HP Demos Flexible and Unbreakable Plastic Display

Submitted by lalit on December 9, 2008 - 12:01pm.

HP along with Arizona State University’s Flexible Display Center (FDC) have demoed the first prototype of affordable, flexible and unbreakable electronic display. The new displays were created using technologies from HP, FDC, DuPont Teijin Films and E Ink.
The display is made using Teonex Polyethylene Naphthalate as the base plastic on which stacks of semiconductor materials and metals are imprinted using self-aligned imprint lithography (SAIL). SAIL is a process developed by HP that imprints patterning information on a substrate in perfect alignment. On top of all this E Ink’s Vizplex imaging film is added to produce an actively addressed flexible display on plastic. Vizplex is a bi-stable electrophoretic imaging film that enables images to persist without applied voltage, thereby greatly reducing power consumption for viewing text.
The new plastic display is paper-like thin, easily portable and consumes less power than any display technology available today. Additionally, it is very environment friendly, as its uses 90 percent less material by volume for production. HP believes that the new display technology will be used for electronic paper, mobile devices and signage. There is no word on when HP will start shipping the flexible plastic display.
[Via Business Wire]