Researchers develop 0.1mm flexible AMOLED display

By Emil ยท 58 replies
Nov 2, 2010
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  1. The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan has built a flexible 6-inch AMOLED display that is just 0.1mm thick, according to OLED-Info. The technology, named FlexUPD, reportedly enables a folding radius of 5cm or less while still being able to withstand repeated folding. In other words, it can continue to display images even when folded. The ITRI claims each display can be folded up to 15,000 times before showing signs of wear and tear.

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  2. RebelFlag

    RebelFlag TS Addict Posts: 147   +78

    this would be so cool to have a "newspaper" that would download the days content every day.
  3. Demons

    Demons TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    That's really cool, but why would you need a flexible kindle? Maybe they break a lot from people dropping them. I've never had a kindle myself. I'm sure there will be lots of uses for this development other than the kindle. They could work on the "screen door" effect a little though...
  4. CyberChrist

    CyberChrist TS Rookie

    It is products like these that make me feel like I am living in the future. Forget the flying car this is where it is at. I am sure there are uses for this thing that I cannot even think of right now.
  5. maXimus4444

    maXimus4444 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    It's like the newspaper from Harry Potter. Pretty soon we're going to have newspapers that have pictures that move possibly even videos.

    maybe next you'll be ordering a newspaper that reads the articles to you...

    this could be the thing that saves all of these newspaper companies that have been hit so hard by the economy transfering to digital news on the internet.
  6. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Add a connectivity to that and you get an OLED newspaper, cool!
  7. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    nice am sure it will be very useful in many ways

    why every body talking about newspaper ? this product have like million use
  8. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    I cant wait until this technology becomes publicly available. an OLED newspaper would be awesome. or a secondary monitor that you can roll up and put in your bag.
  9. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Awesome to see more of this tech being developed. Would be nice to have something you can roll up in your bag and be able to get all kinds of internet updates.
  10. mccartercar

    mccartercar TS Booster Posts: 140   +26

    Imagine a suit made of this that displays whats behind you as to make you camoflauged and almost 100% transparent. Now all we need is some infrared/xray/night vision eye contacts and we are on par with the Predator.
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    These are just baby steps. When am I going to be able to plug my brain into the computer?
  12. pheonixnexus

    pheonixnexus TS Rookie Posts: 17

    i can think of alot of applications for this like "video ads on cars" and "computer screens on clothes" you could stick them any where there's power just fold them out set it up like a projector screen minus the projector and instant video!
  13. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    That is just cool :D, makes me think of all the awesome things in science fiction that we might one day all be able to enjoy.
  14. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    Thats cool stuff

    finally a screen you can stuff in your pocket without worrying that it going to break when you sit down

    Maybe one day you can go to the store and purchase your TV by the Foot!
  15. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    I think this technology will be the future of display technologies everywhere. It might still be in its infancy, but damn if it isn't fricken cool to see it coming about!
  16. kevin1212

    kevin1212 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Very nice, i can see this really kicking off as it can serve so many purposes.
  17. aalsheh

    aalsheh TS Rookie

    could we maybe someday see this technology integrated into a shirt??? just think of all the sports that gonna have advertisement on their players shirts Lol...

    but yeah, the day we see newspapers made of this, I don't think that it'll be during my life time :( (you never know though, the last 50years were leaps and bounds in term of technology jumps)
  18. flocka

    flocka TS Rookie Posts: 40

    was thinking the exact same
  19. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    Harry Potter may not be too far away in terms of the Newspaper pictures moving! Awesome technology, I think newspapers and magazines would cost a bit more though than they do now! ;)
  20. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    Awesome!! Definately technology makes our lives easier, I can imagine lots of use for this, but mostly how thin and flexible cellphones will become in the near future...
  21. ReMonster

    ReMonster TS Rookie

    I've seen this type of technology before, I thought on techspot. HP had a prototype display that would roll down like a projector screen. Its pretty neat technology...
  22. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    This is so cool, it's getting closer and closer to screens being 'weightless' like the Holovids in Ratchet & Clank games haha =)

    And about the news paper thing I think it would be VERY costly to use this technology in the way of newspapers =P

    I sometimes travel by train and there's newspapers left there from people who have read them and just leave them to pass on to others, I don't think anyone would leave this kind of thing behind.

    I think this would be incredible for new phones or hand held gaming. It could be a kind of 'roll-out' film screen, you just unclip a little pin and then unroll a rolled up screen like this to watch a film, would be much more compact for having a big screen =)
  23. Elitassj4

    Elitassj4 TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I would like to see the day when we don't need to buy papers every day,instead,just download and read in the morning, drinking coffee .
  24. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Yes with this I can bring a notecard with PAGES of information on it to school :)

    Science ever advancing.............
    a side note "Scientists have teleported something 3 feet away in two conatiners"
    thats is both scary and sweet at the same time....
    imagine the destruction that can be caused by teleported a bomb from he to somewhere else....
  25. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    I'd buy one of these just to be cool. LOL.

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