US-based OLED inkjet printing developer Kateeva announced that Tianma has ordered an R&D 200mm YIELDJet Explore printing system to expand its OLED research and development programs.
Kateeva reveals that Tianma is already using its TFE system in its OLED mass production fabs. Kateeva also says that this tool will be the 60th Kateeva printer at customer sites.
Earlier this year Kateeva announced a massive layoff plan, including some of its executives, following the loss of the Samsung QD-OLED printing project. Kateeva received an investment from Chinese investors and the company is now focusing on the Chinese market. It was reported that OLED material printing deposition will no longer be developed at Kateeva - but this new sale hopefully proves otherwise.