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Also, on 1 October 2017 the subsidiary APEVA SE – to which Aixtron transferred its OVPD OLED deposition technology – officially began operation. Gen1 OLED systems are in operation at an Asian display manufacturer’s R&D line. “Gen2 system will soon be installed at the customer facility in order to qualify the technology for mass production,” says Schulte. “In addition, we are in discussions with several companies about a partnership [joint venture] in the OLED sector, which should complement APEVA’s range of products and services,” adds president Dr Felix Grawert.