LG twists e-book displays for good

by Gareth Mankoo

Bendable displays have been making headlines for a while now. We’re yet to see them make a lasting impression, or for that matter, any impression. LG has started the mass production of the world’s first plastic electronic paper display, a.k.a. EPD. They are working on a 6-inch display that offers resolutions of up to 1024×768 pixels. It offers flexibility to bend by up to 40 degrees and flaunts the attributes of being 1/3 times thinner and 1/2 lighter than current glass displays. What’s important is that the display can handle falls from up to 5-feet as wells as brave some rather harsh treatment.

LG’s Sang Duck Yeo said, “Based on our success in mass-producing plastic [EPDs], we are excited as we look toward applying concepts from this experience to future developments like plastic OLED and flexible displays.”

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