LG Display to develop Next-Gen stretchable displays by 2024

posted on Thursday, 11th June 2020 by Steve May

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You’ve seen them fold, now prepare to have your display stretch, following the news LG Display has been selected by South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), to lead a national project to become a technology leader in next gen stretchable displays. LG Display will oversee a large-scale R&D project which is a major part of MOTIE’s push to develop a next-generation display industry with core technologies.

LG Display says it’s aiming to develop stretchable display products with a 20 percent elongation rate by 2024. Applications might include self driving cars and smart home technologies.

Stretchable displays are seen as the final phase in the evolution of flexible displays, after bendable, foldable, and rollable panels, because they will be able to stretch like a rubber band, without overt screen distortion.

Stretchable displays are seen as the final phase in the evolution of flexible displays, after bendable, foldable, and rollable panels... 


"LG Display will develop stretchable displays, a new form factor which could vastly widen the scope of applications that displays can be applied to,” says Dr. Soo-Young Yoon, Senior Vice President and Head of LG Display Laboratory. “In the era of IoT, 5G, and self-driving cars, stretchable displays will play a huge role and we are very pleased and honored to be an important part of the development of these technologies and products. “Through this R&D project, LG Display looks to contribute to the evolution of future display technologies while solidifying its leadership position in the industry with a portfolio of various next-generation display technologies.”

The potential for stretchable display technology to change smart devices is thought to be huge. They could usher in a new generation of wearable devices, with no movement restrictions, and change the shape of auto and aviation displays.

While carrying out this project, LG Display will be leading a collective of 21 entities, including related companies, research institutes, and universities, in addition to developing core technologies, obtaining patents, and creating and preoccupying new high value-added markets through the development of stretchable displays. All the entities will work together to develop relevant materials, components, and equipment to build a robust environment for Korea’s future display technologies, says the company.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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