Plextronics OLED Ink Again Demonstrates Boost in Lifetime and Lower Operating Voltage at Universal Display Corporation

April 21, 2011

PITTSBURGH, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Plextronics announced today that its Plexcore® OC NQ ink has been integrated into Universal Display Corporation’s P(2)OLED(TM) solution-processed, phosphorescent OLED technology to assist in achieving lower operating voltage and longer lifetime in test devices. The latest developments were announced by Universal Display Corporation at the International Display Manufacturing Conference (IDMC 2011) held April 18 – 21 at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the second time in less than five months that UDC has announced breakthrough performance improvements in its P(2)OLED(TM) program that include the use of Plexcore® OC NQ ink.

Plexcore® OC NQ was made available for limited sampling to key customers and partners last October. The non-aqueous-based Hole Injection Layer (HIL) ink complements the company’s existing aqueous-based HIL, and is geared specifically for solution processible phosphorescent OLED emitters.

Dr. Kwang Ohk Cheon, Senior Research Scientist at Universal Display, reported the following results at IDMC. All of these results include Plexcore® OC NQ as the HIL:

  • The green P(2)OLED system, which offers a luminous efficiency of 68 candelas per Ampere (cd/A), has now achieved 175,000 hours of operating lifetime. This represents approximately a 1.3 times improvement in lifetime over results reported last fall.
  • The red P(2)OLED system, with a luminous efficiency of 18 cd/A, now offers an operating lifetime of 125,000 hours for a two-times improvement in lifetime.
  • The light blue P(2)OLED system now offers a luminous efficiency of 29 cd/A and 8,000 hours of operating lifetime for a 1.6 times improvement in luminous efficiency and lifetime.

“Seeing our key partners and customers, like Universal Display, demonstrate such significant progress reinforces our commitment to collaboration to accelerate the adoption of solution processed OLEDs,” said Jim Dietz, Vice President of Business Development at Plextronics. “We continue to rapidly advance the Plexcore OC® NQ technology platform by developing ink-jet printable versions that will deliver long lifetime and low voltage in printed OLED devices.”

About Plextronics

Plextronics, Inc. is an international technology company that specializes in printed lighting, display, solar and other organic electronics. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the company’s focus is on organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and organic solar technology, specifically the conductive inks and process technologies that enable those and other similar applications.

The privately held company was founded in 2002 as a spinout from Carnegie Mellon University, based upon conductive polymer technology developed by Dr. Richard McCullough. Since then, Plextronics scientists have refined and further developed this technology to deliver exceptional performance for printed electronics. The company is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified. For more information about Plextronics, visit www.plextronics.com.

About UDC

Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: PANL) is a leader in developing and delivering state-of-the-art, organic light emitting device (OLED) technologies, materials and services to the display and lighting industries. Founded in 1994, the company currently owns or has exclusive, co-exclusive or sole license rights with respect to more than 1,000 issued and pending patents worldwide. Universal Display licenses its proprietary technologies, including its breakthrough high-efficiency UniversalPHOLED® phosphorescent OLED technology, that can enable the development of low power and eco-friendly displays and white lighting. The company also develops and offers high-quality, state-of-the-art UniversalPHOLED materials that are recognized as key ingredients in the fabrication of OLEDs with peak performance. In addition, Universal Display delivers innovative and customized solutions to its clients and partners through technology transfer, collaborative technology development and on-site training.

Based in Ewing, New Jersey, Universal Display works and partners with a network of world-class organizations, including Princeton University, the University of Southern California, the University of Michigan, and PPG Industries, Inc. The company has also established relationships with companies such as AU Optronics Corporation, Chimei Innolux Corporation, DuPont Displays, Inc., Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc., LG Display Co., Ltd., Moser Baer Technologies Inc., Samsung Mobile Display Co, Ltd., Seiko Epson Corporation, Sony Corporation, Showa Denko K.K., and Tohoku Pioneer Corporation. To learn more about Universal Display, please visit www.universaldisplay.com.

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