Sony Japan has unveiled a flexible, rollable OLED display -- measuring just 80 microns thick -- that's "thin enough to be rolled around a pencil like a sheet of paper, without interrupting the video." Continue reading for the demonstration.
It was made possible by a breakthrough in OLED tech, in which Sony researchers created organic thin-film transistors with 8 times the performance of conventional OTFTs.
Though not very practical, this OLED-based identification card does give us a glimpse of the future. Once placed on an RFID reader, a moving 3D image appears, providing a full 360-degree view of the person's head. Video after the break.
It is cool though, combining OLED, RFID, and 3D into an ID. Plus, how is that for an alphabet soup of acronyms?
[via Crunchgear - Netbooknews]
Sony introduces a new 11-inch (960 x 540) OLED display that measures just 0.3mm-thick, a whopping "10 times thinner than its expensive predecessor", the XEL-1. No word yet on availability. Click here for one more picture.
The as-yet-unnamed panel is clearly just proof that they're able to create such a skinny display, it'd probably set you back somewhere in the solid five figures - but it doesn't take a soothsayer to envision 50-inch OLED TVs hanging on your wall, making the photo frames hanging next to it look downright obese
MIT researcher David Merrill has developed Siftables, which essentially "takes all the best parts of the Optimus keyboard (namely, the programmable OLED keys) and frees them into their own individual units." Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.
Each Siftable unit also contains short range infrared communicators, a 3-axis accelerometer, Bluetooth radio, flash memory, an integrated processor, a lithium polymer battery, some haptic hardware, and what look to be USB expansion ports
[via OhGizmo - MIT]