Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been selected for a Department of Energy (DOE) solid-state-lighting award to support the continued development of its OLED lighting application. The details of the award can be viewed on the DOE SSL website. Pixelligent and its partner OLEDWorks were selected as one of only nine awardees nationwide for this $1.25 million DOE award.
“This is the second OLED lighting award we have received from the DOE in partnership with OLEDWorks, which clearly demonstrates our leadership position in developing the next generation materials required to accelerate the commercialization of OLED lighting,” said Craig Bandes, President & CEO of Pixelligent Technologies. “We are proud to have been selected by the DOE for this highly competitive grant that, when combined with our internal investments, will provide the resources required to optimize our OLED lighting application,” said Gregory Cooper PhD, Founder & CTO of Pixelligent Technologies.
The goal of this project is to develop a novel internal light extraction design that improves the light extraction efficiency of OLED lighting devices by more than 200%, without negatively impacting the device voltage, efficacy, or angular color dependence.
“This federal grant reflects the type of common sense investments we should be making to help our economy rebound by boosting U.S. manufacturing and high-tech innovation,” said Congressman Ruppersberger of Maryland’s Second District. “The fact that one of Baltimore’s own companies was selected and will be bringing jobs back to the city is icing on the cake. Pixelligent is an impressive and growing company, and I am proud that they have chosen the Second District to call home.”