FlexEnable’s OLCD platform is completely free of glass; instead, it uses organic transistors on a plastic sheet, making the display four times thinner (less than 0.3 mm) and more than 10 times lighter than conventional glass-based displays. These characteristics, combined with the OLCD’s robustness and ability to conform to small and large surfaces, bring benefits to products and unlock design freedom that is not possible with glass displays. FlexEnable is already supplying small and large area display prototypes to strategic partners for integration into the next generation of products.
In parallel, FlexEnable is working with Asian display manufacturers to support the transfer of its OLCD platform into conventional flat panel display (FPD) lines, enabling a full range of plastic LCD display shapes and sizes.
“The capability to create flexible plastic LCDs on small and large areas enables us to address these market opportunities and to work with end-user companies on product prototypes, while simultaneously putting the supply chain in place for the mass manufacture of plastic LCDs,” said Chuck Milligan, CEO of FlexEnable. “For end-user companies, this means that they can specify a wide range of flexible display sizes and shapes to create product designs not possible with glass-based displays.”
FlexEnable will show a 12.1” OLCD prototype in the Printed Electronics Applied in Automotive conference track at CES 2017 on Jan. 6, 2017.