Visionox Opens 1st 6thGen Flexible OLED Panel Fab
May 28, 2018
Visionox, CEO, Deqiang Zhang gave a keynote address at DisplayWeek. He is a graduate of Tsinghua University and held various management roles at Visionox before becoming the company’s CEO. His field of research is organic optoelectronics. Dr. Zhang has devoted himself to the research and development of OLED process technology, the construction of OLED mass production lines, and product planning in China for 22 years, promoting the industrialization of OLED. Visionoxis one of China's first OLED developers and manufacturers with over 3,500 patents related to display technology, said Dr. Zhang Deqiang, president of the company. Founded in 2001, Visionox is produces curved displays, full-screen displays, as well as foldable and flexible screens. The Gu'an New Industry City, where top screen makers like Visionox and BOE have comprehensive setups, is aiming to become a large-scale industry cluster for panel manufacturing and a demonstration zone for emerging industries in Hebei Province, said Zhao Wei, executive president of China Fortune Land Development Co. Ltd (CFLD), developer and operator of the new industry city. Zhao explained that CFLD have established a multi-tier innovative platform system, synergizing efforts from incubators, schools, enterprise cooperation platforms, and research institutions to accelerate the application of scientific technologies into commercial use in the new industry city. On May 17th, Visionox (Gu'an) 6th-generation fully flexible AMOLED (active-matrix organic light emitting diode) production line, China's first 6th-generation fully flexible AMOLED production line, was put into operation in Gu'an New Industry City in Hebei Province. Featuring a designed productivity of 30,000 substrates per month, the production line can meet the display demands of approximately 100 million intelligent terminal devices. The Visionox (Gu'an) 6th-generation fully flexible AMOLED production is able to produce folding display screens and fully flexible display screens, in addition to the existing full-display screens and curved display screens. According to Dr. Zhang Deqiang, Visionox's President, Visionox was the first manufacturer to develop OLED in China. Boasting more than 3,500 OLED-related patents, it was the first Chinese company to issue international standards for flexible displays. Prior to this, Visionox had taken the lead by introducing the world's first full-screen bendable and flexible AMOLED display, the world's first 180-degree and bi-directional foldable and flexible AMOLED display module with a curvature radius of 3 mm, as well as the world's first arbitrarily folding flexible screen full module. When asked why they pushed for the launch of the project, CFLD executive president Zhao Wei commented that Visionox's predecessor was Tsinghua University's OLED Technology Group, founded in 1996. Over the years, the group has obtained a host of independent intellectual property rights and accumulated a wealth of experience in basic research related to OLED materials and device technology. In addition, the company owns a complete set of technologies for both pilot and mass production. It also has extensive experience in the mass production of products ranging from PMOLED to AMOLED. Introducing this leading project and accelerating the commercialization of the scientific and technological innovation results will boost quality development of the new-type display industrial cluster in Gu'an. According to Zhao, Gu'an New Industry City has brought together many display companies from across China, including Visionox, BOE, Eternal Material Technology and Yeolight, to name a few. A new-type display industrial cluster, valued over RMB 100 billion, has begun to take shape. "In order to promote collaborative R&D among enterprises, Gu'an will be developed into a national production base for AMOLED panels and display modules, as well as a demonstration base for strategic emerging industries (new-type display) in Hebei Province," said Zhao Wei. CFLD is currently placing greater focus on 10 industries, including electronic information, high-end devices, new-energy vehicles, and aerospace. As of today, by providing industry research, industry planning, resource pooling, carrier construction and full-process services, nearly 100 industrial clusters have been built to provide comprehensive solutions for regional industrial development, promote high concentration of industry chains' core links, and drive quality and sustainable development of the regional economy.