Quality leap for e-paper developers

December 6, 2001 | Source: BBC News

Five-centimetre-square electronic display represents a leap in quality and brings affordable electronic paper a step closer, say its developers, Philips Research.The tiny display uses active matrix technology, the kind used in good quality laptop computer displays.

But this display is made of parts that use flexible plastic instead of silicon and should be cheap to make in bulk, Philips Research spokesman Koen Joosse told BBC News Online.

“In principle, this could be a low-cost solution because these polymers can be made from a solution. You don’t need expensive vacuum chambers to deposit the layers,” he said.