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Ewing, N.J. — Universal Display Corp. recently received a 2003 Army SBIR Phase II Quality Award at a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. for their U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project entitled "Transparent Organic Phosphorescent Backlights."
The company's project was among the six winners selected this year through the rigorous Quality Awards competition. Each of the projects selected represents the "Best of Class" among 27 nominations submitted from the Army Laboratories and Centers who participate in the SBIR Program.
The Phase II program focused on the development of high-efficiency, stacked, full-color, transparent and white backlights incorporating Universal Display's proprietary phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) and transparent OLED (TOLED) technologies. This work supported the U.S. Army's goal to develop low-power consumption displays for land warrior applications.
The Army conducts an annual awards program to recognize SBIR Phase II (Research and Development Phase) efforts that exemplify the SBIR goal of bringing innovative technologies and products to the marketplace. All Army SBIR Phase II companies whose projects conclude in a given fiscal year are eligible to compete for that year's quality awards. Award winners are selected based on the following three criteria: originality and innovation of the research; relevance of the research to the Army's mission; and immediate commercialization potential of the research, reflecting the primary goal of bringing technology and products to the marketplace.
The Army Phase II Quality Awards are sponsored by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology. The Army SBIR Program Management Office is responsible for executing the awards program.
Universal Display Corp. is a world leader in developing and commercializing innovative organic light emitting device (OLED) technologies and materials for use in the electronic flat panel display and other markets. For more information, visit www.universaldisplay.com.