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Applied Materials, Merck and Braunschweig University Awarded Funding by German Government for OLED Research

The group has been awarded a grant by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to develop more cost efficient organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)

Information Courtesy of Applied Materials

Applied will spearhead the three-year project, named Light InLine (LILi), joining forces with Merck, a leading manufacturer of high performance OLED materials and TU-BS, an internationally recognized center for OLED research. Work on the LILi project will be centered at Applied Materials’ advanced development facility in Alzenau, Germany.

While a number of OLED products have been developed in recent years, key challenges such as limited lifetime and high costs must be addressed for the technology to be widely adopted. The LILi project aims to address these challenges by developing large-area manufacturing processes using high-performance organic materials and efficient device design.

The total cost of the OLED project will amount to approximately €7.49 million, which includes €3.26 million to be provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and €4.23 million to be contributed by the industry partners.

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