A aparut sticla flexibila! Corning prezinta Willow Glass

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Corning, producatorul Gorilla Glass, sticla care protejeaza ecranul majoritatii smartphone-urilor si tabletelor din ziua de azi, a anuntat lansarea unui nou tip de sticla.

Principalele atribute ale Willow Glass sunt flexibilitatea si subtirimea acesteia. Noul ecran protector ar urma sa fie prezent pe viitoarele generatii de produse electronice, de la smartphone-uri la tablete, laptopuri si televizoare. Mai multe detalii aflati din comunicatul de presa de mai jos.

GadgetReport.ro a scris, anterior, ca Samsung este unul dintre producatorii care va lansa, in 2013, primele ecrane cu ecrane flexibile. Primele”Flexible Display” vor fi produse in trimestrul trei din acest an, iar pe piata le vom vedea, cel mai probabil, in semestrul II 2013, fie sub forma unor telefoane, tablete sau alte gadgeturi ce necesita ecrane.

Din schitele prezentate de PatentBolt rezulta ca acestea vor avea forme diverse, de la bratari la suluri, cilindri si alte solutii tehnice care, in prezent, par de domeniul fantasticului. Nu este inca foarte clar ce fel de tehnologie va folosi Samsung.

Asta in conditiile in care exista deja mai multe solutii tehnice care ofera astfel de ecrane — electroluminescent display (ELD), electrophoretic display (EPD –used in electronic paper), electrochromic display (ECD), liquid crystal display (LCD), active matrix LCD (AMLCD), active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) low temperature poly silicon (LTPS) TFT, organic TFT (OTFT), oxide TFT, nano TFT.

Ca sa intelegeti mai bine la ce se gandeste Samsung, urmariti clipul urmator.

Noile ecrane au aparut pe surse inca din 2010. Urmariti cat sunt de rezistente

Mai jos aveti un clip video care prezinta primele gadgeturi cu ecrane OLED.

Unul dintre primele telefoane cu ecrane flexibile ar putea fi Samsung Galaxy Skin. Prezentat anul trecut deGadgetReport.ro, smartphone-ul este  unul dintre cele mai spectaculoase concepte prezentate de producatorul sud-coreean.159463-364x304

Terminalul va dispune de un display AMOLED flexibil care ii va permite sa se plieze in jurul unui cilindru de aproximativ 1 inch. Totodata, terminalul este “aproape indestructibil” si “poate supravietui unei lovituri de ciocan”, potrivit informatiilor din piata.

Galaxy Skin va dispune de un display cu o rezolutie de 800×480 Pixeli, o camera de 8 megapixeli, 1 GB de memorie RAM si un procesor de 1,2 GHz.

Nu se cunoaste inca sistemul de operare ce va fi prezent pe noul smartphone, insa cea mai probabila varianta este Android Jelly Bean, care va fi lansat dupa Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Totusi, nu este exclus ca noul smartphone sa ruleze un sistem de operare dezvoltat special pentru el, intitulat Android Flexy.

Datorita display-ului flexibil, noul smartphone va putea fi folosit si ca mouse de calculator sau ceas de mana, iar in fotografiile de prezentare a conceptului acesta dispune si de un proiector.

 

Corning Launches Ultra-Slim Flexible Glass

Corning(R) Willow(TM) Glass will help enable new, thinner applications and could revolutionize display manufacturing

CORNING, N.Y., Jun 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Corning Incorporated GLW -2.93% announced the launch of Corning(R) Willow(TM) Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass, which could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronic technologies. The company made the announcement today at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week, an industry tradeshow inBoston.

Corning Willow Glass will help enable thin, light and cost-efficient applications including today’s slim displays and the smart surfaces of the future. The thinness, strength, and flexibility of the glass has the potential to enable displays to be “wrapped” around a device or structure. As well, Corning Willow Glass can be processed at temperatures up to 500 deg C. High temperature processing capability is essential for today’s high end displays, and is a processing condition that cannot be supported with polymer films. Corning Willow Glass will enable the industry to pursue high-temperature, continuous “roll-to-roll” processes — similar to how newsprint is produced – that have been impossible until now.

It will support thinner backplanes and color filters for both organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and liquid crystal displays (LCD) in high performance, portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers. This new, ultra-slim flexible glass will also help develop conformable (curved) displays for immersive viewing or mounting on non-flat surfaces.

Corning Willow Glass is formulated to perform exceptionally well for electronic components such as touch sensors, as well as leveraging glass’s natural hermetic properties as a seal for OLED displays and other moisture and oxygen-sensitive technologies.

“Displays become more pervasive each day and manufacturers strive to make both portable devices and larger displays thinner. Corning Willow Glass provides the substrate performance to maintain device quality in a thin and light form factor,” said Dr. Dipak Chowdhury, division vice president and Willow Glass program director. “Currently manufacturing in a sheet-to-sheet process, we expect Corning Willow Glass to eventually allow customers to switch to high throughput, efficient roll-to-roll processing, a long-awaited industry milestone.”

LikeCorning’s other leading-edge glass substrates, including EAGLE XG(R) Slim and Corning Lotus(TM) Glass, Corning Willow Glass is produced using the company’s proprietary fusion process. Advances in fusion forming have made it possible to produce glass that is 100 microns thick — about the thickness of a sheet of copy paper. Even at that thickness, it provides hermetic sealing to sensitive components, while also providing excellent optical, thermal, and surface properties.

Corningis currently shipping samples of its Willow Glass to customers developing new display and touch applications. The company is also collaborating with research institutions, customers, and equipment makers to develop an ecosystem of compatible process equipment, including optimized process design.

Although initially being launched as an advanced display substrate,Corningis actively working on other potential applications for its Willow Glass, including use in lighting and flexible solar cells.

“Corningwill continue to develop and improve innovative glass products to enable the high-performance, game-changing displays that will drive tomorrow’s increasingly diverse electronics markets,” Chowdhury said.

 

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