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CYNORA, significant progress in blue materials for OLEDs…EQE 16.3%

Source : CYNORA

Source : CYNORA

Hyunjoo Kang / Reporter / jjoo@olednet.com

CYNORA, a leader in TADF (thermally activated delayed fluorescence) materials, has made significant progress in its highly efficient blue material developments during the last 6 months: a strong indicator for reaching performance levels requested by the OLED industry.

CYNORA has been working on organic TADF emitting materials during the last 5 years.

Since 2015, CYNORA applies its experience to develop pure organic highly efficient blue dopants for vacuum deposition.

The TADF technology combines high efficiency (3 times better than the state-of-the-art fluorescence technology) together with long lifetime.

OLED displaysincorporating blue TADF materials will reduce power consumption up to a factor of 2.

CYNORA has developed deep blue material reaching an EQE of 16.3% (at 100 cd/m2) compared to 3% reached in October 2015, a factor 5 improvement in six months. In parallel, the company is using sky blue material to improve the device lifetime.

A significant increase in the lifetime to more than 400 h (LT50, 500 cd/m2) has recently been achieved from a level of a few minutes in last October.

“We have yet to reach the performances requested by the OLED display industry” says Thomas Baumann, CYNORA’s CSO, “but our rapid progress during the last 6 months proves our capability to reach the performance levels we have defined together with our key customers to support their technical roadmap. We will use the coming months to combine both efficiency and lifetime in a single deep blue material.”

CYNORA owns a broad IP portfolio on TADF with over 100 patent families and is aiming for over 600 patents.

UDC’s 2015 OLED Emitting Materials Revenue $ 113 million, a 11% Decrease…Still Leading Market

Source : UDC

Source : UDC

Hyunjoo Kang / Reporter / jjoo@olednet.com

UDC (Universal Display) that is dominating the global OLED emitting materials market, recorded 11% reduced OLED emitting materials revenue in 2015 compared to 2014. Despite the decreased revenue, it maintained its top place in the market.

According to 2016 OLED Emitting Material Annual Report, published by UBI Research, UDC recorded approximately $ 113 million in 2015 OLED emitting materials revenue. In 2014, this company’s OLED emitting materials revenue recorded $ 127 million and led the global market, and maintained its position in 2015.

In particular, this company is a dominating presence in dopant materials sector. In 2015, UDC occupied 82% of the dopant materials sector, and the rest of the companies share the remaining 18%. Based on the phosphorescent patents, it is supplying phosphorescent red and green dopant to Samsung Display and LG Display.

Following UDC’s top place in 2015 global OLED emitting materials market in terms of revenue, Idemitsu Kosan ranked 2nd, and this was followed by Novaled, Dow Chem., and Samsung SDI. In 2013, Dow Chem. was at the top of the market, but since 2014 UDC overtook the leadership. In 2016, LG Display’s OLED TV mass production line operation rate, materials structure of Galaxy Note series to be mass produced in H2, and other factors are expected to affect the OLED emitting materials market.

UDC is scheduled to announce 2016 Q1 performance on 5 May (local time).

 

LG Display, strategic partnership for OLED business with Japanese firm Idemitsu Kosan

LG Display (CEO Sang-beom Han, 韓相範 / www.lgdisplay.com) and OLED materials firm Idemitsu Kosan (CEO 月岡隆, Takashi Tsukioka, hereinafter “Idemitsu”) entered into the agreement on the 11th about the ‘mutual cooperation concerning OLED technology and related patent license’ to further strengthen their competitiveness in the OLED industry.

 

In 1997, Idemitsu developed what was then the world’s brightest blue light organic emitting material for OLED and since then, every effort has been made to develop high-tech OLED materials and diverse device technologies based on its own molecular design and organic synthesis technologies. Consequently, Idemitsu Kosan, the original OLED material technology firm of a top global level possesses numerous major patents in relation to the OLED technology.

 

Through this strategic partnership, LG Display will be accessible to the excellent OLED materials and device structures of the Idemitsu Kosan which will lead to consolidate the research, product development and production of the OLED for TV and flexible OLED, and this eventually will accelerate the expansion of OLED market. By providing high performance OLED materials to the LG Display and collaborating in terms of technology development and commercialization, Idemitsu Kosan is expected to secure leading global clients in the display field.

 

The industry prospects that the two companies have made a chance to perform sound leadership by maximizing the synergy in the OLED business through this partnership.

 

Sang-deok Yeo, president of LG Display OLED Business unit said that, “Through the latest partnership, LG Display is to gain momentum to create OLED TV market on the basis of the OLED related patents of Idemitsu Kosan as well as accelerate the developments of flexible and transparent OLEDs” and added that “This win-win collaborative relationship is expected to have a huge synergy effect on OLED business for both companies.”