BASF opened a new R&D center for electronic materials at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. The new center will focus on materials for next-generation display technologies - specifically OLED displays and flexible displays (OLEDs and e-paper displays).
The new center will support local researchers - and will provide internships and training programs. BASF hopes to team up with local small and medium companies for joint development and marketing.
In 2013 BASF announced that they will open a new OLED-focused lab in Korea, so it's good to see them finally open the new facility. In 2013 the company also announced it will launch a commercial blue phosphorescent emitter by the end of 2014 aimed towards OLED lighting panels. In 2014 BASF partnered with the Graphene Research Centre (GRC) at the National University of Singapore to develop the use of graphene in organic electronics devices - such as OLED devices and OPVs.
BASF also collaborated with Philips on the transparent hybrid OPV/OLED lighting panels unveiled in 2012 for Daimler's concept EV.