Skip to comments.Sci-Fi-like displays are now real
Posted on 07/13/2014 1:52:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
LG Display showed off some of its latest products Thursday, including a display that can be rolled up like a piece of paper and a transparent display that looks just like a window until its turned on.
Small flexible displays and transparent ones were developed based on LCD materials in the past, but this is the first time a company release an organic light-emitting diode flexible display and an OLED transparent display simultaneously. LG Displays flexible model is the worlds largest OLED-based flexible display. It is 18-inches and features high-definition resolution of 1,200 by 810 pixels.
As Chinese IT companies try to catch up with Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics in the global smartphone market with enhanced smartphone manufacturing skills, Korean mobile giants are building up new specialties in high-tech materials and parts with products like displays, batteries and mobile application processor chips.
Korea hopes to make parts and material industries next generation growth engines that help them dominate new markets. LG Displays 18-inch flexible display is the most recent example of the trend, which is going to eventually evolve from bendable to rollable and foldable displays.
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1984 and Atlas Shrugged are now real, too.
this is the first major break thru I’ve seen in display tech in years:
insanity. today’s pixels are roughly 78,000x78,000 nm ... this breakthrough allows for pixels that are 30x30 nm
and they do not require constant power to display a color. they only need power to change their color. huge power savings.
and... solid state
Let me know when I can wave my hands and make the earth stand still.
I’d like to send Gort to Washington. He could do a lot of good there.
All that is possible today, but we wouldn’t like the price. OLED has the potential to be manufactured in a roll-to-roll process much like printing, which would provide an enormous cost advantage.
Someday our windows could show criminals who peek in a lively view of a large family and a very large dog. While anyone inside gets to see the verdant green hills instead of the brick wall of the building next door.
The price of new technology does drop pretty quickly when competitors start copying it.
Coolest thing I’ve read in quite awhile!
I wonder how many people know that LG stands for Lucky Goldstar, which was the original name of the company. It was known as Goldstar for many years, which was named in honor of the Gold Stars given to families of American KIA lost in the Korean War.
I think I had a Goldstar TV when I was a kid. I never thought to look into LG’s history.
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> a display that can be rolled up like a piece of paper
If it is readable, and can be safely rolled small enough, I’d like to have a conventional keyboard with everything else inside it (no optical drives, just SSD, ports and wireless) and for the working angle a cylinder to store the display. Oh, and no “scratch pad”, wireless mouse only.
Conventional keyboard and mouse connected to a roll-up screen? Maybe fold up into a folder type thing.
I guess some could go with on-screen keyboard and not have to worry about attachments.
Pretty awesome. Pricing is key though.
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