LG Reveals Flexible OLED Display for Smartphones
LG Display today claimed to be the first to mass produce a flexible OLED panel for smartphones. According to LG, its new screen technology is made from plastic substrates and not glass. The protection layer is applied to the back of the panel and LG says this helps make it bendable and unbreakable. The display is 0.44mm thick, and LG believes it will help spur more innovative designs for smartphones and wearables. The first screen developed by LG has a 6-inch diagonal, weighs 7.2g, and is concave from top to bottom. LG plans to introduce this flexible OLED display in a new smartphone as soon as next month, though it says volume production of curved panels and products incorporating them won't arrive until 2014.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Sharp Shows Off Curved Display Concept
Sharp this week revealed a concept smartphone screen that has actual curved corners and nearly no bezels. The concept panel is called Corner R.
New Tech Promises Dense, Efficient, Flexible Displays
A team at Oxford University has discovered a new type of display technology that consists of a simple thin film of phase-change material (PCM) between two thin films of transparent electrodes. The three layers can be applied to very thin, flexible Mylar sheets, creating a flexible display.
LG Display to Step Up OLED Production
LG Display plans to invest $396 million to improve its ability to manufacture flexible OLED displays and OLED lighting panels. The company will sink about $272 million into an existing facility in order to boost production capacity, and about $123 million to build a new production line dedicated to OLED lighting.
LG Display to Invest More In OLED Technology
LG Display today said it plans to invest about $8.5 billion in OLED displays for television sets, smartphones, and wearables. The company wants to boost its capabilities with the technology to stay ahead of the adoption curve as OLED becomes more mainstream.