Key Technologies for Commercialization of White OLED for Lighting Application (Printed Electronics USA 2014)

Prof Takuya Komoda, Research Director


Santa Clara 2014 Presentation - Panasonic*
Santa Clara 2014 Audio Presentation - Panasonic*

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Presentation Summary

• Technologies for white OLED such as High efficacy, flexibility and transparency can expel edge lit LED lighting panels, because with those technologies we can realize thinner, lighter OLED panel and give the fixtures design freedom.
• Robust light extraction technology has been developed and over 130 lm/W white OLED panel with over 40,000 h lifetime has been realized.
• Those technologies applicble for flexible and transparent OLED panel. Printing electrode is one of the promising technology.
• Low cost mass production line has been developed by employing In-Line Hot-Wall based evaporator.
• The possible technical roadmap toward over 200 lm/W white OLED will be considered.

Speaker Biography (Takuya Komoda)

Takuya Komoda joined Panasonic Electric Works Co. Ltd. (now Panasonic Corporation) in 1978 after graduating from Kyoto University. He has been working on semiconductor process and device design technology.
From 1991 to 1997, he directed the UK laboratory in the United Kingdom and conducted the research on nanocrystalline silicon and its visible light emission property. In 1997, he received Ph.D. from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. From 2002 He has been working on Organic LED. From 2007, he has been the project leader of the NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization: Japanese public R&D management body) project on "the Development of Next Generation High Efficient and High Quality OLED Lighting".
He is now Research Director of the R&D Planning office, Eco Solutions Company, Panasonic Corporation. He is also teaching at Osaka University, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology and Yamagata University as a Visiting Professor.

Company Profile (Panasonic)

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