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Taiwan scientists have created a promising flexible display

We have all been waiting for a long time for flexible high-quality and inexpensive displays that will be able to replace the current displays. The scope of flexible displays is extremely wide, and anyone who can create a truly reliable and practical flexible display will become a millionaire or even a billionaire (well, if the technology is not stolen or redeemed by a large corporation for a small amount). In general, a group of scientists from the ITRI Taiwanese Research Institute created a very interesting flexible AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6 inches. It is noted that the thickness of this display is only 0.01 centimeters, and it is able to work, being rolled into a tube. Few companies have achieved the same success, agree.

So, the developers claim that you can bend the display up to 15 thousand times, which is enough for the average user. According to eyewitnesses who have experienced the display, its properties are very similar to paper, and are quite convenient to use. This technology is so efficient that scientists are already going to launch it into production. Some companies are already interested in developing, for example, the company AUO (AU Optronics Corp.) is already going to release flexible “readers” based on such displays.
The creators of the new technology are confident that their display can change our understanding of displays and how to use them. The technology is compatible with current methods of display production, so you do not need a lot of money or time to re-equip the production line of LCD-based devices to produce devices with a new type of flexible displays. In addition, according to manufacturers of flexible displays, they support 3D image transfer technology, so a new technological era is just around the corner. In principle, it may be true - after all, now for the introduction of a new technology it takes a minimum of time.

The display consists of three main layers - the LCD panel itself (very thin), the DBLU is the backlight layer, and the switching layer of 2D / 3D image types. Interestingly, the ability to switch 2D / 3D is also a novelty - until now, manufacturers have focused either on 2D or on a pure 3D image.

In general, the new type of display is really very interesting, so it remains only to wait for the rapid commercialization of this technology - and new gadgets with new displays may appear in the first half of next year. It seems that they will be somewhat cheaper than gadgets with conventional displays - manufacturers claim that the production of flexible displays is cheaper than the production of displays of ordinary ones.

Via engadget

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/107388/

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