MicroEmissive Displays wins Headset Design for eyescreen™

From: MicroEmissive Displays
Published: Mon Apr 14 2008

MED, the AIM listed designer and manufacturer of low-power light emitting polymer displays, today announces that its revolutionary eyescreen™ display has been designed into wearable mobile media headsets by a leading global manufacturer.

Estar Displaytech Co. Ltd, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of virtual display products, has recently taken delivery of 60,000 units of eyescreen™, the smallest display screen in the world. Based in Hong Kong, Estar manufactures eyewear for mobile TV, video and 3D cinema. Its personal display headsets incorporating eyescreen™ are being shipped by Estar to distributors for retail in the Asia Pacific markets.

Commenting on the announcement, Bill Miller CEO of MED said: "We are delighted to see our eyescreen™ in high quality finished products. This demonstrates the progress we are making with our design in activities and we are confident that orders of this nature, with leading clients such as this, will culminate in substantial additional volume orders being placed."

He added: "Shipping our high quality product to global players is the next step in the wider adoption of eyescreen™ and brings us closer to realising the potential of our technology. Our aim is to establish eyescreen™ as an industry-standard display component, which is easy to incorporate in existing headset designs, as well as wider applications, from any global manufacturer, enriching the end user experience."

About MicroEmissive Displays
MicroEmissive Displays (MED - AIM, London Stock Exchange) is a leader in polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) microdisplay technology. The company was founded in 1999 and has developed a unique emissive microdisplay technology by using a P-OLED layer on a CMOS substrate. In late 2004, MicroEmissive Displays floated on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM) and the first product release and commercial shipments of MicroEmissive Displays’ eyescreen™ microdisplays were made in 2005. The company held the official opening of its volume manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany in May 2007.

MicroEmissive Displays has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 registration for the research, design, development and marketing of digital microdisplay solutions and is working towards full accreditation in 2008. MicroEmissive Displays is headquartered at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland and its manufacturing site is in Dresden, Germany. The company employs more than 70 people and also has sales representatives and applications support located in Asia, the USA and Europe.

About eyescreen™
MicroEmissive Displays’ eyescreen™ products are the world’s only polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) microdisplays. The full colour eyescreen™ combines superb TV quality moving video images that are free from flicker, with ultra-low power consumption, enabling greatly extended battery life for the consumer. This enhancement in battery usage time made possible by the eyescreen™ will play a vital role in the widespread adoption of portable head-sets for personal TV and video viewing in the consumer marketplace. The innovative design of the eyescreen™, with its integrated driver ICs and its digital interface, offers product design engineers a fast, robust design-in solution for smaller, lighter-weight, stylish products of the future, all for a size comparable with the pupil of the human eye.

Finalist at the Elektra Awards 2007 in the Research and Development category
Short-listed for the Best of British Industry Awards 2006, Next Generation Award
Winner of IEE Innovation in Engineering Award 2005, Emerging Technologies Award
Winner Gannochy Medal 2004, Professor Ian Underwood - Scotland’s Top Innovator
Winner European Semiconductor Start-Up of the Year 2004
Listed in Tornado Insider’s Top 100 in 2003
Listed in Tornado Insider’s Top 100 in 2002

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For further information please contact:
Dr Natalie Polack, Product Marketing Manager, MicroEmissive Displays
Scottish Microelectronics Centre, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JF
Tel: + 44 (0) 131 650 7764; Fax: + 44 (0) 131 650 7761
E-mail: info@microemissive.com; Web: www.microemissive.com

Nicki Langley
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1506 670800
Email: nickil@neesham.co.uk

Photo caption: MED has won an order to supply Estar with its eyescreen™ microdisplay for use in the company's new video glasses.

Company: MicroEmissive Displays
Contact Name: Elaine Hodson
Contact Email: elaineh@neesham.co.uk
Contact Phone: 01296 628180

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