CES visitors see through Samsung

Samsung Mobile Display previewed a 19” transparent AMOLED display at this year’s CES. The company claims its “production prototype” is the largest transparent AMOLED screen to have been displayed and says it will eventually be used in TVs and PC monitors. The screen is about 30% transparent and, according to technology site DVICE, has a resolution of 960 x 540. Reports from the show suggest Samsung is still working on viable uses for the technology before it embarks on mass-production.

Possible uses include a product that will allow users to access the internet on an overlay while watching television and being able to watch video content on windows, including car windows.

And the automobile industry has more reasons to keep an eye on the product with interest in heads-up displays for windscreens growing. Technologies that would show information on the windscreens, including satellite navigation directions, is being seriously looked into.

Samsung also showed off its 4.5”, shatter proof, flexible AMOLED. The company demonstrated the prototype’s credentials by repeatedly striking it with a sledgehammer and has generated great interest from the mobile display market.

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, was held January 6 - 9, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in the USA.