LG gets to work on 60-inch flexible OLED
July 18th, 2012
Although OLED technology is in its infancy LG has begun developing a high definition, flexile OLED display that will measure 60 inches.
The flexible screens could be used to wrap around TV viewers for a more (literally) immersive experience, such as the Norman Design curved screen. It could also have many commercial purposes such as use on bus stands, aquariums and retail stores, according to LG.
But don’t hold your breath: the thinner and lighter flexi-screen won’t be available until 2017.
The initiative has been sponsored by the South Korean government – who selected LG – in a bid to have the country internationally recognised as a leader in technological innovation. The project is part of the Future Flagship Program.
LG is currently a contender in the OLED race, alongside Samsung. Both have revealed large OLED TVs in recent consumer electronic shows with LG making noises about bringing its screen to market in Australia soon. Penny pinchers be warned: LG’s OLED has it’s been tipped to cost and eye-popping $10,000.
In other OLED news, Six LG employees have been charged with stealing OLED display technology from Samsung, according to an Associated Press report.
In total, 11 people have been charged with the theft that allegedly occurred between 2010 and 2011. Three of the accused are currently employed by Samsung.