Showa Denko announced that it has signed a license agreement for OLED Lighting technology with Universal Display. Showa Denko will be able to integrate Universal Display’s proprietary UniversalPHOLED phosphorescent and other OLED technologies into Showa Denko’s white OLED lighting products fabricated by solution-processing methods. Under the agreement, UDC will get license fees and running royalties.
Showa Denko has been developing polymer-based white OLEDs for use with coating-type manufacturing equipment that may enable the cost-effective production of large-area lighting panels. Through their development of a new device structure and the use of phosphorescent OLED technology and materials, the company recently demonstrated a white OLED lighting device with 30 lumens per Watt.