Aixtron announced that it has commissioned a 2-Gen OVPD OLED system on a customer pilot production line. In the coming month the facility will deliver test results for the customer. Aixtron expects to receive an order from its OLED customer for a large-scale test system as part of its ongoing qualification process for OVPD technology.
Aixtron says that is OVPD deposition technology (developed originally by Universal Display, and licensed exclusively to Aixtron) offers several unique advantages over competing systems and it can enable the highest deposition rates, provide an efficient material utilization while minimizing the risk of degradation of organic material. In 2017 Aixtron spun-off its OLED business unit to a new subsidiary called APEVA.
In 2017 Aixtron also announced that it received a purchase order from a major Asian OLED display manufacturer for an OVPD OLED deposition system to be installed at the customer site within the second half of 2017.
In March 2016 Aixtron said that it has reached an important milestone with its new OVPD demonstrator OLAD (Organic Large Area Demonstrator) - after an internal test phase lasting several months and producing excellent results in some cases, the system is now available for initial customer tests.
In October 2014 we interviewed Aixtron's biz-dev director who explains the company's OLED technology and business.