Universal Display Corporation Named New Jersey Public Company of the Year by the New Jersey Technology Council
Ewing, NJ - Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:PANL, PHLX: PNL), a leading developer of organic light emitting device (OLED)technologies for flat panel displays, announced today that the Company has been awarded the distinction of the 2004 Public Company of the Year by the New Jersey Technology Council. The Company received its award at a gala event held on Friday, November 5, 2004 in East Brunswick , New Jersey . The event was attended by over 500 people including Congressman Rush Holt who received the Legislative Advocate for Technology award. The Company was nominated for its award by KPMG and Morgan Lewis, and was sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The NJTC Gala Awards are given each year to New Jersey companies of varying sizes and industries that represent the State's best and brightest. Universal Display is one of New Jersey 's leading technology companies developing state-of-the-art OLED technology for license to and commercialization by leading manufacturers of displays and other opto-electronic products. Built on its unique longstanding academic/entrepreneurial partnership with Princeton University and the University of Southern California, Universal Display has grown to approximately 50 employees from 11 different countries and has created a network of research, development and commercial partnerships on three continents to promote the adoption of its proprietary OLED technology into a variety of consumer, automotive, industrial and military display and lighting applications.
Universal Display Corporation credits the team's pioneering research in the field of high-efficiency PHOLED - phosphorescent OLED technology, the commercial viability of this technology in the flat panel display market and the Company's long-term business strategy as instrumental elements for winning the award. Steven V. Abramson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Display Corporation stated, "We are honored to receive this prestigious award from the New Jersey Technology Council. We have been very successful in recent years with advancing our technology, strengthening and broadening our partnerships, improving our financial position and achieving the major milestone of our first commercial product entering the marketplace. Recognition from key independent organizations such as NJTC further validates that Universal Display is on the right path for success."
The New Jersey Technology Council's annual awards honor and highlight New Jersey 's best technology companies. Founded in 1996, the NJTC's more than 1,200 member companies work together to support their own enterprises, while advancing New Jersey's status as a leading technology center in the United States. The NJTC provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy and recognition of technology companies and their leaders.
"Universal Display Corporation has risen above the standard of excellence for New Jersey 's technology companies," said Maxine Ballen, CEO of the New Jersey Technology Council. "They stand out as one of the top technology companies in our state, and we are proud to recognize them as the 2004 Public Company of the Year."
All winners and finalists were selected from a pool of nominations provided by the member companies and individuals of the New Jersey Technology Council. For more information about the Gala Award Event or specifics about the Council, please visit their website at www.NJTC.Org .
About The NJTC
The New Jersey Technology Council represents technology-intensive industries and the institutions and service companies that support them by providing:
• Networking opportunities
• Access to financing sources
• Public policy advocacy
• Business support
• Recognition of the industries and their leaders
Founded in 1996, NJTC has more than 1,100 member companies. Each year the council offers its members more than 80 conferences, panel discussions, technology tours, and networking events throughout New Jersey.
About Universal Display Corporation
Universal Display Corporation is a world leader in developing and commercializing innovative Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technologies and materials for use in the electronic flat panel display and other markets. Universal Display is working with a network of world-class organizations including Princeton University, the University of Southern California; Tohoku Pioneer Corporation, DuPont Displays, Inc., Sony Corporation, Samsung SDI Co., Toyota Industries Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc. and AIXTRON AG. Universal Display currently has rights in approximately 600 issued and pending patents worldwide.
Universal Display is located in the Princeton Crossroads Corporate Center in Ewing, New Jersey, minutes away from its research partner at Princeton University . Universal Display's 21,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility is designed to further technology development, technology transfer to manufacturing partners and work with customers to develop products to meet their needs for flat panel displays.
Source: Universal Display Corporation