OSRAM Introduces Super Low-profile OLED

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announced it has developed new transparent OLED prototypes which are only a few hundred micrometers thick and do not need separate encapsulation. The samples have a luminous area of 210 cm² and are already showing the enormous potential of OLED light sources.
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Ledon OLEDs: Zumtobel Group and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Invest in Innovative OLED Technologies

Along with its ongoing activities in the field of LEDs, the Zumtobel Group of Austria is also investing in OLEDs, a technology with a bright future.
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OLED Lighting Design Summit 2009 to Take Place Dec 2-3 in Boston

After many years of development OLED lighting has now started commercial production. This breakthrough is going to change the day-to-day business of every single lighting designer in the world. Taking place Dec 2-3 in Boston, the OLED Lighting Design Summit 2009 will bring together over 20 leading OLED experts and 150 attendees to discuss the use of OLED technology for lighting design.  The agenda will focus on a number of key issues including:
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Plextronics and Novaled to Collaborate on Development of Organic Lighting Technology

Novaled AG, a company dedicated to energy saving and long living OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes), and Plextronics, Inc., an international company that specializes in conductive organic inks for printed lighting, solar and other electronics, recently announced that they have agreed to jointly develop doped and solution processed organic materials for OLED applications.
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Plextronics Raises $14 Million for Organic LED, Solar Technology

Plextronics, Inc., a U.S.-based technology company focused on OLED and organic solar technology, announced last week that it has completed a $14 million Series B-1 financing round to commercialize its technology in the LED lighting and solar markets.
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Sony Delays Launch of OLED TV to Stop the Bleeding

Sony will likely delay the launch of its new ultrathin organic light emitting diode (OLED) television, according to a report by Wall Street Journal. Once on track for the end of 2009, the larger Sony OLED TV is only slated to launch in 2010 at the earliest, because mass producing the new displays would exacerbate losses at its TV division. Its losses are blamed partly on decline in TV business due to sagging global economy.
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SRI International and SDK Announce Breakthrough Performance in OLED Devices

SRI International, an independent nonprofit research institute, and Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), a Japan-based chemical industry company in partnership with Itochu Plastics Inc. (CIPS), have achieved record-breaking results using SRI’s new cavity organic light-emitting diode (COLED) technology and SDK’s light-emitting polymers to produce a highly efficient light source that could one day replace incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs.
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SDK Develops OLED Devices with Light Output of 40%

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) recently announced that it had developed a new structure for its organic electroluminescent (organic EL) devices achieving approximately 40% in light output, which represents the highest level in the world.           
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Researchers Develop Natural Sunlight OLED

Researchers from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan have developed an organic light-emitting diode (OLEDs) with a range of color temperatures that fully covers those of daylight at different times and regions (2300K to 8200 K).
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ASU Flexible Display Center, Universal Display Announce Breakthrough in OLED

The Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University and Universal Display Corp. recently announced a breakthrough in advancing displays with organic light-emitting diodes.
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Kodak Recognized for OLED Lighting Technology

Eastman Kodak Company has been named by Frost & Sullivan as the recipient of the 2009 OLED Lighting Enabling Technology of the Year Award in the field of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Technology. According to Frost & Sullivan, the Enabling Technology of the Year Award is presented to a company that has developed a technology that can benefit or revolutionize the industry.
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The 90 lm/W White OLEDs of Dresden University and Novaled Surpass Efficiency of Fluorescent Tubes

Researchers at the Technical University of Dresden and Novaled AG have collaborated to create a 90 lm/W OLED luminaire. The OLED has a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 according to the researchers. The OLED light engine with a 3-D light extraction technology reportedly achieved an efficacy of 124 lm/W.
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DNP of Japan Exhibits Flexible Light Emitting Poster Combining OLED and LED

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd has developed a new flexible OLED-based poster by combining a regular EL panel and organic EL panels.
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DOE Researcher Solves Part of OLED Lighting Limits

A DOE researcher has achieved a big progress in his research on organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) by partly solving the problem of weak blue diode in white OLED lights.
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DOE Honors Universal Display Corp. for Advances in White OLED Lighting

Recently, Universal Display Corporation, an innovator behind today's and tomorrow's displays and lighting through its UniversalPHOLED(TM) phosphorescent OLED technology, announced that the company's research advances in white OLED lighting performance was honored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during the DOE's Annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop. With the support of the DOE, Universal Display has been working on developing highly-efficient white OLEDs for use in myriad lighting applications.
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ROLLED project makes OLED flexible light sources a reality

