eMagin Corporation, or the “Company” (NYSE MKT:EMAN), a leader in the development, design and manufacture of Active Matrix OLED microdisplays for high resolution imaging products, today announced that it has been selected as a sole source provider of OLED microdisplays for a major US Army helicopter helmet upgrade. The program will retrofit high brightness, monochrome green microdisplays into the current fielded helmet. In addition to procuring displays, the initial contract will provide funding for engineering of production tooling as eMagin will be responsible for a higher-level display, taper, and lens assembly.
“This award reaffirms eMagin’s vision that high brightness OLED microdisplays represent the future technology in the markets we serve, including Military, Commercial and Consumer,” said Andrew Sculley, eMagin CEO. “Whether it involves surpassing the rigorous requirements of the aviation market, or creating truly immersive virtual reality experiences in the consumer segment, we believe that high brightness, OLED microdisplays are essential and that eMagin is well-positioned to capitalize on this evolving trend with the brightest OLED microdisplays available in the market today.”
After ground and flight testing have been completed, it is anticipated that full production will commence in 2018 and continue for several years to complete retrofits for over 1000 airframes.
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’s microdisplays provide near-eye imagery in a variety of products from military, industrial, medical and consumer OEMs. More information about eMagin is available at.
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