curved-glass \'iwatch\' possible with current tech
The technology is curved glass display.
Michael Ciesinski, CEO of FlexTech Alliance, said: \"In my own opinion, technology has indeed accelerated in the past 18 months, an organization of public laboratories and private companies dedicated to flexible and curved electronics.
He said: \"A number of companies have demonstrated the demonstration . \"
Ciesinski said he saw a demonstration by Samsung;
Corning, which produces Gorilla Glass; U. K. -
Based on plastic logic;
And other companies.
Ciesinski told TechNewsDaily that \"when you put all of this together, there will definitely be smoke and smoke that cause a fire . \".
Over the past few days, the curved glass screen has received additional attention, and as the Guardian, both the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal report, apple may be working on a \"smart watch\" that connects to the iphone with a curved glass screen on its wrist.
Apple hasn\'t confirmed the reports yet, but the reports confirm that curved glass screens are viable and can lead to things like going from large curved displays to handheld devices sitting more comfortably in cup-shaped palms, etc.
\"If Apple did release it, I wouldn\'t doubt it and [would]
Eager to learn more, \"said Jason haykenfield, head of the University of Cincinnati novel equipment lab.
Corning, a glass company based in northern New York, has released some details on how to make curved liquids
Crystal touch screen.
Last year, the company announced that it has made the glass so thin and flexible that it can be rolled up with a wire shaft like a newspaper in a newspaperprinting plant.
Willow Glass, as the name implies, can be used to make a Glass layer that embeds the liquid crystal into the LCD screen, as well as a touch sensor.
Corning will then put a layer of Gorilla Glass on the Willow glass layer.
Gorilla Glass is not flexible but hard to useresistant.
Will the curved glass display sold by Apple use the same process?
Founder Steve Jobs pushed the Gorilla Glass development of the original iPhone.
Also, Heikenfeld told TechNewsDaily in an email that Corning is currently the industry leader in curved glass screens.
Whether people will start seeing curved glass screens on local subway stations and personal handheld devices now depends on whether the company is able to roll out well-sold curved products, Heikenfeld said.
Depending on what they want to do with the screen, the company may also have to deal with how the curved display works with the device\'s memory, power supply, and other non-
Display components, says Ciesinski.
Studying most of the content of a curved display will help develop another technology that will be far more distant in the future: not just a circular flexible display, but can actually roll like a newspaper.
\"It helps build the supply chain and other parts of the infrastructure,\" said Heikenfeld . \".
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