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Novaled and Holst Centre cooperate

06 Apr 2009

Dresden, Germany and Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 24th March 2009: Novaled AG announces that it will work together with Holst Centre on Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFT) using the Novaled PIN OLED technology and materials.

Novaled AG, leading provider of technology and materials for energy saving and long living Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) for a new generation of lighting and display products, and Holst Centre, an independent open-innovation R&D centre developing generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Transducer Solutions and for Systems-in-Foil, have decided to collaborate under a joint development agreement.

Target is to investigate the feasibility and benefits of Novaled’s dopants in Holst Centre's organic thin film transistor technologies qualified for displays and circuits.

Novaled's doping technology contributes to very high power efficiencies and long lifetimes in OLEDs by improving charge carrier injection and transport in the organic layers. Novaled has shown that these effects are also relevant for organic TFT as the carrier injection from drain and source into the organic material has a major influence on the device performance. Novaled currently develops dopant and host materials which can be processed both in vacuum and in solution.

"We are quite pleased to work closely together with Holst Centre on organic TFTs based on the Novaled dopants", says Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth, CTO of Novaled AG. "In future OTFTs can be integrated in display backplanes and other driving electronics like organic RFID (radio-frequency identity tags). They will change the way we use electronics today through several advantages of organic electronic devices such as large area compatibility, reduced costs, easy manufacturability and environmental sustainability."

Gerwin Gelinck, Program Manager Organic Circuitry at Holst Centre, says: "Our mission is to work together with leading companies like Novaled to combine their unique materials with our know-how in process integration. It is our strong believe that only through this type of collaboration, cutting edge processes and prototypes are developed that will accelerate introduction of organic transistor products to the market place. For the other Holst Centre partners in our Shared Program the joint development project with Novaled offers a unique opportunity to evaluate the potential of this approach at first hand."


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