Ultimate Image Corporation (UMAGE) was established in 2011 in Taiwan, with an aim to become an OLED lighting developer. UMAGE designs and develops OLED lighting technologies and systems as a fabless company.
Toshiba Corporation, based in Japan, is a multinational engineering and electronics corporation. Toshiba develops a wide range of products and services such as information technology equipment, components and materials, power stations, lighting, consumer electronics, household appliances and more.
Toshiba used to develop OLED Lighting panels, with plans to enter the market in 2015 - which never materialized. Toshiba, together with Sony and Hitachi, formed Japan Display in 2011. The company also develops flexible OLED panels.
MC Pioneer OLED Lighting (MPOL) was established by Pioneer and Mitsubishi (50:50) in June 2013 to market and sale OLED lighting in Japan.
First-O-Lite was established in 2010 in Nanjing, China. The company is developing OLED lighting panels (based on a hybrid tandem architecture) and has a 2-Gen OLED lighting production fab that is currently producing 70 lm/W OLED lighting panels.
First-O-Lite focuses on finding niche OLED applications, mostly the health market, and it has released 29 products into the Chinese market aimed for babies and kids lighting. In March 2017 we posted an article detailing the company's current product offering and its strategy and roadmaps.