The pilot fabrication system consists of clusters combining thermal evaporation and organic vapor phase deposition (OVPD) modules. The usable substrate size is 370 x 470 mm² on glass substrates and foils. The targeted tact time is three minutes, resulting in an annual capacity of approximately 13,000 m². The system is designed for efficient materials usage and flexibility in substrate format and organic stack. It is one of the worlds first pilot production systems for OLED lighting and organic based solar cells.
The order of the fabrication system is the first step to establish COMEDD at the Fraunhofer IPMS. To speed up the time to market for OLED lighting, organic solar cells and OLED-on-CMOS-devices, the Fraunhofer IPMS is building three pilot production lines. Germany’s state and federal government, as well the EU, are investing € 25 million into COMEDD to establish the leading European institution for R&D and pilot production of small-molecule organic devices.
“The order of our tool is for us an important step to OLED lighting fabrication machine market.” says Dr. Hoon Lim, CEO of Sunic Systems.
“The integration of an OVPD® module is a milestone for our business to integrate next generation fabrication technology into new market segments.” notes Dr. Bernd Schulte, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at AIXTRON AG.