The Royal Philips Electronics have announced an investment of 40 million Euros to increase production capacity of OLED lighting facility in Aachen. The investment will support the rapid growth of the Philips OLED business, with increased availability of OLED modules for high-end applications in the design of decorative lighting and ambient use. Additional capacity should
The Royal Philips Electronics have announced an investment of 40 million Euros to increase production capacity of OLED lighting facility in Aachen. The investment will support the rapid growth of the Philips OLED business, with increased availability of OLED modules for high-end applications in the design of decorative lighting and ambient use. Additional capacity should begin operations by 2012.
OLED as a new lightingÂ technology emits a soft diffused light and provides a new kind of design and isÂ energy efficient. Application of OLED lighting is therefore particularlyÂ attractive for high-end retail facilities, services and design of residentialÂ buildings because of the possibility of creating attractive decorative andÂ ambient elements that are appealing to consumers with high design awareness.
Rene van Schooten,Â chief director in Philips Lighting, said: “Due to its small size, OLEDÂ technology can easily be integrated into furniture, walls, ceilings or floorsÂ in a way that has been unthinkable with other light sources.
This additionalÂ investment in OLED manufacturing facility in Aachen will strengthen PhilipsÂ leadership in innovation in lighting, as well as increase our ability to offerÂ innovative lighting applications that are tailored to the consumer needs.”
Philips has recentlyÂ opened its Lumiblade Creative Lab in Aachen in which lighting designers,Â manufacturers of lighting and creative people can experience OLED materials firstÂ hand. In addition, Philips has established cooperation in the sphere ofÂ development of OLED products with local CERT Institute in Florianopolis,Â Brazil, and manages product development center in Shanghai in China, where theyÂ could develop and customize applications OLED lighting in collaboration withÂ lighting designers around the world.
Some examples of PhilipsÂ OLED innovations that are already available on the market are: PhilipsÂ Lumiblade “OLED module which includes all the necessary electronic andÂ mechanical interfaces for easy integration into lamps, furniture and interiorÂ design projects, Philips Interactive OLED lighting for hotels and privateÂ clients. Finally, the first affordable OLED lighting fixtures,Â “O’Leaf” manufactured by Philips Modular and “Edge” whichÂ was developed by Established & Sons.
Philips’ investment inÂ OLED manufacturing facility in Aachen, the continuation of the implementationÂ of research projects partly funded by the EU, BMBF (German Ministry forÂ Education and Research) and the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.