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The Flexible Display Center Manufactures Largest Flexible Color OLED Display

The Flexible Display Center (FDC) at Arizona State University recently declared that it has competed developing the massive flexible color organic light emitting display (OLED) prototype based on advanced mixed oxide thin film transistors (TFTs).

With help from Army Research Labs scientists, the device was developed at the FDC. This device measures 7.4 diagonal inches. In addition, it fulfills the U.S. Department of Defense’s stringent target for further producing full-motion, full-color video flexible OLED displays for application in lightweight, compactly flexible, rugged devices.

FDC’s Director, Nick Colaneri said that this major milestone in creating flexible display technology leads to the development of high performance, versatile, full color OLED displays with expedite technology commercialization.

Mixed oxide TFTs approach promotes cost-efficiency in developing displays that contribute to high performance, high switching speeds for video, vibrant colors, and low power consumption. In addition, mixed oxide TFTs can be economically built on existing amorphous silicon production lines, without using any specialized equipment and specific processing.

Colaneri further commented that the FDC mainly intends advancing approaches to flexible technologies that utilize current manufacturing processes. With this approach, mixed-oxide TFTs-based flexible, color display was developed, which can cost-effectively replace low-temperature polysilicon. This display demonstrates the Center's successful scale up to GEN II. It also reflects the company’s potential to create displays using mixed-oxide TFTs in standard process flows based on proprietary bond/de-bond technology.

The new, full-color OLED display will be showcased at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during SID Display Week, from June 5 to 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Source: http://flexdisplay.asu.edu/

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