Kyulux, established in Japan in 2015, develops next generation materials for OLED displays and lighting.
Based on exclusively-licensed technology from Kyushu University, Kyulux develops 4th-generation Hyperfluorescence TADF emitters that enable cost-effective, durable and efficient OLEDs that do not rely on rare metals. Kyulux is developing red, green, yellow and blue HF emitter systems.
In 2016 Kyulux raised $13.5 million from Samsung, LG, Japan Display, JOLED and more, and in 2019 the company announced it raised $31.8 million in its Series B round.
In October 2019 Wisechip launches the world’s first Hyperfluorescence TADF OLED display, a 2.7" yellow PMOLED that adopts Kyulux's HF emitter system. Kyulux started shipping commercial TADF materials for Wisechip in April 2020.
The latest Kyulux news:
Kyulux announced that it has developed a new blue Hyperfluoresence/TADF OLED emitter. Kyulux managed to extend the lifetime of the material and reached 100 hours at LT95 (@ 750 cd/m2) while maintaining a high EQE of 26% - 22% at 1,000 cd/m2. The emission wavelength is 470 nm.
Kyulux says that its blue Hyperfluorescence emitter is the world’s top performing material at the moment. Kyulux now aims to work together with OLED panel makers to improve the systems further by optimizing the device structure and the rest of the OLED stack in pilot production lines.
Kyulux and Wisechip unveiled a flexible PMOLED display that uses Kyulux’s Hyperfluoresence yellow emitter. Wisechip says that the power consumption of this display is almost half of Wisechip's regular fluorescent yellow PMOLED.
The first flexible HF PMOLED is a 1.71″ 256x64 display, that is now ready to be produced (Wisechip says this will enter mass production before the end of 2018). Wisechip originally aimed to introduce its first glass-based HF yellow emitter PMOLED by the end of 2017, but it seems they decided to jump straight to a flexible panel.
Japan-based chemical producer Nagase announced that it invested ¥500 million Yen ($4.6 million USD) in Hyperfluoresence TADF materials developer Kyulux. Nagase is currently offering materials for LCD producers, so this is likely to be a strategic investment for the company.
Kyulux’s first aim is to develop commercial red, green and yellow hyperfluorescence emitter/host combinations, to replace the 2nd-Gen phosphorescent emitters currently used in OLED displays and lighting panels. In 2017 Kyulux announced a collaboration with PMOLED maker WiseChip to bring Hyperfluoresence TADF emitter based displays to the market by the year's end.
Last month PMOLED maker WiseChip demonstrated a Hyperfluoresence TADF PMOLED display in a trade show in Japan, following a collaboration with HF TADF developer Kyulux. Wisechip says it will bring its first HF-TADF PMOLEDs to the market by the end of 2017.
Kyulux today uploaded Wisechip's presentation from the TADF workshop. In this lecture Wisechip’s VP of R&D Engineering Division, Dr. York Tsai, gave a presentation that detailed the Hyperfluorescence-PMOLED development effort and the performance boost enabled by the new material.
Hyperfluoresence TADF materials developer Kyulux announced a collaboration with PMOLED maker WiseChip to bring Hyperfluoresence TADF emitter based displays to the market by year's end. Wisechip demonstrated an HF TADF display at the TADF Workshop last week in Fukuoka, Japan.
The PMOLED display shown by Wisechip was a 0.96" monochrome yellow 128x64 one. The demonstration showed how much brighter (or more efficient) the Hyperfluoresence based display is compared to Wisechip's current fluoresent-based displays. The power saving is almost 50%.
Next week Kyushu University (in Fukuoka, Japan) will be hosting the 2nd International TADF Workshop. The event aims to share the recent advances and future direction of TADF science and technologies.
The OLED-Info team will attend this exciting workshop. The focus will be on academia oriented lectures, but the event will also include talks from the Dow Chemical Company, Japan Display, BOE Technology Group, Wisechip and TADF developer Kyulux who's sponsoring the event. The workshop will also include a small exhibition and poster sessions.
Hyperfluoresence TADF materials developer Kyulux announced that Dr. Chris Brown will join the company as VP of Products. Dr. Brown will lead Kyulux's product development and delivery efforts ahead of the company's anticipated first commercial deployments of TADF and Hyperfluorescence materials in the coming year.
Dr. Brown joins Kyulux from OLED inkjet equipment maker Kateeva, where he was Vice President of Process Engineering. Dr. Brown has been granted 31 US patents and has 34 publications.
Hyperfluoresence and TADF OLED emitter developer Kyulux and quantum-dot developer Nanoco announced that the two companies will co-develop a future-generation hybrid OLED / QLED display technology that combines Kyulux's hyperflourescent emitters and Nanoco's heavy metal free quantum dots (CDQDs).
Kyulux and Nanoco say that future displays based on this technology will have superior qualities compared to existing displays - high degree of brightness, energy efficiency, color purity and low cost.
The following is a sponsored message by Kyulux
The SID Display Week, which will take place next week in Los Angeles, California, is one of the most important events in the display industry. This year's Display Week will provide an excellent chance to be updated on the latest advances by Kyulux, the Japan-based OLED TADF and Hyperfluoresence material developer.
Hyperfluorescence combines TADF and fluorescence to provide the ultimate OLED emission technology, and unlike phosphorescence, it enables full RGB color, 100% IQE and pure narrow spectrum color. Hyperfluorescence is set to replace existing emitter technologies by early 2020, and Kyulux aims to release its first commercial materials by 2018.
TADF are getting a lot of attention now, as a promising new emitter type that could finally enable efficient blue emission, and also efficient alternative to red and green phosphorescent emitters.
Several new TADF research papers have been announced by SID and will be presented at DisplayWeek 2017. Below you will find a list of these recent achievements, at no particular order.