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November 2013 Issue

Curved Smartphone Uses Tri-Cities-Developed Technology

In October, Samsung launched its Galaxy Round, the first smartphone to feature a curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display-a display made possible by the moisture barrier film technology developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This technology encapsulates OLEDs with a film that is as impervious to water and oxygen as a glass barrier-but flexible, thinner, lighter, and more durable.  Intellectual property covering the technology was licensed or sold to Samsung, Fuji, and other companies several years ago. The new phone was introduced in Korea. Read more ...

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