WiseChip enters the OLED lighting market

Taiwan's PMOLED maker WiseChip Semiconductors is entering the OLED lighting market. The company licensed technology developed at Taiwan's National Tsing-Hua University. WiseChip's new technology enables OLED lighting panels that emit light akin to candle light - with a high CRI (93) and a vision-friendly 1,914K.

WiseChip aims to start OLED lighting mass production towards the end of 2014 or in early 2015. They say that these OLEDs do not emit high Kelvin blue light which is hazardous to eyes and also carcinogenic.




In July 2014, Taiwan formed an OLED lighting commercialization alliance, to promote OLED technologies. Wisechip is one of the members in the OLCA, which is led by Taiwan's ITRI. Other members include Merck, RiT Display and Corning.

Besides those OLED lighting panels, WiseChip also revealed that it is supplying PMOLED displays to FitBit's fitness bands. According to CENS.com, it is estimated that OLED lighting and smart wearables will be Wisechip's two major growth drivers in the next few years.

Posted: Nov 03,2014 by Ron Mertens