Samsung To License OLED Technology From Universal Display

Samsung logoSamsung Mobile Display and Universal Display today announced that the companies have entered into agreements under which Universal Display will license its technologies and sell its proprietary materials to SMD for use in its line of OLED display products.

Building on their eleven-year relationship, SMD and Universal Display will continue to work closely to accelerate growth of the OLED display industry through the development of OLED products.

The agreements announced today are an OLED Patent License Agreement and a Supplemental OLED Material Purchase Agreement. Under the license agreement, Universal Display has granted SMD license rights under various patents owned or controlled by Universal Display to manufacture and sell certain phosphorescent OLED display products. In consideration of the license grant, SMD has agreed to pay Universal Display a license fee over the term of the license agreement.

Under the supplemental agreement, SMD has agreed to purchase and Universal Display has agreed to supply a minimum amount of phosphorescent OLED material for SMD's use in the manufacture of licensed products, subject to Universal Display being able to supply sufficient quantities to meet SMD's requirements. The agreements to license patents of OLEDs and sell materials will run through the end of 2017, Universal said in a statement.

Universal has more than 1,000 patents for technologies and materials.

"I believe the long-term agreement with Universal Display and the continued close partnership between the companies will provide a platform for successfully establishing the OLED products as the mainstream display products," said Soo In Cho, President and CEO of Samsung Mobile Display.

"As the world's leading developer and manufacturer of active-matrix OLEDs, Samsung Mobile Display has been a true visionary and leader in setting out a path to seize the tremendous potential for OLEDs, including through the extremely popular line of Galaxy S smart phones," said Steven V. Abramson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Display.

With an increasing number of OLEDs reaching the marketplace, their performance advantages are easy to see. Thinner, lighter and more pleasing to view, OLEDs offer much faster response times, wider viewing angles, higher contrast ratios and brighter, more saturated colors. With Universal Display's proprietary UniversalPHOLED technology and materials, OLEDs can also be more energy efficient than LCDs. On the oterh hand, OLED manufacturing is not very cost effective, although they have fewer processing steps and are also less materials and equipment intensive than today's LCDs. As OLED manufacturing technologies mature, OLED production yields should continue to improve and larger-scale equipment be brought on line.

Samsung has a near monopoly in the market for panels with active-matrix OLED (AMOLED), a technology which is increasingly being used in high-end smartphones and tablets and has been touted as the future of large-sized TV display.

The long-anticipated growth in size and volume of AMOLED display manufacturing may finally become a reality, with Samsung Mobile Display's ramp-up of the first Gen 5.5 AMOLED fab. The company began installing equipment in its A2 factory in December 2010 and is now expected to reach maximum capacity of 80,000 substrates per month by the end of Q1'12. As analyzed by DisplaySearch, this development is forecast to drive growth in AMOLED capacity from 890,000 m2 in 2011 to 2.6 million m2 in 2012; capacity is expected to then double again in 2013.

Source: CDRinfo

Tags: OLED, Samsung, technologies

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Report claims the iPhone SE 2 could come with a glass back
 
South Koreans said to be planning foldable display similar to what Microsoft is believed to be working on
 
Reports say support for this new language also features some unique functionalities like the ability to sing folk songs
 
 
Vivo provided the scheme, which coincides with Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 sensor workings
 
Citing "untenable" aerial market and "hostile regulatory environments"
 
WPA2 started to gain traction over 12 years back
 
Then changes its mind after the Internet goes crazy over the news, says “maybe” there will be a Surface Phone
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (6)