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February 11th, 2010

Making OLED Displays Cheaper

Abstract:
Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays are more energy-efficient and provide a better picture than liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), but they haven't gained much of a market foothold because they're far more expensive. A recently introduced OLED TV sold by LG in South Korea costs over $2,500, for example.

A startup in Menlo Park, CA, hopes to bring down the cost of these high-performance displays by making equipment for printing them on a large scale. Kateeva is testing a prototype large-area OLED printer that it will send to display manufacturers for testing next year. According to the company, its equipment can be used to print OLED displays for 60 percent of the cost of LCDs.

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