Leaders Who Created Korean OLED Industry

On January 28, OLED Frontier Forum, ‘OLED, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow’ was held in Seoul, Korea. With approximately 250 attendees from the industry, academia, and government organizations, experts discussed scenes from the early days of OLED development, the current market and technology competition status, and future industry development issues.

 

President of UBI Research, Choong Hoon Yi, was the first speaker of the first section, and gave a presentation titled ‘Korean OLED Industry Creating Something from Nothing’, introducing figures from the initial stages of OLED development and now. In 1996, Yi, in charge of Strategy Technology Planning of Samsung Display Devices (now Samsung SDI), calculated OLED to be the most powerful display inheriting from LCD. Asserting the need for development, Yi led the OLED research development investment.

 

Discussing the most influential people within the 20 years of OLED industry, Yi first mentioned Samsung SDI’s vice chairman Soon-taek Kim, explaining that despite the IMF crisis Kim decided on AMOLED investment and laid the foundation for Samsung’s main role within the OLED industry. On top of this baiss, Ho Kyoon Chung (then Samsung SDI’s vice president) began active development of small size AMOLED, and Samsung Display’s vice president Sung-Chul Kim is responsible for Samsung’s OLED for mobile device of now. Yi also introduced Miwon Commercial’s CEO Kyu-Ha Chung (then Samsung Electronics executive director) as the key player who suggested vision for large area OLED through world’s first development of 40 inch WRGB OLED. Within LG Display, vice chairman Sang-beom Han was mentioned as the person responsible for OLED TV’s market release through difficulty decision of large area OLED investment, and CTO In-byeong Kang for technological advances as the person in charge of OLED development. For academia, Yi discussed Seoul National University’s Professor Changhee Lee as the first person in Korea who began white OLED development and contributed to OLED standardization. Professor Jin Jang of Kyung Hee University suggested oxide TFT’s commercialization prospect and mentored many people who contributed to Korean OLED industry. Yi, together with Sung-Chul Kim and Dr. Nam-Yang Lee (then LG Philips LCD director) established OLED sector within Korea Display Industry Association. During the talk, he introduced how this formed the inter cooperative structure with OLED industry companies and contributed to Korean OLED industry success on the basis of governmental support.

 

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In the second section of the event, LG and Samsung’s CTOs presented on OLED industry’s key issues, and future innovative technology. The 2 companies both discussed current technology, products and projects that need to be solved in order to increase the competitiveness of OLED.

 

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During the last section, the speakers panel discussion handled how to respond to China’s rapid growth. The speakers all agreed on the need for acquisition and hold on experts, corporation between industry and academy, and between companies, and new application areas.

 

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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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LG Display Opens 2015 Tech Forum in Collaboration with Other Companies

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LG Display set out to discover new technology through open innovation in collaboration with other companies.

 

On September 15, LG Display invited top global display material and component companies to Paju factory and opened 2015 LG Display Tech Forum. The invited companies included Merck, Asahi Glass, and Sumitomo.

 

Under the heading of ‘OLED, New Opportunity and Challenge’, 13 key collaborating companies in material, process, glass, and circuitry sectors participated. They promised to share market trend, and LG Display’s OLED and LCD technology development direction and cooperate regarding future technology.

 

LG Display increased emphasis on OLED; LG Display revealed detailed business strategy for large and small size OLED, and discussed technology and products that should be developed together in collaboration with companies in each stage.

 

Additionally, LG Display newly established Technology Innovation Award for collaborating companies that contributed to LG Display’s product improvement with innovative technology. The award was presented to Asahi Glass for developing glass light guide panel used in thin panel actualization, and display material companies Merck and Nitto Denko.

 

LG Display’s CEO Han Sang-beom explained that LG Display could pave the way for OLED with world’s first technology due to much effort and enthusiastic corporation from R&D partners. He also entreated each company to continue to change and evolve through their own R&D competitiveness and creativity and lead the future display market.

What is the Next Killer OLED Display Application?

The interest in automotive display by OLED industry’s key leaders, Samsung Display and LG Display, is growing. During the 1st OLED KOREA Conference (April 2, 2015), Dr. Ki-Yong Lee, vice president of Samsung Display, predicted that “in 2018, 1.4 display units will be applied per car and form a market of 150 million units” and emphasized that “flexible OLED panel has an advantage of fast response time and being unbreakable and therefore suitable for automotive display”.

