Plastic Flexible LCD
EM produces Customer Specific flexible LCD Modules (monochrome) for a diverse range of applications using plastic LCD technology
■ For segmented or alphanumeric displays up to 4 multiplex ratio
■ TN with colour segments and background other than B/W
EM Plastic LCDs are not bound to the traditionnal rectangular shape. They can be delivered in any shapes ideally tailored to the space or design requirements of the customer's product. Sometimes, rectangular LCDs consume to much space or surface; custom shaped LCDs offer an elegant alternative allowing the display to fit the equipment instead of having to design the equipment around the display.
Some applications require a pass-through in the LCD display for mechanical or electrical connections. EM is able to punch holes in its plastic LCDs.
Thin plastic substrates
■ Use of thin substrates: give a slimmer profile and better viewability to your products. EM can produce LCDs with total thickness (including polarizer) down to 0.45 mm.
■ Technology: TN
■ Display mode: positive or negative ; reflective,
■ Available in various colors and mirror solutions
■ Available with backlights
■ Curvature: 50mm minimum radius for LCDs produced flat
■ Curvature: 25mm minimum radious for LCDs produced pre-curved
■ Operating Temper. range: -10°C / +60°C
■ Storage Temper. range: -20°C / +70°C
■ Driving by conventional LCD Driver or uC used
for glass LCDs (EM can offer a large offer of
low consumption standard IC solutions)
Most of EM's Plastic LCD products are customer specific designs. EM is used to accomodate to the particular requests and to engineer solutions, which optimally fit the customer's requirements.
■ COB, Chip-on-Board technology with LCD interconnected by Heat Seal Connector or Kapton cable
■ With integrated back-light or light-guide
■ With EM or any other IC driver (LCD Drivers or microcontrollers)
■ Subassembly into custom-injected plastic parts
■ Back-light (LED, CCFL, EL) or Light-guide features can be integrated in the LCD Module.
■ LCD Modules can be integrated with several types of touch screens (resistive, capacitive,…etc).
Typical lead times for a new Plastic LCD module
■ 2 weeks to get the counter drawings
■ 8 to 10 weeks to get the samples after drawing approval
■ 9 to 12 weeks to get the first production after sample approval
EM's core strengths in Plastic LCD products are
■ Very thin display
■ Higher Contrast
■ Wider Viewing Angle
■ Light Weight
■ Bendable (on time)
■ Free shape (including holes)
■ Quality & Flexibility
■ Competitive price
■ Volume production
■ Synergy (with ICs, modules)
■ Technical know-how
■ Technical support
■ Special technologies
■ Manufacturing Network
■ European source
■ Credibility (Swatch Group, networking)
■ Credibility TS16494 / Avionic