BOE shows Flexible OLED Display
May 01, 2017
Shanghai based BOE has shown an updated 7.8” foldable OLED display at a technology exhibition in China. The BOE device has an LTPS backplane with an OLED display that is .24mm thick, and can be used open as a tablet, or folded to smartphone size. The company gave no indication as to the timeline for commercialization, although we expect to get a bit more information at the upcoming SID show next month.
Figure 1: - BOE 7.8" Flexible OLED Display
China-based panel makers exhibited small- to medium-size TDDI (touch and display driver integration) LTPS TFT-LCD panels and flexible AMOLED panels at China Information Technology Expo (CITE) 2017 in Shenzhen, southern China, during April 9-11. Panel makers at the exposition included BOE Technology, Tianma Micro-electronics and Royole, as well as LG Display. The panel makers showcased 5- to 5.5-inch full HD TDDI LTPS TFT-LCD panels for use in smartphones and automotive displays, for rear-view mirrors replacements with long-rectangle shapes. They also showed VR devices, although AMOLED has become the mainstream display technology for VR devices.