eMagin Team Wins Navy STTR; Project with Univ. of Michigan To Extend Utility of OLED Displays for Direct-View and Near-Eye Applications
For this project, the eMagin Corporation/University of Michigan team will demonstrate a rugged and reliable thin-film encapsulation method for OLED displays.
“This award will advance technology to foster new generations of displays”
"This award will advance technology to foster new generations of displays," said Susan Jones, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, eMagin Corporation. "The promise of this research is a rugged, low-cost encapsulation technique and process that can be applied to microdisplays as well as larger format OLED devices."
According to Professor Jerzy Kanicki, head of the "Organic & Molecular Electronics" research group, "This project should enable us to move key technology from the lab to the customer and enable a whole new generation of display products. We are pleased to be working with eMagin, the leader in active matrix, OLED-on-silicon microdisplays."
About University of Michigan SSEL
Located within the University of Michigan Electrical Engineering and Computer Science building, Solid-State Electronics Laboratory (SSEL) opened in 1986 to offer complete capabilities for the fabrication of silicon and gallium arsenide devices, circuits and microsystems. The SSEL consists of a class 100/10-research laboratory with approximately 7,000 sq ft of work area, backed up by almost 25,000 sq ft of support facilities. A separate class 10,000 Instructional Laboratory of about 1,000 sq ft supports formal courses in fabricating and characterizing devices and circuits. The SSEL now has a total of over 100 doctoral students involved in its various research programs. Also SSEL includes the Michigan Nanofabrication Facility (MNF), which is part of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), serving nationwide researchers.
About eMagin Corporation
A leader in virtual imaging technology, eMagin integrates high-resolution OLED microdisplays, magnifying optics, and systems technologies to create a virtual image that appears comparable to that of a computer monitor or a large-screen television. With unique technology for producing high-performance small molecule OLED-on-silicon microdisplays and related optical systems, eMagin is the only company to supply these displays in commercial quantities to OEMs. In addition, the company sells integrated modules to military, industrial and medical customers, and has recently announced its first consumer system, the Z800 3DVisor. eMagin's microdisplay operations are co-located with IBM on its campus in East Fishkill, N.Y. Optics and system design facilities are located in Bellevue, Wash. For additional information, please visit www.emagin.com and www.3dvisor.com.