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Appeared on: Friday, May 25, 2007
Sony Develops Film-Thin Display

Sony has developed a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-color video.

In a video posted at Sony's website, the display is being held up by a hand that's squeezing the 0.3 millimeter, or 0.01 inch, display, while showing color video of a bicyclist stuntman, picturesque lake and other images.

Sony will present the research and video at an academic symposium in Long Beach, California, for the Society for Information Display this week, the Japanese electronics and entertainment company said in a release.



The display combines Sony's organic thin film transistor, or TFT, technology, which is required to make flexible displays, with another kind of technology called organic electroluminescent display, it said.

The latter technology is not as widespread for gadgets as the two main display technologies now on the market - liquid crystal displays and plasma display panels.

Sony said plans for a commercial product using the technology were still undecided.


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