August 10, 2005, Ewing, NJ--Universal Display Corporation has been awarded a nine-month, $98,894 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate an innovative approach to increase the brightness and power efficiency of white OLED lighting using Universal Display's proprietary PHOLED phosphorescent OLED and OVPD Organic Vapor Phase Deposition (OVPD) technologies.
In this program entitled, "High Efficiency White Mesh Phosphorescent OLEDs," the Company will work to increase OLED efficiency and brightness by employing novel emissive layer architectures that are enabled through the use of its proprietary OVPD process technology. Pioneered by Princeton University, OVPD technology is intended to provide a basis for next-generation OLED production equipment that can deposit high-quality, organic films with better performance and at lower cost than those achieved using conventional vacuum thermal evaporation (VTE).
One of the features of OVPD is its ability to deposit highly-precise film structures that are typically difficult to achieve with VTE, which enables exploration of novel structures for high-efficiency white OLED lighting. In addition, OVPD offers the potential to be a very cost-effective manufacturing approach for large-area, low-cost white OLEDs, which will be critical for general lighting applications. Equipment based on Universal Display's OVPD technology is sold by Aixtron (Aachen, Germany), under an exclusive license from Universal Display.