Display consortium receives funding, awards lithography contract

The US Display Consortium (USDC, San Jose, CA) received new funding of $25 million from the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). The consortium is thus assured of a $50 million budget for operations and development because member companies have pledged to match the ARPA funds. New USDC chief Michael Ciesinski says, although the government`s renewed commitment continues development of display technology at the present pace, "the challenge is to accelerate the effort

May 1st, 1995

The US Display Consortium (USDC, San Jose, CA) received new funding of $25 million from the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). The consortium is thus assured of a $50 million budget for operations and development because member companies have pledged to match the ARPA funds. New USDC chief Michael Ciesinski says, although the government`s renewed commitment continues development of display technology at the present pace, "the challenge is to accelerate the effort and create a thriving industry that can succeed without government funding." In addition, USDC awarded photolithography-company Tamarack Scientific (Anaheim, CA) a $2.1 million, 18-month contract to develo¥a large-area (840 ¥ 1025 mm), high-throughput (u¥to 80 panels per hour) exposure tool based on scanning-projection technology for manufacturing flat-panel displays.

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