June 10, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will grant $2.9 million to Moser Baer Technologies (MBT) for work on better organic light emitting diode (OLED) manufacturing processes.
MBT aims to reduce the cost of manufacturing high-efficiency OLED lighting panels via improved processing steps. The research will focus on process control and cost reduction.
MBT has growing operations at the University of Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC). They will use CNSE STC’s pilot OLED production line to demonstrate and vet these manufacturing improvements. MBT is investing more than $17 million at CNSE’s STC for equipment for the pilot production line and creating 50+ high-tech jobs by 2013.
DOE is ponying up $15 million to support projects targeting LEDs and OLEDs, spending it on core research and development, new product development, and domestic manufacturing capacity. DOE is behind LEDs due to the energy savings LEDs can acheive over traditional lighting technologies.
US Senator Charles E. Schumer called OLEDs a driver for "good-paying private-sector jobs," as it brings Moser Baer into the western NY region.
The UAlbany CNSE is dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. Integrated into CNSE in a partnership of two of New York’s Centers of Excellence following a merger in September 2010, CNSE’s STC provides certified cleanroom space for fabrication and packaging of MEMS devices, and leverages CNSE’s $7 billion Albany NanoTech Complex, which features 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms equipped with leading-edge tools and state-of-the-art capabilities. For information, visit www.cnse.albany.edu.
Moser Baer Technologies Inc. (MBT) is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Moser Baer India, Ltd., headquartered in New Delhi, and one of India’s leading technology companies. For more information, visit www.MoserBaer.com