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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Universal Display Corporation and Nippon Steel Chemical Company Announce Collaboration on Vacuum-Deposited OLED Materials

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About Nippon Steel Chemical Company

Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd., located in Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, is one of leading chemical manufacturers, a subsidiary company of Nippon Steel Corporation, one of the largest Steel companies in the world. Nippon Steel Chemical has its variety of chemical business based on not only Coal Chemicals and Petrochemicals, such as Coke, Coal Tar, Industrial Gases and so on, but also diversified high performance materials, such as electronic materials and fine chemicals.

In the area of electronic materials, Nippon Steel Chemical has been providing circuit board materials, which are called "ESPANEX", semiconductor packaging materials, which are called "ESALEX", flat-panel display materials such as black matrix, RGB ink, which are called "ESFINE", and plastic substrates, which are called "SILPLUS", and organic EL materials (OLED materials). Especially, the ESPANEX series of copper-clad laminated sheets (two-layer CCLs) for flexible printed circuit boards were developed by means of Nippon Steel Chemical's proprietary technology, and now command a principal share of the world two-layer CCL market. Visit Nippon Steel Chemical on the Web at

About Universal Display Corporation

Universal Display Corporation is a world leader in developing and commercializing innovative OLED technologies and materials for use in the electronic flat panel display, lighting and other opto-electronic markets. Universal Display is working with a network of world-class organizations including Princeton University, the University of Southern California, the University of Michigan and PPG Industries. The Company has established more than 20 development programs and other similar relationships with companies such as Tohoku Pioneer Corporation; Samsung SDI Co.; AU Optronics Corporation; DuPont Displays, Inc.; Seiko Epson Corporation; Sony Corporation; and Toyota Industries Corporation. The Company has also licensed its OVPD technology to AIXTRON AG for the development of next-generation OLED manufacturing equipment. Universal Display currently owns or has exclusive or sole license rights in approximately 725 issued and pending patents worldwide.

Universal Display is located in the Princeton Crossroads Corporate Center in Ewing, New Jersey, minutes away from its research partner at Princeton University. Universal Display's state-of-the-art facility is designed to further technology and materials development, technology transfer to manufacturing partners and work with customers to develop products to meet their needs for OLED products. Visit Universal Display on the Web at

All statements in this document that are not historical, such as those relating to Universal Display Corporation's technologies and potential applications of those technologies, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this document, as they reflect Universal Display Corporation's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in greater detail in Universal Display Corporation's periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, in particular, the section entitled 'Risk Factors' in Universal Display Corporation's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005. Universal Display Corporation expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained in this document.

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