Inkjet printing has become a key technology for the fabrication of flexible OLED displays by enabling low-cost, high-reliability Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE). In this presentation, the use of inkjet to deposit organic films in TFE structures will be described, and the advantages of inkjet explained in the context of competing deposition technologies. Kateeva's YIELDjet™ platform technology will be examined, emphasizing the benefits of the platform as a mass-production tool for TFE, and in the near future, for RGB OLED mass production as well.
Dr. Xiao Chen has 15+ years of material science and capital equipment expertise in the semiconductor, display and solar industries. As Sr. Director of Technology and Business Development at Kateeva, he helps advance the company's global market position by liaising with strategic customers and working to commercialize proprietary technologies. Before Kateeva, he held leadership roles at DEK Solar (now part of ASM PT), Innovalight (acquired by DuPont), and Applied Materials.
Dr. Chen received a B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, China, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
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.