Pioneer, based in Japan, was founded in 1938, and is producing home and car electronics systems. Pioneer was the first company to actually make OLED displays - back in 1998.
Pioneer today produces a wide range of high-end PMOLED panels. The company used to produce AMOLED display but exited from the AMOLED display market in 2005. In 2022 Pioneer spun-off its PMOLED production unit to SOAR Corporation.
In February 2010, Pioneer announced it has entered the OLED Lighting market, together with Mitsubishi Chemicals. Pioneer is producing the panels using Mitsubishi's technology. They are sold under the Verbatim brand.
In January 2013 Pioneer established a new subsidiary called Pioneer OLED Lighting Devices to handle its OLED lighting business. In June 2017 Pioneer merged its OLED lighting business with Konica Minolta's OLED lighting unit to create a 50:50 joint venture, called Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED. In 2019 Pioneer withdrew from the OLED lighting market, and KMPO was dissolved and merged back into Konica Minolta.