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OLED-T, Microsharp to develop backlight solution

Posted: 18 Jan 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:OLED-T  Microsharp  OLED  organic LED  LEDs 

Partnering on a two-year project, OLED-T and Microsharp Corp. Ltd will develop a concept product that combines optical films with OLED materials for backlighting. The project, which costs approximately Rs.1.99 crore ($440,000), aims to develop a high-efficiency white-light, thin, flexible, on-plastic OLED solid state lighting system that will initially be geared towards the flat-panel display market, particularly the micro- and flexible displays.

"This highly innovative project will see both companies developing and integrating a number of leading edge processes. If we achieve the efficiency benefits that we are aiming for, then our backlights will offer the potential to reduce system power consumption, which in turn will lower operating costs and provide significant battery lifetime benefits," said Microsharp CEO Nicholas Walker.

Myrddin Jones, CEO, OLED-T said, "The commercial benefits of this project, the first of its kind, are immediately obvious and there is certainly a market for the materials that we are looking to develop. We are working closely with several backlight unit suppliers in the Far East and as such we are well placed to leverage the commercial benefits that will arise from our partnership with Microsharp. We are looking forward to working on this project and are extremely positive about its possibilities."

The project has been partly funded through U.K.'s Department of Trade and Industry Electronics and Photonics Collaborative R&D Competition of the Technology Program.

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