Kebotix claims to be on the cusp of "promising" OLED breakthrough

Kebotix, which develops reagents and materials using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, claims to be on the cusp of a "promising" breakthrough in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

OLED technology is already widely used in electronic devices, including smartphones, computers, televisions, handheld game consoles, and other flat-screen devices that require high image quality and low power consumption. OLEDs are also gaining popularity in lighting as they provide diffuse light less harmful to human eyes, and can find applications in the healthcare sector as wearable smart patches with built-in sensors, Kebotix said.

OLED technology was invented in 1987 by Eastman Kodak and commercialized in a Pioneer car stereo display in 1997. It is not without flaws. Specifically, low yield, high cost, blue emitter problems, and shorter organic material lifespan.

Using its patented innovative feedback platform that accelerates discovery, Kebotix has created a pipeline for intelligently designing OLED emitter molecules. It leverages the ability of artificial intelligence to analyze massive amounts of data with expert input. In less than six months, several new classes of candidate molecules were discovered and tested in prototypes.

Kebotix expects that in the first half of 2022 everything will be ready for testing new materials with manufacturing partners interested in being the first to introduce commercially viable next-generation technology.

The new emitter materials found by Kebotix are better than the current molecular vapor deposition technology applied to the display industry. They can be deposited onto a stack from a solution, for example by printing. This paves the way for wider commercialization of OLED technology in smart packaging, wearable sensors and other applications where manufacturing costs are critical.

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