LG to make flexible OLED displays for use in mobile devices too, says they'll be "unbreakable"
Armed with industrial espionage knowledge from disgruntled Samsung employees passed for promotion, LG is planning to deliver flexible mobile displays of its own to grace mobile devices.
We kid, but LG is indeed prepping a 3.5-Gen OLED plant to go into production of displays with plastic substrates, aka flexible OLEDs. Now, if you read our interview with Michael G. Helander straight from the research lab, he says the biggest advantage is that such screens will be thinner, more durable, and less prone to impact than the current ones with glass substrates, rather than the whole "bending like Gumby" thing we envision for phones with them.
LG's $176 million line will be using Joosung and Avaco as suppliers for the encapsulation equipment, and says we will see these displays used in future "unbreakable" mobile devices, after the line becomes operational at the end of this year.