[Press Release] Opening Ceremony of new Novaled Headquarters(Dresden, Germany, June 2019)

Investment of 30 million Euros in Novaled Headquarters with state-of-the-art R & D center for OLED cutting-edge technology in Dresden, Germany

After 2 years of construction Novaled GmbH opened its new headquarters in Dresden on June, 12th together with long-standing business partners and supporters. Besides representatives of Samsung SDI, the Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, and the First Mayor of the city of Dresden, Dirk Hilbert, participated in the event.

Core of the 10,200 m² premises in the northern part of the city is a 110 m long R & D center with chemistry laboratories as well as cleanrooms of class ISO5 and ISO7 equipped at highest standards. The new location is an improvement all along the line. Additional space in cleanrooms allowed for investments in cluster tools. This increased the OLED processing capacity by around 40%. The generously planned chemistry laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and proprietary analytics are a true quantum leap in the development of new materials for high-performance OLEDs.

Novaled is currently the only supplier of organic dopants for OLED display mass production in the industry. Know-how and materials from Dresden enhance therefore most high end smartphones, TVs and smart watches, equipped with OLED displays.

“State-of-the-art cleanrooms, three times more lab space and entirely new facilities offer the best conditions for innovation,” said Novaled CEO Gerd Günther. The company started back in 2003 with five key patents concerning organic electronics. Meanwhile there are nearly 1,000 Novaled patents granted or pending. “Our technologies and materials are established as an industry standard in the OLED display field,” said Gerd Günther. “Novaleds revenues clearly show that we are growing even stronger than the market.”

In addition to the construction of a new technical center, the former mill of the army bakery was extensively renovated and Novaled employees get to work there in loft-like, bright offices. A green outdoor area offers an attractive environment for meetings and relaxation. During the opening ceremony, a birch tree was planted by Novaled CEO Gerd Günther, Samsung SDI Executive Vice President Dr. Hyuk Chang , the Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer and the First Mayor of Dresden, Dirk Hilbert and. “The birch is a known symbol for light and a new beginning, representing what we do in our new premises,” explained Gerd Günther.

About Novaled

Novaled GmbH is a leader in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and materials that enhance the performance of OLEDs (organic light-emitting diodes) and other organic electronics. Novaled offers OLED product manufacturers a unique combination of proprietary technology, materials and expertise, and is currently the only company in the OLED industry licensing and selling organic conductivity doping technology and materials for use in the commercial mass production of display products. Novaled has developed strategic partnerships with key OLED innovators and producers throughout the world and, with a broad portfolio of more than 980 patents granted or pending, has a strong IP position in OLED technologies, structures and materials. Novaled is headquartered in Dresden with some 135 staff and offices in Asia. Since end of 2013 Novaled belongs to Samsung. www.novaled.com


About OLEDs

OLEDs (organic light-emitting diodes) are solid-state devices composed of multiple thin layers of organic materials often only a few nanometers thick that emit diffuse light when electricity is applied to them. Because they are an area light source, OLEDs are a key part of fulfilling the dream of the rapidly growing flat panel display market: paper-thin, highly-efficient displays with brilliant colors and excellent design flexibility. OLEDs may also lead to innovative decorative lighting applications and personalized environments. www.novaled.com/oleds/



写真出典 : Novaled



2013年にNoveledを買収した韓国Samsung SDIは、2,500万ユーロの投資を決定し、今回の投資をきっかけに、次世代OLED主要材料の事業拡大が予想されている。

Novaled CEOのGerd Günther氏は、「顧客、供給メーカー、社員のために、アクセスしやすい場所、優秀なインフラ、最先端装置、開発チームのための広い空間など、新しい所在地は、様々な利点を持っている。今回の着工は、OLED技術革新をリードし、新市場を開くことで、顧客とアプリケーションを確保できる最高の前提条件だ」と述べた。

Novaledは、現在量産向けOLED有機ドーパントを供給している唯一の供給メーカーとして知られている。Novaledのドーピング技術は、ほぼ産業標準として位置付けられており、多くのスマートフォンとタブレッドのようなOLEDディスプレイ、ドイツAudi TTのテールランプのようなOLED照明、有機太陽電池のような応用装置に採用されている。

