Feb 13, 2014

Back in June 2012 LG was awarded with Korea's ambitious Future Flagship Program that aims to develop 60" flexible transparent UHD OLED displays by 2017. This project raised a few eyebrows and was never mentioned again. Now we hear that LG Display is still developing the technology, and still says that the want to be ready with a real product by the end of 2017.

Flexible OLED TV concept (Sony)

LGD is currently developing a 17" transparent flexible OLED and they hope to ready a prototype by the end of 2014. If this is successful, LGD will move on to the next stage - the 60" UHD panel. This panel will feature 40% transmittance and a curvature radius of 10 cm.

LG Display says that such displays will "clearly be a breakthrough in display innovation", and the flexible transparent display market will be very large. In 2018 the export value of such displays will reach $6 billion, and this will quickly grow to over $77 billion by 2025. By 2023, the transparent flexible display market volume will be larger than the 'generic display market" and will reach $131 billion in revenues. These numbers originate from IHS DisplayBank.

Flexible OLED market report