Arizona State University and HP Labs revealed the invention of the first completely flexible plastic display. This has been created by using a process called Self-Aligned Imprint Lithography (SAIL) that let HP “build a thin film transistor screen that can be rolled up without snapping or otherwise easily breaking“. The display also uses Vizplex’s E-Ink technology, currently found in eBook Readers, to increase the readability.
This new technology will be less expensive when produced in mass scale and is also much more environment friendly than conventional LCDs. HP also promises more energy efficiency and extra battery life for laptops and smartphones using this plastic TFT displays.