LG Display Flexible Newspaper-Sized E-Paper

LG Display is showing off a remarkable newspaper-sized flexible e-paper prototype. The e-paper display is 19 inches wide (250mm x 400mm). It is just 0.3 millimeters in thickness and the entire display weighs just 130 grams. Fans of Stephen Spielberg's 2002 movie Minority Report are gasping in amazement.


(LG Display Flexible Newspaper-Sized E-Paper)

LG Display arranged TFT on metal foil rather than glass substrate, allowing the e-paper display to recover its original shape after being bent. The use of a metal foil substrate makes the e-paper both flexible and durable while maintaining display qualities. In particular, LG Display applied GIP (gate-in-panel) technology which integrates the gate driver IC onto the panel. This improves its flexibility by removing driver ICs which are attached to the side of panel and hinder the bending of the display.


(Passengers Enjoy LG Display Flexible E-Newspaper)

Compare LG Display's flexible e-paper newspaper with the fictional version shown in the 2002 movie Minority Report.


(Minority Report E-Paper Newspaper)

An even earlier mention of the basic technology can be found in Larry Niven's 1976 novel A World Out of Time; take a look at the poster TV:

She set up a screen: a television that unrolled like a poster. Another computer link, he guessed. She showed him pictures. Their vocabulary increased.
(Read more about Larry Niven's poster TV)

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