Flexible display startup enters mass production

July 11, 2018 // By Peter Clarke
Royole Corp. (Fremont, Calif.), a startup that has raised more than a billion dollars to fund its electronic manufacturing ambitions, has announced that its 1.1 million square foot production campus in Shenzhen, China, has started producing fully flexible displays.

The facility turned out its first production batch of AMOLED flexible displays on Monday, June 4th, and the company said it has partnerships across multiple industries to introduce products both for other businesses and for consumers. The company did not state what size or sizes of display it is producing.

At full capacity, the Shenzhen campus will be able to produce more than 50 million flexible display units per year, the company said.

Flexible AMOLED technology is divided into three types: flat, curved, and fully flexible. Royole's mass production facility is capable of producing all three. Additionally, unlike fixed curved displays, Royole's fully flexible displays can be bent, folded, and curled.

"This is a historic moment for our company," stated Dr. Bill Liu, Royole founder and CEO. "Since the company's inception, we have been focusing on the development of novel flexible displays and flexible sensors. Now, with this landmark achievement, we can provide a variety of fully flexible products on a large scale to improve the way people interact with and perceive their world," said Bill Liu, Royole founder and CEO, in a statement.

Royole's patented flexible display and flexible sensor technologies can be integrated into a variety of products and applications from consumer electronics, to transportation and robotics

Royole's AMOLED displays include such features as being extremely thin at 0.01mm, bendable with a bending radius down to 1mm, lightweight and shatterproof. Royole provides IP licenses, services, and, mass production for flexible electronics applications. The capital expense budget for the flexible display production campus in Shenzhen, China is $1.7 billion.

Related links and articles:

www.royole.com

News articles:

Royole raises $800M, invests in flexible display production

OLEDs to beat LCDs in smartphones by 2020, says IHS Markit

Flexible displays market on 27% CAGR


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