E Ink and Plastic Logic partner to provide first flexible ACeP-based displays

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E Ink, an innovator of electronic ink technology, and Plastic Logic, a designer and manufacturer of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs), are partnering to provide the first flexible colour displays based around E Ink’s Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) technology.

Plastic Logic’s advanced oTFT (organic Thin Film Transistor) displays are high-resolution, lightweight and ultra-low-power and are more rugged than standard glass-based TFTs. Being thinner and lighter makes them suitable for applications such as wearables.

E Ink ACeP is a high quality, colour reflective electronic paper that can produce full colour at every pixel, without the use of a colour filter array (CFA). Currently, E Ink’s ACeP display has been used in signage applications that do not require flexible form factors. The addition of Plastic Logic’s technology will allow for expansion into applications that can require thinner and lighter weight displays.

“E Ink is excited to partner with Plastic Logic to offer the world’s-first flexible colour display technology to customers,” said Johnson Lee, CEO, E Ink. “Plastic Logic's advanced oTFT displays are more robust than traditional amorphous silicon transistors on plastic substrate, which maybe more suitable for wearable applications."

“We are very excited to collaborate with E Ink to provide the market with the world’s first plastic displays using ACeP film,” said Tim Burne, CEO, Plastic Logic. “Our flexible, glass-free displays are a perfect addition to any wearable technology designer’s toolkit - they are extremely lightweight, making them well suited for integration into a host of wearables, including smart jewellery and smart clothing.”