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Taiwan's ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) is a national research organization, with a mission of conducting technological research, promoting industrial development, creating economic value and improving social welfare for Taiwan. ITRI, founded in 1973, is the largest applied technology R&D institution in Taiwan.

ITRI is involved with AMOLED technology and seems to be focused currently on flexible OLEDs and efficient blue OLED emissive materials. It also has active research on e-paper displays, and a major microLED R&D effort.


In 2016 ITRI demonstrated foldable and rollable OLED technologies, as ITRI becomes Taiwan's main facilitator for flexible OLED commercialization.

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195 Chung Hsing

RitDisplay to produce OTFT-driven AMOLED displays by 2026 in collaboration with Smartkem

UK-based OTFT display backplane developer SmartKem announced that it signed a collaboration agreement with based PMOLED-maker RiTdisplay, for the production of OTFT-based AMOLED displays. SmartKem further said that Innovate UK and the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs will support this project with a grant of around $530,000.

Smartkem TruFlex structure image

Smartkem will provide its proprietary OTFT materials to RiTdisplay to integrate within its OLED displays. If successful, the project will create the world's first commercially ready AMOLED display made using organic transistors, which will outperform RiT's PMOLEDs with higher brightness, lower power consumption and higher resolutions. Both companies hope that the project will be completed in 2026. 

Read the full story Posted: Mar 25,2024

Notion Systems installs an inkjet printing system at ITRI for OLED and QLED R&D

Notion Systems, a leading solution provider for industrial inkjet systems, announced that it had successfully installed an n.jet display system at Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The n.jet display system was developed in collaboration with MBRAUN/Germany and includes a fully integrated inert glove box solution that combines compact design with minimized nitrogen consumption.

Notion Systems n.jet display system photo

ITRI is now using the new n.jet display system to research and develop novel OLED and QLED technologies. ITRI has developed many OLED technologies over the years, and it is now looking to replace vapor deposition and vacuum coating with inkjet printing which could reduce the number of steps, increase material utilization and increase display quality.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 21,2022

ITRI expands its pilot R2R flexible OLED lighting line

Taiwan's ITRI institute says that recent advances in OLED materials and production methods has enabled it to greatly reduce OLED lighting production costs. Recent technical achievements at ITRI include a new flexible substrate transfer, R2R production process integration, and soft light source system design.

ITRI FOLED tree photo

In 2016 ITRI constructed a pilot roll-to-roll production line for flexible OLEDs. ITRI now says that these technical achievements will enable it to increase the production line capacity for 50,000 monthly panels. ITRI also developed a new flexible OLED that weighs only 10.7 grams and is less than 0.5 mm thick.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 27,2018

ITRI shows its foldable AMOLED technology

In September 2018 Taiwan's ITRI institute demonstrated a foldable AMOLED display prototype. The company now released this nice video showing the new display:

This AMOLED display, according to ITRI, is "rapidly approaching commercial standards". The panels are abrasion-resistant and folding resistant, and can be folded up to 200,000 times with a folding radius of 3 mm. The panels can also withstand being subjected to 1 kg of steel wool friction over 50,000 times.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 10,2018

ITRI aims to establish a pilot line for VR Micro-LED displays by the end of 2018

Taiwan's ITRI (or more specifically its Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories or EOSRL) aim to establish a pilot line for Micro-LED displays that will start production in Q3 2018.

According to reports, the line will be used to produce small displays for VR applications - in addition to large-area indoor signage displays. The new line will obviously have a small capacity, but EOSRL believes that Micro-LED displays may grab up a sizable part of the display market.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 13,2017

ITRI demonstrates an almost-commercial-ready foldable AMOLED prototype

Taiwan's ITRI institute demonstrated a new foldable AMOLED display prototype, saying that its technology is rapidly approaching "commercial standards". ITRI's new AMOLED panels offer excellent display quality, touch functionality.

ITRI says that its new AMOLED panels are also abrasion-resistant and folding resistant. In fact the panel can be folded up to 200,000 times with a folding radius of 3 mm. It can also withstand being subjected to 1kg of steel wool friction over 50,000 times.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 28,2017

ITRI demonstrates a new driving system for OLED lighting

In a recent tradeshow ITRI demonstrated a new OLED lighting driver that can control different types of OLED panels, including rigid and flexible OLEDs. ITRI says that different OLEDs require different currents, but this driver can support all of the panels on display.

ITRI also demonstrated a new flexible lighting panel, which I believe has not been on display before.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 03,2017

ITRI demonstrates rollable AMOLED technologies

Two months ago Taiwan's ITRI institute demonstrated a foldable AMOLED display - which fold both inwardly and outwardly. Last week at Touch Taiwan, ITRI demonstrated a rollable AMOLED:

In addition to the foldable OLED, ITRI showed 36 different flexible display technologies - including new materials, substrates and patterning equipment.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 28,2016

CPT aims to produce IGZO OLEDs in a 6-Gen fab it is building in China

Taiwan-based Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) is building a new 6-Gen fab in China, with an investment of about $1.85 billion. Digitimes reports that CPT plans to produce IGZO backplane OLED panels in its second phase.

The first phase production is scheduled to begin at around June 2017 (construction will be completed by the end of 2016 and equipment installation will begin in Jaunary 2017). The first phase will produce a-Si LCDs, with a monthly capacity of 30,000 substrates. Digitimes did not say when is the second phase planned, and what kind of capacity will be allocated to OLED displays.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 27,2016

Taiwan to actively invest in flexible OLED technologies, aims to help the country's OLED developers collaborate

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced it will actively support the development of flexible AMOLED and PMOLED technologies in Taiwan, in a bid to boost Taiwanese display makers. According to the report Taiwan will invest NT$100 billion - about $3.2 billion USD, although this kind of investment seems unlikely.

The Taiwanese government will channel most of the investments through ITRI with an aim to vertically integrate the flexible OLED supply chain and get the Taiwanese makers to co-develop OLED materials, equipment and panels. Just a couple of months ago ITRI announced it developed a foldable AMOLED display, and the institute is also developing flexible OLED lighting technologies.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 17,2016