Plastic Logic demos flexible color moving display

July 04, 2012 // By Peter Clarke
Organic electronics developer Plastic Logic Ltd. (Cambridge, England) has said it has demonstrated a flexible plastic electronic display that can play color video content at 12 frames per second or 14 frames per second in black and white.

The display is 10.7-inch in diagonal size. Plastic Logic makes the organic active-matrix backplane and combines it with E-ink display material in the front plane, according to its website.

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Unfortunately 12 frames per second is not good enough for acceptable video performance so Plastic Logic still has some work to do.

If it can achieve a flexible color video display with good color saturation at high density, something it has been trying to do for a couple of years, the technology could find application in curvilinear displays incorporated in smartphones and e-readers and consumer equipment, automobile.

However, Plastic Logic has struggled in the past and attempted to produce an e-reader called the Que in 2010 based on a monochrome version of its technology. The company invested to create a manufacturing site in Dresden, Germany, but was forced to cancel the Que e-reader project in August.

In January 2011 Plastic Logic announced one of the largest venture capital deals ever when it said it was set to receive $700 million in deal backed by Rusnano, the technology investment arm of the Russian state. Much of that funding is thought to be tied to establishing R&D and manufacturing for Plastic Logic's technology in Russia. The company has a subsidiary CJSC Plastic Logic based in Zelenograd.

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