ITRI Demonstrates Foldable Display
October 23, 2017
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) newest foldable display performance is approaching commercial standards with excellent display quality and the capacity to be integrated with touch functionality. It is also abrasion-resistant and folding-resistant.
Figure 1: Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging Technology
Figure 2: ITRI’s Foldable Display
At Touch Taiwan 2017 they showcased their newest flexible product, which have been tested to have the capacity to be folded up to 200,000 times with a folding radius of 3mm. In addition, it can withstand being subjected to 1kg of steel wool friction over 50,000 times. It already meets the requirements of smart mobile devices and allows for further room for imagination of future mobile devices.
ITRI commented that the front plate of this foldable touch AMOLED panel utilizes a specialized material patented by ITRI, which can increase wearing and anti-folding performance while also having no influence on transparency. This material is one of ITRI's trade secrets; therefore, it will not be leaked to the public. However, ITRI stated that is a composite type material.
Figure 3: ITRI’s Protective Material
Figure 4: ITRI's Foldable Test