Fans Will Still Have To Wait For OLED Flexible Displays?Posted: March 2, 2013 | Author: flash | Filed under: OLED | Tags: Glass, Technology | Comments Off
Recently there has been a lot said about the flexible and bendable OLED displays for television and smartphones, and the big names in the industry have further raised the expectations in various ways. For example, Samsung had recently exhibited its flexible mobile OLED display in the CES event held early this year and grabbed a lot of eye balls.
Flexible displays three years away?
According to sources, the flexible displays are not to hit the market too soon and there’s still some time before you can hold them in your hands. Corning Inc, the glass manufacturer for Apple’s iconic iPhones has claimed it believes that this innovative technology is still three years away from being released to the market, in form of the bendable displays.
Corning is known worldwide for its ground breaking Gorilla Glass technology that saves your touch screen of mobile phones from chipping off if you happen to accidently drop it or scratch it against something. The company has recently announced a new Willow Glass technology, which is a flexible and ultra thin type of glass that we might see in the products to be manufactured in the near future.
James Clappin, the president of Corning said in an interview that the products that make use of the flexible displays are most probably to be introduced into the market in three years time. On the positive side, he has confirmed that the company is working with some of the biggest firms in the industry to achieve this objective.
Willow Glass technology to come soon?
In another interview, he also mentioned that the products using the Willow Glass technology will also be introduced to the market this year; however they will be much simpler in their form and much easier to put into practice that the other products such as films or solar panels that are used for making the touch panels
No flexible displays this year?
Although this doesn’t mean that the OLED flexible displays of Samsung will remain a dream it might still take some time, around three years according to Corning. When it does get released, it will be interesting to see how the new flexible display will perform and look like.