According to a report in The Korea Herald, Samsung Display co-developed the platform – known as the “Sync-OLED” platform - with the supercomputing centre at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information.
The platform allows suppliers to run simulations on their materials and predict how they will affect the performance of OLED panels. According to the report the new platform could prove a significant cost-saving for partners.
Materials testing by vendors often requires them to buy software and hire staff, resulting in costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to the report Samsung Display intend to open the platform both to existing vendors and to other materials companies and research institutions.
OLED – or Organic Light Emitting Diodes – is a flat light emitting technology, made by placing a series of organic thin films between two conductors. OLEDs are emissive displays that do not require a backlight and so can be designed thinner and more efficient than LCD displays.
Samsung Display, which was spun off from Samsung Electronics in April 2012, is the world's largest producer of OLED displays.