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22 Jan

Printed Electronics: The Opportunities are Coming Thick and Fast

There is dramatic change in some industries, with leading printed electronics vendors moving quickly to capitalize on the new sought after capabilities. These opportunities will be addressed at the Printed Electronics Europe exhibition and conference in Berlin on 13 - 14 May (register by 23 January to save 40%).
16 Dec

How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery can be

With the launch of wearable devices and smartphones that require high capacity of electricity such as foldable phones and 5G phones, the interest in batteries are increasing and various battery types are developed. For example, flexible batteries embedded in the mobile watch band or wireless power sharing batteries that have developed from wireless charging.
30 Oct

Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

The general trend in electronics is towards smaller and faster devices. Now something different is coming to market. The new competitive frontier is form factor: flexible, stretchable and structural electronics.
30 Oct

Form AND Function with 3D Electronics: Have Your Cake and Eat It

The general trend in electronics is towards smaller and faster devices. Now something different is coming to market. The new competitive frontier is form factor: flexible, stretchable and structural electronics.
30 Jul

Introducing the Royole transparent, rollable keyboard

The Royole keyboard has been re-designed. It's small, smooth, efficient and compatible with all devices. Users can use their Royole keyboards on any surface with ease.
6 Feb

Transparent Conductive Films and Materials: Transition from old to new

The market composition of transparent conductive films and materials has not dramatically shifted for some years. It is heavily reliant upon select markets such as flat consumer small/medium sized electronic touch screens. Indeed, the IDTechEx Research report Transparent Conductive Films and Materials 2018-2028: Forecasts, Technologies, Players puts this reliance around 85-90% today. The emergence of new applications has also been slower than many had predicted and hoped. This report finds that so-called 'old' applications are still the vast majority of the market.
11 Jan

First commercial foldable smartphone with flexible display

Royole Corporation, manufacturer of next-generation human-machine interface technologies and products, including advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices, is showcasing its full line of fully flexible display and flexible sensor technologies.
20 Dec

Royole, Airbus enter partnership on flexible electronic technologies

Royole Corporation and Airbus China Innovation Centre have formally signed a strategic memorandum of understanding. The two parties will collaborate to develop applications that implement flexible electronic technologies in various environments and investigate the possibilities for commercial cooperation.
19 Dec

The Most Significant Material Science News of 2018

Advancements in material science and material processing will always play a central role in any technological progression. IDTechEx has been providing leading market analysis on a broad range of advanced materials and their technology analysts have given their pick of the key news stories from 2018.
21 Nov

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies with the organizations that seek to use them.
7 Nov

Printed Electronics World Firsts in 2018

With the end of the year in sight IDTechEx looks back and reviews what has been new in the world of printed electronics in the last 12 months.
1 Nov

Royole Corporation First to Market with a Foldable Display?

IDTechEx predicted that the first foldable OLED displays would come to market in 2018, based on our research for the report "OLED Display Forecasts and Technologies 2019-2029"
29 Oct

Printed Electronics: Key Trends

IDTechEx finds that the total market for printed, flexible and organic electronics in 2018 is $31.6 Billion. This is based on new research conducted by IDTechEx for the report Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics 2019-2029.
17 Jul

Mass production of flexible displays at Royole campus

Royole Corporation announced that its massive 1.1-million-square-foot Quasi-G6 Mass Production Campus in Shenzhen, China is up and running for mass production of fully flexible displays.
29 Jan

Emerging Technology at CES 2018

IDTechEx has attended CES 2018. This article will show the highlights in various emerging technologies.
25 Jan


Royole, a Shenzhen-based company, was founded in 2012 based on Dr Bill Liu's research on flexible displays at Standard University.
Included are:
11 Jan

Ultra-thin transparent flexible sensors on winning selfie stick

Instead of physical buttons found on traditional selfie sticks, multi-function flexible sensors wrap around the device handle and allow users to easily control all camera functions such as: focus, filter selection, front and rear camera selection, recording, shutter, and more.
11 Mar

Royole Corporation

Royole develops the technology to manufacture flexible AMOLED displays. In 2014, the company demonstrated a flexible display with a thickness of only 10 microns. They are based in the Silicon Valley and in Shenzhen (China).
12 Jan

World's thinnest full-color flexible display

Royole Corporation has successfully demonstrated the world's thinnest full-color flexible display. The thickness of the whole display is only about 0.01 mm (10 μm), which is less than one fifth the diameter of the human hair.