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.
The company demonstrated video animation running on a flexible plastic display at about 12.5 frames per second, which is substantially slower than conventional video content but smooth enough for purpose. Plastic Logic said that it is often a trade-off between speed and contrast, so the slower the animation, the better the contrast. This technology could one day be used to deliver video content such as Flash on light-weight e-readers.