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Kodak licences OLED tech to Taiwan display firms

Posted: 28 May 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:active matrix OLED? mobile displays? Taiwan display firms?

Eastman CMOS image sensors" target=_blank>Kodak Co. announced a cross licensing agreement with Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) and Chi Mei EL (CMEL) of Taiwan. CMEL plans to incorporate Kodak's active matrix OLED display technology in small-panel mobile displays.

The license, which is royalty bearing to Kodak, enables CMEL to use Kodak technology for active matrix OLED modules in a variety of small- to medium-size display applications such as mobile phones, digital cameras and portable media players. The agreement also enables CMEL to purchase Kodak's patented OLED materials for use in manufacturing displays. Financial terms of the agreement were not d.0isclosed.

"This agreement between Kodak, CMO and CMEL validates that the active matrix OLED industry continues to gain substantial momentum, and is the future for brilliant displays," said Mary Jane Hellyar, president, Kodak display business, and senior VP, Eastman Kodak.

OLED displays offer a bright, full-motion image display that is viewable from a very wide angle. Recent advances enable OLED displays to emit light across the full color spectrum of common NTSC or sRGB digital standards.

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