 

LG Display’s team leader, Won-Gyun Youn forecast that “from the rare keynote speeches from automobile manufacturers in this year’s CES, automotive display could be a new market for OLED”.

 

Speaking at the 1st OLED KOREA Conference, Dr. Choong Hoon Yi, the president of UBI Research, also commented that “OLED’s merit of infinite contrast range will provide high visibility even in monochrome and appropriate for drivers, and flexible OLED can be freely applied to vehicle’s interior” and estimated OLED will be actively used for automotive display in future.

 

OLED display, as flexible display, can be easily produced and cannot be broken. It also has advantages of infinite contrast range and fast response time and is a focus of automobile industry. Several cars have already been released with OLED display equipped instruments including dashboard and navigation. Recently, Italdesign Giugiaro’s concept car, Gea, equipped with LG Display’s plastic OLED was revealed in Geneva International Motor Show 2015.

 

Following this trend, the company that is most proactive in OLED application in automobile industry is LG Display. LG Display has already announced their target of 30% world market share acquisition in automotive display with the revenue of approx. US$ 1,800 million in 2018. In CES 2015 held in January, LG Display also presented 13.1 inch automotive display and 21.5 inch curved plastic OLED that included instrument panel and CID.

Various Display Equipped Concept Car, Geneva International Motor Show 2015

Various Display Equipped Concept Car, Geneva International Motor Show 2015

By Da Rae Kim, reporter@olednet.co.kr

‘The 1st OLED KOREA Conference ‘ by UBI Research

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The international Business Conference highlighting the present and future outlook of Organic Lighting-Emitting Diode(OLED) is held.

“UBI Research(the president, Choong hoon Yi)” specialized in OLED industry, has announced that “The 1st OLED KOREA Conference” will take a place 2nd of April, 2015 at The Korea Science and Technology Centre(SC Convention) located in Yeoksam-Dong, Gangnam- Gu.

This event’s main agenda is to review the current issue and to figure out the best practice to response it as OLED is becoming more widely used especially in TV, Automotive vehicle, Lighting, Smart phone etc.

Choong hoon Yi, the president of UBI Research will provide a perspective of the future of Flexible OLED as well as the factors why OLED TV will lead the market even though the technology for LCD is still continuously improving.

The attendees and the president, Choong hoon Yi will together have an open discussion about the current situation and future where the businesses in OLED industry are struggling.

Ki-Yong Lee, the Vice president of Samsung Display will present “the past, present and future of AMOLED Display” on this conference.

Xiuqi Huang, the CEO of Visionox R&D Centre and KSFPD will explain the whole process from researching and developing OLED Display to its production.

Also Won Gyun Youn, the team manager of OLED TV Product Planning, LG Display plans a speech about “the commercial possibilities of OLED TV”, and Chung-Seock Kang, the Vide president of KCRP will focus on “the development status of plastic substrate for Flexible Display”.

In addition, the overview of OLED display and lighting industry in Japan(Analysis Atelier Corporation, Dr. Hisashi Hattori), ▲ Gas Transmission-rate measuring system[OMEGATRANS](O-WELL Corporation, Shinya Higashio), ▲the present and prospect of AMOLED(Shanghai Tianma AMOLED Co., Ltd. , Special Assistant to General Manager Alan Huang), ▲Technologies for Efficiency Enhancement in OLED(ETRI, Dr. Jeong-Ik Lee), ▲Hybrid purification technology for OLED(KITECH, Principal Researcher Dr. Tae-Won Kim), ▲Key Technology of 8G In-line Deposition System for OLED TV(YAS, Director Dr. Myung Woon Choi), ▲the competitiveness and market forecast of OLED industry(Samsung Securities, Senior Analyst Jung Hoon Chang), ▲the current status and key issues of Quantum dot LD display technology(Seoul National University, Prof. Changhee Lee), ▲OLED Material development trend and the achievement(Doosan corp, Team Leader Dr. Ta Hyung Kim), ▲nationwide support for OLED R&D and its strategy of the key countries(KIT, Dr. Jeongno Lee) will be covered throughout the conference.

