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LG First To Release A Bendable E-Ink Display…

LG is looking to stay ahead of the technological curve for displays, recently announcing the availability next month, April, of their flexible e-ink display. Able to be bent up to 40 degrees, from the centre, the new display is also thinner and much lighter than previous glass based displays.

Making use of a flexible plastic substrate LG’s new display is 0.77mm thin and weighs only 14 grams. Described as an electronic paper display – EPD – this is one tough display. Able to with-stand a drop from 1.5 meters, scratch resistant and of course bendable.

The display itself measures 6-inches diagonally and squeezes in 1024 x 768 pixels, giving ample space for reading. LG is producing the display to be included in e-book readers made by other manufacturers, it’s pure OEM hardware. No official manufacturing partners have been announced as of yet.

LG’s EPD technology is based on E-Ink corporations electronic paper display. With no back light requirements and only requiring power to change the display this is still the number one low power display technology.

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SID. State of Display…

The latest technology for displays has been on show for Display Week, part of the 49th Annual SID conference. The conference is a chance for the display industry to break records and get some attention. Many deals will be done in seedy back rooms, deals and decisions that will affect next years models of tablets, smart phones and TV’s. With the whole display industry watching on all of the big players lay their cards on the table to see who’s got the best hand.

And so it was all of the largest players in the display industry were present with their latest technology, LG, Samsung, Toshiba, E-Ink, Sharp and Sony were just a few of the big names. If anything SID can be accused of having too much vaporware, technology that never actually makes it to market for one reason or another. This is a common by-product of such leading edge technology being on display, on the positive side it is interesting to see technology develop over the years till it finally turns up in a market ready form. This year E-Ink displays are the new stars of the display world, turning up in everything with a flat surface that can fit a screen. The other obvious trend was for increasing resolutions, this was even applied to the E-Ink displays. There were a number of 10 inch displays with 2560 x 1600 resolutions, the magic 300 dpi barrier has to be passed to achieve this resolution and many companies achieved this goal with many kinds of displays. E-Ink and Epson’s e-Paper, LG’s AH-IPS, Samsung’s PenTile displays, and Toshiba with the record 367dpi 4 inch LCD display, all displays that passed the 300 dpi mark.

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