Displays

Full-colour AMOLED display is glass-free & flexible

3rd June 2015
Jordan Mulcare

 

FlexEnable has partnered with Chunghwa Picture Tube to drive the penetration of truly flexible AMOLED displays, a market predicted to explode to $16bn by 2020, according to the IDTechEX July 2014 report, The rise of plastic and flexible OLED displays.

Building on a series of flexible AMOLED demonstrators from FlexEnable, the two companies have now manufactured a glass-free, full-colour, flexible AMOLED display based on FlexEnable’s low-temperature process for plastic transistors and CPT’s RGB OLED technology. The display operates at full video-rate, 60Hz, and is only 125µm thick.

The partnership also signals a transformational development in the supply chain for truly flexible, plastic AMOLED displays, demonstrating that the FlexEnable process is compatible with current FPD factory equipment and techniques, requiring minimal modification. Through FabEnable, a partnering package for manufacturers, FlexEnable provides services to assist ramp-up to volume manufacturing based on the team’s profound knowledge and experience of industrialisation techniques and processes.

Indro Mukerjee, Chairman, FlexEnable, said: “This display represents a fundamental breakthrough proving that FlexEnable’s OTFT technology can be combined with mainstream OLED manufacturing infrastructures to create the most flexible and cost-effective AMOLED display technology. Working together with display makers, FlexEnable supports the integration of our proven technology platform, enabling a full range of flexible display types, from conformable LCD and OLED to electrophoretic displays at lower cost.”

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