Sony Creates an OLED That Can Be Wrapped Around a Pencil

Posted Wed Jun 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Oh, and it's thinner than a strand of hair. Seriously.

Now this is where OLEDs start to get exciting. The idea of having a nice TV set with great colors and dark blacks is cool, but plasma seems to have that handled pretty well these days. Sony's new OLED does something plasmas definitely can't – it wraps around a pencil.

The new OLED is paper thin in the literal sense. It's got a depth of 80 micrometers, or .08 millimeters. The prototype that Sony is showing off measures 4.1 inches wide, has a 432 x 240 resolution and sports a 1,000:1 contrast ratio.

It can be rolled around a pencil and even stretched while still returning to its original shape and displaying video. This is all in still in the developmental stage of course, but you can bet that Sony's going to be working hard on getting costs down and figuring out just how to market a flexible OLED.

Source: Akihabara News

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