By Choong Hoon Yi
At 2015 OLED Evaluation Seminar (December 4) hosted by UBI Research, Sung-Kee Kang, DS Hi-Metal’s CSO, reported that OLED display market has to expand through OLED TV and new applications in order for OLED emitting materials companies to grow.
Presenting under the title of ‘OLED Organic Material Technology, Industry Trend’, Kang introduced the current OLED emitting material value chain. He explained that within OLED emitting materials market, there are too many players considering the current volume and overall OLED display market expansion is a necessity. However, he added that for OLED display to compete against LCD display, OLED TV market has to expand successfully, and new application that utilizes OLED’s characteristics is needed.
In order to expand the market, development of OLED emitting materials and other materials is urgently in demand that meet the required conditions. Kang emphasized that at present new technology seeds promotion for the next OLED is needed as well as development of OLED emitting materials, and other flexible/transparent related materials with new functions.
Considering LG’s active OLED TV marketing, Apple’s interest in OLED panel application, and possibility for Samsung to apply AMOLED to all models among others, OLED market is anticipated to rapidly grow. Together with this, the industries of OLED emitting material and component/other materials with new functions are also expected to considerably grow.