Inkjet Printing for Thin Film Encapsulation (Printed Electronics USA 2014)

Dr Conor Madigan, President and Co-Founder
Kateeva, Inc
United States
Nov 20, 2014.


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Presentation Summary

• Technical overview of inkjet process to deposit organic films in thin film encapsulation structures, with low-cost, high-reliability, for flexible OLED displays
• Description of benefits of inkjet for this application in light of competing deposition technologies
• Examination of Kateeva's YIELDjet™ platform technology, emphasizing the benefits of the platform for moving inkjet from R&D to mass production
• Introduction of Kateeva's first TFE product, with special focus on the features that address TFE technical imperatives

Speaker Biography (Conor Madigan)

Dr. Conor Madigan is the Kateeva CEO and a Kateeva co-founder. Before Kateeva he was a post-doctoral research scientist at MIT and has been working in the organic electronics industry for fifteen years. He is the author of numerous publications and patents, and in 2010, he was honored as one of the TR35, the list of top young innovators in technology named annually by Technology Review magazine. Conor earned a Bachelor's degree from Princeton and a Ph.D. from MIT; both degrees are in electrical engineering.

Company Profile (Kateeva)

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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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