FlexEnable wins IDTechEx Best Product Development Award

  • Date 15 May 2017

FlexEnable has been recognised for its 12.1” glass-free, conformable organic liquid crystal display (OLCD).

The technology, which uses organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) on a plastic sheet, brings the same vivid colour and smooth video content as glass-based LCDs.  It is compatible with existing LCD production lines, and is scalable to even larger area displays to meet the immediate market needs for flexible displays in applications including automotive, consumer electronics, and digital signage.

Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx, said: “This 12.1” OLCD prototype shows the viability of OTFTs for consumer electronics products today, helping LCD panel makers differentiate and open new markets by moving away from flat and brittle glass based displays.”

Chuck Milligan, CEO of FlexEnable: “We are very excited to be recognised with the Best Product Development Award. The recent breakthroughs we have made allow the manufacture of large area, conformable, plastic OLCDs with high brightness and long lifetime – opening up a range of applications that are not viable with any other flexible display technology. For example, in automotive, conformable displays not only bring new applications for displays in cars, such as invisible A-pillars, but also allow the displays to be larger because they can be curved and conformed to existing surfaces. Plastic OLCDs bring a new level of design freedom without any performance trade-off compared to glass LCDs.” 

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