New grant for displays

Cambridge Display Technology has won a 2006 Fast Track grant from the DTI to develop EDA software for displays.


Cambridge Display Technology (CDT), a developer of polymer light emitting diode (P-OLED) technology, has won a 2006 Fast Track grant from the UK Department of Trade and Industry.


The grant, for approximately $500,000 (£250,000), has been awarded by the DTI’s Technology Programme to allow the company to develop electronic design automation software (EDA) that can be used in the design of organic TFT-based (OTFT)-based displays, in particular, those flexible displays based on plastic substrates.


CDT’s partner on the project is Santa Clara, California-based Silvaco International, a provider of computer aided design and EDA simulation software.


Just two months ago,  CDT was awarded a £1.6m grant by the UK Department of Trade and Industry-led Technology Programme to work in collaboration with Thorn Lighting and the University of Durham, to part fund a three-year project to develop solution processable organic materials and device architectures that are suitable for large area white lighting applications.