Aixtron says that together with Manz, they plan to develop a Gen-8 (2300x2500 mm) system that can deposit OLED materials efficiently. Aixtron's part in this collaboration is the further development of OVPD process technology, while Manz will contribute its experience in purifying and handling large-scale glass substrates and the development and manufacturing of large vacuum systems. Aixtron and Manz will assemble a demonstration Gen-8 system in the coming months at one of Aixtrons's clean rooms.
In August 2013, Manz AG reported that the company received its first large order from a Chinese customer for wet-chemical processing equipment to produce OLED displays. This €9 million order (almost $12 million usd) follows several small purchases.
OPVD was developed at Princeton University, and has been exclusively licensed to Aixtron from Universal Display Corporation. Aixtron and UDC have jointly developed and qualified OVPD pre-production equipment.