06.04.2007 10:00 AM
Sony develops flexible TV display

Sony is redefining the term flat-panel TV. Last week, the electronics maker revealed a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-color video.

The new 2.5in display is .3mm, or .01in, thick. It’s so thin that it can bend in a human hand.

Sony spokesman Chisato Kitsukawa told the Associated Press that in the future, the unique display could get wrapped around a lamppost or a person’s wrist, worn as clothing or be put up on a wall like wallpaper.

Tatsuo Mori, an engineering professor at Nagoya University, told the AP that some hurdles remain, including making the display bigger, ensuring durability and cutting costs. But, he said the display’s pliancy is extremely difficult to imitate with liquid crystal displays and plasma display panels.

The new display combines two technologies: an organic thin film transistor, which is required to make flexible displays, and an organic electroluminescent display. The organic electroluminescent display delivers better color images and is more suited for video, Sony said.

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