Eric Virey - OLED on Flexible Organic TFTs: Could Organic Semiconductors

Session 3: Flexible Displays

OLED on Flexible Organic TFTs: Could Organic Semiconductors Revive Old Fabs and Enable Wrinkable AMOLED Displays and New Applications?
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 
2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

This presentation will briefly review backplanes technologies for flexible displays and focus on the current status and potential of organic semiconductors TFTs (OTFTs). Organic semiconductors appeared in the mid 1980’s but their performance limited them to the status of laboratory curiosities. By the mid 2000’s, performance had increased to be on par with industry standard amorphous –Si. As of 2017, mobility comparable to oxides TFTs have been demonstrated. Organic TFTs enables truly flexible AMOLED displays with bending radius below 1 mm (“wrinkable”). The technology can easily be implemented in older, fully depreciated a-Si fabs with minimum capex and produce high performance displays. Most panel makers are working on OTFTs. But each has a different view regarding how they fit on their roadmap, ranging from R&D curiosity to defensive project or strategic and differentiating technology. This presentation will sort through the hype and misconceptions and provide an update on the status and roadmap for organic semiconductor displays.


Speaker's Biography

Dr Eric Virey serves as a Senior Market and Technology Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole), the “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company. Eric is a daily contributor to the development of LED, OLED, and Displays activities at Yole, with a large collection of market and technology reports as well as multiple custom consulting projects: business strategy, identification of investments or acquisition targets, due diligences (buy/sell side), market and technology analysis, cost modelling, technology scouting, etc. Thanks to its deep knowledge of the LED/OLED and displays related industries, Eric has spoken in more than 30 industry conferences worldwide over the last 5 years. He has been interviewed and quoted by leading media over the world.

Previously Eric has held various R&D, engineering, manufacturing and business development positions with Fortune 500 Company Saint-Gobain in France and the United States.

Dr Eric Virey holds a Ph-D in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.


Eric Virey
Yole Développement