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ColorLoop – transparent, bendable OLED light (photo: EMDE)

Flexible electronics for cars, wearables, smart homes and more – OE-A presents the future at LOPEC 2019

Participants of the “OE-A Competition 2019” show the many possibilities of organic and printed electronics with creative new ideas, prototypes, and fresh designs. The competition taking place for the ninth year in a row is organised by OE-A for its members from all sectors of organic and printed electronics. Numerous international companies, research institutes and universities participate in this annual competition to present their products, prototypes and concepts. Prizes will be awarded for the best submission in each of the four categories – “Products & New Prototypes”, “Freestyle Demonstrator” and “Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator” – at LOPEC 2019 in Munich, Germany.


The Mate X foldable smartphone (photo: HUAWEI)

Huawei launches Mate X foldable smartphone

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 (Barcelona Spain), Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled its 5G foldable phone, HUAWEI Mate X, redefining smartphone design with a foldable form factor. The HUAWEI Mate X features the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, 7nm multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, a high-capacity 4500mAh battery and the brand new Interstellar Blue finish.


An ‘illuminated’ motorcycle jacket (photo: Fraunhofer FEP)

Light from a roll: PI-SCALE at LOPEC 2019

Up to now, OLEDs have been used exclusively as a novel lighting technology in luminaires and lamps. However, flexible organic technology can offer much more: as an active lighting surface, it can be combined with a wide variety of materials, not just to modify but to revolutionise the functionality and design of countless existing products. To exemplify this, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Dresden, Germany) together with the company EMDE development of light GmbH will be presenting hybrid flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLEDs) integrated into textile designs within the EU-funded project PI-SCALE for the first time at LOPEC (19-21 March 2019 in Munich, Germany) as examples of some of the many possible applications.


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