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Kodak licenses OLED tech to Japan's Tohoku

Posted: 28 Aug 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Kodak? Tohoku? OLED? LED?

Eastman Kodak Co. has agreed to license its OLED technology to Tohoku Device Co. Ltd of Japan. The royalty-bearing license enables Tohoku to use Kodak technology for OLED backlights in various flat panel display applications and includes a cross license to Tohoku Device's patent portfolio. The agreement also gives Tohoku Device the opportunity to purchase Kodak's patented OLED materials for use in manufacturing displays. Financial details were not disclosed.

According to Kodak, at least 15 other companies now license its OLED technology. The company also inked a joint OLED development agreement with LG.Philips LCD in February.

- Spencer Chin
EE Times

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