Kateeva makes breakthrough production equipment for manufacturers of advanced electronics technologies. The company has pioneered a precision deposition technology platform that uses innovative inkjet printing to deposit coatings on complex applications with blinding speed and superb accuracy.
Meyer Burger, based in the Germany, is a technology company that provides solutions for manufacturing industries such as the solar industry and the display industry. The company acquired Holland-based Roth & Rau (formerly known as OTB), a system solution provider involved with the design, engineering, development and manufacturing of integrated production equipment.
Through its Roth & Rau acquisition, Meyer Burger offers the PiXDRO printing solutions and plasma coating systems. The company has competences in the field of inkjet printing, thin film coating, plasma technology, system integration and automation. The company is targeting the thin film display (OLED, LCD, touchscreen), battery, solar PV, printed electronics, semiconductor, PCB, and medical markets.
Tokyo Electron, based in Japan, is a global supplier of semiconductor production equipment. The company engages in development, manufacturing, and sales in a wide range of product fields, with a special focus on FPD production equipment.
ULVAC, based in Japan and founded in 1952 is an international corporation that designs, manufacturers and markets equipment and materials for industrial applications of vacuum technology.
Ulvac is active in flat-panel displays, including LCD and OLED systems, offering several R&D and production systems.
Konica Minolta is based in Japan and is involved in copiers, printers, medical equipment, optical devices and thin films used to enhance picture quality in LCD.
KM is developing and producing OLED for lighting, and in March 2014 the company announced that it is starting to construct a R2R flexible OLED lighting fab with plans to start production in the fall of 2014. The fab is not in mass production stage yet, although KM does produce samples and in February 2015 the company shipped 15,000 flexible OLEDs to a Tulip Festival installation in Japan.
Seiko Epson is a global corporation based in Japan involved in imaging, robotics, precision machinery and electronics technologies. Seiko Epson lists on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Ticker is JP:6724).
Seiko Epson is developing OLED technologies for many years. In May 2004 the company unveiled a prototype 40-inch OLED display in May 2004 and in 2009 Epson unveiled new inkjet-printing technology that will enable HDTV OLEDs. Seiko Epson aimed to produce 37" or larger TVs by 2012, but that never materialized.