SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) — Samsung Display Co. said Monday it will showcase the world’s first “stretchable” panel during a U.S. tech fair slated for this week, which is expected to open a new era for the industry.
The South Korean company said the stretchable OLED display is unique since it can bend in both directions, while previous flexible panels could only bend in one direction.
The display will be showcased at the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display, which will run from Tuesday to Thursday in Los Angeles.
Industry watchers said the stretchable display calls for more complicated technology than any other displays in the market, and can be considered the ultimate product in flexible technology.
The company said its display can stretch as much as 12 millimeters when pressed, and yet still maintains a high degree of resolution.
Samsung Display plans to showcased 9.1-inch versions of the stretchable OLED display. The product is expected to be widely used on devices that adopt the Internet of Things or artificial intelligence technologies.