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1. Direct conversion of electric energy to light by a solid phosphor subjected to an alternating electric field.
2. Emission of light caused by electric discharge in a gas.

e·lec′tro·lu′mi·nes′cent adj.


(Chemistry) physics
a. the emission of light by a phosphor when activated by an alternating field or by a gas when activated by an electric discharge
b. the light emitted by this process
eˌlectroˌlumiˈnescent adj


(ɪˌlɛk troʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns)

luminescence produced when an alternating current actuates a dielectric phosphor.
e•lec`tro•lu`mi•nes′cent, adj.
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Casio will first set up a new firm in February to take over its display division including around 600 employees from an organic EL display development team and a liquid crystal panel production unit.
An organic EL display is a light emitting diode (LED) whose emissive electroluminescent layer is composed of a film of organic compounds.
Dai-Nippon Printing developed a new barrier film for flexible organic EL display panels.
Applications: Thin-wall, precision molding; large, thick parts Standard features: Diagonal arrangement of two mold traverse cylinders; HUMMA-S controller with touch panel and EL display, self-diagnostics, storage for 20 mold set-ups, automatic color-change sequence, shuttle-type quick mold change, automatic hot-runner coupling, automatic mold-utilities coupling, standard lot counter stops machine after preset number of cycles.
The electro-luminescent EL display panel offers enhanced levels of user interaction with improved graphical qualities over traditional LCD and LED displays, along with the ability to be cut and shaped to provide design flexibility to match display configuration with design concepts.
Chief executive of Pelikon Mike Powell said, 'As a world leading EL display company, Pelikon has quickly attracted the attention of major customers looking for a competitive edge and differentiation in the increasingly congested market of fast evolving electronic consumer appliances.
It also includes a hi-brite EL display and a reverse video mode with wide viewing angle for improved viewing.
Planar has made the integration of their EL display very smooth," said Gary Freeman, Engineering Director at ZOLL.
In addition, we believe EL customers and employees will benefit from having the EL business now under the direction of a recognized leader in the use of atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology, a critical component of EL display production.
The "UNECS-3000A" is extremely versatile and can be used for purposes such as evaluating resist film thickness for semiconductor lithography and organic EL display film, and in a wide range of settings including production lines and in research and development.
We found the Planar EL display to be the right fit again for this project because of its function and ideal size, as well as power consumption levels and reliable performance statistics," said Calvin Allwright, Dytecna Systems Engineering business development manager.
Toppan Printing, a major printing company in Japan, has developed a low-cost printing process for the manufacture of large-sized full-color organic EL display.