Kyulux logo 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.

In March 2016 Kyulux raised $13.5 million from Samsung, LG, Japan Display, JOLED and more.

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The latest Kyulux news:

LG Display invests $2.8 million in TADF developer Kyulux

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.

New startup to commercialize Kyushu's TADF emitters

Researchers from Kyushu University (led by Chihaya Adachi) are developing highly efficient blue OLED TADF (Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence, also called hyper-fluorescence) emitters.

Kyulux TADF OLED demonstrator Feb 2016

Kyushu University now spun-off a new company, called Kyulux, backed by the University's QB Fund and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, to commercialize the TADF emitters. Kyulux raised ¥1.5 billion (around $13 million USD) and hopes to have their emitters ready by 2018.