Royole and Airbus enter partnership on flexible electronic technologies for aircraft applications

SHENZHEN, China - Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Royole Technology – who make flexible displays, flexible sensors and foldable smartphones. The two parties will collaborate to develop applications that implement flexible electronic technologies in cabin environments and investigate the possibilities for commercial cooperation.

Dec 11th, 2018
Royole and Airbus enter partnership on flexible electronic technologies for aircraft applications
Royole and Airbus enter partnership on flexible electronic technologies for aircraft applications

By Intelligent Aerospace staff

SHENZHEN, China - Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Royole Technology – who make flexible displays, flexible sensors and foldable smartphones. The two parties will collaborate to develop applications that implement flexible electronic technologies in cabin environments and investigate the possibilities for commercial cooperation.

By investigating the use of flexible displays and flexible sensors in the cabin, Airbus plans to cooperate with Royole Technology by building a futurised, digitalised and personalised cabin to further improve the cabin environment, cabin safety and energy saving.

Based in Shenzhen, Airbus China Innovation Centre is the first Innovation Centre set up by Airbus in Asia. Its mission is to fully leverage local advantages including innovative talents, partners and the eco-system, and combine this with Airbus' expertise in aerospace to explore breakthroughs in technologies, business models and new growth opportunities. ACIC is now fully operational with the official office opening ceremony due to take place in early 2019.

Royole is a relative newcomer to electronics manufacturing as it was founded in 2012, but the company, which has offices in Fremont, Calif., Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, China, holds over 2,000 IPs, and developed numerous products like folable and flexible displays and sensors.

"We are excited to be working with one of the leaders in global aircraft manufacturing to explore flexible display and flexible sensor applications in the aircraft. Royole’s Felxible+ Platform will bring both new capabilities and user experiences to the aircraft industry,” stated Dr. Bill Liu, Royole Founder and CEO. “Our goal is to further enhance the flight environment, improve safety and energy saving, and create a futurised, digitalized and personalized flight experience for Airbus passengers.”

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