Tuesday, October 31, 2000
eMagin Corp. unveiled the world's first organic light-emitting
diode (OLED) on silicon for use in entertainment, wireless, and computer
microdisplays. The display technology is a derivative of Kodak's work on OLEDs.
OLEDs are emissive devices. They create light, unlike liquid crystal displays
that require a separate light source.
The new display technology uses a quad-pixel arrangement (four
sub-pixels per color group) and crams 1.3 million micron-sized pixels into an
area the size of a postage stamp. "Because our pixels are so much smaller than
most others, we had to develop a method of making small color pixels different
from the way other companies did it,' says Susan Jones, cofounder and executive
vice-president of eMagin.
Kodak and most other developers have built OLEDs that emit light
downward through a transparent substrate of glass or plastics. "We had to adapt
the technology to emit light upward since our substrate is opaque," says Jones.
Color filters built directly on top of the OLED display
incorporate eMagin's high-speed white-light OLED technology and 1280- ´
1042-pixel IC array for real-time, full-color displays.
The new OLEDs operate between 2 and 30V, depending on the design
requirements. Computer and video electronic system functions can be built
directly onto the Silicon under the OLED. For more information, contact Jones at
email@example.com or call (845)