Tech companies seem to have solutions for most of our tech-related problems, like the usual screen cracks that eventually end up costing more than expected. We know the technology to make sure devices last longer is available, but will companies ever risk it all and lose out on the money they make from repairs? We doubt it.
This week, LG Display showed off what it calls the world’s first high-resolution stretchable display which can fold and twist itself from a 12in screen into a slightly larger 14in screen.
“The company’s newly unveiled stretchable display is the industry’s first to achieve 20 percent stretchability, a resolution of 100ppi, and full-colour RGB,” said LG. The 100-pixel colour display which uses micro-LED light is made out of silicone – the same material used for contact lenses. LG did not specify the number of colours that can be reproduced by the material.

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If this becomes commercialised, which is LG’s plan in the long run, it could be used in various industries including the automotive industry in cars and airplanes. The material contours to the skin and can be used in the fashion industry on fabric.
LG’s stretchable display has a rubber-like material – making it the potential answer to fewer cracks on your TV, computer and handheld devices.
“We will successfully complete this project to enhance the competitiveness of Korean display technology while continuing to lead the industry’s paradigm shift,” says Soo-young Yoon, Executive Vice President and CTO at LG Display.
Source: LG, CNET
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