SmartKem (Manchester, UK), a leading developer of organic semiconductors for the manufacture of low power, robust and lightweight electronic displays, has appointed Billy McLaughlin as its new chief operating officer. McLaughlin’s appointment is a major coup for SmartKem having spent more than two decades in senior roles with some of the semiconductor industry’s giants, including Motorola and GLOBALFOUNDRIES.
Kyulux, Inc. (Fukuoka, Japan), a leader in next generation organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology, and WiseChip (Miaoli, Taiwan), a leading manufacturer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) products, recently announced that the two companies plan to release a commercial product utilizing 4th generation Hyperfluorescence OLED light emission technology. This will be the first commercial product using this new generation of organic compounds in a commercial display product.
FlexEnable (Cambridge, UK), a leader in the development and industrialisation of organic electronics for flexible displays and sensors, has signed a technology transfer and license agreement with Truly Semiconductors (Guangdong, China), one of the leading display makers in China. The deal aims to bring FlexEnable’s flexible organic liquid crystal display (OLCD) technology into mass production on Truly’s lines within 2018.