Saturday 26 May 2007

Yet More Flights of Flexibility

Sony and Philips Unveil Flexible OLED Displays

The new display combines two technologies: Sony's organic thin film transistor, which is required to make flexible displays, and organic electroluminescent display.

Two of the world's biggest flat-panel display makers, Sony Corp. and LG.Philips LCD Co. Ltd., unveiled flexible full-color displays at a display industry show in California this week.

Sony took the wraps off its prototype on Thursday and released an impressive video showing the display being bent to form a semi-circle while still displaying a moving video image. The 2.5-inch display has a resolution of 160 pixels by 120 pixels making it a little larger than the typical cell phone screen and a little lower resolution.

The screen from LG.Philips LCD is larger at 4 inches in diagonal width and has a higher resolution of 320 pixels by 240 pixels. In contrast to Sony's video, LG.Philips LCD released only a photo that showed the display curved at a slight angle, as seen here.

This is a profound development in Electronics and will probably mean circular and/or curved panoramic advertising billboards making for even more clutter than as seen here

These flexi screens with looped animations or movies will probably be exploited as in the form initially as watch bands and may also create a whole new form of Jewellery such as.

But flexibilty can also prove to be hazardous
as one crickey fella found out
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