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Excitement is building in the world of printed and flexible electronics. Recent announcements of flexible and curved displays for mobile phones, TVs and other consumer devices will push technologists to solve scale-up challenges in manufacturing, helping migrate products from prototypes to mass ...
Flexible displays enable both robustness and novel form factors. Electrophoretics – reflective displays which use colored charged particles that respond to an applied voltage – are already widespread through their use in e-readers.
Manufacturers of mobile displays are responding to demands from the market for improved features and performance by turning to innovative product design, selection of more suitable materials, and upgrades to process capabilities.
One of the most exciting areas in the flat panel display industry is the emergence of flexible displays .
Flat screen displays keep getting bigger, better, and cheaper. Currently, the market for large, flat TVs is dominated by plasma displays , but active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCD) are rapidly gaining market share.
The challenge in discussing flat-panel displays (FPD) is that they are both a technology and an application.
There is a transformation brewing in the world of flat-panel displays driven by a new solid-state device called organic light-emitting diode (OLED).
Moving rapidly from basic research into low-volume manufacturing, organic light-emitting device technology is widely recognized as the next major technology for flat panel displays .
Modifications to a standard silicon foundry process flow are being used to manufacture liquid crystal on silicon microdisplays. Key improvements are in the areas of planarization and reflectivity.
The wafer-level fabrication of liquid crystal on silicon microdisplays is attractive because it leverages existing equipment and processes created for the semiconductor and flat panel display industries. A ferroelectric liquid crystal technology enables microdisplays to be constructed directly on