Electronic, bendable paper developed

South Korea’s LG Philips LCD has developed the world’s first A4-sized colour electronic-paper – a paper-thin and bendable viewing panel.

The e-paper – which measures 35.9cm across its diagonal and is just 300 micrometres (0.3 millimetres) thin – can display up to 4096 colours, the world’s second largest liquid crystal display maker said in a statement.

It is designed to be energy-efficient, only using power when the image changes on the display, it said.

“This represents the next generation in display technology,” Chung In-Jae, chief technology officer and executive vice-president, said in the statement.

LG Philips said it developed the world’s first 25.65cm flexible black-and-white e-paper in October 2005 and a 35.8cm follow-up – which matches the most common copy size – in May 2006.

Source: SMH

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