The U.S. Navy has given a $2.4 M worth contract to eMagin, an innovator of OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies, for research and development of 2,000 x 2,000 px bright OLED microdisplay.
The $1.1 M valued Phase I of the project will commence at once and will continue during September 2012 followed by the commencement of $1.3 M worth Phase II option period, which will be carried over for another one year.
The proposed operation in this program will capitalize on the achievements resulting from the previous Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) OLED programs, thereby promoting the OLED performance. Through this program operation, eMagin’s OLED microdisplays will be implemented in environments like aircraft cockpits that need extremely high brightness display.
According to Andrew Sculley, the President and CEO of eMagin, the implementation of eMagin’s OLED microdisplays will be promoted for deployment in challenging avionics applications and other potential commercial applications. The new development upgrade will result in high resolution, brightness, and color gamut solution than presently offered by other microdisplay producer.