Plastic Logic showcases e-paper R&D initiatives
Check out the world's first colour flexible plastic display with video rate driven by OTFTs
Plastic Logic opened the doors of it's Cambridge lab on 27 June, to give journalists and analysts an insight into some of its research and development projects. As well as demonstrating the world's first colour flexible plastic display with video rate driven by organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs), the company was also keen to show off some of its other innovations, including, transmissive backplanes, ultra-thin form factors and plastic displays embedded with silicon chips.
Electronic paper in colour
Plastic Logic's colour flexible plastic displays are developed so that the image appears right on the surface, rather than buried beneath a layer of glass. The displays only use power when they are updating, making them very power-efficient, particularly for applications like signage where they only need to be updated daily or hourly. The displays are reflective, meaning that the colours look brighter in sunlight. However, the colours are relatively dull compared to liquid crystal displays – more akin to the colours in printed newspapers – because there is no backlight.