborating approach will enable the SAES Group to play a key role in developing more marketable OLED devices.


[인물탐방] SAES 그룹 OLED/OLET 사업부의 Encapsulation 파트 개발자, Mauro Riva 박사

SAES 그룹의 OLED/OLET 사업부의 개발자인 Mauro Riva 박사는 10월27일부터 29일까지 개최된 OLEDs World Summit에서 ‘The Encapsulation Question’라는 제목의 발표와 OLEDNET과의 인터뷰를 통해 OLED에 대한 자신의 관점과 SAES 그룹의 기술에 대해 논했다.

Encapsulation은 습기와 산소를 차단해 전극물질과 발광층의 산화를 막고 기계적, 물리적 충격에서 디바이스를 보호하기 위해 필요한 공정이다. 기본적인 encapsulation 배열 방법은 glass-to-glass와 barrier film lamination, thin film encapsulation 방법, 이렇게 3가지로 나누어진다. Glass-to-glass 배열 방법은 소형 모바일 양산에 쓰이는 rigid AMOLED에 적용되며 barrier film lamination과 thin film encapsulation 배열 방법은 플렉시블 AMOLED에 사용된다. 그리고 barrier film lamination은 TV에 쓰이는 대면적 AMOLED 패널에 사용된다.

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Source: SAES Group, OLEDs World Summit 2015

Riva 박사에 따르면 OLED 재료가 산화제와 습기에 대해 민감해서 발생하는 문제들은 OLED 등장부터 encapsulation이 발전한 현재까지도 아직 완전하게 해결되지 않았다. 그는 OLED 물질이 열과 방사선에도 매우 민감할 수 있기 때문에 공정에 대한 많은 제약을 만들어낸다고 덧붙였다. Encapsulation 기술은 OLED 디바이스의 수명과 직접적으로 연관이 있다. Riva 박사는 OLED 수명과 관련된 기술을 둘러싼 현재 이슈들에 대한 문제를 제기했다. 그는 “현재 encapsulation 기술은 많은 진보를 이루었다. 하지만 OLED 구조와 재료, 환경, 어플리케이션 등에 따라 다양한 encapsulation 솔루션이 요구되며 통합된 한가지의 솔루션은 존재하지 않는다.”고 강조했다. 이와 같이, encapsulation 재료는 요구되는 배리어 특성을 만족하면서도 OLED 디바이스의 각각 다른 유형을 충족하도록 설계되어야 한다. 그래서 이 기술을 완벽하게 적용하는 것은 매우 도전적인 과제며, Riva 박사에 따르면 encapsulation 재료 공급 업체와 OLED 패널 제작 업체 사이에 깊은 협력이 요구된다.

Encapsulation 기술 진보를 위한 SAES 그룹의 역할에 대해서 Riva 박사는 측면 sealant와 active transparent filler, dispensable getter에 대한 대규모 포트폴리오를 공급하고 있다고 발표했다. 그는 해당 포트폴리오는 “특정 고객들을 위한 특수 OLED 디자인과 공정”이라는 주제이며 기능성 고분자 화합물(FPC : Functional Polymer Composites)에 대한 깊은 노하우에 대한 결과라고 설명했다. Riva 박사는 OLEDs World Summit에서의 발표 중 FPC에 대해서 논하며 이 포트폴리오에 관해 “수많은 다양성을 내포하고 있다.”고 강조했다.

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Source: SAES Group, OLEDs World Summit 2015

