MANHASSET, N.Y. The U.S. Display Consortium (USDC) has awarded a research and development contract to Dow Corning Corp. to develop hole injection materials for producing higher efficiency organic light emitting diode devices (OLED) suited for high-definition displays.
USDC (San Jose, Calif.) and Dow Corning (Midland, Mich.) will equally share the cost of the $2.39 million development project.
"Currently available hole injection and transport materials and their processing do not provide the ideal solution for use in OLEDs, especially polymer-based OLEDS," stated Carl Bilgrien, Dow Corning's manager of display technology, in a statement.
The USDC-funded project will be undertaken in two phases, with the second phase focused on the application of Dow Corning's hole injection materials using inkjet printing or other patterning techniques.