Solution for Foldable Glass Displays

Foldable displays are the newest trend in smartphone technology. Current folding displays are made of plastics and are therefore prone to scratches, wrinkles and premature breakdown and malfunction. Conventional smartphone displays do not have these problems because they are made up of at least two layers of tempered glass. Due to the glass, however, these displays cannot be folded easily. LPKF Laser & Electronics presented a solution for this problem at this year’s SID Display Week.

With glass displays, the glass facing the viewer can be made as thin and foldable as desired. However, this is not as easy with the thicker back of the display, the so-called backplane. Based on its innovative laser-induced deep etching (LIDE) technology, LPKF has developed a concept for foldable glass displays.

LIDE enables the economical production of microstructures in glass without creating microcracks or stress in the material. With appropriately designed microstructures, glass can be bent and folded fatigue-free without surface defects.

The SID Display Week is the world’s largest display conference and takes place this year from 14 – 17 May 2019 in San Jose, California. LPKF presented the technology from 14 to 16 May in the i-Zone, the innovation exhibition at SID Display Week. (Source: LPKF)

Link: LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, Garbsen, Germany

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