SAES 그룹의 FPC 제품들이 실제로 적용되는 방법과 관련해서 Riva 박사는 FPC 제품들은 screen printing과 blading, syringe, ink-jetting, ODF (one drop filling)으로 증착이 가능하다고 설명하며 특히 TFE 구조에 적용될 경우 더 간단하고 안정적으로 제작할 수 있다고 밝혔다. Riva 박사는 FPC가 encapsulation 공정을 좀 더 효과적으로 하는데 핵심적인 역할을 할 것으로 믿으며 SAES 그룹이 getter와 정제 기술, 첨단 소재에 대한 전문적인 지식을 바탕으로 FPC를 기반으로 하는 완벽한 OLED encapsulation 솔루션을 제공할 수 있다고 밝혔다. SAES 그룹는 매 년 순 매출액의 11%를 대학, 연구기관과의 협동 연구에 할당하고 있다. SAES 그룹은 현재 많은 업체와 협력을 하고 있으며 OLED 조명과 공정장비, 전문식품포장, gas barrier film 같은 다양한 분야에 관심을 기울이고 있다. SAES 그룹은 좀 더 시장성이 있는 OLED 디바이스를 개발하는데 핵심 역할을 담당하기 위해서 이런 선제적이고 협력적인 R&D를 주도하고 있다.

Samsung and LG’s Shared Vision for OLED

On the first day of OLEDs World Summit (October 27-29) held in Berkeley, USA, Samsung Display and LG Display gave their talks back to back. Samsung Display’s Vice President Chang Hoon Lee and LG Display’s Joo Soo Lim discussed their thoughts on OLED under the titles of ‘The Future of OLEDs’ and ‘A Future Game Changer’ respectively.

Samsung Display’s Lee, who gave his presentation first, reiterated Samsung Display’s leadership position in the mobile market and how Samsung Electronics’ recent mobile display reflects this. Comparing RGB pixel structure and their own diamond pixel structure, Lee drew comparison between human eyes and diamond pixels; due to cell distribution in eyes, humans are more sensitive to green colors and that diamond pixels reflect this by having twice as many green subpixels as blue and red ones. The diamond pixels also maximize the sub-pixel packing and increases the PPI.

Regarding the advantages of OLED display, Lee gave 2 examples using Samsung Electronics’ latest smartphone models. Utilizing the fact that selective control of each pixel is possible in AMOLED displays, Samsung provided Vision Aid to help people with color blindness. OLED’s ability to achieve total black is used in Super Dimming function where screen brightness can be reduced to 2nits to be used in the dark environment.

LG Display’s Lim revealed that an adult in the US spends 9 hours 40 minutes a day on average looking at one form of display or another. Highlighting the need and importance of quality display, Lim also discussed advantages of OLED display over LCD such as total black, 3D effects, and color gamut.

As the future OLED display, Both Lee and Lim placed slightly more emphasis on flexible (plastic) OLED than transparent or mirror display. Samsung Display discussed requirements necessary for a successful flexible display in more depth touching on the need for suitable cover window, flexible touch (sensor), flexible encapsulation, and flexible backplane. On the other hand, LG Display discussed flexible display’s design freedom and its influences on the wearable, mobile, and automotive markets. Lim also placed much importance on how flexible OLED can be used in virtual reality display market. The 2 speakers ended their talks affirming the need for new display market and innovation through OLED technology and new applications.

The presentations given by the 2 apparent leaders in the OLED display industry were remarkably similar with both speakers underlining major points of OLED in broad strokes. The need for solutions for future OLED, whether it be flexible, transparent, or mirror display, through innovation and technological advances is an absolute truth if not maybe too obvious. There also may be some comfort to be had in the shared vision within the OLED community. However, it is also a fact that numerous attendees of the conference commented on the similarities of the 2 presentations and the lack of any surprises.

The 17th Annual OLEDs World Summit

The 17th annual OLEDs World Summit, located just outside of San Francisco, CA is taking place October 27-29.  This conference will bring together over 200 experts from across the lighting and display industries to examine the materials, technology, and strategies needed to push broader OLED use. The OLEDs World Summit 2015 program provides the perfect forum for industry leaders to exchange ideas.


In addition the dynamic content, the OLEDs Word Summit provides attendees with numerous networking opportunities that allow you to connect with key decision makers in the OLEDs marketplace. The OLEDs World Summit features networking opportunities such as a Tuesday evening reception where attendees can tour Acuity Brands Facility while enjoying wine & hors D’oeuvres and a Wednesday evening reception at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa where you’ll be able to continue conversations with colleagues and industry leaders.


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