Feeds

LG: big, bendy e-paper screens out by year's end

Impervious to chip fat, vinegar?

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

LG's display developing subsidiary will begin mass-producing 9.7in colour e-paper panels and 19in monochrome but flexible e-paper screens by the end of the year.

LG Display, which makes the 9.7in in-plane switching (IPS) LCD screen used in the Apple iPad, made the forecast in its latest filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

LG showed off its 19in bendy screen back in January this year, pitching the non-volatile display - what it's showing stays there when the power is cut - as the basis for e-newspapers of the future.

If the display is cheap enough, that might work. But can colour e-paper win out against colour LCD? That seems much less certain. Earlier this year, ujio Noguchi, the Deputy President of Sony’s digital reading business, said the technology isn't yet up to the task.

It may be some time before e-paper can present an image as colourfully as LCD can - and be able to handly rapidly refreshing moving images too. Pixel Qi's display can, but it's based on LCD technology rather than e-ink.

Samsung has shown off colour e-paper capable of displaying video this year, but it's so convinced that the technology has legs that this week it said it's pulling out of the e-paper business.

That leaves fans eagerly awaiting video-capable colour e-book readers hoping for further news from Fujitsu, which, like Samsung, demo'd such a panel this year. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.