LONDON Light emitting polymer technology specialist Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) has teamed with other European companies ST Microelectronics, ThompsonMultimedia, Philips, URMET and CMM/Armines to develop a multimedia silicon application reference platform for next- generation portable products such as mobile phones and PDAs.
The effort is funded under Eureka, the pan-European network for encouraging collaborative R&D projects leading to development of advanced products, processes or services.
The partners will develop hardware and software building blocks suitable for a broad range of handheld appliances. The focus is on lower power consumption solutions that incorporate technologies capable of offering the best trade offs in performance and design cost.
CDT's OLED displays will play a key role in the project by offering high-performance images at low-power consumption.
CDT will develop monochrome and full-color displays u sing inkjet printing based on its proprietary LEP technology.
The OLED display market is expected to grow to over $2 billion by 2008, with half of revenues coming from portable products such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, digital cameras and camcorders.