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Technology 2021/08/02

[Learn Display] 20. Stretchable

Have you ever heard of a display that can be flexible enough to stretch like an elastic band? The Stretchable OLED, a new display technology, is nowhere to unleash the boundless potential of displays. Stretchable OLED is a display with stretchability and resilience that allow for expanding and shrinking screen areas. The display can return to its original form with highly elastic material and adjustable design after stretching it horizontally and vertically. Thanks to such innovative features, the stretchable display provides Free-Form that can be mounted to 3-dimensional surfaces such as wearable devices, fashions, and automobiles. Samsung Display introduced the world-first 9.1” stretchable OLED in 2017. Compared to conventional flexible OLED that can be transformed in only one direction, such as bent or rolled, stretchable OLED features transformation in two or more directions. As the stretchable OLED has a freer form factor than conventional flexible OLEDs, it can exponentially expand the application scope of displays, particularly for displays that are promising for the IoT (Internet of Things)-driven era.
IT Trend 2021/07/27

Virtual Beauty on the Rise

Tech companies like Google, Pinterest, and Snapchat have one business move in common: They are all entering the realm of augmented reality (AR) makeup initiatives.
Technology 2021/07/26

[Learn Display] 19. Rollable Display

Rollable Display, the integration of state-of-the-art flexible OLED display technologies! Having a flexible screen that can be rolled up like a scroll, a rollable display is expected to be adopted in an array of applications. A dream of rollable display came true by the use of polyimide substrate with better flexibility. It is used to make an even thinner form factor, minimizing the stress generated when scrolling up the display.  As it can be rolled up or unraveled, a compact device with a rollable screen can either extend its surface area for a larger display or roll in or out to resize the area to the desired size. In SID* 2018, Samsung Display unveiled automotive CID(Center Information Display) with rollable display. This dazzling display solutions will allow drivers to select their GPS, car music player, and Internet surfing devices with just a very light touch. When the display is rolled up, the drivers can use the rest of the space for keeping coffee or charging their smartphones. * SID (Society for Information Display): An authoritative industry organization for displays founded…
IT Trend 2021/07/20

Human Augmentation: Rising of the Next Generation Wearable Technology

What we’ve seen in movies like ‘Aliens (1986), ‘Iron Man (2008)’, and ‘Edge of Tomorrow (2014)’ are all becoming part of our reality today.
Technology 2021/07/19

[Learn Display] 18. Flexible OLED

‘Flexible OLED’, the flagship technology of flexible displays! What makes a flexible display that bents or folds different from a rigid OLED display? Let’s find out the structure and shape of flexible OLED that came to life thanks to the combination of flexible polyimide (PI) material and Thin-Film Encapsulation (TFE) technology. Flexible OLED incorporates flexible plastic substrate that can be bent or rolled. Thanks to these features, flexible OLED displays lead innovation in display form factor leveraging their thinner and lighter design than Rigid OLED displays as well as flexibility. Flexible OLED was first commercialized in Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge in 2014 and has since evolved into an edge display with beautiful curvature. Now, flexible OLED displays are scaling up to a wide range of areas, including foldable smartphones and wearable devices. Furthermore, it is expected to make a rollable or stretchable display in the near future.