The Roll-Up Touch Screen is Finally Real


Using thin, durable and energy-efficient ink technology combined with a unique and state-of-the-art method of producing electronic components from liquid, Chicago startup company Polyera could be on the cusp of revolutionizing the electronics market with a bendable screen.

According to CEO Phil Inagaki, the hardest part of producing a bendable screen, is not actually getting the surface of the screen to bend. In fact, the trick to creating a flexible display lies in getting the individual layers that make the screen work, such as transistors, to be able to contort. These “rigid bricks” as he refers to electronic devices, do little in the way of providing flexibility, resulting in bulky gadgets that are limited by their solid interior parts.

To solve this problem, the company has created their Polyera Flexible TFTs™. Backed by over ten years of chemistry and physics R&D, these Flexible Thin-Film Transistors (TFTs) are at the core of the company’s Digital Fabric Technology. According to the company, the devices behave just like the transistors found in traditional electronics, but are also physically flexible, allowing the company to create electronics that bend easily, while retaining their function.

The company is now entering the market with a focus on fans of wearable tech. Their first flagship product, the Wove band, is slated for release in 2016, and will feature the first flexible touchscreen on a wearable device.

Learn more on the Company’s website, and sign up for updates to be among the first to receive a Wove band.




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