Dec 16, 2015

A few months ago, FlexEnable and Chunghwa Picture Tube (CPT) demonstrated a full-color flexible AMOLED display that uses FlexEnable's OTFT backplane. FlexEnable today published a video showing the display in action:

This glass-free display is still a prototype (as you can see there are many defects) - but it's a great demonstration of a truly flexible display. It operates at 60Hz and is only 125 microns thick.

Taiwan-based CPT started developing AMOLED panels and established a small-sized pilot line in 2012, and later in 2013 started small-scale commercial AMOLED production in a pilot 4.5-Gen line. In September 2014 CPT showed flexible and transparent AMOLED prototypes, and in August 2015 CPT signed an agreement with ITRI for a technology transfer fr flexible AMOLED and touch-panel integration. It was reported that CPT expects to start mass producing such flexible touch AMOLEDs by 2017.

Source: 
Flexible OLED market report

Comments

"This glass-free display is still a prototype (as you can see there are many defects)"

You mean all those white dots weren't there for effect? ;-)

Still an interesting technology though it would be even more impressive if it could be folded so that a smart phone fitting in the pocket could be unfolded to provide a tablet-sized display.

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