Army partners with Arizona State University to develop flexible displays

TEMPE, Ariz., 29 Jan. 2009. U.S. Army officials are choosing Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., to conduct five years of research and development work at the college's Flexible Display Center.

Jan 29th, 2009

TEMPE, Ariz., 29 Jan. 2009. U.S. Army officials are choosing Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., to conduct five years of research and development work in flexible display technology at the college's Flexible Display Center.

The $50 million five-year contract funds the Flexible Display Center, which is a collaboration among government, industry and academia designed to advance the development of full-color flexible display technology.

Army officials say the Flexible Display Center, which over the next five years, the Center will expand its portfolio beyond strictly informational displays and will extend its role to flexible electronics.

Over the past five years, the center has developed six-inch wafer-scale and GEN II 370x470 mm display-scale manufacturing pilot lines and related toolsets.

In addition to the U.S. Army, the Flexible Display Center partners with providers of advanced display technology, materials and process equipment, and product integrators such as HP, General Dynamics, Raytheon, BAE Systems, L3 Communications, Boeing, LG Display, E Ink, Applied Materials AKT, Ito America, EV Group, DuPont Teijin Films, Honeywell, Universal Display Corporation, Kent Displays, Plextronics, Etched In Time, Surface Science Integration and Particle Measuring Systems.

For more information contact the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State at www.flexdisplay.asu.edu.

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