In Japan, produced flexible displays using ink jet printing
LED panels made by inkjet printing, developed by the Japanese company JOLED. And even more happy, this is not some kind of prototype that requires centenary test, which is still not suitable for the mass market, and it is a finished product. The first batch of flexible displays already sent Sony, which will make them the medical monitors.
JOLED - founded in 2014, a joint venture by Sony and Panasonic, which is engaged in the creation and promotion on the market of flexible displays. Now the niche is relatively free, while Korean manufacturers such as LG and the Samsung, for example, are not far behind, working in this direction. But Koreans use their own costly development for the production of flexible screens, while JOLED found another effective way to create bendable screens - inkjet! Now print screens is not as easy as it may seem, but when it comes to mass production of flexible screens, the Japanese technology is seen much less expensive.
"Now we are engaged in mass production of OLED-panels and have already started to sell them. Our advantage is that we - the only company that focuses under one roof a complete production cycle, "- said Yoneharu Takubo, CTO JOLED.
He also said that their displays are lighter, and therefore good for any product. Now they can be used for outdoor advertising, trains, airplanes and smartphones. Using them, you can even do a TV, because this technology is not new - the first studies were launched in Panasonic ten years ago.