German TADF developer Cynora recently participated in the international OLED summit in China, and the company presented its latest blue TADF material that features a CIEy of 0.18, EQE of 21% and a lifetime of 10 hours LT97 at 700 nits. This is an improvement of the material shown in September 2017 (which had the same specification but with a lower EQE of 14%).
Cynora reports that during the last 24 months, the company achieved its most important goals - high efficiency and a satisfying color point. It has made "tremendous progress" in the last year on the lifetime front and is now close to commercial lifetime specification.
The company's full focus is now on the lifetime of its materials as it aims to meet its customers specifications in the coming months. Cynora is convinced it will meet its goal, relying on the close co-development it has with its collaborating customers (likely to be Samsung Display and LG Display, both of which participated in Cynora's latest €25 million funding round announced in September 2017.
Cynora's plan has been to launch a commercial blue emitter by the end of 2017 and the company is now pushing that target into 2018, but as I said before the company is optimistic it will reach its goal. Cynora has over 100 employees and will increase its team further in 2018 as it aims to expand its R&D activities.