Lightweight, unbreakable, flexible and wearable; these are just a few of the development targets for contemporary consumer electronics. Over the past couple of years interest in flexible displays that meet these needs has increased significantly, with the market for this flexible display technology predicted to expand to more than $21billion by 20201. Dr. Michael Cowin, Head of Strategic Marketing, SmartKem Ltd looks at the opportunities ahead, including foldable displays.
Few industries have the same rate of development as the electronics sector. Buoyed by consumer demand for fresh innovation and fierce industry competition, electronics development exists in a rapid cycle of continuous improvement. One of the most exciting and eagerly awaited outputs from this process is the development of bendable and flexible displays; a potentially transformative technology set to emerge over the next few years.
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