eMagin's new SNU OLED deposition machine has finally achieved automated operation. The company already started producing using the new machine last month, but a part of process needed to be automated and the company now achieved that.
eMagin says that some OLED microdisplay samples produced in the new machine were provided for customers - and these performed well in tests. eMagin's own 1,000-hours long reliability testing is nearly complete, and it's showing positive results. The testing will conclude in mid-September, after which displays from the new machine, including those in inventory, can be shipped to fill customer orders.
eMagin's older Satella machine will continue to used - mostly for R&D of next-gen microdisplays. The new machine has more up time, reduced maintenance, improved consistency, higher overall quality, greater speed of production and higher yield.
Disclosure: the author of this post personally holds shares in eMagin.