Royole Corporation and Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC) have formally signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU). The two parties will collaborate to develop applications that implement flexible electronic technologies in various environments and investigate the possibilities for commercial cooperation. For ore information see the IDTechEx report on Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics 2019-2029.
"We are excited to be working with one of the leaders in global aircraft manufacturing to explore flexible display and flexible sensor applications in the aircraft. Royole's Felxible+ Platform will bring both new capabilities and user experiences to the aircraft industry," stated Dr. Bill Liu, Royole Founder and CEO. "Our goal is to further enhance the flight environment, improve safety and energy saving, and create a futurised, digitalized and personalized flight experience for Airbus passengers."
Royole's proprietary flexible displays are thin, lightweight, flexible and bendable, creating unique functionality and new applications. They feature high-resolution and high color saturation for image clarity and quality. Royole's flexible displays are produced at the company's new quasi-G6 mass production campus in Shenzhen, China, a 100% self-designed, R&D and manufacturing facility with a total investment of around $1.7B. Production capability exceeds 50-million fully flexible display units per year.
Royole has also developed and mass produced flexible sensor technology that delivers high-precision, linearity, and sensitivity. Royole sensors are fully compatible with flexible and traditional applications and deliver a bending radius of just 1-3mm that is operational even after 200,000 bends.
Based in Shenzhen, Airbus China Innovation Centre is the first Innovation Centre set up by Airbus in Asia. Its mission is to fully leverage local advantages including innovative talents, partners and the eco-system, and combine this with Airbus' expertise in aerospace to explore breakthroughs in technologies, business models and new growth opportunities. ACIC is now fully operational with the official office opening ceremony due to take place in early 2019.
Source and top image: Royole Corporation