Hilary Charles Joins Cambridge Display Technology as General Counsel

Cambridgeshire, UNITED KINGDOM

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, April 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) (Nasdaq:OLED), a pioneer in the development of polymer light emitting diode (P-OLED) technology, today announced that Hilary Charles, (42), has joined the Company as General Counsel.

Prior to joining the Company, Charles served as general counsel for nCipher, a Cambridge, U.K.-based technology company. Earlier she served in senior legal counsel roles at ARM and at Abbey National. During her seven year tenure at ARM, Charles served in a key role supporting the company through their IPO on both the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

"Hilary's significant and highly relevant legal experience in the U.S., U.K. and Japanese markets, including her expertise in technology licensing, patent licensing and joint venture agreements, make her an ideal candidate to serve as General Counsel to CDT," said Dr., David Fyfe, CEO of CDT.

Charles earned a Bachelor of Law from Lancashire Polytechnic before completing her Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in Chester. From here she gained her Articles of Clerkship in private practice, qualifying as a solicitor in 1990.

About CDT

Cambridge Display Technology is a pioneer in the development of light emitting polymers (P-OLEDs) and their use in a wide range of electronic display products used for information management, communications and entertainment. P-OLEDs are part of the family of organic light emitting diodes, or OLEDs, which are thin, lightweight and power efficient devices that emit light when an electric current flows. P-OLEDs offer an enhanced visual experience and superior performance characteristics compared with other flat panel display technologies such as liquid crystal displays, and have the key advantage that they can be applied in solution using printing processes. Founded in 1992, the company is headquartered in Cambridge, U.K. and listed on the U.S. NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol 'OLED'.

More information on CDT can be found at: www.cdtltd.co.uk

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