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UDC discusses its RGBB display architecture and its advantages in color reproduction and color gamut

During iMID 2023, Universal Display discussed the company's RGBB display architecture, highlighting the advantages regarding color gamut and color reproduction.The RGBB architecture basically adds a fourth OLED subpixel, a light-blue (or cyan) one to a standard RGB deep-color stack.

The current approach to achieve a large color gamut (UDC targets BT.2020) is to use emitters with a narrow spectrum, which enables high color gamut. But there's a catch - each person has a different color perception, and some people are less sensitive to certain colors compared to the "average observer". This causes a display that is based on narrow-spectrum emitters to suffer from distorted perceived colors.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 05,2023

DSCC: the AMOLED material market to resume growth in 2023, to reach $2.18 billion in 2027

DSCC expects the AMOLED stack material market to grow 4% in 2023, to $1.4 billion, and to reach $2.18 billion in 2027, that's a 12% CAGR from 2023 to 2027. In 2022, the market declined by 10%. The forecast does not include any UDC revenues from blue PHOLED materials, which means that if UDC succeeds in commercializing its blue material, revenues could be higher by hundreds of millions of dollars.

DSCC says that demand for OLED TVs will continue to decline in 2023. In 2022, revenues of OLED TV revenues declined by 17%, and in 2023 revenues will decline 3% further. Growth will resume, though, in 2024, and in 2023-2027 the market will grow at a CAGR of 13%.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 13,2023

UDC announces new narrow-spectrum PHOLED materials, reports advances in OVJP deposition technology

Universal Display announced that it will detail advances in its latest PHOLED materials at Display Week 2023. The company's latest red, green, and blue PHOLED materials offer a narrow emission spectrum, which increases the efficiency of OLED devices, in addition to enhancing the color gamut.

UDC PHOLED materials photo (2017)
UDC also unveil a new OVJP system printed on a 200mm x 500mm Corning Astra Glass substrate. UDC will also showcase the first-ever fully printed seven-layer (HIL/HTL/EBL/EML/HBL/ETL/EIL), 80 PPI, green commercial-level PHOLED device fabricated by its R&D OVJP system that has comparable device performance with vacuum thermal evaporation (VTE). 

Read the full story Posted: May 22,2023

UDC and PPG announce that their OLED production site in Ireland is starting production

In 2000 PPG Industries and Universal Display established a strategic relationship in 2000, and since then PPG has been the exclusive producer of UDC's PHOLED emitter materials. In 2021, the two companies announced that they will establish a new manufacturing site in Shannon, Ireland, for the production of UDC's emitters. Now UDC announced that the new fab is commencing operation.

The new production site will double PPG's production capacity of UDC's PHOLED emitters. This will also increase the company's ability to ensure uninterrupted supply of its crucial materials for the OLED industry. 

Read the full story Posted: May 18,2023

UDC acquires Merck's phosphorescent OLED emitter IP, enters into a PHOLED stack development partnership

Universal Display Corporation announced that it has acquired Merck's Phosphorescent OLED Emitter Intellectual Property (IP) assets. This portfolio includes over 550 issued and pending patents around 172 patent families with an average lifetime of 10 years, and represents over 15 years of R&D. 

UDC RGB PHOLED materials photo

The two companies also entered into a multi-year collaboration agreement, in which the two companies will create advanced PHOLED stacks based on UDC's OLED green and yellow emitters and Merck's transport and host materials.

Read the full story Posted: May 04,2023

Universal Display reports its financial results for Q1 2023

Universal Display reported its financial results for Q1 2023, with revenues of $130 million (down from $150 million last year) and net income of $40 million (down from $50 million in 2022).

Universal Display PHOLED materials photo (2020)

UDC says that near-term demand for OLED displays is still soft, but the company remains confident on the long-term growth path for OLED displays. Looking ahead into 2023, the company expects yearly revenues to be in the range of $550 million to $600 million.

Read the full story Posted: May 04,2023

Universal Display reports its Q4 2022 financial results

Universal Display Corporation reported its financial results for Q4 2022, with revenues of $169 million and a net income of $65 million. Looking at 2022 as a whole, revenues reached $617 million (up 11% from 2021) while net income was $210 million, up 14% from 2021. The company ended 2022 with $826 in cash and equivalents.

UDC RGB PHOLED materials photo

The company expects the OLED industry to begin a new investment cycle in 2024, but in the near term the company sees a "temporary backdrop", and so expects its 2023 revenues to be in the range of $550 million to $600 million.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 25,2023

UDC signed an OLED material evaluation agreement with Seiko Epson

 Universal Display announced that it has signed an OLED evaluation agreement with Seiko Epson. Under the agreement, Universal Display will supply its proprietary phosphorescent OLED materials and technology to Epson for AR/VR microdisplay applications.

Epson VM-40 OLED microdisplay based AR optical engine

Seiko Epson is producing OLED microdisplays (branded as Si-OLED) for many years. It's latest announced display is a 0.453-inch 1920x1080 panel. The company's displays are used in its Moverio series of AR smartglasses. The company is also developing optical design engines (its 4th-Gen one is pictured above).

Read the full story Posted: Jan 18,2023

Universal Display and Samsung Display sign a long-term material supply agreement

Universal Display announced that it has signed long-term OLED material supply and license agreements with Samsung Display. 

Universal Display PHOLED materials photo (2020)

These new agreements mean that UDC will continue and supply its PHOLED OLED emitter materials to Samsung Display. The agreements are scheduled to run through December 31, 2027, and may be extended for an additional two-year period. Financial terms of the agreements have not been disclosed.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 06,2022