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26 July, 2006 - 07:18 By Staff Reporter

Touch of ‘Genius’ from CDT in Brazil

Cambridge Display Technology has entered new geographical territory with the sale of inkjet printing equipment to the Genius Institute of Technology in Brazil.

The Institute will use the equipment to develop its expertise in inkjet printing for polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) technology.

The Litrex 70 printer is capable of printing on substrates up to 200mm square at up to 120 pixels per inch, and is ideal for research and development of P-OLED materials and devices.

Genius is working with partners: Gradiente, the largest Brazilian consumer electronics company, the Millennium Institute for Polymeric Materials and the Brazilian National Synchrotron Light Laboratory.

In addition to supplying an inkjet printer, CDT will support this group with process know how and training to assist in getting the development line up and running as quickly as possible.

For CDT, Dr David Fyfe, CEO said: “The Genius Institute has an enviable reputation as a center of technological excellence, and as a key strategic player in the development of supply chains for key technology areas.

“They have recognised the importance of polymer OLEDs in the development of next generation displays and lighting.”

For Genius, Professor Dr Cylon Gonçalves da Silva, director added: “We believe this is the first step towards future industrial and commercial developments here in Brazil.

“The financial support for this project by FINEP, the funding agency of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, shows the support of the Brazilian Government for the initiative. Genius and Gradiente are committed to maintaining a technology lead in key areas with such great potential for consumer electronics.”

 

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