LG Display unveils the world‘s first high-resolution stretchable display
LG Display (Seoul, Korea), a world leader in display technologies, unveiled the world’s first 12-inch high-resolution stretchable display equipped with an outstanding free-form technology that enables it to be extended, folded, and twisted without distortion or damage.
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. In addition, its high flexibility, durability, and reliability maximise its potential for commercialisation.
Based on a highly resilient film-type substrate made of special silicon used in contact lenses, this 12-inch display boasts a rubber band-like flexibility that allows it to be stretched up to 14 inches. The display’s free-form nature offers a cutting-edge solution surpassing the existing foldable and rollable technology.
In addition, the stretchable display uses a micro-LED light source with a pixel pitch of less than 40μm, securing a high level of durability to withstand significant external impacts as well as a resolution that competes with most existing monitors. Unlike the conventional linear wired system, the stretchable display’s flexible S-form spring wired system’s optimal structure can endure more than 10 000 repetitive changes to its form, assuring consumers of its incredible durability and reliability.
Alongside its thin, lightweight design, the stretchable display’s revolutionary technology offers next-level versatility for various daily scenarios. Easily attachable to curved surfaces such as skin, clothing, furniture, automobiles and aircraft, this unique innovation expands the potential of the display in various industries including fashion, wearables, mobility and gaming.
LG Display’s stretchable display is the result of a large-scale national R&D project the company was selected to lead by South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) back in 2020. With the goal of propelling the country’s next-generation display industry, the company has since been working alongside twenty organisations in South Korea’s industrial-academic sector.
“We will successfully complete this project to enhance the competitiveness of Korean display technology while continuing to lead the industry’s paradigm shift,” remarked Soo-young Yoon, executive VP and CTO at LG Display.
Caption: LG Display’s new stretchable display (photo: LG Display)