CDT displays a liking for links

CDT displays a liking for links
Alex Mayhew-Smith Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) has formed an alliance with Hewlett-Packard (HP) to develop display products based on the company’s technology. “Hewlett-Packard is a highly respected technology firm, working in markets that CDT will impact. Together we will better be able to satisfy the requirements of the market,” said Danny Chapchal, CDT’s CEO. “Three years ago we were a technology driven company and now we are a market driven firm,” he added. The joint development agreement will focus on light-emitting polymers that can be used in consumer applications requiring a display. “It is similar to our agreement with Seiko-Epson but in different areas… There is no doubt that the big players are now extremely interested in our technology,” said Chapchal. The joint development programme will consist of a cross-licence agreement, giving the companies access to each other’s technology. “We think that light-emitting polymers could eventually result in applications in a wide variety of consumer products, including printers, cellular phones and personal digital assistants,” said Gary Baldwin, director of the Solid-State Technology Laboratory at HP Laboratories in California. CDT is likely to make further announcements in the coming months, as talks of new funding and other agreements continue.


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