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Arizona State awarded Army research deal

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded a follow-on contract to Arizona State University for continued development of flexible display technologies.

Arizona State University says the Army has renewed support of its Flexible Display Center for an additional five years. Under the $50 million follow-on contract, Arizona State will continue to develop its flexible electronic display systems from strictly information capabilities to more advanced applications.

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The research follows a previous $50 million award Arizona State's Flexible Display Center was supported by from 2004.

"As an early adopter of advanced technologies, the Army recognized the importance of developing revolutionary information displays and had the foresight to commit to fostering a sustainable ecosystem that could successfully develop and commercialize flexible electronic displays," Nick Colaneri, Flexible Display Center director, said in a statement.

"The Army's long-term commitment to this initiative not only recognizes the important role that the center plays within this developing market but, more critically, allows us to accelerate the application development and commercialization process."

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