Plastic Electronics 2010

Dresden, / 15.10.2010

TABOLA OLED Light Tablets
TABOLA OLED Light Tablets.

October 19 - 21, 2010 in Dresden

Joint booth of OES, hall 2

Organic materials provide a wide range of new devices in the field of information technology. Displays based on organic light-emitting diodes are already established on the market. Further applications among others are OLED lighting solutions, signage, organic solar cells or memories and OLED based micro displays and sensor solutions.

At Plastic Electronics 2010 the Fraunhofer IPMS for the first time presents:

TABOLA® – OLED Light Tablets of Standard Sizes

For a few years the Fraunhofer IPMS is providing technologies and foundry services for the development of customer specific OLEDs under the name of COMEDD. To give the opportunity of evaluating the new technology, the institute presents the TABOLA® OLED Light Tablets which will be deliverable in standard sizes in Q1 of 2011.

First of all, the TABOLA® OLED Light Tablets will be available in three different sizes, bottom emitting or transparent, and optional with a grid. The standard color will be white.

The head of the business unit for »Lighting and Photovoltaics«, Dr. Christian May, comments: »The OLED Light Tablets of different sizes allows customers to manage first own tests with this fascinating technology. Furthermore, they can build up OLED lighting solutions on their own.«

Subsequent to this, COMEDD offers the development of OLED demonstrators and even the production of small and medium sized series of customer-specific OLED elements.

OLED designer Jan Hesse, the main person in charge for the new TABOLA® OLED series, explains: »The optional available grid of TABOLA® with its liana-like shape combines technological and aesthetical demands for OLED lighting and additionally emphasizes the environmentally friendly character of the OLED technology.«

The OLED Light Tablets are energy efficient and contain no heavy metals like mercury or lead. Furthermore, the effort on heat management can be kept low because the small amount of heat disperses over the whole area. At a brightness of 1000 cd/m² almost no generation of heat is sensible.

The development of the TABOLA® OLED series was made possible as a result of many different research projects funded by the Development Bank of Saxony, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, initial research projects funded by the European Commission and additionally by cooperating with industrial and scientific partners of Fraunhofer IPMS.

TABOLA 37: 35 x 75 mm²
TABOLA 77(G): 75 x 75 mm²
TABOLA 157(G): 150 x 75 mm²

Fraunhofer IPMS and COMEDD

In recent years Dresden has evolved into a research center for organic materials and systems. In order to transfer the results to production further improvements in the production process and the establishment as well as the testing of first pilot-production lines are necessary. That is why a Center of Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden (COMEDD) was founded at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS. COMEDD combines research and development works for the production, integration and technology of organic devices. The mission of COMEDD is the customer and application specific research, development and pilot production of novel device concepts and production methods for vacuum deposited organic materials. The aim of this center is to be the European-wide leading production-related research and development center for organic semiconductors focusing on organic light-emitting diodes and vacuum technology. The center is supported by the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Free-State of Saxony, the German State as well as by the EU with additional investments of 25 millions Euros for its infrastructure.

The infrastructure of COMEDD consists of several production lines, which has been implemented in a 900 m² class 10 clean room:

  • Pilot line for the production of OLEDs on 370 x 470 mm² substrates
  • Pilot line for the production of organic solar cells on 370 x 470 mm² substrates
  • Pilot line for 150 mm and 200 mm wafer for the OLED integration in CMOS substrates
  • Roll-to-roll line for flexible substrates.

The center offers research, development and pilot production especially for the following fields of application:

  • OLED lighting and signage
  • OLED on CMOS integration
  • Organic solar cells