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Seeing the light

Electrical and visual experience combines to win a prestigious test contract. By Mark Lipscombe.

In December 2000, Cambridge Display Technology (CDT), the light emitting polymer (lep) display pioneer, announced a $25million investment in a UK manufacturing facility to help drive its commercialisation strategy. There are two goals for the facility is twofold: first to prove that organic light emitting displays (of which leps are one type) can be manufactured commercially; and second, to demonstrate and offer the technology to existing and potential technology licensees. When considering final test, the company was forced to look at a custom solution: as lep technology is completely new, there has been no opportunity for test equipment makers to build any expertise.

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