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AUO, Arizona State collaborate on flexible AMOLED

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mixed oxide TFT? active-matrix OLED? flexible display?

The Flexible Display Center (FDC) at Arizona State University is partnering with AU Optronics (AUO) for the development of mixed oxide TFTs to speed the commercial availability of active-matrix OLED flexible displays.

AMOLED in conventional glass displays are already beginning to gain market traction for applications such as smart phones. Now, the FDC-AUO partnership will focus on bringing the benefits of AMOLED displays, including full-color, full-motion video, to flexible substrates.

"We see tremendous potential in partnering with the FDC to advance the development of flexible AMOLEDs," said Yong-Hong Lu, VP, of AUO technology center. "The FDC has significant experience in adapting standard flat panel display manufacturing technologies for use with flexible substrates, which is a critical aspect of being able to bring flexible AMOLEDs to market. Working with the FDC offers us an opportunity to advance leading-edge display technologies for flexible substrates and participate in the development of viable approaches to commercialization."

AUO and the FDC will advance mixed oxide TFT and the handling capabilities of conventional FPD manufacturing processes to accommodate the thin, plastic substrates used for flexible displays. Mixed oxide TFTs offer a better ability to drive currents and improve the lifetime and stability of transistors used for OLED displays.

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