The U.S. Army has just renewed is partnership and provided another $50 million to Arizona State University to continue with research on flexible display technology at the Flexible display research facility.
The U.S. army had already invested $50 million back in 2004, bringing its total investment to $100 million.
The Army says the are interested in flexible displays so that they can mount them on soldiers clothing. Soldiers could easily wear them on their sleeves or their wrists and then use them to receive critical data in real time.
Flexible Displays will also be more durable than regular LCD screens, allowing the soldier to not have to worry about breaking the screen during combat. They also consume very little power compared to normal LCDs.