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Flexible low-power-consumption OLED displays for a universal communication device
Author(s): Michael G. Hack; Anna B. Chwang; Min-Hao M. Lu; Raymond C. Kwong; Michael S. Weaver; Yeh-Jiun Tung; Julie J. Brown
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we will outline the technical challenges and progress towards enabling a novel communication device based on a roll-out, low power consumption, OLED display. Advanced mobile communication devices require a bright, high information content display in a small, light-weight, low power consumption package. We believe that phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) technology fabricated on a truly flexible substrate, enables a mobile Universal Communication Device (UCD) to offer a high information content display in an extendable form, while rolling up into a small form factor when not in use. This communication device is of great interest for a range of both consumer and military applications. From the display perspective, the key component is achieving a long-lived, low power consumption display. We believe the OLEDs are the preferred display media, and in this talk we will outline our flexible phosphorescent OLED technology. The key to reliable operation is to ensure that the organic materials are fully encapsulated in a package designed for repetitive flexing. UDC has been developing long-lived flexible OLED (FOLED) displays based on plastic substrates and multi-layer monolithic encapsulation. Recent progress in this area will also be reported. Finally, we will outline the backplane requirements for flexible OLED displays and compare the various technology options that can be used to fabricate the UCD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5080, Cockpit Displays X, (10 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488783
Show Author Affiliations
Michael G. Hack, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
Anna B. Chwang, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
Min-Hao M. Lu, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
Raymond C. Kwong, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
Michael S. Weaver, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
Yeh-Jiun Tung, Universal Display Corp. (United States)
Julie J. Brown, Universal Display Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5080:
Cockpit Displays X
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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