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LG to make flexible OLED displays for use in mobile devices too, says they'll be "unbreakable"

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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.

source: OLED-info

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posted on 10 May 2012, 05:45 2

1. Birds (Posts: 1029; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Samsung is going to sue the flying ass meat out of LG!!!! And this is a legit pursuit for government intervention.

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:03 9

2. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


Samsung and LG are both supported by the Korean government, so, this is unlikely

posted on 10 May 2012, 07:19 2

13. remixfa (Posts: 14175; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


there is a high amount of espionage at samsung's plants from other manufacturers. I would probably put this firmly under "stolen tech".

Im sure samsung's lawyers are looking into any similarities for potential lawsuits. I doubt this is the last we will hear of it.

posted on 10 May 2012, 08:27 1

21. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i'm 99% sure that it won't happen. of course it might but chances are slim. the Korean government won't allow it because LG and Samsung are one of the most reputable names from Korea. Both companies also make Korea look like a very technologically advanced country and have helped Korea with loads of investments and money. if both companies start suing each other, business wise, for Korea it wouldn't be good. besides, a lot of people have invested in LG and Samsung because of their good relationship with each other and because pf the Korean government's massive support for both companies.
also, LG and Samsung are known to help each other out quite a bit, so chances of a law suit are actually quite slim

posted on 10 May 2012, 11:29

24. Rangers (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


LG and Samsung have not helped each other out. I guess you have no idea of the relationship between LG and Samsung.

posted on 11 May 2012, 00:16

27. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i guess you dont live in Asia

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:25 1

6. simon1 (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 May 2012)


LG is trying hard to this industry again. It's a really nice idea. Even recently they launched Optimus LTE 2 -http://goo.gl/9E9uj . Can you believe its having 2GB of RAM.

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:04 6

3. hung2900 (Posts: 821; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Now we can be sure who is the culprit stealing Samsung's OLED technology.

posted on 10 May 2012, 07:08

11. hung2900 (Posts: 821; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


http://www.fellowgeek.com/a-Samsungs-AMOLED-Tech-was-Tempting-Enough-to-Steal-ix1969.html
The evidence here

posted on 10 May 2012, 08:16

19. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


it did say LG use a different production method. so LG dint steal

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:09 4

4. LordOfTroll (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 May 2012)


Now we are sure LG have been innovating and Samsung showing off everything to make it theirs entirely.

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:22 5

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


well, can't say LG is copying Samsung but I guess everyone takes the same steps in evolution.

i agree that we shouldn't be expecting bending phones, rather we should be expecting unbreakable displays.

posted on 10 May 2012, 07:10 2

12. hung2900 (Posts: 821; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


That's not copying. That's stealing.

posted on 10 May 2012, 07:50

16. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i'm sure LG is also innovating, especially when they to attack Samsung's Pentile Displays. LG's a great company, their execution just... fails.

posted on 10 May 2012, 08:09 1

17. hung2900 (Posts: 821; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Did you read it?
http://www.fellowgeek.com/a-Samsungs-AMOLED-Tech-was-Tempting-Enough-to-Steal-ix1969.html
How can LG immediately get 55 inch OLED screen and the same "unbreakable" flexible OLED as Samsung?

posted on 10 May 2012, 08:19 2

20. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


can YOU read?! the article states that LG uses a DIFFERENT method.
this is the paragraph from THAT article you posted: ''LG might have come by their tech legitimately, however. Despite the theft, LG’s tech does have a different technological base than Samsung’s. It might be that LG managed to miraculously close the technological gap that Samsung created.''

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:30

7. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


a mobile to have flexible display means its should have other hardware parts flexible too....
not seeing it any sooner than 2014 end

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:37

8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


This is the future...

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:49 1

9. medicci37 (Posts: 716; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


A LG phone that won't break... I'm not so sure thats a good thing.

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:54

10. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Durability over flexibility. I like that. I don't need a rubber phone.

posted on 10 May 2012, 07:42

14. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Great, something that will surpass Nokia's Indestructi-phone.

posted on 10 May 2012, 07:44 2

15. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Lg is kicking some serious ass these days. Wish they could follow this path even on updating phones:-(

posted on 10 May 2012, 08:09

18. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


then i guess we can use this phone as a paddle

posted on 10 May 2012, 08:32 1

22. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


im just going to say what i have been saying, Samsung will be king or OLED tech and LG will be king of IPS LCD, and i dont think that is going to change anytime soon. both companies might take tries at at creating an OLED/IPS screen but LG's OLED will never be as good as Samsung's and Samsung's IPS will never be as good as LG's. still you cant blame them for trying

posted on 10 May 2012, 09:13

23. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Unbreakable, yes? If they need a test, I am sure my 5 year old son can be enlisted. He regularly destroys steel ballbearings and trains.

posted on 10 May 2012, 13:00

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


who cares Apple will pay millions for a technology like that so LG or Samsung devices will never have it...

posted on 10 May 2012, 17:22 1

26. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


for once you are right, instead of innovating themselves they will just buy it and call it theirs...REVOLUTIONARY

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