Displays based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) have rapidly developed and are commercially available since
some time. However, in order to achieve large market penetration in new segments like lighting and optoelectronic, it is
generally expected that the current status of the field has to advance in terms of manufacturing cost and integration
OLED devices with electrically doped transport layers show low operating voltage, high efficiency and long lifetime. In
this paper we demonstrate that the concept of p- and n-type electrical doping can be applied under manufacturing
conditions on the worldwide first vertical in-line fabrication setup for large area lighting applications. An in-linemanufactured
highly efficient white-OLED-system will be presented. The driving of large area lighting tiles defines the
resulting OLED lifetime and efficiency. In this paper we will present first results on the driving of large area lighting
Beside the lighting application the integration of highly efficient OLEDs for optoelectronic applications is an
opportunity for innovative new applications. Microdisplays, integrated optocoupler and light barriers are few examples
for the potential of OLEDs in optoelectronic applications. We will present results regarding the integration of highly
efficient top-emitting PIN OLEDs<sup>TM</sup> for optoelectronic applications.
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) have to be improved to achieve new market segments in displays and lighting
applications. We present important steps towards achieving this goal in a combination of highly efficient devices,
manufacturing and new driving aspects.
It is generally expected that the manufacturing methods have to be made more efficient to achieve large market
penetration. We firstly present results on a highly efficient RGB-OLED-system with doped transport layer,
manufactured in the worldwide first vertical In-Line set-up.
Additionally a second-generation passive matrix OLED controller/driver IC was developed. Though the design was
application-specifically directed for the onto integration into an OLED minidisplay panel module (e.g., by pad layout
design being closely related to display connection schemes), versatile service in various applications was focused on.
Therefore, in general they may also act as application-specific standard products (ASSP), if their built-in functions
provide compatibility to a wide range of passive-matrix OLED panels. Additionally, the second generation supports
various PMOLED display resolutions, area or full-color (RGB) operating modes and circuit techniques for OLED
devices lifetime improvement.