Flexible touchscreen debuts

Arizona State University's Flexible Display Center (FDC) and its military and industry partners are claiming the first flexible touchscreen integrated with an active-matrix display. The light-weight device is initially headed for the battlefield.

Based on active-matrix electrophoretic display technology from E-Ink Corp. (Cambridge, Mass.) the new flexible touchscreen uses materials supplied by DuPont Teijin Films, which manufacturers the plastic used as a substitute for glass in conventional touchscreens.

"Our displays have always been flexible, but so far the touchscreens have been glass, which are not rugged enough for many applications," said Sri Peruvemba, E-Ink's vice president of marketing. "Now we have a partner that can build a flexible touchscreen to match our flexible display."

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thehitman3525d ago

This will go far very far. Just wondering how much it would cost us...

Foxgod3525d ago

will be fun to read comics on this.

ExXxilE3524d ago

If they can produce a cost-effective version and mass produce it to the public then the money they can make is virtually unlimited. The touchscreens now are not that great, if you drop them once then the screens shatter and you have to waste more of your money then you already did to get a new screen. With this technology the shattering and breaking screens will be a thing of the past. I would pay a little more just knowing that my screen will not break.

Zeus Lee3524d ago

Haven't Sony already conquered this with the OLED?

Would be nice to have this tech in the PsP2

davedixson3524d ago

One major difference is that the EInk displays take no power unless the display changes. In certain applications this would improve battery life considerably.

ChozenWoan3524d ago (Edited 3524d ago )

Wonder if the resolution and response time would allow for 1080p @ 60fps gaming. :)

same thing I was thinking.

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