Mark Fihn SID19 Foldable


The notion of a “foldable display” for the mobile phone market has captivated the imaginations of both manufacturer’s and consumers alike – a novel series of technologies that will fulfill a long-sought dream – how to expand the screen real-estate for a device that is limited to a fixed form factor. Indeed, doubling or even tripling the size of a display in a handheld device is appealing. Display industry analysts are busily trying to monetize the potential of this new foldable display market, generally with great optimism. This presentation, however, will highlight several serious problems associated the notion of foldable displays for the mobile phone market. The presentation will end on a more positive note, highlighting several long-standing advantages associated with the development efforts related to current-generation foldable display technologies.