November 2, 2011 — DuPont has signed a technology licensing agreement with a leading Asian manufacturer of active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) display products. The display maker will use DuPont process technology to make large AMOLED television displays at significantly lower cost than alternative technologies.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The processing technology is a solution-based printing method that dispenses liquid OLED materials.
AMOLED televisions offer better performance — vivid color, faster response, wider viewing angle, and higher contrast — and energy efficiency than liquid crystal displays (LCDs), and the new DuPont’s process technology will enable cost-effective manufacturing to make AMOLED TVs consumer-price-point friendly, said David B. Miller, president, DuPont Electronics & Communications. Currently, AMOLEDs have been used in small displays, like those in mobile phones, but the cost has been prohibitive for televisions.
In addition to these kinds of partnerships, DuPont plans to sell proprietary DuPont OLED materials, said William F. Feehery, global business director, DuPont Electronics & Communications.
DuPont reports that the AMOLED television market is projected by industry analysts to grow to over $5 billion by 2017.
Watch an animated video on DuPont AMOLED process technology at http://www2.dupont.com/OLED/en_US/knowledge_cente/video_printing_amoled_displays.html?src=pr_techagreement_video
The DuPont solution-based printing process for manufacturing AMOLED displays enables large TV displays to be produced cost effectively. Video courtesy of DuPont.