Dr. Michael Hack

Vice-President of Business Development | Universal Display Corporation
Dr. Michael Hack

UDC: Advancing Phosphorescent OLED Technology for Market Growth

Energy efficiency in OLED displays is becoming increasingly important to supporting growth in the consumer electronics sector, especially with the advancement of IoT, 5G and AI technologies. As device performance increases, lower power consumption OLEDs help provide a crucial energy offset to allow for additional functionality, lower panel temperatures, smaller batteries, thinner device profiles, and more.

In this presentation, we will discuss UDC’s unique insights as a pioneer in the invention, development and supply of phosphorescent OLED materials and technologies for energyefficient display and lighting applications. This includes how UDC’s advancements can support the continued proliferation of OLEDs throughout the consumer electronics landscape, including in smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, laptops, computer monitors, TVs, automotive displays, lighting applications and more. As OLED adoption grows, UDC’s mission is to be a key enabler in the OLED ecosystem and support our customers and the OLED industry’s growth with our broad and deep experience and know-how, proprietary OLED technologies and UniversalPHOLED® (phosphorescent OLED) energyefficient emissive material systems. To achieve this, we are expanding our global footprint and advancing our materials and technologies to ensure we can meet future growth of the OLED industry.

In this talk, we will present our display efficiency innovation roadmap to ultra-low power consumption that incorporates an all-phosphorescent RGB stack expected to meet commercial specifications in 2024. We believe that our significant increases in efficiency and performance will enable new product applications for OLED technology, thereby growing the OLED market.

We will also present our progress with our proprietary Organic Vapor Jet Printing (OVJP) for printing all common OLED layers and small molecule emissive materials to manufacture large area side-by-side RGB OLED TVs, providing a cost-effective, highthroughput manufacturing path resulting in high device performance. Beyond displays, we will also outline how OLEDs are an ideal light source for red light therapy, which is seeing significant growth in the treatment of numerous health conditions.


Dr. Michael Hack, is Vice-President of Business Development at Universal Display Corporation. He is responsible for developing and commercializing advanced high efficiency next generation OLED products. In May 2019, he also became VP of Business Development for UDC Ventures. Prior to joining UDC in 1999, he was associated with dpiX, a Xerox Company, where he was responsible for manufacturing flat panel displays and digital medical imaging products based on amorphous silicon TFT technology. Dr. Hack received his Ph. D. degree from Cambridge University, England in 1981 and in 2007 Dr. Hack was elected a Fellow of the Society for Information Display. In 2014 Dr. Hack was nominated to serve on the board of the U.S. OLED Lighting Coalition to promote the advancement and commercialization of OLED lighting.