Nesta matéria do NYT sobre OLED´s _ a nova onda dos LED´s, dispositivos semicondutores que produzem luz:
“Universal Display, a company started 15 years ago that develops and licenses OLED technologies, has received about $10 million in government grants over the last five years for OLED development, said Joel Chaddock, a technical project manager for solid state lighting in the Energy Department.
Armstrong World Industries and the Energy Department collaborated with Universal Display to develop thin ceiling tiles that are cool to the touch while producing pleasing white light that can be dimmed like standard incandescent bulbs. With a recently awarded $1.65 million government contract, Universal is now creating sheetlike undercabinet lights.
“The government’s role is to keep the focus on energy efficiency,” Mr. Chaddock said. “Without government input, people would settle for the neater aspects of the technology.”
(…)Exploiting the flexible nature of OLED technology, Universal Display has developed prototype displays for the United States military, including a pen with a built-in screen that can roll in and out of the barrel.
The company has also supplied the Air Force with a flexible, wearable tablet that includes GPS technology and video conferencing capabilities.
As production increases and the price inevitably drops, OLED will eventually find wider use, its proponents believe, in cars, homes and businesses.”
E nem dá pra dizer que é coisa de obamaníacos…