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The Mate X foldable smartphone (photo: HUAWEI)

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 (Barcelona Spain), Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled its 5G foldable phone, HUAWEI Mate X, redefining smartphone design with a foldable form factor. The HUAWEI Mate X features the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, 7nm multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, a high-capacity 4500mAh battery and the brand new Interstellar Blue finish.

 
An ‘illuminated’ motorcycle jacket (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Up to now, OLEDs have been used exclusively as a novel lighting technology in luminaires and lamps. However, flexible organic technology can offer much more: as an active lighting surface, it can be combined with a wide variety of materials, not just to modify but to revolutionise the functionality and design of countless existing products. To exemplify this, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) together with the company EMDE development of light GmbH will be presenting hybrid flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLEDs) integrated into textile designs within the EU-funded project PI-SCALE for the first time at LOPEC (19-21 March 2019 in Munich, Germany) as examples of some of the many possible applications.

 
Fraunhofer FEP’s OLED on silicon sensor (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) has been involved in development of OLED-on-silicon sensors for years. The researchers have recently developed a miniaturised phosphorescence sensor that combines a marker and sensor on very small chip surface that could be produced at low cost in the long term. Researchers will present the first prototype of the sensor, which is currently designed for oxygen ratio monitoring, at embedded world 2019, 26-28 February in Nuremberg, Germany.

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