Sony logoSony and the Max Planck Institute have demoed a flexible and transparent OLED display - a breakthrough in the technology, they say. The new OLED technology is based on the upconversion of red or infrared light and has a number of advantages over today's LCD and screens.

Previous attempts at making clear, flexible OLEDs were hampered by size and resolution limitations, and by organic componds that distorted the image when folded.

The Sony/Max Planck collaboration has overcome these problems by using unique combinations for the organic compounds within a viscous polymeric matrix.