CES 2014: Samsung shows off its Bendable TV

 

Samsung has shown off the Bendable TV – an 85in (216cm) prototype that allows the curvature of its screen to be adjusted by remote control.

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picture 1 Samsung bendable TV

Samsung has not confirmed that that the TV would be going on sale in the future but as you can see from picture 1 its a nice looking piece.

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Picture 2 bendable screen

So where does the tech lie in this amazing screen

The screen is made using OLED which all info on that is below with links to other pages using Wikipedia.

An OLED (organic light-emitting diode) is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound which emits light in response to an electric current. This layer of organic semiconductor is situated between two electrodes. Generally, at least one of these electrodes is transparent. OLEDs are used to create digital displays in devices such as television screens, computer monitors, portable systems such as mobile phoneshandheld games consoles and PDAs. A major area of research is the development of white OLED devices for use in solid-state lighting applications.

Full Info click this link (Wikipedia.org)

Future of bendable screens.

Many prototypes using the bendable screen are currently being tested such as.

Mobile Phones

Televisions

E readers

Another form of flexible screens is HPs E paper

HP and ASU e-paper

The flexible electronic paper display technology co-developed by Arizona State University and HP employs a manufacturing process developed by HP Labs called Self-Aligned Imprint Lithography (SAIL).

The screens are made by layering stacks of semi-conductor materials and metals between pliable plastic sheets. The stacks need to be perfectly aligned and stay that way. Alignment proves difficult during manufacturing when heat during manufacturing can deform the materials and when the resulting screen also needs to remain flexible. The SAIL process gets around this by ‘printing’ the semiconductor pattern on a fully composed substrate, so that the layers always remain in perfect alignment. The limitation of the material the screen is based on allows only a finite amount of full rolls, hence limiting its commercial application as a flexible display.

Specifications provided regarding the prototype display are as follows:

  • flexible and roll-able up to “about half a dozen times”
  • “unbreakable”

AOU e-paper

The flexible electronic paper display announced by AUO is unique as it is the only solar powered variant. A separate rechargeable battery is also attached when solar charging is unavailable.

Specifications

  • 6-inch diagonal display size
  • radius of curvature can reach 100mm

Info From Wikipedia .

Thanks for reading

 

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