LG's flexible, plastic e-ink display hits mass production

By Jos · 17 replies
Mar 29, 2012
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  1. LG today announced that it has begun mass production of the world's first flexible e-ink display. The 6-inch panel that promises to "revolutionize the e-book market" sports a resolution of…

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  2. this is amazing, i was expecting this technology in 5 years
  3. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    Very cool. Hopefully it will be as durable as they indicate..
  4. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Proof read much? :p

    But seriously, this is awesome. Like the first guest said, I honestly did not expect this technology this soon. It'll be interesting to see how it holds up in the real world. There's a lot than can go wrong here.
  5. bielius

    bielius TS Addict Posts: 214   +17

    Yeah i noticed that "Will enable will enable" part too!
  6. is it limited to displaying black and white right now? picture doesnt show any colors in the display. although i do think if i remember correctly like the first kindle and stuff like that were black and white
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Looks cool indeed I actually expected this sooner my brother read about this tech or something very similar in popular mechanic about 7 years ago and wouldn't shut up about it lol.
  8. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    Yes EPD or E-Ink is still currently only black and white. It is a different technology used than the LCD displays used in other devices (like the KIndle Fire). For more information see this wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrophoretic_display#Electrophoretic
  9. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,317   +1,404

    Come one, I expect stuff like that from Shawn(sometimes Rick), but I know you know better than that Jose.

    Anyway, awesome tech. I wonder if it will have an application outside of e-readers.
  10. Props to LG for bringing new tech to market! Hope this speeds up flexible display development and lowers prices. Cool stuff.
  11. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    Suck it circuit boards.
  12. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Just because it is cheaper does not mean that we will be paying less: LED monitors and TVs are cheaper than the alternatives but we paid more for a long period of time…
  13. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    2560x1440p would be more ideal for these type of EPD, but still LCD Mono-Chrome is the first to come out over Color type. Prices should be high then fall after it get made but the masses. LCD, LCD/LED all these will be replace by this technology. It's coming soon now. HDTV, GPS an etc.. are sure to follow too.
  14. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    So for the picture they printed the New York Times at such a small resolution that you'd need a magnifying glass to read it? Yeah, not sure what I'm supposed to use this for.
  15. Very cool, except pcbs don't bend ! So what use is this except to create a curved surface to fit a back pocket ? So will we soon be choosing readers based on butt size and curvature ? I can't think that'll catch on...
  16. "a lot than can go wrong"? Proof read much?
  17. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    when im rich, im using this stuff as wallpaper.
  18. @example1013: You mean high resolution. ;p

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