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Research Frontiers announces uses for SPD-SmartGlass Technology » 08:0509/0809/08/21
REFR, LPL, BMWYY
SPD-SmartGlass technology is already well known and reliably used for years in the sunroofs of tens of thousands of cars to make them more energy efficient, safer and comfortable. Two brand new uses for SPD-SmartGlass technology made their debut this week at the International Motor Show 2021 being held in Munich, Germany from September 7-12, 2021. BMW (BMWYY) has created a new visionary headlight design for its BMWi Vision Circular Showcar. This vehicle utilizes SPD-Smart light-control film invented by Research Frontiers and manufactured by Gauzy that is laminated into automotive thin glazed curved glass. The all-electric car features dynamic shading headlights that support a futuristic exterior. As the car starts, the SPD glass switches from dark to transparent, revealing headlights that illuminate surroundings. SPD-based headlights open new design possibilities that support cutting edge designs executed by BMW with sporty elegance and precision. The first of its kind, the BMWi Vision Circular Showcar has reimagined headlight design with dynamic headlights. Light is controlled instantly transforming the exterior of the vehicle from a uniform and sleek black panel design with hidden headlights to a dynamic machine as the car starts and light is revealed. Also for the first time ever displayed at an automotive show, LG Display (LPL) showcased its latest state-of-the-art Transparent OLED technology. Through its first collaboration with Gauzy at IAA 2021, LG Display will let visitors experience the many entertainment and informative experiences Transparent OLED panels can bring public transportation services when replacing their vehicle windows. LG Display's Transparent OLED screens laminated with Gauzy's SPD smart glass technology enables even higher contrast ratios, thereby making Transparent OLED displays even more adaptable to bright environments and shifting light conditions.
Research Frontiers' SPD-SmartGlass Tech debuts at IAA Munich Auto Show » 08:2209/0709/07/21
The company said,…
The company said, "If you want to see how smart your glass can be, you only have to walk through the IAA Munich Auto Show this week to see SPD-SmartGlass technology at work to make cars, trains and buses more energy-efficient, safer, comfortable and fun to ride in. This has been made possible by Research Frontiers' patented SPD light-control technology and Gauzy Ltd, a material science technology company. Gauzy is a strategic investor and licensee of Research Frontiers, which is the inventor of patented SPD-SmartGlass light-control technology. Gauzy, presenting in Hall A1, Booth 93, is showcasing both SPD and its specialty PDLC nanotechnologies at IAA this week. Geared towards displaying how smart glass is driving the future of advanced automotive glazing through dynamic light control embedded directly in interior and exterior glass, each demonstrator represents how active glass with SPD and PDLC can support greater functionality, user experience, comfort, and optimized space - while upholding future facing aesthetics and design. SPD, presented with and without invisible segmentation, is being shown in a sunroof application, as well as an integral part of the new era in displays that turn transparent when paired with transparent OLED displays powered by LG Display, and projection technologies. Partners of Gauzy being displayed at the Gauzy booth include LG Display, Texas Instruments, and Vision Systems, longtime valued partner of both Gauzy and Research Frontiers. In addition to the innovations exhibited at Gauzy's booth, Gauzy's technologies at IAA are also being shown by a number of other exhibitors including Sekisui, Brose, and a special OEM to be announced from the show floor during the second half of the show."
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Research Frontiers announces debut of SPD-SmartGlass technology » 09:0201/1301/13/21
In conjunction with…
In conjunction with General Motors CEO Mary Barra's keynote address at CES, Cadillac announced the debut of its future flagship ultra-luxury fully electric CELESTIQ sedan. Automotive News noted that the CELESTIQ is expected to go on sale in 2023. CELESTIQ's full-glass roof is expected to be one of the first to feature a four-quadrant, suspended-particle-device smart glass. With this smart glass, each occupant of the vehicle can set their own level of roof transparency. The driver and front-seat passenger will enjoy a pillar-to-pillar freeform display with active privacy to help mitigate driver distraction while rear-seat passengers have personalized entertainment screens. Console screens between seats in the front and back will separate individualized comfort settings from entertainment displays to minimize distractions. SPD-Smart light control film, invented and patented by Research Frontiers, is a key component in SPD-SmartGlass products. This film allows users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass or plastic products, either manually or automatically at the touch of a button. Products using Research Frontiers' smart glass technology are being used in tens of thousands of cars, aircraft, yachts, trains, homes, offices, museums and other buildings.
PDS Biotechnology appoints Seth Van Voorhees as CFO » 08:3712/0912/09/20
PDSB, REFR, APFC
PDS Biotechnology Corporation (PDSB) announced the appointment of Seth Van Voorhees, Ph.D. as its new CFO effective January 1, 2021. Van Voorhees most recently served as the CFO of Research Frontiers (REFR) and for American Pacific (APFC).
Research Frontiers CFO Seth Van Voorhees resigns » 16:0312/0412/04/20
Research Frontiers announced that Seth Van Voorhees, CFO and VP of business development, has resigned his position, effective December 4, in order to become CFO of a public biotechnology company located in New Jersey. Joseph Harary, president and CEO, who previously served as the company's CFO, will assume the responsibilities of the position of interim CFO. "During his nearly ten years at Research Frontiers, Seth has been an important member of our executive team" commented Harary. "On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire Research Frontiers team, we thank Seth for his strategic contribution to Research Frontiers' growth and mission, and we wish him well in his new endeavor. In addition, we look forward to his continued involvement and input with Research Frontiers as a long-standing shareholder."