OLEDs: Moser Baer and CNSE establish pilot production facility for OLED lighting panels

Oct. 15, 2010
Canandaigua, NY--MBT, UDC, and CNSE STC announced a partnership to establish a pilot production facility for OLED lighting panels.

Canandaigua, NY--Moser Baer Technologies (MBT)--the U.S. division of Moser Baer India, Universal Display Corporation (UDC), and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's (CNSE) Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC) announced a partnership to establish a pilot production facility for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting panels at STC's Canandaigua location, which will create more than 50 high-tech jobs by 2012 while further building New York's world-class resources to support clean and environmentally friendly technologies.

MBT will invest $11.5 million to acquire state-of-the-art equipment for the pilot manufacturing line. This capability will play a critical role in the development and deployment of OLED solid-state lighting (SSL) technology that offers increased energy efficiency, decreased power consumption, and an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional incandescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs.

The initiative is supported by a $4 million grant, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, from the U.S. Department of Energy awarded to MBT's partner, UDC, a developer of OLED technology for use in flat-panel displays, lighting, and organic electronics. During this program, UDC will demonstrate the scalability of its proprietary Universal PHOLED technology and materials for the manufacture of white OLED lighting panels that meet commercial lighting targets.

"We are very pleased to be part of this groundbreaking effort to bring high technology OLED manufacturing for energy efficient lighting to the United States," said Steven V. Abramson, president and CEO of Universal Display. "Our proprietary high efficiency phosphorescent OLED technology and materials, together with Moser Baer Technologies high volume manufacturing expertise, promises a bright future for OLED lighting here in the U.S. We are extremely pleased to be the leader of the team selected by the Department of Energy to help move the U.S. into the 21st century for the production of energy efficient, and environmentally friendly, solid state OLED lighting."

The announcement marks the first major development since the September 20 establishment of CNSE's STC, created through a merger of two of New York State's Centers of Excellence - the Infotonics Technology Center ("ITC") in Canandaigua and the Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology ("CENN") at CNSE.

SOURCE: CNSE University at Albany; http://cnse.albany.edu/News/index.cfm?InstanceID=573&step=show_detail&NewsID=2246

Posted by:Gail Overton

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