Flexible Displays OLEDs: The Rise of Flexible Display Technology
Flexible display OLEDs is revolutionizing the display technology that is ultra light weight and so thin that you can roll it around a pencil. Because of their flexible property, OLEDs are literally indestructible and fully bendable. Ordinary OLEDs and LCD uses glass that makes it impossible to be flexible. Glass is thick, doesn’t bend and breaks easily. Flexible displays use the same technology as OLED (organic light emitting diodes), with the only exception that the circuitry to control the pixel is fused into glass. Since OLEDs produce their own light source when current is passed through them, they don’t need a back-light like LCD screen technology.
Advantages of Flexible Display OLEDs
Till the time you haven’t use it, it might appear as if you don’t really need one. But if you look at few use cases, you will realize that not using glass is a huge advantage. Flexible OLEDs is based on a flexible substrate which can either be metal, plastic or flexible glass. Plastic and metal panels can be extremely lightweight, durable and very thin compared to glass-based displays. They are virtually shatter proof.
Applications and markets
Flexible Display OLEDs technology enables the production of compelling products that are not constrained by rigid components. There is a huge range of products that are using flexible OLEDs technology including smart wearable electronics, mobile phone displays, tablet and notebook displays, TV panels, smart watches, fitness devices and product displays. The technology is enabling cell phones to have shatterproof, thin, and lightweight displays that can easily be curved around the body of the phone.
Benefits of Flexible Display OLEDs
Here are some of the benefits of using flexible OLEDs:
· Slim and sleek – Without those bulky glasses, flexible display OLEDs look significantly slimmer and more fashionable. It creates an opportunity to flaunt some of the thinnest displays we have ever seen.
· Light weight – Without bulky and heavy glasses, it is possible to produce ultra light weight flexible displays.
· Durability – Without fragile glasses, you really don’t have to worry that your device will break or shatter if it falls.
ROI of Flexible Displays
If you look at the ROI of flexible displays in the long run, they will appear much cheaper compared to other technologies. Because of their relative thinness and lightness, they can easily fit into one shipping container. This means if they can be shipped at a lesser cost, they will be sold for a lesser cost. OLED materials have a headstart over emerging technologies like electro fluidic displays and electrochromic displays, which is a good sign and indicates to possible key partnership in sharing materials, equipment, and expertise in the near future. Industries have begun to realize that key partnership in product development will increase ROI potential for Flexible OLEDs.
Peter Jonathan Wilcheck Flexible Display Technologies
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