rAVe: Future of Display is Shaped: Mitsubishi’s Semispherical OLED Display
October 11, 2011 by guest author, rAVe Publications
Ask yourself about “shape of the future” in displays and the natural conclusion is that once displays go flatter and flatter, the next direction is shape-changing.
This June, Mitsubishi Electric created a semispherical OLED display called Geo-Cosmos for Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Now the concept has developed further with a prototype (diameter 2,700 mm, thickness of convex part 680 mm) shown at CEATEC, Japan’s high tech fair. Press in Japan report the company is trying to gauge the demand. The semispherical display uses 696 OLED elements (with each element measuring 32×32 mm and a pixel pitch of 3 mm). Using a passive-matrix method, the red, green and blue sub-pixels are arrayed like stripes. The brightness of the display is spec’d at 1200 cd/m2.
Mitsubishi Electric also makes displays with concave-convex shapes.
Here’s the full story: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20111004/198945/