Kateeva

Kateeva is a startup that has an exclusive license from MIT for an OLED deposition technology. Kateeva uses an inkjet printer and a micro-dryer called a T Jet (thermal Jet) along with proprietary inks. The company claims that their technology will enable 8.5-Gen and larger substrates.

Universal Display Corporation (UDC)

Universal Display (UDC) logoUniversal Display (UDC) is an OLED research company, and one of the field's pioneers. UDC is involved in OLED IP, and holds many patent related to the commercialization of phosphorescent based OLEDs and also flexible, transparent and stacked OLEDs - for both display and lighting applications. The company offers both emitting and host materials.

UDC licenses its OLED production IP, and also sells OLED chemicals. UDC lists Samsung, LG, Pioneer, Panasonic Idemitsu OLED lighting and Konica Minolta as its licensees. UDC is working with many other companies, including Sony, DuPont and Novaled. Back in 2009 UDC claimed that "virtually All AMOLEDs on the market use our technology".

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Lotus Applied Technology

Lotus Applied Technology logoLotus Applied Technology was established in 2007 in the USA as a spin-off of the thin film process group within Planar Systems.

Lotus develops innovative solutions to thin film processing challenges, and is focused on ALD equipment, including ones for roll to roll production of encapsulation layers for OLED panels and other devices.

Picodeon

Picodeon logoPicodeon, a private company based in Finland, specialized on thin film coatings and surface treatments with its patented Coldab Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Deposition (USPLD) process.

Encapsulix

Encapsulix logoEncapsulix, established in 2010 in France, develops ALD equipment for thin-film deposition. Encapsulix developed an ALD reactor configuration (injector, doser, reaction chamber) which is infinitely geometrically scale able.

The company focuses on encapsulation and ultra-barrier coatings applications specifically for OLED (lighting and display), flexible organic electronics, data storage and other emerging applications.

Vitriflex

Vitriflex logoVitriflex, established in 2010 in California, develops barrier technology for OLED panels and solar panels. In July 2013 the company received $4.9 million in private equity funding.

Rolic Technologies

Rolic Technologies logoRolic Technologies, based in Switzerland, develops and markets nanoscale surface modification systems that achieve unique light management and optical effects. Rolic has three business units: displays, security and organic electronics. For the OLED market, Rolic develops materials that improve light outcoupling, lifetime and efficiency for OLED displays and lighting panels.

Rolic Technologies has been researching OLED encapsulation and out-coupling layers since 2012 with the Holst Center. In 2013 the company opened a new OLED development center to commercialize those technologies.

Rolith

Rolith logoUS-based Rolith develops advanced nanostructured coating and devices based on proprietary technology for high throughput large surface area nanolithogragy.

Rolith's technology can be used for several applications, including OLED panels.

Beneq

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Beneq is a supplier of production and research equipment for advanced thin film coatings. Beneq’s offering includes dedicated coating equipment for barrier films and device encapsulation for the OLED industry.