ASU manufacturers world’s largest full-color flexible OLED display
Arizona State University’s Flexible Display Center (FDC) has been doing some great work lately with display technology, manufacturing the world’s largest full-color flexible OLED display. The work is display now at the SID Display Week in Boston.
The display measures 7.4-inches diagonally and was developed using mixed oxide thin film transistors (TFTs). According to ASU, the material choice makes these displays particularly cost-effective to make, because manufacturers can recycle existing production lines rather investing in specialized equipment. The FDC worked closely with Army Research Labs scientists on this project with the goal of creating full-color flexible OLED displays for use in heavy duty computer devices — worn by soldiers.
At this point the technology is still so young that it’s hard to determine when ASU’s project will end up in retail products. However, since the technology was developed with Army Research Labs, it’s a probable chance we’ll see this for commercial or military use.