On Dec. 8, 2008, HP and the Flexible Display Center (FDC) at Arizona State University (ASU) announced the first prototype of "affordable, flexible, unbreakable" electronic displays.

Flexible displays use up to 90 percent less materials by volume than conventional displays. The unbreakable displays were created by the FDC and HP using self-aligned imprint lithography (SAIL), a proprietary technology of HP Labs. SAIL is considered “self aligned” because the patterning information is imprinted on the substrate in such a way that perfect alignment is maintained regardless of process-induced distortion. SAIL enables the roll-to-roll printing manufacturing of the flexible displays.

It is expected that the flexible display market is to grow from $80 million in 2007 to $2.8 billion by 2013.

More details are here.

(Via HP. Image credit: FDC)