LG Display has started showing off a set of OLED display prototypes that will get people who design retail and corporate interiors thinking about the possibilities.
An LG press release suggests its CEO and President, Dr. Sang Beom Han, talked a lot about OLED in his opening keynote speech at IFA 2015 in Berlin,
Dr. Han, says the release, told the audience that “OLED is the only technology that overcomes the limitations of conventional displays, because it offers enhanced reality combined with dynamic form. OLED offers superior light and color expression because it is based on self-emitting light sources. Its flexibility and its transparent nature are the result of the development of innovative OLED materials. These essential attributes mean OLED can bring to reality what has only been imagined until now.”
The so-called “Father of OLED” – Dr. Ching W. Tang, a professor at the University of Rochester in New York and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – made an appearance during the presentation, saying how “without backlight and other auxiliary layers, the OLED display is fundamentally less complicated compared to LCD, and in time less costly to manufacture. I have no doubt, given its advanced features and superior performance – foldable, wearable, flexible and transparent, OLED is the display technology for the next generation.”
OLED prototypes at the IFA keynote included a 111-inch “wave” double-sided display (Vertical Tiling OLED), made out of three attached 65-inch Ultra HD OLED displays.
LG Display also showed a 55-inch double-sided commercial display with a thickness of approximately 5.3mm, which is thinner than the latest smartphone, and weighing only 12 kilograms. (Note: the release was all about OLED, but I’m thinking this might be LCD just kinda slipped in).
LG also presented a 55-inch “wallpaper” OLED display with a thickness of less than 1 millimeter, that can instantly be attached to and removed from walls because of its magnetic backing.
That last one is crazy.