Universal Display and the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University has announced a significant milestone towards a manufacturable flexible OLEDs. The new display is the first a-Si:H AMOLED display to be manufactured directly on DuPont Teijin’s polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) substrate.
The companies will be showing a 4.1" monochrome QVGA flexible OLED at SID. This display has the same brightness as normal displays with extremely low power consumption. The flexible backplane display was manufactured at the Flexible Display Center utilizing a 180°C thin film transistor process. The FDC’s facility implements traditional flat panel and semiconductor tools and processes to achieve flexible displays, enabled by its proprietary bond-debond technology to secure the plastic substrate to a rigid carrier during manufacture.