写真出典 : Novaled




ユービー産業リサーチの「OLED emitting material Report-2nd data spread sheet」によると、2016年OLED発光材料の市場は、2015年比で15%増加した約US$650 millionで集計されており、2017年には約US$980 million、ウォンに換算すると1兆ウォンを超える規模になるだろうと展望した。


ユービー産業リサーチの関係者は、「OLED発光材料の継続的な価格下落にもかかわらず、2016年サムスンディスプレイとLG Displayの稼働率の増加によって、2016年OLED発光材料の市場が15%上昇したことと分析される。また、2017年には2016年投資が行われたLG DisplayのE4 lineとサムスンディスプレイのA3 lineが本格的に稼動することによって、OLEDの発光材料市場も大幅に成長するだろうと期待される。」と明らかにした。


また、「2017年には中国メーカーたちのOLED量産ラインの稼働率が高くなることが予想されOLED発光材料メーカーたちでも注視すべきだろう。」と、「現在、中国企業のOLED発光材料の使用量は少ないが、大規模なGen6 flexible AMOLED パネル量産ラインへの投資が進行中であるため、今後のOLED発光材料の市場では、中国AMOLED パネルメーカーの売り上げが急激に成長することと期待される。したがって、OLED発光材料メーカーたちの成長のためには、中国営業に集中すべきだろう。」と述べた。




一方、報告書によると、2016年の主要メーカー別実績では、Samsung SDI(Novaled含む)1位を占め、日本のIdemisu Kosanが2位、米国のUDCが3位であった。




2015 OLED Emitting Materials Market, Dow Chem and LG Chem in Slump…Why?

Hyunjoo Kang / Reporter /jjoo@olednet.com


Source: UBI Research, 2016 OLED Emitting Materials Annual Report

Source: UBI Research, 2016 OLED Emitting Materials Annual Report


In the midst of UDC`s domination of 2015 global materials market, with Japanese Idemitsu Kosan`s rapid growth and slump of emitting materials companied, there has been changes to the enviroment.

According to [2016 OLED Emitting Materials Annual Report] to be published by UBI Research in mid-April, the 2015 global emitting materials market recorded approximately a 17% growth compared to 2014



UDC’s revenue decreased from previous year, but remained at the top, the same as 2014. UDC was closely followed by Idemitsu Kosan despite its fourth place in 2014.

Such growth of Idemitsu Kosan is mainly due to its supply expansion in regards to Korean companies such as Samsung Display and LG Display. In 2015, Idemitsu Kosan began actively supplying Samsung Display with blue materials. Together with the increase in Idemitsu Kosan’s client LG Display’s OLED panel for TV mass production line’s operation rate, Idemitsu Kosan’s supply increased.


2015 Global OLED Emitting Materials Market Ranking Source: UBI Research, 2016 OLED Emitting Materials Annual Report

2015 Global OLED Emitting Materials Market Ranking
Source: UBI Research, 2016 OLED Emitting Materials Annual Report


◆ Samsung Display to Determine Up and Down of Companies

On the other hand, some OLED emitting materials companies that ranked high until 2014 showed poor performance. Dow Chem., that reached the second place in 2014 after UDC in revenue, fell to the fourth place in 2015 due to a big sales decrease. The third and fifth companies in 2014, LG Chem and Duksan Neolux respectively, fell below fifth place in 2015 due to the same reason.

Dow Chem. and Duksan Neolux are analyzed have recorded sales decrease in comparison to 2014 due to the supply chain changes of Samsung Display. In the case of LG Chem, the sales fell as the Samsung Display’s supply volume decreased.

However, Samsung SDI recorded sales increase, and entered within the top 5 in 2015. This company’s performance improved as it supplied Samsung Display with green host.

The company that recorded greatest growth is a Germany company Novaled that Samsung SDI, then Cheil Industries, took over. This company recorded approximately 150% revenue increase compared to previous year, and reached the third place in 2015 following UDC and Idemitsu Kosan. With the increase in OLED panel for TV mass production line’s operation rate, Novaled’s revenue greatly increased.

UBI Research estimated that in 2016, LG Display’s OLED TV mass production line operation rate and Galaxy Note series’ material structure, to be mass produced in the second half, will greatly affect revenue of OLED emitting materials companies.