It has been reported that Bae Kyung-min, vice president of Kateeva Korea, at the OLED Frontier Forum, said, at the recently held industry conference held in Seoul on July 5, that the display-making unit of Samsung Electronics, is said to be speeding up preparations to jump into the sector in earnest, testing a series of technologies to improve production capability.
Bae Kyung-min forecasts that its inkjet printers can be deployed at the OLED production lines of global display makers, including Samsung Display, within two years.
Other industry analysts expect Samsung Display to move into the large-size OLED display market as early as early 2017.
Kateeva, which has developed inkjet printing technology for OLED for the past eight years, is the leading inkjet printer manufacturer for OLED production.
Bae Kyung-min, vice president of Kateeva Korea, said, "Kateeva will supply the prototypes of its inkjet printers to its global customers in Korea, China and Japan this year, and Samsung Display will be the one that receives the largest volume.” Bae Kyung-min added, "I believe the inkjet printing technology will help display makers to improve production efficiency by two times from now." He concluded, "The printing system will improve production efficiency by two times compared to the current OLED panel production technology."
Figure: Kateeva - Bae Kyung-min, vice president of Kateeva Korea, explains the inkjet printing technology for large-size OLED