DuPont May Play Leading Role In Your Next AMOLED Display

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News Posted: Thu, Nov 3 2011 12:13 AM
DuPont may not strike you as a technology company. But they are, in a weird, weird way. They make a ton of chemicals and off-the-wall internal products that help compose many of the doodads that we all use in day-to-day life, but hardly do you see their named stamped on the exterior of something. Turns out, they may play a leading role in your next television. DuPont announced today that it has signed a technology licensing agreement with a leading Asian manufacturer of Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) display products.  The agreement will enable process technology developed by DuPont to be used in the company’s production of large AMOLED television displays.  The DuPont AMOLED process technology enables large displays to be produced at significantly lower cost than alternative technologies.  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"AMOLED televisions clearly represent the future.  They are preferred by consumers for their superior performance, they are more energy efficient and the process technology we’re licensing allows them to be manufactured much more cost effectively,” said David B. Miller, president, DuPont Electronics & Communications.  “We look forward to helping make the promise of AMOLED television a commercial reality at a price point that is within reach for the mass consumer market.”

DuPont has developed a proprietary solution-based printing technology that efficiently dispenses liquid OLED materials that it has developed to optimize display yields and performance.  The process is designed to significantly cut production costs for television-sized displays when compared to the current methods of producing AMOLED or LCD displays.

“Over the last several years, DuPont has used its substantial resources as a market-driven science company to solve significant technical challenges associated with the cost-effective manufacture of AMOLED displays. As a result, DuPont has developed a unique manufacturing process and innovative materials tailored to work with it,” said William F. Feehery, global business director, DuPont Electronics & Communications.  “By licensing display manufacturers to make AMOLED displays using DuPont process technology, we will also build a business selling proprietary DuPont OLED materials.”

We're still waiting to hear who exactly is signed on to take advantage of this stuff, but either way, we're all for cheaper AMOLEDs. Bring it on!
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AKwyn replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 4:30 AM

So does this mean we'll get a computer monitor like this in the future, I would sure love to bast over the improved contrast levels and colors that current LCD's can't (and past CRT's can) reproduce.

Anyways, I don't know what the first model will be or whether or not it'll get good reviews but OLED is a good technology, it's a shame that it doesn't last as long as it does for computer monitors in the consumer area. I don't know how AMOLED works or if it's longer lasting then ordinary OLED's but if it is longer lasting then it's going to be a major, major plus for that kind of technology.


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Jaspoo replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 3:16 PM

"We look forward to helping make the promise of AMOLED television a commercial reality at a price point that is within reach for the mass consumer market" Yeah right, just like the BS that these company's have promised for years about OLED that it was cheaper to produce because it doesn't need a back-light and it can be produced on different substrates to further reduced costs. Well none of that happened, AMOLED Oled or whatever they end up calling it will never be affordable, look at that sony OLED 20 inch tv thats 20,000 dollars. I'll pass i don't want my tv to cost $10,000 or more for a 40 inch display. I'll stick with LED lcd even though its not ideal.

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I'm down for a cheap AMOLED display. :-)

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Yeah, a 30" screen for $125.00 sounds good to me.

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Rocking... any speculation on which company they signed an agreement with. I would suspect Panasonic or Toshiba.

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