The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced its third round of funding for manufacturing R&D projects. The DOE will select between two and four project that will together receive $10 million. The DOE wants to fund projects that focus on achieving significant cost reductions through improvements in manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. They will accept applications through December 15, 2011.

The DOE announced four topic areas:

  • Luminaire/module manufacturing
  • Test and inspection equipment
  • OLED deposition equipment
  • OLED materials manufacturing

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