NEWS FROM SID CONFERENCE: DuPont Displays announces the first in a series of OLED driver ICs
MAY 22--DuPont Displays (Research Triangle Park, NC; www.dupont.com/displays) has announced the first in a series of OLED driver ICs developed with Clare Inc. (Beverly, MA).
MAY 22--DuPont Displays (Research Triangle Park, NC; www.dupont.com/displays) has announced the first in a series of OLED driver ICs developed with Clare Inc. (Beverly, MA). The companies collaborated on the design and production of the Mxed 301 integrated driver controller, with full support for gray-scale and video applications. Tom Miller, vice president and general manager for the passive-matrix business of DuPont Displays, said: "The combined efforts of DuPont Displays and Clare have created an IC that will enable us to meet our timeline in bringing OLED displays to market."
The driver controller combination--designed for single-color, passive-matrix polymer-based OLED displays--features a 128-column current-sourcing anode driver, 80 common-cathode row drivers, and 4-bit gray scale. It will also support standard digital interfaces and connect directly to polymer-based OLED panels. Samples will be available by the end of the year.
At the ongoing Society for Information Display conference and exhibition (Boston, MA), the Dupont is exhibiting both passive single-color and active-matrix full-color displays. The passive-matrix samples include a 128 x 64-pixel 2.1-inch unit and a 160 x 160-pixel 2.7-inch device, while the active-matrix demonstrations include in 4-inch QVGA display inside a Pocket PC PDA.