Cambridge (UK)-based Plastic Logic
is to work with US firm E Ink to produce what could be the nearest computing has yet got to electronic paper.
Plastic Logic has demonstrated a screen that can bend to a radius of 5mm, a format that would enable its use in mobile displays that scroll out like a roll-top desk - if the flexing can be done repeatedly.
It has also signed a deal with Siemens to develop flexible screens for mobiles. It is expected that the Siemens deal will involve OLED or LCD rather than E-Ink screens, which have only four greyscale levels. The company says it will be able to offer 100dpi resolution E-Ink screens in 2005 and up to 150dpi the following year, when A4 (21x29.7cm) screens will also be available.
to read the official press release.
[via Personal Computer World