Universal Display Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the DOE’s solid-state lighting program.
Work under Phase II of the SBIR grant will focus on the demonstration of a simpler white OLED design that should reduce manufacturing costs, without compromising performance. This program is based on Universal Display’s proprietary PHOLED technology and materials - keys to achieving the energy efficiency targets for white lighting.
The new white OLED design will use two PHOLED emitters that will be specially designed to emit broadly so that the color spectrum can be optimally covered. The device is targeted to have a high color rendering index (CRI), an important metric for lighting applications, as well as excellent power efficiency.