Earlier this month eMagin announced three new R&D project wins, worth a total of $6.8 million. The company now gave some more details on those projects. The bulk of that money ($6.45 million) will go to several projects that all have an aim to develop and produce ultra-high resolution, high brightness, high contrast, full color OLED microdisplays at a low unit cost.
The projects will be executed over the next 30 months, and upon the completion eMagin will be able to produce full-color high resolution (higher than 1920x1200) OLED microdisplays with a brightness in excess of 10,000 cd/m2 and with a contrast of at least 10,000:1. Those displays will be based on new highly improved backplane technology that will be developed as part of the program. The backplane will enable a 30% reduction in power consumption compared to the existing backplane used in eMagin's microdisplays.