ITRI receives R&D 100 Awards honours for third year running

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has announced that it has earned a place on the R&D 100 Award list for its third straight year for three of its innovative technologies.
Each year,…

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has announced that it has earned a place on the R&D 100 Award list for its third straight year for three of its innovative technologies. Each year, the editors at US-based R&D Magazine choose 100 innovative technologies that have had the most significance over the previous 12-month period. The three awards received by ITRI regard its fire-resistant material REDDE, a 3D display technology with integral 2D and 3D called “i2/3DW,” and the Flexible Universal Panel for Display, or FlexUPD. REDDE, which is a non-toxic material that is fire-resistant and will not drip melt, effectively reduces the spread of fire. REDDE has an important use in construction, due to its high level of adhesion to substrates allows structures to stay strong even after exposure to a fire, ensuring that a building is protected from exposure and damage. The product also has a broad range of other applications thanks to characteristics of low-density, flexibility, low-smoke toxicity and high durability. I2/3DW goes beyond the present 3D display application restriction to small, fixed areas on cell phones, also enabling the insertion of variously sized 3D images on a static text page. Thanks to this technology, 3D images can be dragged to any other location and reduced or enlarged as desired, while 2D text remains legible with the same high resolution as the display. This technology can be applied to moving Internet ads, Internet games, 3D video games, product advertisements and other applications with 3D media images. FlexUPD allows panel display makers to take advantage of their existing superiority in glass processes and cross over into flexible displays with small to medium-sized processes. This is made possible thanks to the use of a layer of de-bonding material between a polymer film – such as PI film and its glass carrier – and an existing thin-film transistor (TFT) glass process. ITRI is a non-profit R&D organization founded in 1973 that engages in applied research and technical services and has previously been honoured with R&D 100 awards for its On-Chip AC LED lighting technology and STOBA lithium battery material.