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News Researchers make flexible circuit breakthrough

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 28 Nov 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    does this mean we will start to see rollup screens like the ones in the tv series earth final conflict?
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The technology is already here. We're slowly working on making *everything* flexible and transparent: the displays, the circuits, even the battery. It hasn't got to the point where you can make a smartphone that can be folded like paper yet, but it's on the horizon. I wrote about it for Custom PC a few months back - amazing leaps from science fiction to commercial product.
     
  4. RichCreedy

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    that's what I mean, will this mean more flexibility in real life products.

    I haven't yet seen anything that actually uses a flexible screen, let alone a rollup one
     
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    How about a flexible eReader? Products are out there, but they're not mainstream yet. Give it a few years, it'll happen. Then we'll all get board of accidentally creasing our smartphones and somebody will come up with an 'innovative' design based around a firm, non-flexing substrate that prevents folding and creasing...
     
  6. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    i heard Samsung had a breakthrough for flexible screens and are looking to bring products to market end of next year
     
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    Yeah me too, I've read in several places that Samsung are going to bring out a smartphone with a foldable screen next year.
     
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    If something is bendy surely it becomes 'rounded' and apple already have a patent for that.
     
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    Ha :thumb:
     

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