Agreements fuel OLED microdisplay development

eMagin Corp. (Hopewell Junction, NY) has signed an agreement with IBM (White Plains, NY) for joint development of organic-light-emitting-diode (OLED) technology.

eMagin Corp. (Hopewell Junction, NY) has signed an agreement with IBM (White Plains, NY) for joint development of organic-light-emitting-diode (OLED) technology. As part of the deal, the two firms will share information and work to accelerate the development of OLED-on-silicon technology for microdisplay applications. The project will be comanaged by Webster Howard, eMagin's vice president of technology; Erik Harris, IBM Research director of subsystems technologies and application laboratory; and Walter Riess, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory manager of display technology.

In another collaborative technology agreement, eMagin will work with LG Electronics (Seoul, South Korea) to try to advance the progress of LG's field-emission display (FED) devices. Although this larger-size direct-view flat-panel-display technology is somewhat of a divergence from eMagin's emphasis on microdisplays, Susan Jones, eMagin's executive vice president, notes that the firm has several key technology and processing capabilities with the potential to enhance FED technology, which like OLED devices is emissive and does not require backlighting. Until recently, eMagin was known as FED Corp.—Paula Noaker Powell

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