E Ink Holdings and Plastic Logicare partnering to provide the world's first flexible color displays based around E Ink's Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP™) technology.
Plastic Logic's advanced oTFT (organic Thin Film Transistor) displays are high-resolution, lightweight and ultra-low-power. They are more rugged than standard glass-based TFTs and being thinner and lighter makes them ideal for applications such as wearables.
E Ink ACeP is a high quality, color reflective electronic paper that can produce full color at every pixel, without the use of a color filter array (CFA). Currently, E Ink's ACeP display has been used in signage applications that do not require flexible form factors. The addition of Plastic Logic's technology allows for expansion into applications that can require thinner and lighter weight displays. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Materials for Printed/Flexible Electronics 2021-2031: Technologies, Applications, Market Forecasts.
"E Ink is excited to partner with Plastic Logic to offer the world's-first flexible color display technology to customers," said Johnson Lee, CEO, E Ink. "Plastic Logic's advanced oTFT displays are more robust than traditional amorphous silicon transistors on plastic substrate, which maybe more suitable for wearable applications."
"We are very excited to collaborate with E Ink to provide the market with the world's first plastic displays using ACeP film," said Tim Burne, CEO, Plastic Logic. "Our flexible, glass-free displays are a perfect addition to any wearable technology designer's toolkit—they are extremely lightweight, making them well suited for integration into a host of wearables, including smart jewellery and smart clothing." He added: "Our new range of LegioTM flexible color displays will enable customers to bring new color applications to market faster and, we believe, more cost effectively. Evaluation Kits will be available later this year so that designers can try out the displays in 'real world' applications."
Source and top image: Plastic Logic