Flexible Displays Come Closer to the Consumer Market
HP, in association with the Flexible Display Center of Arizona State University, recently announced that they have a working model of their flexible computer display. This flexible screen technology has been in development for years, but no commercial models have yet to be released. HP’s announcement shows that their prototype could be hitting shelves in the near future.
The flexible displays use a technology called Self-Aligned Imprint Lithography (SAIL) which imprints an array of thin film transistors onto a sheet of plastic. It is a low cost, highly efficient process that is much more cost effective, not to mention cleaner, than the production of conventional computer screens. The flexible displays also use 90% less materials by volume to produce.
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