announced it has been awarded a $33.6 million contract over the next 33 months from the Department of Defense (DoD) to sustain and enhance U.S. domestic capability for high resolution, high brightness OLED microdisplays that will be based on eMagin's proprietary direct patterning technology ("dPdTM").
This investment, which is separate from the $5.5 million award announced on June 11, 2020, under the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program for OLED Supply Chain Assurance, will be used to increase capacity and sustain operations at eMagin's Hopewell Junction, NY headquarters.
eMagin will use a major portion of this Defense Production Act Title III investment to install production capable dPd equipment which will significantly enhance the throughput and yield of this technology.
The funding will also allow the company to replace and update equipment to reduce production downtime and increase yield and throughput for existing displays.
eMagin Corporation has been supplying OLED microdisplays for Defense Programs of Record since 2006.
These systems include the Army Enhanced Night Vision Goggle Binocular, Family of Weapons Sight - Sniper, Laser Target Locating Module, Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle, Common Laser Range Finder, Javelin Command Launch Unit, DELTA-I, and eCOSI/eCOTI, and development programs such as Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) Helmet Mounted Display System and Apache Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System.
This investment will ensure that the U.S. Government continues to have access to this critical domestic capability.
Andrew Sculley, CEO, said, "We are very pleased by the DoD recognition of the value of our OLED microdisplays and technology for mission-critical applications for U.S. defense programs," eMagin CEO Andrew Sculley said. "As a result, this investment will support the upgrade of our manufacturing processes including our innovative dPd technology, the purchase of new equipment and the hiring of additional personnel to support our growth in production."