Samsung wants to set standards for testing OLED materials in a bid to support its partners in the industry. That’s based on a recent report from the company’s home region. In fact, every indication appears to be that it has already established just such a platform for evaluating OLED materials.
What is this new OLED materials testing platform from Samsung?
Now, as hinted above, the goal of the new Samsung platform for OLED material testing is fairly straightforward. The company hopes to support its business partners when it comes to improving their capabilities. And also to create an “organic material ecosystem” aimed at improving OLED performance.
Samsung Display has dubbed its new OLED testing platform “Sync-OLED.” The platform was created with help from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information Supercomputing Application Center. And, diving deeper into its purpose reveals how it hopes to accomplish its goals.
Summarily, Sync-OLED pre-evaluates OLED materials and their characteristics in simulation. That simulation platform can be used not just by its current partners but also by independent material and research companies. Specifically, in partnership with Samsung Display, that alleviates the need for companies to spend exorbitant amounts of money to test on their own.
Samsung Display spent two years, starting in 2020, developing the platform with the South Korean institute. Including building the tools and servers to support those tools.
Why is this a big deal?
As noted by Samsung Display Research Institute Vice President Chang-hee Lee, the OLED market has continued to expand rapidly. The best handsets not only in the flagship space use the technology, but also a growing number in the mid-range and budget-range market. With foldable devices quickly rising in popularity as well. And that has paved the way for a significant amount of growth in the space. But also creates new growth opportunities for the “organic material market.”
Creating a platform for evaluating and pre-evaluating materials and their characteristics ensures a more level playing field. Mr. Chang-hee Lee specifically points to “talented startups” that are entering the market and the platform serving as a way to support “qualitative and quantitative growth” for those companies. As well as for existing Samsung Display partners in the space.