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Konica Minolta’ OLED Lighting Shines on Performing Arts Costume at CeBIT 2017 Opening Ceremony
– “Japan Show Act” Performance Communicates Japan’s Thoughts and Expectation on Technologies –

Tokyo (March 17, 2017) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that its Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) flexible lighting panel will be used for the performer’s costume at “CeBIT 2017 Opening Ceremony Japan Show Act” on the evening of March 19 during the opening ceremony of CeBIT 2017, one of the world’s largest international trade fairs for information technology (March 20-24, 2017, Hannover, Germany).

CeBIT 2017 Opening Ceremony Japan Show Act

This year Japan has been elected for the first time as CeBIT partner country with a grand Japan Pavilion showcasing diverse technologies and entrepreneurship. On the eve of the fair, about 2,000 global leaders from governmental and business sectors will gather for the Opening Ceremony. Japan Show Act is a special performance to communicate Japan’s thoughts and expectation on technologies with technical support of Japanese companies for the artistic direction.

The adoption of flexible OLED lighting panel will emphasize its innovativeness as an advanced technology to showcase Japan’s strength among IT business, the theme of CeBIT 2017.

Konica Minolta’s OLED Lighting


Konica Minolta launched mass production of flexible OLED lighting panels for the first time in the world in 2014. Thin, light and bendable area lightsource, the flexible OLED lighting panels have unique features that are not available in conventional lighting. The company has delivered epoch-making technologies in the industry, including the announcement of the color-tunable OLED lighting panel which is not only the world’s first as flexible type but also the world’s thinnest.

Konica Minolta positions its OLED lighting as one of most promising new businesses with environmentally considerate products that take full advantage of its proprietary core technologies. Driving R&D and marketing activities vigorously, the company succeeded in the world’s first commercialization of OLED lighting panels using all phosphorescent emitters in 2011. In addition, as a technology leader, Konica Minolta developed a white OLED device for lighting with the world’s highest luminous efficacy of 139lm/W and luminous half-life of 55,000 hours or more in 2014. In May 2017, Konica Minolta and Pioneer Corporation will establish a joint venture, Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED, Inc., to accelerate launching of the OLED lighting business focusing on automotive lighting.

As a leading company of OLED lighting, Konica Minolta will continue contributing to a rich future through creation of new lighting culture.


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