2017 SID/DSCC Business Conference Monday, May 22, 2017 LA Convention Center
Dr. Neetu Chopra Sr. Technology Marketing Manager Kateeva
Abstract: Enabling Mass Production of Flexible and Large-size OLED Displays with Inkjet Printing
OLEDs are quickly gaining market share in small (smart phone) and large (TV) area display devices. Continued growth is virtually assured because OLED technology enables form factors (curved and flexible) that are difficult to achieve with LCD technology. To leverage the full advantages of OLED, however, the ability to manufacture cost-effectively in high volume is essential. This imperative has put a strong focus on enabling manufacturing equipment.
Kateeva is a market leader in inkjet equipment and process solutions that enable cost-effective mass production of OLED displays. The company’s YIELDjet™ platform has already demonstrated high-performance printing for Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE).
The YIELDjet™ platform is the world’s first inkjet printing manufacturing equipment solution developed from the ground up for flexible and large-size OLEDs. With a novel architecture and breakthrough features, it solves the most critical challenges that previously prevented the implementation of inkjet printing in mass-production lines for flexible and large-size OLED displays. The challenges included unacceptable particle levels, oxygen and moisture contamination, and low manufacturing tool uptime.
This paper will describe how the innovations embedded in the YIELDjet™ platform resolved the mass-production challenges, while enhancing process quality for TFE. Pixel patterning of active OLED materials using Kateeva’s inkjet printing will also be discussed.
Bio: Dr. Chopra joined Kateeva in 2014. She serves as Sr. Technology Marketing Manager. In this role, Dr. Chopra works at the frontlines with Kateeva customers on bringing Kateeva technology to market. Dr. Chopra has vast OLED experience and has previously managed the device fabrication and analysis at Kateeva contributing to printing technology for OLEDs on both thin film encapsulation and pixel printing.
Before Kateeva, Dr. Chopra was a Scientist at Plextronics in Pittsburgh, where she managed the device science and physics group to provide device characterization and analysis support for materials development at the company. She was a key contributor to Plexcore® product development and knowledge transfer from research phase to process development.
Dr. Chopra earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology from Delhi College of Engineering in 2005 while working at National Physical Laboratory, Delhi, India on various organic electronics related projects. She earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 2009. She is a member of Society of Information Displays (SID) and the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE). She has authored 20+ publications in top journals, with 1000+ citations, 8 patent applications and 40+ conference presentations.
Date: May 22-26 Society for Information Display (SID) DisplayWeek Business Track Location: Los Angeles Convention Center.