After the conference, there will be “VIP Dinner Gala” hosted by UBI Research where the experts, executives and researchers from a number of business in OLED industry, institutes and academia, shall have a warm place for networking and communication.

UBI Research is planning to hold the international business conference every year and the 1st OLED KOREA Conference will be a start. The registration can be made on the company

JENAX, free transform flexible battery J.Flex

The markets for the bended smart phone and smart watch are to be advanced in full scale as the flexible (plastic) OLED production processes of Samsung Display and LG Display are stabilized.

Samsung Display is drawing world’s attention as releasing curved products using flexible OLED for health care gears of Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Gear S and for smartphones like Galaxy Round and Galaxy Note Edge. For LG Display’s G Flex is a product evolved from curved to bended, the internal structure of its battery also requires either curved or flexible design.

Korean company JENAX has succeeded in developing the flexible battery J.Flex following LG Chemicals and Samsung SDI. The prominent feature of J.Flex is that it can be transformed as a user wishes, allowing itself to be applied for and complement various wearable devices besides a smart watch.

The size of a smart watch battery of JENAX is 26cm x 5.2cm and the personnel from the JENAX said that it is available in various thicknesses and capacities available for the use of smart phones. And he also introduced that the battery has passed all safety tests to be applied on products.

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The previously released smart watches such as Galaxy Gear S and G Flex used the flexible battery which is in the bendable shape. With the development of J.Flex, the industries for the flexible displays and parts for wearable devices are expected to develop further.

Taiwan grows OLED lighting industry

According to CTIMES, a Taiwanese professional electronics industry medium, the OLED Lighting Commercialization Alliance (OLCA) was recently established for the development of the OLED lighting industry in Taiwan. Founding members of the OLCA are the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), and various companies from materials to manufacturing are members of the OLCA. It is consisted of five committees such as lamps, lighting design, materials, fixtures and optical engines.

Chairman of TLFEA, Steve Lin said, “the OLED is ideal for proximity lightings and it is already installed in luxury apartment in Taiwan. Due to the expensive price of the OLED compare to the LED, it is not in mass-production, but it will become a standard lighting in all households within 3 years.” Vice President of ITRI, C.T.Liu, also forecasted the OLED playing an important role in IoT (Internet of Thing) sector and emphasized that Taiwan will be the center of the OLED lighting industry.

“2014 OLED lighting Annual Report” by UBI research forecasted that the OLED lighting market will be about US M$ 4,700 by 2020.

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UBI Research, Hosting International OLED Workshop

An event will be held to exchange information with experts from the world on OLED, which suggests new solutions lighting market and brings positive changes to a staggering display market with introduction of a flexible smartphone and a curved TV.

On 12 th, UBI Research, a market research and consulting firm specialized in the OLED, announced that it will host ‘the 2nd Annual Korea OLED Workshop’ at COEX conference room in Samsung-dong on June 24th.

It is known that the world’s top OLED experts have been invited to cover information valuable to the industry to the upcoming event. Also, commercialization of flexible display, technological roadmap of WRGB OLED TV, and opportunities and challenges of the OLED display and lighting technology will be addressed. Especially technology and opportunity of Chinese OLED display will be covered.

An official of UBI Research said, “this workshop will be a place to check the roles and competitiveness of Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Tawnies companies in the next OLED lighting and flexible areas.”

For more information on the OLED Workshop, where researchers and executives of the OLED industry participate from around the world, refer to www.oldenet.co.kr and www.ubiresearch.co.kr or contact +82-2-577-4391.

 

 

Merger between COMEDD and Fraunhofer FEP

Fraunhofer FEP announced its merger with COMEDD, a research institute of Fraunhofer on July 5th.

The beginning of COMEDD was a research agency of Fraunhofer IPMS focusing on organic materials and electronic devices. It became an independent research institute of Fraunhofer in July, 2012. It is known that the merger with Fraunhofer FEP is to gain competitiveness for OLED by naming itself as COMEDD FEP.

Director of COMEDD FEP, Prof. Volker Kirchhoff, is hopping that the merger will contribute to development of barrier film for flexible organic components and the OLED based micro-display sector. It will focus on developing large area flexible sheet and the OLED lighting sheet by combining electron beam tech. and plasma tech. of Fraunhofer FEP and organic semiconductors tech. of COMEDD.