TDK shows flexible and transparent PMOLED prototypes

TDK is showing new PMOLED panels at Ceatec 2010. The first one is a 2" (320x240) transparent OLED with a 50% transmittance. TDK says that unlike AMOLEDs, the transmittance of PMOLEDs is not lowered by driver elements. TDK is using a driver chip made by Dialog Semiconductor, and says they can mass-produce this if device makers request it.

TDK is also showing 3.5" (256x64) flexible panels, only 3mm thick. There are two variants: a color one and a monochrome one. TDK is using a resin substrate, and the displays can be bent to a curvature radius of up to 25mm. The contrast, brightness and lifetime are "almost the same as TDK's existing glass-subtrate PMOLEDs". The OLED inside is a white emitter, with RGB-color filters. TDK will start mass production at the end of 2011.

Posted: Oct 03,2010 by Ron Mertens