2018 SID/DSCC Display Week Conference May 21st - May 24th, 2018 LA Convention Center
Rainer Paetzel Marketing Director Coherent
Abstract: Laser Processing Speeds Up Display Manufacturing The display technology is progressing at breathtaking speed and today we are used to stunning picture quality on our TV sets and handheld mobile devices. Flexible OLED displays create a big wave in the market for the variety of mobile displays and automotive applications. In addition, several emerging display technologies are on the horizon that will bring e.g. ultimate power efficiency, highest ppi for AR/VR, or super-large high-resolution cinema.
Laser processing plays a vital role in the manufacturing of displays today to make the “perfect cut”, for patterning, LTPS- Annealing (ELA), Laser Lift-Off (LLO), Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) and a variety of repair processes. Advanced lasers and optimized processes will be enabling for the production of future display technologies. In this paper, we will highlight new laser products and novel laser processes that support the high volume manufacturing of advanced LCD- and OLED-Displays from small mobile to the TV and enable the advent of µLED-based displays. Bio: Rainer Paetzel, born in 1955, has studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen, Germany. He is working for Coherent LaserSystems in Goettingen, Germany for 36 years. Rainer is Director of Strategic Marketing with focus on laser systems used in Flat Panel Display and Micro-Electronics manufacturing.