Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/21/waterproof_oled/

Waterproof OLED spied online

Dunkable display

By James Sherwood

Posted in Hardware, 21st April 2009 13:57 GMT

OLEDs are fast becoming the display of choice for gadget manufacturers, but an advanced form of the screen could soon see the technology integrated into more rugged devices.

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Ito's waterproof OLED was recently displayed in Japan
Image courtesy of DigiTimes

Japanese firm Ito Electronics has showcased a waterproof OLED at a technology fair in the country. Little’s known about the display’s features, but the picture shows the screen in a “packaging technology” that we assume is what gives the OLED its waterproof ability.

Given that two wristwatches are displayed beside the water-filled vase, it’s possible that Ito’s planning to transplant its waterproof OLEDs into watches. Several manufacturers have already talked-up OLED watches, including LG – which recently launched its GD910 video-capable wristphone. ®