Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

ITRI exhibits novel flexible OLED lighting panels

ITRI's FOLED technology has lightweight and bendable features and can produce soft light

ITRI - Light, thin, and flexible OLEDs offer an array of application scenarios

26 Apr 2018 | Editor

ITRI recentli showcased their progress with flexible OLED (FOLED) technology. ITRI's "OLED Lighting" pavilion focuses on the theme "Smart Living-Home Lighting" and demonstrates various applications of FOLED technologies.

Previously OLED was developed primarily on glass substrate, ITRI has developed FOLED using flexible substrate technology. This bendable panel weighs only 10.7 grams and is less than 0.5 mm thick. On display are lighting art featuring a palm tree, a scenario conducive to interaction between parents and their children, home furnishings, and auto lamps.

ITRI has successfully introduced high-end FOLED products, overcoming significant challenges such as flexible substrate transfer, R2R production process integration, and soft light source system design. ITRI's technical breakthroughs have greatly simplified production processes and have cut costs.

Monthly output will be able to reach 50,000 pieces by this year. ITRI has shared its technology with 14 domestic lighting fixture factories, 15 schools, and 9 commercial areas.

Moreover, ITRI is working with Depo Auto Parts Industrial, Vision Automobile Electronics Industrial, and Ado Optronics on the release of automobile headlights and drives, which is hastening the promotion of OLED lighting.

ITRI - Flexible OLED lighting fixtures

Figure: ITRI - Flexible OLED lighting fixtures

"Advances in OLED materials and production methods have helped to greatly reduce OLED-related technology costs, while at the same time paving the way for more diverse applications. ITRI, he said, has comprehensive OLED lighting development capabilities and trial production capacities, enabling it to meet the specific needs of customers and solving cost issues related to roll-to-roll (R2R) production.

Dr. Chih-I Wu, ITRI's Vice President and General Director of Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories


About ITRI

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan's industries from labor-intensive into innovation-driven. It focuses on the fields of Smart Living, Quality Health, and Sustainable Environment.

Over the years, ITRI has incubated over 270 innovative companies, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan in an effort to extend its R&D scope and promote opportunities for international cooperation around the world.

Source: ITRI

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