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Idemitsu, Sony partner on 'superior' OLED luminous materials

Posted: 02 Dec 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Idemitsu Kosan? Sony? organic LED? oled? luminous material?

Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd and Sony Corp. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) early this week (Nov. 28, 2005) to jointly develop new superior organic LED (OLED) luminous materials. And to promote the joint development, Idemitsu and Sony agreed to the mutual use of each company's OLED-related patents, i.e. material patents and component patents. The formal contract is expected to be signed at the end of January 2006.

"As a materials manufacturer, we are delighted to have a strong relationship with Sony Corp. which positions OLED as the leading candidate to succeed as the next generation display," said Idemitsu President Akihiko Tenbo. "The complementary strengths of Sony's display technologies and Idemitsu's material technologies will positively drive OLED development."

OLED is a self-luminous display, which emits light by running an electric current through organic luminous materials. As a result of its structure, whereby the organic luminous layer is placed between two glass panels, no backlight system is required. This leads to a thinner display.

By sharing their complementary OLED related technologies, the two companies will develop new OLED luminous materials, which will feature high luminescence efficiency for lower power consumption, high brightness and color reproduction for HD contents era, high response time for moving images, and long durability.

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