Paper Thin TV Screens

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Paper Thin TV Screens

Post by Newz2000 » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:48 am

OK, I don't mean to simply repost slashdot headlines, but this one truly is thought provoking to gear heads (or semi-conductor heads):
Siemens (my wife hates that name) has invented a paper thin TV screen that can be produced very cheaply - about £30 for 1 square meter.<p>I saw this article on slashdot a bit ago. Also, more details and pictures are at: http://www.itnewsonline.com/showstory.p ... 3&contid=4<p>Apparently this is publicity and not news since Siemens' website lists the briefest of details in their press section and no mention of it in their news section.<p>It sounds like they want to print the batteries and semiconductors right onto the paper in such a way that it will work for a few months. I wonder if it maintains its last state when it loses power. "yeah, I had front row seats to rolling stones, here's the ticket... Yeah, I know it looks like just a blank piece of paper, but really, it used to say row 1 right here. And this part said rolling stones..."

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Post by jollyrgr » Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:40 pm

I think the "PLAYHOUSE" type magazines will be some of the first to utilize this. Imagine rotating 360 views of lovely young things on a fold out centerfold.
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Post by Mike » Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:26 pm

Are those screens going to be color, or B&W?<p>If they are color, that cheap, and have a good picture, goodbye expensive LCD and Plasma!

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Post by Newz2000 » Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:41 pm

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Mike:
Are those screens going to be color, or B&W?<p>If they are color, that cheap, and have a good picture, goodbye expensive LCD and Plasma!<hr></blockquote><p>Color, but they're slow. Some deeper reading showed that while they change, they don't change fast enough yet for animation. They're working on that I guess.<p>I agree... I realize they can sell a lot of them by marketing to the disposable print-media market, but there are a lot of consumer device potential for this. I wonder how hard it would be to hack one of those printed versions and re-purpose for use in hobbyist projects with longer-lasting power sources.

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Post by ecerfoglio » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:32 am

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr> I wonder if it maintains its last state when it loses power. "yeah, I had front row seats to rolling stones, here's the ticket... Yeah, I know it looks like just a blank piece of paper, but really, it used to say row 1 right here. And this part said rolling stones..."<hr></blockquote><p>That´s no new problem.... If your ticket (or FAX) was made using a termal printer, and you want to keep it for some time you sould keep a photocopy of it instead. otherwise, you'll end storing only a blank (or perhaps a little brown) piece of paper :( :( :(
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Post by haklesup » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:06 pm

Advanced publicity of exciting new technology like this is one way a company like that sells stock. It dosen't matter if the yeild is lousy and the price for a working unit is astronomical or if it will take 10 years to bring to production. <p>If you want more of that read PopSci, half the stuff in the what's new column never makes it to market at all, I wonder if they are just printing press releases verbatum and being paid to do it.

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