The U.S. Display Consortium (USDC) recently announced a $1.7M development agreement with the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) at Princeton University. The purpose of the R&D contract is for the university to develop the process technology and know-how to produce amorphous silicon thin film transistors (a-Si TFTs) on a clear, high temperature-capable polymer foil (the long awaited flexible substrate). The Princeton team is led by Dr. James C. Sturm and Dr. Sigurd Wagner.

"The project with Princeton University and their industrial partners is an exciting step forward for the flexible displays and microelectronics industry, .... This is the first USDC project to adapt current display industry ‘processing envelopes’ to polymer substrates in order to obtain TFT performance equivalent to that on glass." stated Dr. M.R. Pinnel, chief technology officer for USDC.

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