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New Flexible Display Concepts from Plastic Logic
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Tuesday, 13 June 2006
Five exciting new product concepts from Plastic Logic will be on show at SID this year with the theme that "Life is Flexible". They all incorporate Plastic Logic's radical new flexible display technology. The lightweight, user-friendly natural designs illustrate the inevitable transformation we will see in everyday products as a result of plastic electronics over the next decade.
Developed as part of a "Future Mapping Project" with the Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, sixty Product Design students from all over the world set out to brainstorm how flexible displays will change our lives by 2010. Central Saint Martins is a world renowned institution that has refined the creative talents of many inspirational artists and designers, including retailer & restaurateur Terence Conran, industrial designer James Dyson and film director Mike Leigh.
The results were stunning, with applications in entertainment, work, education, health, transport and fashion. Each concept highlighted a different desirable feature of flexible displays - thin, light, robust and more - and also addressed a real world use case.
Ten designs from an initial sixty were chosen to progress to the final stage. The distinguished judging panel included Hermann Hauser (Founder of Amadeus Capital and the UK's leading high tech venture capitalist), Guy Kewney (NewsWireless Editor), Nick Hampshire (Founder, AFAICS Research), Tony Chambers (Creative Director of Wallpaper* Magazine), Stuart Evans (CEO Plastic Logic) and Simon Jones (VP Business Development Plastic Logic).
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Roll printed P-OLED dispays from CDT and Toppan
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Tuesday, 13 June 2006

Cambridge Display Technology (CDT)  and Toppan Printing, of Tokyo, Japan, have produced a number of 5.5 inch full colour active matrix polymer OLED (P-OLED) displays using a roll printing method. A demonstrator will be shown at the SID conference in San Francisco. The displays -- believed to be the first of their type ever produced -- are the result of close co-operation between the two companies and part of their joint development activity announced in February 2005.
Solution processing of P-OLED displays is more commonly associated with inkjet printing, and the companies believe that roll printing represents a promising alternative production technique, which offers the potential for very good display uniformity, very high display resolution and low capital and operating costs. In the future, this type of roll printing process could be well suited for making flexible P-OLED displays. CDT believes that this combination of properties can only be achieved with solution-based printing processes.
The technique is based on relief printing, a well-established method for the transfer of soluble materials onto a range of substrates, but which has been developed by Toppan into a highly precise technology capable of producing patterned pixels of small size and highly uniform distribution. The companies believe that the process is capable of scaling to large substrate size and very high resolution, potentially over 200 ppi.


 

 
Drivers for e-Paper Displays
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Tuesday, 13 June 2006
Dialog Semiconductor has announced the development of display drivers for products requiring paper-thin displays from E Ink Corporation. The two companies worked together to define a specification for a new electrophoretic display driver for products which will launch in high volume later in 2006. Dialog Semiconductor has announced the development of display drivers for consumer products requiring paper-thin displays from E Ink Corporation. The two companies worked together to define a specification for a new electrophoretic display driver. Products using the Dialog chip will launch in high volume later in 2006.
 
 
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