Sony 13 flexible ePaper
Sony ePaper almost as flexible & thin as real paper

25 May 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

At SID 2011 Sony has unveiled a remarkable 13.3 inch ePaper prototype screen that is extremely flexible and as thin as real paper.

Sony 13.3” ePaper panel

ePaper stands for electronic paper and resembles real paper with a matte looking surface and a very thin form factor.

Sony’s extremely flexible ePaper screen
Sony’s extremely flexible ePaper screen


Sony’s new 13.3” ePaper prototype is one of the most remarkable we have seen to date. It is almost as thin as real paper and measures just 120μm in thickness. A typical sheet of paper measures 100μm in thickness.

Sony’s extremely flexible ePaper screen
Sony’s extremely flexible ePaper screen


But text still look very crisp with the impressive 1600x1200 pixel resolution (150ppi). Sony’s ePaper is also extremely flexible - or rollable. Sony demonstrated the flexible features at SID in Los Angeles by constantly folding the screen.

Sony’s extremely flexible ePaper screen
Sony’s extremely flexible ePaper screen


Acording to participants at the demonstration the ePaper screen's features let out a cheer from the audience. The only downside to the panel at the moment is the fact that it only supports 16 color gradations in black/white.

Read more news articles from SID 2011 here

Source: Tech-on Japan



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