Universal Display to Develop Infra-Red Phosphorescent OLEDs on Metal Foil

Jan 03, 2005

Universal Display Corporation, a leading developer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) for flat technologies for flat panel displays, lighting and other opto-electronic applications, has been awarded a $69,999 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract by the U.S. Army Communication Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center, in Ft. Monmouth, NJ . This contract is aimed at developing a novel, top-emission infra-red pixel on metal foil substrates for use in military applications utilizing the Company's proprietary PHOLED TM phosphorescent and top-emission OLED display technologies.

The focus of this project, entitled "Flexible Day/Nighttime Phosphorescent OLED Displays," is on developing novel infra-red emitting OLEDs that will be compatible with current-generation night vision capabilities employed by the military. These devices can be incorporated into a color display with conventional full-color emitting pixels to produce a display that has both daytime and covert nighttime functionality. Integrating these visible and infrared-emitting OLEDs on a flexible steel foil substrate will provide a rugged package to ensure survivability in an uncontrolled battlefield environment.

This program is part of a larger initiative in which Universal Display and its university partners have pioneered the development of a number of key proprietary OLED technologies to enable flexible OLED displays on steel foil substrates, including the Company's PHOLEDs which address the need for high-efficiency, together with its TOLED top-emission OLED and FOLED flexible OLED technologies.

"We are very pleased to add this new project from the U.S. Army to our current work on developing flexible OLEDs on metal foil," stated Steven V. Abramson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Display Corporation . "We believe that this program can result in another advanced military application designed to help commanders and soldiers alike communicate better on the battlefield. In addition, the development of novel infra-red OLED materials themselves may further broaden the potential for a host of military products including helmet mounted displays, and may also lead to novel uses in the commercial and consumer sectors."

The Federal SBIR Program is designed to stimulate technological innovation in the small business sector and typically consists of three phases. During the first phase, the scientific, technical and commercial merit and feasibility of a novel idea is demonstrated. If successful, a subsequent Phase II program might be awarded that is typically $500,000 to $750,000 over a 24-month period, to pursue further research and the development of a well-defined prototype. Universal Display Corporations has been awarded seven Phase II programs to date as a result of its success during its Phase I programs. In a final Phase III program, the demonstrated prototype is developed into a viable product for sale to the military and/or private sector.

Explore further: Google to help boost Greece's tourism industry

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Lighting the way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Jan 07, 2013

Recycling, reusing and reducing are all ways in which Europeans are assisting in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is a far cry from the days when we threw everything away without thought. ...

Don't dump your new TV for 3-D television set just yet

Jan 15, 2010

With my ears still ringing from the roar of a thousand TVs on the floor of the International Consumer Electronics Show, I'm going to use this week's column to answer a few questions readers asked about new ...

Sony Debuts First OLED TV in the US

Jan 07, 2008

Sony today announced the availability of the industry’s first Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) television in the United States.

Recommended for you

Google to help boost Greece's tourism industry

10 hours ago

Internet giant Google will offer management courses to 3,000 tourism businesses on the island of Crete as part of an initiative to promote the sector in Greece, industry union Sete said on Thursday.

Enabling a new future for cloud computing

11 hours ago

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds—to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"—that will enable the academic research community ...

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada

15 hours ago

A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment reached its final destination Thursday after several thousand kilometers on the road.

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software

15 hours ago

A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

User comments : 0