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Encyclopedia > Rollable display

A rollable display is a display device which can be rolled up into a scroll. Nixie tubes, LED-display and VF-display A display device, also known as an information display is a device for visual or tactile presentation of images (including text) acquired, stored, or transmitted in various forms. ... Scroll can have different meanings: A scroll is a roll of parchment, papyrus, or paper which has been drawn or written upon. ...

To build a rollable display there are three technologies:[citation needed]

1. Electronic ink
2. Gyricon
4. Microcup(R)

Electronic paper displays which can be rolled up have been developed by E Ink, and independently by SiPix Imaging Inc. . SiPix Imaging Inc. produces Microcup-based electronic paper using roll-to-roll manufacturing which is in commercial production. It has been suggested that Electronic paper be merged into this article or section. ... Gyricon is a type of electronic paper developed at the Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). ... A 3. ... Electronic paper, or e-paper, is a technology that allows the text on a piece of paper to be re-written. ...

At the CES 2006, Philips showed a rollable display prototype whose screen can retain an image for several months without electricity.[1] In 2007 Philips Polymer Vision expects to launch a 5-inch, 320 x 240-pixel resolution rollable display based on E-Ink’s electrophoretic technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. ... Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world. ...


  • ^  anandtech.com - Philips Rollable Display Demo
  • Polymer Vision: The Philips venture showing rollable displays

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Technology (167 words)
Many display technologies now offer flexibility, but only rollable displays have a bending radius of just 0.75 cm - which is why they can virtually 'disappear' into mobile devices.
Polymer Vision is aiming to make displays that really deserve the name "electronic paper", by combining their ultra-thin flexible active-matrix (AM) technology based on organic electronics with the flexible electronic ink display technology.
Rollable display technology enables all kinds of novel possibilities, and ‘stand-alone’ screens may be among the first to reach the consumer.
Products & Applications (384 words)
With QVGA resolution, high contrast and low power usage, Polymer Vision's rollable displays are ideally suited to paper like reading comfort in mobile devices.
These displays enable the creation of compact and rugged products which allow users convenient access to many forms of simple, but valuable digital visual content such as text information, mail and graphics.
With the evolution of voice-to-text services, Polymer Vision enabled rollable display devices will also be an attractively simple solution for enterprise users on the move in conveniently receiving, reading and storing larger text messages.
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