E Ink and Plastic Logic Partner to Provide the World’s First Flexible Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP™)-Based Display
Wearables and other applications will benefit from new, innovative flexible color displays
BILLERICA, Mass.–E Ink Holdings, the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, and Plastic Logic, a leader in the design and manufacture of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs), are 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.
“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.”
To learn more about Plastic Logic Legio products visit https://www.plasticlogic.com/legio
Legio products are made using oTFT backplanes manufactured by TENFlecs, one of Plastic Logic’s manufacturing partners – illustrating a further important milestone in the company’s strategy to move to a fully outsourced supply.
The increasingly diverse market for wearable devices is expected to reach over $150bn annually by 2026.*
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