Universal Display Lands OLED Contract
Universal Display Corp., a Ewing, N.J., developer of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technologies for flat panel displays, lighting and other optoelectronic applications, announced it has been awarded a $100,000 contract to provide the US Navy with a prototype communications device based on a full-color, active-matrix OLED prototype built on metallic foil. The project builds on work that Universal Display is performing for the US Army and Air Force under a Small Business Innovation Research phase III contract announced in January. For the new award, Universal Display will deliver an active-matrix PHOLED display prototype built on flexible metallic foil integrated into a wrist-worn wireless communication device. The display is enabled by the company's PHOLED (phosphorescent OLED), FOLED (flexible OLED) and TOLED (top-emission OLED) technologies; it will also use poly-silicon backplane technology from Palo Alto Research Center. The prototype will then be integrated into a wrist-mounted wireless device by L-3 Communications Display Systems.