eMagin Awarded R&D Contract to Develop Advanced Backplane Technology

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y.--()--eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT:EMAN) a leader in OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies previously announced on October 9, 2014 a total of $6.8 million in new R&D contract awards. Today eMagin announces that $0.8 million of that total is a contract to develop an advanced backplane technology for use with eMagin's cutting edge OLED microdisplays. This award is funded by the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) Science and Technology (S&T) Division and Naval Air Systems Command. The $750,000 contract will be executed over the next eleven months. "This advanced backplane will enable significant performance improvements in the OLED device including more than 30% reduction in power consumption compared to the existing backplane technology," said Andrew Sculley, eMagin CEO. "This backplane program will play an integral part of eMagin's advanced OLED development efforts, complementing our ongoing multimillion dollar R&D projects, including the Defense-wide Manufacturing Science & Technology and Enhanced Ultra-high Brightness OLED contracts."

“This backplane program will play an integral part of eMagin's advanced OLED development efforts, complementing our ongoing multimillion dollar R&D projects, including the Defense-wide Manufacturing Science & Technology and Enhanced Ultra-high Brightness OLED contracts.”

About eMagin Corporation

A leader in OLED microdisplay technology, OLED microdisplay manufacturing know-how and mobile display systems, eMagin manufactures high-resolution OLED microdisplays and integrates them with magnifying optics to deliver virtual images comparable to large-screen computer and television displays in portable, low-power, lightweight personal displays. eMagin microdisplays provide near-eye imagery in a variety of products from military, industrial, medical and consumer OEMs. For more information go to www.emagin.com.

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Release Summary

eMagin awarded contract to develop advanced OLED backplane

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