Asia Express - Display
Dainippon Screen, DuPont Form Strategic Alliance for Large-area OLED Panels
May 09, 2008
Japan-based electronic equipment and component manufacturer Dainippon Screen and US-based chemical maker DuPont announced on May 8 that they agreed to form a strategic alliance, whereby the two companies will jointly develop integrated manufacturing equipment for printed OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) panels for use in large-area OLED TVs, according to a press release by DuPont.

According to Kyodo News, Dainippon expects to start delivering equipment for fabricating OLED panels to be used in 32-inch TVs in fiscal 2010, which runs from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. Due to relatively high production costs, OLED panels are currently applied mostly in mobile phones, though.

Aiming to reduce production costs and extend the use of OLED technology to large-area displays, Dainippon has developed a unique nozzle printing technology, which enables high-speed, accurate printing of OLED materials. Meanwhile, DuPont will provide its small molecule-based OLED solution materials, also according to Kyoto News.