OLEDs have the attribute of depositing and patterning at relatively low on a flexible
substrate. OLEDs material by definition is transparent, flexible and very thin. A stack of organic light emitting material plus the injection and transport layers can be less than 100um. These characteristics have led to the development of many prototypes and much speculation about when flexible OLED displays and lighting would become commercially available. Members of the OLED Association, such as Samsung Mobile Display (SMD), Universal Display, Novaled, LG Display, Cambridge Display and Corning are leading the way. In lighting, GE is paving the way with the creation of an R&D lab that has produced a roll-‐to-‐ roll pilot line for OLED lighting. Konica Minolta Holdings recently announced that it will invest 3,500 million Japanese yen on a small scale facility, for OLED lighting. Konica Minolta has been working with GE General Electric Research since 2007 and has developed OLED lighting product demos. Konica already produces high performance blue phosphorescent material, which has been a
struggle for other material suppliers. Konica will start with a small pilot line in the 2nd quarter of 2011 and plans to build a new factory to produce high volume flexible OLED lighting in 2013.