DuPont Displays to Showcase Wide Range of Flat Panel Technologies at SID 2006


Businesses to Present Innovations in OLED Solution Processing, New Advanced Composite Reflector, Lead-Free Fodel® Thick-Film Paste, Advancements in Technology for Color Filter Manufacture and Stabilized Film

TORRANCE, Calif. - May 18, 2006 - DuPont Displays today announced it will showcase recent innovations in its revolutionary solution-processing of small molecule materials for organic light emitting displays (OLEDs) and the new DuPont(TM) Optilon(TM) Advanced Composite Reflector designed to significantly improve liquid crystal display (LCD) performance at the Society for Information Display (SID) Symposium in San Francisco, Calif., (June 5-9).

The business group will also present lead-free DuPont(TM) Fodel® photoimageable thick-film paste for the metallization of the front glass used in plasma display panels (PDPs), further developments in its laser imaging process to replace photolithography in the manufacture of color filters for LCDs, while DuPont Teijin Films will present its new stabilized film offering ideal for use in flexible displays.

"We're excited to demonstrate such a wide range of technologies and advancements at SID this year," said Peter Compo, managing director of DuPont Displays. "DuPont science and engineering has the breadth and depth to innovate not only in a range of advanced materials, but also in advanced patterning technologies. By developing the materials and the patterning alongside each other as a system, we achieve innovations much more quickly. This is well illustrated in our OLEDs and Thermal Color Filter developments."

OLED Solution Process Technology - Combining small molecule OLED materials with low-cost solution manufacturing technology, this revolutionary new process is substantially lower cost and more scalable than incumbent processes such as vapor deposition.

DuPont(TM) Optilon(TM) Advanced Composite Reflector - With a flat reflectance spectra, improved UV and environmental stability, and higher diffuse reflectivity, the DuPont(TM) Optilon(TM) advanced composite reflector offers increased display luminance, more neutral color and improved LED BLU performance over other industry alternatives.

Lead-free Fodel® - The new lead-free Fodel® photoimageable thick-film paste enables compliance with lead-free directives while providing the same cost-effective, high-performance metallization for PDPs provided by previous-generation products.

DuPont(TM) Thermal Color Filter System - The new precision patterning process for the manufacture of color filters eliminates the need for photomasks, while offering significant cost savings and reduced process steps as compared to photolithography.
Stabilized Film - The new process for stabilized film from DuPont Teijin Films is designed to meet the unique requirements of the flexible display and printable electronics markets, with key characteristics such as flatness, outstanding surface quality and cleanliness, low shrinkage and availability in wider widths.

Visitors to the DuPont booth (# 802) can also expect to see and learn about:

New Materials for OLEDs
o DuPont(TM) Buffer (DB) material designed to increase the lifetime and efficiency of OLEDs, both solution processed and vapor deposited systems. DuPont is engaged in scaling-up this material for commercial sale to OLED manufacturers.
o The revolutionary DuPont(TM) Drylox(TM) cover glass which integrates a high-performance getter and optional glass ledge into a single-component lid for superior performance, design flexibility, cost savings and very thin displays.
Enhancements for LCDs
o DuPont(TM) Direct Bonding technology which combines an industry leading adhesive with a cost-effective lamination process to improve outdoor readability and ruggedization of displays and touch panels by more than 300 percent.
o Other DuPont enhancement technologies including high-efficiency backlight enhancements and EMI shielding that can be combined with DuPont(TM) Direct Bonding to maximize display performance.

New Developments for PDPs
o Advances made in our Transfer Materials Technology (TMT) next-generation, dry film-based metallization process for lower cost and higher-resolution patterning.
o New applications for DuPont(TM) Fodel® photoimageable thick-film technology for the metallization of next-generation displays.

Additional Optical Films and Coatings
o DuPont(TM) Optilon(TM) single-layer, wet-coated anti-reflective film with extremely low reflectivity and high abrasion resistance.
o Industry-leading polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) and polyethylene terephthalate PET polyester films from DuPont Teijin Films..

In addition to the above products, DuPont offers a number of other materials for displays, including DuPont(TM) Kapton® E polyimide films, DuPont(TM) Pyralux® flexible circuit materials, and DuPont(TM) Vespel® parts and shapes. DuPont(TM) Kapton® E, a dielectric film for very fine pitch circuitry, provides superior dimensional stability, has a high modulus, lies flat, and is easily processed through chemical etching and laser ablation. DuPont(TM) Pyralux®, an adhesivesless flexible laminate, enables sharp, crisp, flawless images in LCDs and PDPs. DuPont(TM) Vespel® parts and shapes, when used in display manufacturing, improve yields, increase throughput, reduce consumables and increase manufacturing space.

DuPont representatives will be available throughout the show in booth # 802 to discuss these and other DuPont developments. DuPont engineers will also present papers on topics of interest within the OLED and optical film sessions throughout the week at the symposium.

DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

Contact:
Erin Mills
310-245-3143
erin.s.mills@usa.dupont.com

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