UKDL launches newsletter

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND-The UK Displays & Lighting (UKDL) Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has launched a newsletter offering advice and guidance about future technology trends.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND-The UK Displays & Lighting (UKDL) Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has launched a newsletter offering advice and guidance about future technology trends. The new publication is targeted at engineers, scientists and managers who work in and displays and lighting, and also users of the technologies.

There are 22 KTNs set up by the UK government. These involve government, industry and academia and aim to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between industry and the science base. The UKDL covers displays, lighting and backlighting, and specializes in the technologies for plastic electronics, flat panel displays, and solid state lighting.

Chris Williams, Director of the UKDL, comments, “We hope to inform and educate in an entertaining way, and each issue will contain a wide-ranging summary of activities that are taking place around the UK in the displays and lighting communities at our companies and universities, as well as presenting detailed interviews with leading figures in the UK displays & lighting communities.”

The first issue of the UKDL Newsletter includes four interviews and 15 pages of news stories. New technology developments reported include the announcement of a $6.4 million dollar project headed up by De Montfort University, Leicester, to develop three-dimensional television, the opening of a new Plastic Electronics Technology Centre (PETeC) in County Durham and the sale to a US footwear retailer of optical three-dimensional gauges, FootSee, developed by UK consultancy QinetiQ.

-Bridget Marx

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