FlexEnable has developed a new glass-free display technology known as Organic Liquid Crystal Display (OLCD). OLCD’s attributes of low cost, area-scalable and high brightness with long lifetime, provide for the first time a flexible display solution for applications beyond flagship smartphones and smart watches, representing an $80Bn addressable market that is currently served only by glass displays. As well as being conformable, ultra-thin, ultra-light and shatterproof, OLCDs can also enable uniquely shaped displays and can contain apertures, expanding the market in existing applications by allowing larger display surface area per product, as well as opening up many new applications and designs.
Thin, light and conformable OLCDs are now ready for prime time with clear demand for OLCD across multiple markets. Chuck Milligan will discuss the industrialization of OLCD technology, why it is set to disrupt the displays industry and the range of mass market applications it uniquely enables.
Chuck Milligan is CEO of FlexEnable, the leader in the development and industrialization of organic electronics for flexible displays and sensors. Chuck has over 20 years’ commercial and general management experience across the globe in the semiconductor, consumer electronics, communications, industrial and aerospace markets.
Most recently, Chuck served as CEO of EM Test, the leading conducted EMC test equipment company, successfully completing its sale to AMETEK in 2011.
Prior to this, Chuck was CEO of Finnish/Swiss firm Heptagon micro-optics, which he grew from a 16-employee, pre-revenue company, to an industry-leading business, with 300 employees and a Singapore-based volume production facility – working with leading mobile handset companies such as Nokia and Apple. Raising $70m from venture capital and strategic investors, Chuck was able to achieve this growth over a six-year period.
Chuck also served as Vice President of Industrial & Defense Solutions for Bookham Inc., a leading international optical components manufacturer. Chuck was Commercial Director at JDS Uniphase/Nortel Networks GaAs semiconductor fab in Zurich, Switzerland prior to Bookham’s acquisition of the company.
American-born, Chuck moved to Switzerland 20 years ago to establish a Europe/Africa sales office for Harris RF Communications. He speaks English, French and German.