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Sony Unveils Flexible OLED Thinner Than a Strand of Human Hair
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On May 26, 2010 @ 9:05 am In green gadgets,Innovation | 7 Comments
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!
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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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/05/sony-flexible-oled-display.jpg
 Flexible gadgets: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/16/kyocera-unveils-kinetic-flexible-oled-cell-phone/
 Sony: http://www.sony.com/index.php
 newest display: http://gizmodo.com/5547946/sonys-flexible-oled-is-thinner-than-a-strand-of-hair
 OLEDs: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/17/duponts-new-ink-can-quickly-print-cheap-oled-displays/
 electronic newspapers: http://inhabitat.com/2010/01/18/lg-unveils-flexible-electronic-newspaper/
 LED garments: http://www.ecouterre.com/17107/katy-perry-wears-glowing-led-gown-to-met-costume-gala.php
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/05/sonys-old-flexible-screen.jpg
 last iteration: http://gizmodo.com/263366/sony-flexi+oled-screen-is-trouble-waiting-to-happen
 According to PCWorld: http://www.pcworld.com/article/197182/sony_shows_rollable_oled_display.html
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