Universal Display (UDC) logoUniversal Display Corporation announced it has been awarded a $69,999 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract by the U.S. Army Research Laboratories (ARL), for a program entitled “Flexible and Conformal Environmental Barrier Technology for Displays”.

During this Phase I program, Universal Display will integrate a novel low-temperature plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) process coating technology with its proprietary FOLED®, TOLED® and PHOLED™ technologies. The PECVD process is based on pioneering research at Princeton University, which is believed to enable the deposition of flexible and protective films onto the top surface in an OLED without causing damage to the OLED. The end result will be the demonstration of a flexible OLED display prototype built on a stainless steel substrate. This research is an important element toward the Company’s goal of developing a rugged, long-lived, thin and lightweight flexible OLED display technology for both military and commercial applications.