OLED-T has received the shortlist nomination for its Super K contrast enhancing layer. Initial testing shows that this technology has the potential to remove the expensive polarizing layer in OLED displays with significant improvements in efficiency and cost.

The Super K Layer promises to reduce reflection in an OLED display by up to 70 per cent with only a 10 per cent reduction in efficiency. In contrast, reflection reduction by external polarizer will reduce the efficiency by 50 per cent. In addition, the technology is expected to deliver a reduction in display thickness by up to 0.3mm due to the removal of the external polarizer layer.

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner of the Organic Electronics Conference and Exhibition (OEC-07) on the evening on Tuesday 25 September. OEC-07 runs from 24-26 September in Frankfurt, Germany, and is the premier international conference on organic electronics and organic semiconductor technologies.

The Organic Semiconductor Industry Awards are sponsored by cintelliq ltd, providers of information services and strategic consulting to the organic semiconductor industry, and is run in association with OSA Direct, the world's leading newsletter on the organic semiconductor industry.

“It is excellent for the OLED-T team to be recognised by the Organic Semiconductor Industry Awards for its technology. We are greatly encouraged by the potential of the Super K Layer and the reaction throughout the OLED industry,” said Myrddin Jones, Chief Executive, OLED-T.

"The awards are an important way to recognise excellence in the industry. We are very pleased with the continued high standard of entries. The past 12 months have seen a number of significant technical developments in the industry, and these have been reflected in the award nominations,” said Craig Cruickshank, cintelliq CEO and member of the OSIA 2007 judging panel.

The OSIA 2007 judging panel comprises: Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge; Dickon Pinner, McKinsey & Co; Chris Smart, Acacia Capital Partners; Klaus Hecker, Organic Electronics Association (OE-A); and Michael Ciesinski, US Display Consortium (USDC).