Solution for foldable glass displays

LPKF enables fatigue-free folding of glass
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 malfunc-tion. 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 AG presents a solution for this problem at this year's SID Display Week.

Press Release: Solution for foldable glass displays
PI 1918 LIDE Foldable Display EN (pdf - 161 KB)
Photo: Foldable glass display, LIDE produced
LIDE Foldable Display (jpg - 248 KB)

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 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. LPKF provides an impression of this in a video:
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 will present the technology from 14 to 16 May in the i-Zone, the innovation exhibition at SID Display Week.