Inkjet Printing Applications In Next-Generation OLED And QDTV (Printed Electronics USA 2019)

Dr Neetu Chopra, Director, Applications Management
Kateeva, Inc.
United States

Presentation Summary

Inkjet printing (IJP) is established as the process of record for depositing the organic layer in the thin film encapsulation (TFE) stack in mobile OLED manufacturing lines. As first to market with a mass-production-proven equipment solution, Kateeva was a pioneer in the area. To date, more than 400 million mobile phone screens have been made with organic TFE layers deposited by Kateeva equipment, making IJP a critical precision deposition technology for TFE and a promising solution for additional small and large-size display applications.
In her presentation, Dr. Chopra will show how IJP is used for existing applications and outline its suitability for new display applications. Key IJP system requirements will be shown and Kateeva's roadmap to introduce G8.5+ mass-production printing equipment will also be discussed.

Speaker Biography (Neetu Chopra)

Dr. Neetu Chopra leads Kateeva's applications management team focused on developing application solutions for displays via inkjet printing. Previously, she managed the pixel printing program and helped bring the company's YIELDjet inkjet technology solution to market. Before Kateeva, Dr. Chopra was a scientist at Plextronics (now Solvay). She managed the device science and physics group and helped develop the company's Plexcore® product.
Dr. Chopra holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology from Delhi College of Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida at Gainesville. She is a member of the Society of Information Displays (SID) and the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE). She has authored 20+ publications in top journals, with 1000+ citations, 8 patent applications and 40+ conference presentations.

Company Profile (Kateeva)

Kateeva makes inkjet deposition production equipment solutions for manufacturers of OLED displays. The company's YIELDjet™ precision deposition technology platform uses innovative inkjet printing to deposit coatings in complex applications with high speed and accuracy. Today, Kateeva's YIELDjet FLEX system is the leading inkjet deposition platform operating for mass production of the organic thin film encapsulation (TFE) layer of mobile OLED displays. Kateeva is headquartered in Silicon Valley, maintains operations in Korea, Taiwan, Japan and China, and is backed by venture capital firms and other investors.
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