Universal Display Corporation and LG Chem announce strategic OLED host partnership


Universal Display Corporation, an enabler of energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED technology and materials, and LG Chem, Ltd., Korea’s largest diversified chemical company, have announced a strategic OLED host partnership. Expanding on its decade-long partnership, Universal Display (UDC) and LG Chem will work together to develop and commercialise red, green and yellow OLED host materials. LG Chem will be a local manufacturer of these host materials for specific customers in Korea. Financial terms of the partnership agreement were not disclosed.

Yu Jiyung, president of the Advanced Materials Company of LG Chem, said, “We expect synergy to be so great that two companies with the best technology in each field work together. We will produce emitting layer that has greatly improved high ‘Wide Colour Gamut’ performance in line with the expansion of the OLED market and timely supply to customers.”

“We are pleased to broaden and bolster our long-term partnership with LG Chem,” said Steven V. Abramson, Universal Display's president and CEO. “As the adoption of OLEDs continues to widen across the consumer electronics landscape, product roadmaps and OEM specifications are rapidly changing. We believe that this host collaboration will deliver customer value and further serve and support the Korean OLED ecosystem with high-performing, energy-efficient, cost-effective phosphorescent OLED emissive systems for bright, brilliant, beautiful OLED displays.”

Caption: UDC and LG Chem expect many synergies thanks to their strategic partnership (photo: Universal Display Corporation / LG Chem)

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