Philips shows off transparent OLED display

By on March 7, 2009, 7:45 AM
There are a number of interesting possibilities in the display field with OLED technology. It was not long ago that HP unveiled the first working prototype of a supposedly affordable flexible display and, now, Philips has shown off a new OLED panel concept in the form of a window that is completely transparent when switched off but could light up the interior of a room by night.


The OLED windows are likely to be more energy-efficient than a selection of light bulbs around the room too. It will take a while for this technology to mature and hit the market or most importantly to become affordable. According to Philips, there are still a number of problems with production, specifically mentioning size constraints and that all OLEDs need to be created in a 'clean' room as even a single particle could destroy an entire screen. Regardless, it certainly looks impressive and is an interesting glimpse into the future of displays.




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