Samsung has developed a flexible LCD panel prototype that measures 5 inches across the diagonal, and intends to commercialise products based on the technology by 2007.

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Conventional LCD displays are made from glass panels. The flexible prototype is made from a plastic backing that is thin enough so it can be bent. Displays based on the technology will be lighter and more robust than conventional LCDs, according to spokeswoman Lee Jae Min. 
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The 5-inch prototype weighs 22 grams, and this is about one third of the weight of a conventional 5-inch LCD display, she said. 
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The panel uses amorphous silicon TFT LCD technology, which is a commonly-used type of LCD. The panel has a quarter SVGA (400-x-300 pixels) resolution. 
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The first products using the screens will be notebook PCs and other portable consumer electronics product, Lee said. The sizes of the panels have yet to be decided, but they could be both bigger and smaller than 5 inches, she said.
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More exotic wearable display products such as helmets, glasses and fashion accessories could come later. "It