The EU-funded project ROLLED has succeeded in developing a flexible OLED light source that could make packaging more attractive, among other applications.
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European Researchers Develop Cost-Effective OLED Flexible Displays

It’s reported that European researchers have developed a cost-effective method for manufacturing flexible displays in much the same way that newspapers are printed.
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Universal Display and SFC teamwork to develop OLED materials system

Universal Display Corp., a developer of OLED technologies and materials, and SFC Co. Ltd., a fine chemicals manufacturer, have entered into a strategic business agreement. Their collaboration will focus on developing and commercializing highly-efficient phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) material systems for displays and lighting.
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GE Ends Development of Incandescent Bulbs, Focuses on LEDs and OLEDs

General Electric has decided to end all plans for revitalizing their century-old incandescent bulbs. Instead, it plans to focus on LEDs and OLEDs.
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OSRAM and BASF Set OLEDs New Standards

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors and BASF have developed a highly efficient white organic light-emitting diode (OLED). This is for the first time that an OLED not only is able to achieve a light yield of more than 60 lm/W, but also meets the international Energy Star SSL Standard with regard to color requirements.  
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'True Blue' Material for Better OLED Screens

South Korean scientists have developed an efficient “true blue” material that can accelerate the development of next-generation organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays.
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OLEDs remain account for important market sector in future

Recently, the addition of the "Global and China OLED Market Report, 2007-2012" report is offered, as the development trends of the next generation display technology industry are concerned, OLEDs are still a highly important sector of the market. The global OLED production capacity is mainly distributed across Korea, Japan and China Taiwan, with the shipments of the top five manufacturers accounting for 98.7% of the global total.
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European researchers developed new flexible OLED element

It’s reported that researchers working in the European ROLLED project have developed a flexible OLED element that can be mass produced using roll-to-roll printing technology. The OLED elements can be used to add value to product packages. The new method is considerably cheaper than the traditional manufacturing method. The project was coordinated by VTT, and project participants included INM, CSEM, Ciba, Hansaprint, UPM and PolylC.
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OLED - Highest energy efficiency

Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes are far away from the optimal efficiency, while OLED can offer new perspectives for novel large area light sources for display and lighting applications. Such displays are increasingly applied to mobile telephones, digital cameras, or pocket computers. In future these small light miracles will play an important role for TV screens and for lighting.
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New Kodak Material Upgrades OLED Performance and Energy Efficiency

Recently, Eastman Kodak Company, a pioneer in OLED technology, announced the introduction of a highly efficient OLED material that will enable low-power, full-color displays with outstanding lifetimes.
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Lighting In The Future

Lighting in the future, as far as fact is concerned, is heading in the same direction. Ten to 15 years from now incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes and CFLs are going to be lightings of the past because of rapid advances in the field of organic light emitting diodes, or OLEDs. These are electronic devices made by placing a series of organic thin films between two conductors that begin to emit a bright light when an electrical current is applied.
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New printers use light-emitting sheets

Newly invented machines are now capable of printing "sheets" of light, which have found themselves in some business buildings in recent weeks. The light printers use eight-inch wide sheets of organic LEDs, or OLEDs, and cover them with a layer of metal foil. When electric currents run through the sheet, they produce a soft blue-white glow.
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Seeing some new light things with OLED technology

OLEDs are beginning to be used in TVs and cell phone displays, and big names such as Siemens and Philips are throwing their weight behind the technology to make it a lighting source as well. The OLED printer was made by General Electric Co. on its sprawling research campus here in upstate New York. It's not far from where a GE physicist figured out a practical way to use tungsten metal as the filament in a regular light bulb. That's still used today, nearly a century later.
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Osram gives up OLED Displays for OLED Based Lighting Solutions

It’s reported that Osram GmbH will cease production of OLED-based displays and close the related fab in Penang, Malaysia. In the future, the company will focus on lighting solutions, also based on OLED technology.
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OLED lighting markets to reach US$4.5 B by 2013

It’s reported that the OLED lighting market will reach almost US$4.5 billion by 2013 and grow to $5.9 billion by 2015. It’s disclosed that in the past year the prospects for OLED lighting have made great leaps forward due to improvements in OLED performance and manufacturing.
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