March 12, 2008
GE Demonstrates World’s First ”Roll-to-Roll” Manufactured OLED.
GE Global Research has announced the successful demonstration of the world’s first roll-to-roll manufactured organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting devices. This demonstration is a key step toward making OLEDs and other high performance organic electronics products at dramatically lower costs than what is possible today. The demonstration of a low-cost, roll-to-roll process for OLED lighting represents the successful completion of a four-year and $13 million research collaboration. The goal of the collaboration was to demonstrate a cost-effective system for the mass production of organic electronics products such as flexible electronic paper displays, portable TV screens the size of posters, solar powered cells and high-efficiency lighting devices.
(Full press release after the jump)