Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, unveiled a new OLED prototype using its proprietary UniversalBarrier™ technology at the 2012 Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition. Universal Display is showcasing the prototype from June 5 -7, 2012, at Booth No. 649 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
The company’s UniversalBarrier single-layer barrier film technology, which has demonstrated excellent barrier performance and potential cost-effectiveness, has recently been shown to enable product designs not requiring an encapsulation bezel. This feature increases the potential active panel area and enhances the ability to tile panels together, offering significant benefits for rigid and flexible display and lighting product designs.
“Developed to accelerate the commercialization of flexible OLED displays and lighting, our single-layer barrier film technology now offers added benefits for flexible and glass OLED product designs,” said Steven V. Abramson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Display. “With excellent performance, potential cost effectiveness, and now the ability to enhance panel designs, our barrier technology can be an important component for the next wave of cutting-edge and design-friendly OLED display and lighting products.”
OLED display and lighting devices require protection from environmental factors, like oxygen and moisture. Officially introduced in 2011, Universal Display’s novel single-layer barrier technology forms a permeation barrier with hybrid organic-inorganic properties and enables cost-effective packaging of thin-film devices and plastic substrate systems. The technology could also be a key factor in enabling novel manufacturing techniques, including roll-to-roll printing of electronics.
To see how Universal Display is changing the face of the display and lighting industries with its UniversalPHOLED®, white OLED and flexible OLED technologies, please visit the company at www.universaldisplay.com.
Source: Universal Display Corporation