Casio and Toppan Printing to co-develop OLED displays

Casio Computer wand Toppan Printing will form a new joint-venture to develop and produce OLED displays. The new JV, which will begin in February next year, will combine Casio's display production technology with Toppan Printing fabrication technology.

Casio will set up the firm with around 600 employees (from Casio's OLED development team and LCD production unit), and will later sell a 80% stake in the firm to Toppan Printing.

UPDATE: we now have a bit more information. The new company will focus on small and medium size displays. The new company will continue the development and sale of high-performance, high-quality products using Casio's Hyper Amorphous Silicon TFT (HAST) technology. So it will not be just OLEDs but also LCDs. Casio also wants the company to get an early start of sales centering on Casio's existing customers.

Posted: Nov 06,2009 by Ron Mertens