Flexible OLED Displays

Flexible Wrist-Mounted OLED Display Excites budding Q’s & 007’s

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One of the coolest emerging technologies is OLEDs, Organic Light Emitting Diodes.
With a growing number of unique applications,  including displays, it seems logical to progress to wrist mounted touch screen displays.

Among the most anticipated is Universal Display’s flexible 4-inch OLED prototype. Universal Display is one of the companies at the forefront of the flexible display business and so far, they’ve been working with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a few real-world applications. But as with many other technologies, what starts as a government project eventually leads to the private sector of consumer electronics.

It won’t be long then until a new wave of uber cool watches and wrist worn PDAs will be launched making those TokyoFlash watches seem like a mickey mouse product.

Universal Display says the OLED ‘watch’ display is made out of a one-sheet metal foil, and that its malleability will allow it to be quite comfortable. It’s considered to be a direct communications device, which means it will likely also include the 3G, HSDPA capability of the prototype to be unveiled by LG during the conference.

LG’s GD910 will have a smaller touch screen, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and a camera for taking pictures and video. Universal Displays has developed its OLED display in collaboration with the LG Display division, but the larger showcase display is clearly meant to show the possibilities of the technology.

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~ by Simon on April 18, 2009.

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