AUGUST 13--Integral Vision Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI; www.iv-usa.com) has received an order for a SharpEye inspection station from Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, NY; www.kodak.com) to be used for the inspection of organic-light-emitting-diode (OLED) displays. SharpEye provides on-line inspection and analysis of functional and cosmetic defects in displays to assure quality in the manufacturing process as well as verification of the final product.
OLED technology is based on thin organic films that emit light when stimulated with an electric charge. The emitted light can be individual colors of red, green, or blue, or the colors can be combined to create full-color, high-resolution images. OLED displays provide a clear and distinct image viewable from a very wide (165°) angle and require relatively little power.
Integral Vision has been inspecting displays since 1992 and is currently focusing its resources on the inspection of small (up to 7-in.-diagonal) flat-panel displays (SFPDs). Integral Vision provides lab and production systems capable of detecting and analyzing defects to a subpixel level on even the highest-resolution SFPDs.