Aixtron has announced they have received a purchase order from a leading Asian OLED display manufacturer for a deposition system to be installed at the customer site within the second half of 2017. The collaboration targets the qualification of Aixtron’s technology for the production of OLED displays.
According to Aixtron their deposition system technology offers unique advantages by enabling highest deposition rates, minimising the risk of degradation of organic material through its STExS (Short Thermal Exposure Source) technology, providing best organic material utilisation efficiency as well as excellent thickness uniformity and reproducibility.
The company believes that in combination with their patented Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) technology, the thin-film deposition of organic small molecules can be scaled to any degree and any substrate dimension.
Furthermore, the company's states that their gas phase transport allows for more precise control of the deposition rates and thus enhanced flexibility in manufacturing complex structures.
Andreas Toennis, Group Head New Technologies at Aixtron, said, "With the number of applications for OLEDs steadily growing, this is an important milestone in the commercialization of our deposition system technology. We are looking forward to further improve our systems and processes in close collaboration with our customer."