JOLED Starts Operation of World’s First Mass Production Line of Printed OLED
Efficient Production of Mid-sized High-Resokution OLED
JOLED Inc. (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Tadashi Ishibashi), which develops, manufactures, and sells OLED displays, will start operation of the world’s first mass production line of printed OLEDs, which the company has established in its Nomi Site. JOLED will be producing high performance and high-quality OLED displays for use in areas such as high-end monitors, medical monitors, and automotive displays by using its unique RGB printing method, which achieves efficient production of mid-sized high-resolution OLEDs.
JOLED Nomi Site has a monthly production capacity of 20,000 sheets (based on glass substrates input) of size G5.5 (1,300×1,500mm). Taking advantage of the unique printing method, the characteristics of the mass production line are high-performance and high-quality products using high-resolution printing technology, high productivity due to batch EL layer formation on the maximum substrate size for RGB OLED with high-speed printing*1, and multi-product capability through a high-speed setup change and model change.
JOLED has been constructing a new building, bringing in equipment, and establishing a production line since it opened the Nomi Site in July 2018. Now the company will start operation of the mass production line and proceed with a trial production of samples to be provided to customers, with the aim of starting mass production in 2020.
On Monday, November 25, JOLED held a production line completion ceremony at its Nomi Site and introduced a new production facility to the invited guests, which included Mr. Masanori Tanimoto, Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture and Mr. Toshiaki Ide, Mayor of Nomi City. Mr. Tadashi Ishibashi, Representative Director and President of JOLED said at the completion ceremony, “We are so delighted to have completed our first mass production line of OLED displays, which is also the world’s first mass production line of printed OLED. We will produce mid-sized high-resolution OLED displays using the printing method and will provide innovations to the middle sized category in the world OLED market.”
Mr. Masanori Tanimoto, Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture said in his guest speech, “I’m very proud that cutting-edge products are going to be sent from Ishikawa Prefecture to the world. We are looking forward to JOLED’s future business development with the hopes of further development of the prefecture through cooperation with companies in the rapidly growing electronic components category in the machinery industry, which is the key industry of the prefecture.”
JOLED will continue to take on challenges with the aim of leading the OLED industry and fulfilling its mission to realize a world full of excitement and emotion created by cutting-edge devices.
※1 JOLED internal comparison