DuPont Displays is joining forces with Philips Components and US start-up Alien Technology to develop active matrix polymer organic LED (OLED) on plastic technology.
The alliance will explore the potential of Alien's NanoBlock IC technology in the manufacture of polymer OLED displays on glass substrates.
Alien Technology will provide the Fluidic Self-Assembly process it has developed, which uses single-crystal silicon NanoBlock ICs fabricated on standard silicon wafers in conventional CMOS wafer foundries.
The company claims that single-crystal silicon NanoBlock ICs can handle any voltage or drive current, reduce or increase display frame rates, simplify display interfaces, add embedded intelligence and integrate touchscreen input capability.
DuPont will provide polymer OLED displays, design and processing expertise and work with Alien Technology to develop a method of using the same technology with a flexible plastic substrate.
Philips Components brings experience in display module design, systems and glass processing.