Universal Display Corporation an innovator behind today’s and tomorrow’s displays and lighting through its state-of-the-art OLED technologies, today announced that it will exhibit a novel, wrist-worn flexible OLED communication device prototype at Digital Experience 2009, an event sponsored by Pepcom on January 7th, as part of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
“With the support of the U.S. Department of Defense, this wrist-worn flexible AMOLED communication device, fabricated on metal foil, demonstrates portability, ruggedness and conformability,” stated Steven V. Abramson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Display. “The device combines the significant energy savings of Universal Display’s phosphorescent OLED technology with the inherent benefits of a flexible OLED into an ultrathin display with a crisp beautiful picture, a wide viewing angle and a novel form factor. In addition to military field communications, this device suggests a number of exciting possibilities for consumer-oriented products.”
Universal Display is a charter member of the OLED Association (OLED-A).
Through participation in this event, Universal Display, along with other members of OLED-A, are providing media attending Digital Experience with a sampling of commercial OLED products in the market today, as well as a glimpse of the future in organic electronics.
“The wrist-worn flexible OLED device, developed by Universal Display, is an excellent example of the future capabilities of OLED technology,” stated Barry Young, managing director of the OLED Association. “This prototype demonstrates the unique strengths of OLED products on
display at the CES Digital Experience which were produced by OLED Association members.”
The prototype device, based on a four-inch flexible OLED display, was initially developed for military use through a program sponsored by the U.S. Army Communication Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center (CERDEC). Universal Display fabricated this
prototype in collaboration with LG Display and L-3 Display Systems, as a complement to the flexible display development work ongoing at the U.S. Army’s Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University, of which Universal Display is a founding member.