Plastic Logic is developing licensable manufacturing solutions for printing thin and flexible active-matrix displays. When combined with an electronic-paper imaging film, Plastic Logic's backplane technology enables highly portable, readable and power efficient displays. The initial application focus is e-readers (e.g. e-books, e-dictionaries, e-maps, e-newspapers). These displays will often be wirelessly connected to WAN devices such mobile phones and PDAs, allowing users to access content 'on-the-move' more comfortably and efficiently than is possible using a small integrated display.
This is the first step towards flexible and plastic backplanes for a range of display applications and frontplane technologies including LCD and OLED. Features include resolution up to 150ppi (pixels per inch); scaleable area to A4 (210mm by 297mm) and above; 4 levels of grayscale; high aperture ratio / fill factor; and bistable e-paper which enables high contrast reflective display (sun-light readable) and ultra-low power consumption.