The local government of the Yamagata Prefecture in Japan will support small and mid-sized companies with OLED research. They have created a fund (called 'Dream and Future Fund for Yamagata Industry') that has selected 20 companies in 4 areas - ultra-precision technology, OLED, automobile and aircraft. One of the companies, OLC is working on OLED lighting.

Japan hopes that the Yamagata Prefecture will be a high-tech center, with OLED lighting being one of focus areas.

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