Yuka Yoneda

Sony Unveils Flexible OLED Thinner Than a Strand of Human Hair

by , 05/26/10
filed under: green gadgets

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Flexible gadgets are undeniably sexy – but Japanese electronics giant Sony wasn’t content stopping there. For their newest display, they decided to also throw in ultra-thinness (just 80μm or a bit thinner than a human hair) and the energy-saving power of OLEDs into the mix. The new prototype is so bendy that it can be wrapped around a pencil. From electronic newspapers to LED garments, just think about the applications such a display could be used for!


sony, oled, oled display, screen, panel, flexible gadgets, green gadgets, greener gadgets, bendable gadgets, electronics, tv, green design, organic light emitting diode, energy saving designAn older iteration of a flexible display that Sony was working on.

The new prototype is a huge step up from their last iteration, which Gizmodo reported to be only slightly bendy. According to PCWorld, the new screen contains innovative organic thin-film transistors that are used to make the driver circuitry to run the display. These transistors are capable of being produced directly on a flexible substrate, eliminating the need for rigid driver chips that would prevent the screen from being bent.

The new OLED display measures 4.1-inches wide with a contrast ratio of under 1,000:1 and a resolution of 432 x 240. And this is crazy – Sony says that this new OLED panel can continue streaming video while rolled up or stretched!

Via Gizmodo

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7 Comments

  1. Cool gadgets to buy June 14, 2010 at 1:23 am

    This is really awesome! I can’t think of any more words to say I’m just so amazed with this new tech.

  2. Edgeraldina June 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I guess I will just have to use my new Dell Streak until this becomes afforable! It is pretty cool, you can check it out here. http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/29/dell-streaks-gorilla-glass-screen-torture-tested-for-your-amus/

  3. jacobian May 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    wow this is just magnificent.realy hoping it to be sold commercially.

  4. LancerKind May 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Yummy! The cyberpunk future is almost here. Remember Ghosts of Mars had something like this used by Wesley Snipes.

    Lancer Kind
    science fictionist

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  6. the bystander May 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Wa. Imagine a TV made of this. It’ll be wallpaper.

  7. marna May 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    ….presiento lo fantastico e innovador de este:pero no comprendo ? acaso es una pelicula iluminada ,para colocar materiales traslucidos ,y asi quedar iluminados”?”’ o es un material iluminado ,como para fabricarpoe eje:vertidos,trajesetc’??

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