Organic Light Emitting Diodes—OLEDs—are beginning to show up on the radar as a viable technology for automotive lighting. For now they’re mostly confined to concept cars, but they’re sure to appear on series-production vehicles in the next few years—their unique appearance and design prospects guarantee it. The DVN technical report released today will bring you up to speed on OLED technology and state of the art applications, challenges, and the structure of the industry.
The first part of the report describes OLED technology and devices, history, suppliers, and industry infrastructure. That was the easy part. Much harder was to portray the OLED market and automotive applications. Most of the players keep their information secret, despite the evidence that outfits more open to sharing are often more involved in the latest OLED applications and benefit from interesting feedback and discussion. I thank Audi—the pioneer in OLED as they have been in most cutting-edge vehicle lighting technologies lately—Osram Opto, Philips, and Astron-Fiamm who opened their doors for us and which gave very interesting interviews about OLED.
The target group for this report is not necessarily technical specialists, but rather those confronted with more general questions and decisions around OLEDs who want to gain a solid basic understanding of this technology. We cover the various topics from a broader view by giving typical examples and data without going into too much detail or trying to account for each and every execution variant.
You will read, with a great interest, the exclusive interviews of John Peek, CTO Philips Automotive Lighting on OLED technology, Stephan Berlitz, head of the lighting innovations at Audi, and OSRAM, Philips, Astron-Fiamm senior experts in OLED.
We hope this report will be interesting to you and will bring you more interest to investigate OLEDs!
DVN Editor in Chief