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 hyperfluorescence TADF emitters that will enable cost-effective, durable and efficient OLEDs that do not rely on rare metals. 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.
The latest Kyulux news:
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.
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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.
TADF, or Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence, represents a class of OLED emitter materials that aim to provide efficient and long-lifetime performance. TADF research started in earnest in 2012, and some believe that TADF represent an exciting new platform for next-gen OLED emitters.
As OLED display adoption grows, researchers and developers at Universities and companies are looking to develop more efficient and cost-effective OLED materials. There are currently three main drivers for these efforts - the development of an efficient and long-lasting blue color emitter, the development of alternative non-phosphorescent emitters and the development of soluble materials that can be deposited in ink-jet printing and other "wet" methods.
Last week we reported about a new large-scale computer-driven material screening process that was developed by Researchers from Harvard University, MIT and Samsung.
The so-called Molecular Space Shuttle system combines theoretical and experimental chemistry, machine learning and cheminformatics, with an aim to quickly identify new OLED molecules (the system was already used to deisgn more than a 1,000 new high-performance blue-light emitting molecules). Today Kyulux announced that it secured a license to Harvard University’s Molecular Space Shuttle deep learning system.
In early 2016, Kyushu University in Japan spun-off a new start-up called Kyulux to commercialize the TADF emitters developed at the University. A few months later, Kyulux raised $13.5 million (from LG, Samsung, Japan Display and JOLED).
We have met with Kyulux's team at SID 2016, who updated us that the company is progressing fast on the way to commercialize those TADF emitters. The first products to be ready are green and yellow emitters. Kyulux says that its Hyper-fluorescence TADF emitters offer a superior performance compared to PHOLED emitters (in both intensity and color purity) - and they should also be priced lower - so the company aims to provide a viable alternative to UDC's emitters in the near future.
Last week we reported that Kyushu University spun-off a new company, called Kyulux, to commercialize the TADF emitters developed at Kyushu. Kyulux raised $13.5 million USD, and today the company made an official announcement - including the full investor list.
It turns out that besides LG Display, Kyulux lists Samsung Display, Japan Display and JOLED as investors. The round was led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and other participants include top tier Japanese venture capital funds, and a Japanese Government affiliated venture fund.
Earlier this month we reported that Kyushu University spun-off a new company, called Kyulux, to commercialize the TADF emitters developed at Kyushu. Kyulux raised ¥1.5 billion (around $13 million USD) and hopes to have their emitters ready by 2018.
According to the OLED Association, LG Display now invested a further $2.8 million in Kyulux. Kyulux also signed an agreement with Kyushu University to transfer 50 patents. Kyulux did not specify how much they paid for those patents - but it did say that the series A round (those $13 million) were raised at least partly to buy those patents.