Featured Articles

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 29 March 2012 08:29

LG's flexible e-paper display is finally launching next month

Written by Jon Worrel

lg

6 inches with a 40-degree bending capability

Flexible, bendable e-paper has for many years been the technology enthusiast's dream as the one innovation that will enable a whole new world of "naturalized" and aesthetically gratifying mobile devices.

Back in January 2010, LG Display unveiled a 19-inch flexible bendable display prototype measuring in at just 0.3-mm thin and 250×400mm. Although we have yet to see those panels make it out to mass production, the company today revealed that it has started mass production of the world's first plastic electronic paper display (EPD) for use in e-books.

lg flexible bendable e-paper

Nevertheless, the new and officially coming-to-market display is 6-inches (1024 x 768) of e-ink measuring just 0.7 millimeters thin, weighs just 14 grams and is structurally complete with a 40-degree angular bending capability. LG also claims that the new e-ink display is extraordinarily durable, as evidenced by a series of drop tests from a height of 1.5 meters. The company claims that this will alleviate existing e-book user's troubles with the durability of their screens, as the market currently experiences around 10-percent global e-book product display damages from users accidentally dropping or hitting them.

LG's new flexible, bendable plastic e-ink display will first be supplied to ODM companies in China and full products will be launching in Europe (and unfortunately only in Europe) sometime in April.

Last modified on Thursday, 29 March 2012 09:02

Jon Worrel

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments