HP and ASU introduce flexible display, return to scrolls


Four years after the University of Arizona opened the Flexible Display Center ( ASU ), researchers, together with the HP lab, presented the first working prototype of a flexible display made using SAIL technology (self-aligned imprint lithography - self-directed lithography).

Compared to E-Ink Technology these "roll" displays are easier and cheaper to produce, they are more environmentally friendly and, importantly, much more resistant to external influences - according to HP representatives, such a display is very difficult to break, because it consists of 90% ordinary plastic. What can we say about energy consumption, which is several times lower than the indicators of any existing production technology.

So far, nothing is known about specific dates for the start of production, but it is quite possible that at CES 2009 it will be possible to see a prototype laptop / netbook with a monitor, which is based on a flexible display.

Businesswire via Engadget