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FULL ACTIVE FLEX display from JDI (photo: Japan Display Inc.)

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) announced the development of its FULL ACTIVE FLEX display, which uses a plastic substrate for both sides of the liquid crystal layer, and its introduction into a 5.5in Full-HD LCD display for smartphone devices.

 
Automotive tail lights with OLED technology have been a highlight of LOPEC 2016 (photo: Messe München)

The tradeshow LOPEC will take place at the trade fair centre in Munich, Germany, from  28-30 March 2017, providing information on the latest products, technologies and trends in printed electronics. This year, the automotive industry will be one of the focal points of the international exhibition and conference. Whether in the form of curved displays in the dashboard or OLEDs in vehicle lighting, printed electronic components are opening up a wealth of new design options and are increasing driving comfort levels.

 
A smart plastic surface from TactoTek

Nissha Printing Co., Ltd, a leading Japanese manufacturer of in-mould decoration (IMD) parts for automotive and home appliance OEMs, announced that they are partnering with TactoTek from Finland, a leading producer of 3D injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE), to collaboratively design and mass produce automotive and home appliance control panels.

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