It has been reported by Digitimes and Nikkei that JOLED is planning to launch prototype printed OLED panels initially for use in medical monitors and commercial displays in the first half of 2017. JOLED was formed in January 2015 through combining Pansonic's and Sony's OLED business units.
Production cost for printed OLED panels - compared to OLED panles manufactured using conventional vacuum equipment, is reported to be 30%-40% lower.
JOLED has developed 21.6-inch Ultra HD printed OLED panels with a high ppi (pixel per inch).
JOLED is expected to use oxide semiconductor backplanes to produce 10- to 30-inch printed OLED panels and aims to fully utilise its production capacity in fiscal 2018 (April 2018-March 2019).