UDC recipient of 2008 U.S. Army SBIR achievement award

05 January 2009
Company Honored for Its Environmentally-Benign, Single-Layer Barrier Encapsulation Technology for Use in the Manufacture of Durable Flexible OLEDs

Universal Display Corporation recently announced that the company has been awarded a 2008 U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Achievement Award. The award recognises the Company for its work in developing a novel, environmentally-friendly, single-layer barrier encapsulation technology, especially important for flexible OLEDs.

Universal Display's new single-layer barrier technology relies on the use of non-toxic materials for formation of the protective barrier film. The technology, originally conceived by researchers at Princeton University, was successfully transferred to Universal Display to enable the encapsulation of full-colour, flexible OLED display prototypes for delivery to the U.S. Army.

"It's an honor for everyone at Universal Display to be recognized with this competitive award from the U.S. Army," stated Steven V. Abramson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Display Corporation. "I am proud of the strong team effort demonstrated by our researchers at Universal Display and our colleagues at Princeton University, as well as the support that the U.S. Army has provided in this area. This innovation has the potential to significantly improve the performance and cost of flexible OLED displays for military and consumer applications as well as other thin-film technologies including OLED lighting, solar cells and thin-film batteries."


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