February 22, 2021 / Birgit Schuder

LG Display Co. acquires license for an IGM invention

LG Display Co. has acquired a license for the active-matrix-drive circuit for OLED displays invented by the Institute for Large Area Microelectronics (IGM)

Displays equipped with OLED technology offer an excellent picture quality with strong contrast and rich colors. Almost all of the OLED televisions sold millions of times worldwide by LG and other leading manufacturers, such as Sony and Panasonic, use the LG OLED display modules and thus the invention of the Institute for Large Area Microelectronics at the University of Stuttgart.

The University of Stuttgart had sold the patent to Solas OLED Ltd. which successfully sued LG and other manufacturers of OLED televisions for patent infringement. After several litigations, LG Display Co. acquired a license for the invention made at the Institute for Large Area Microelectronics. The institute is participating in the licensing proceeds.

You will find more information in the press release of Solas OLED Ltd.

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