Foldable OLEDs have substrates made of very flexible metallic foils or plastics. Foldable OLEDs are very lightweight and durable. Their use in devices such as cell phones and PDAs can reduce breakage, a major cause for return or repair. Potentially, foldable OLED displays can be sewn into fabrics for “smart” clothing, such as outdoor survival clothing with an integrated computer chip, cell phone, GPS receiver and OLED display sewn into it.
Ultra-lightweight, thin form: FOLEDs are thinner and lighter weight than other displays. This means that cell phones, portable computers, wall-mounted televisions and other products that use them can also be lighter and smaller.Durability: FOLEDs can also be more durable – less breakable and more impact resistant – than other displays. With glass breakage a major cause of display-containing product returns, this is a highly desirable commercial alternative.Flexibility: FOLEDs may be manufactured on a variety of substrates.
FOLEDs built on optically-clear plastic films and thin, bendable metallic foils are currently under development at Universal Display Corporation. Such displays may be made to bend, flex and conform to many surfaces. For example, FOLEDs may someday be found affixed to curved helmet face shields, shirtsleeve cuffs and automotive instrument panels.
Foled means Flexible Organic light emitting diode
Author:Erich Strasser owner from Oled-Display.net
The potential flexibility of FOLEDs may also enable the realization of Universal Display Corporation’s proprietary Universal Communication Device. In the meantime, earlier-generation FOLEDs may provide limited conformability for applications that include a cell phone that conforms to the shape of your hand or a portable DVD player that has a curved surface to enhance the audience’s viewing experience.
Cost-effective processing: FOLED technology opens up prospects for high-throughput, roll-to-roll processing (R2R) of OLEDs in the future, providing the basis for their truly low-cost mass production.
In May, Sony unveiled its colorful 2.5-inch OLED flexible displays, according to the company. During the same month, LG.Philips LCD also announced that it has developed a 4-inch full-color flexible active matrix (AM) OLED (organic light emitting diode) display that uses amorphous silicon (a-Si) technology. LG.Philips LCD has developed this display in cooperation with Universal Display Corporation (UDC), which holds the original patents for phosphorescent OLED (PH OLED) technology. The 4-inch full-color flexible AM OLED display features 320×240 QVGA resolution and can reproduce 16.77 million colors.
Flexible Displays at CES-2011
Samsung showcased at the digital-experience the world largest flexible Amoled with an WVGA 800×480 pixel resolution.
SMD is presenting a prototype of the most advanced flexible AMOLED display. Only 2mm thick, the 4.5 inch flexible AMOLED runs at a WVGA 800 x 480 resolution and can be rolled down to a one centimeter radius.
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Flexible Displays at CES-2011
Samsung Mobile Display introduce a 4.5 inch flexible AMOLED Display at the FPD-International 2010. The flexible Amoled does have a WVGA resolution.(800×480 pixels)
Samsung mobile display suggest faster response time, low power consumption. The radius of the FOLED is 1 cm with minimum of ghosting effects.
Samsung Mobile display don´t use a glass substrat they use a special plastic material to reach the high resolution and the bending property. This is a major step to mass produce Flexible Amoleds in the near future says SMD.
Videos of Flexible Displays
Sony is introduce a rollable OLED Display at the SID-2010 event in Washington. The Flexible OLED measures 4.1 inch an is just 80 um thick. To reach the goal of a rollable display sony developed OTFTs organic thin film transistors with original organic semiconductor material.
The Sony TV has always been the pride of their product line and expect this continue as it incorporates this new technology.