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Universal Display Corporation Announces Novel Full-Color AMOLED Display Prototype on Flexible Metal Foil at USDC Conference

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EWING, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2006--The future of OLED display technology will take a major step forward today when Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:PANL) announces the achievement of a full-color, active-matrix OLED (AMOLED) display prototype on flexible metal foil at the United States Display Consortium's 5th Annual Flexible Displays & Microelectronics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

In the paper titled "Full Color 100 dpi AMOLED Displays on Flexible Stainless Steel Substrates," Dr. Anna Chwang will highlight the performance characteristics of a novel flexible, full-color AMOLED display prototype that is based on the Company's proprietary phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED(TM)), top-emitting OLED (TOLED(R)) and flexible OLED (FOLED(R)) technologies. The full-color AMOLED prototype also uses poly-Silicon thin film transistor (TFT) backplanes designed and fabricated by PARC, a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation, and was encapsulated by Vitex Systems.

The four-inch diagonal display can portray a variety of images, including full-motion video. This advance is significant in proving the fundamental feasibility of the Company's approach and also clearly demonstrates several key performance advantages. The display (without external drive electronics and package) is approximately 0.1 mm thick and weighs a mere 6 grams. The comparable glass-based LCD would be approximately 1.0-1.5 mm thick and weigh 20-30 grams. Research and development activities are continuing in a number of areas including enhanced display flexibility, defect elimination and enhanced electronics capabilities.

Developed partly under funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, three prototype devices were delivered to the U.S. Department of Defense under research agreements with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, the U.S. Department of the Army Research Development and Engineering Command (CERDEC), and the U.S. Army Research Laboratories.

"The results demonstrated thus far under this program, represent an important advancement toward the development of flexible display technology and the delivery of rugged, lightweight, and low power displays for the Military," said Dr. David Morton, Program Manager, U.S. Army's Flexible Display Center.

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