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Flexible plastic image sensor shown in world’s first “Mona Lisa” demonstration

Flexible plastic image sensor shown in world’s first “Mona Lisa” demonstration

This week the folks at ISORG and Plastic Logic are ramping up for their first full showing of their flexible plastic image sensor with a demonstration video that scans an image of the Mona Lisa. This demonstration comes after the technology was first introduced back in June with a description and first push for manufacturing. Here near the end of 2013, ISORG and Plastic Logic prepare to show the technology off at Printed Electronics USA 2013 in Santa Clara.

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Flexible plastic camera sensor headed to smartphones, wearables and more

Flexible plastic camera sensor headed to smartphones, wearables and more

Bendable cameras and sensors that can flex around corners could be on the horizon, with the first flexible image sensor built on plastic being developed by Plastic Logic and ISORG. The 40 x 40 mm sensor uses a flexible, transmissive backplane created by Plastic Logic, on top of which ISORG layers an organic photodetector material turning it into a resilient, lightweight camera module. It's not quite ready to replace the camera in your smartphone, however.

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Plastic Logic titillates travellers with always-accurate digital timetable

Plastic Logic titillates travellers with always-accurate digital timetable

Flexible display specialist Plastic Logic has cooked up a new, weatherproof and permanently-connected display that aims to keep public transport users up-to-date while remaining vandal resistant, as the company's technology gradually makes it out into the mainstream. The ZED (Zero Energy Display), produced in partnership with signage specialist SERELEC, is expected to show up at bus stops and tram stations in Q2 2013, pairing two 10.7-inch monochrome Plastic Logic panels into a display with clear outdoor visibility and super-frugal power consumption.

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Plastic Logic and Intel team on PaperTab to finally undermine trees

Plastic Logic and Intel team on PaperTab to finally undermine trees

Plastic Logic, Intel, and Queen's University have revealed a new tablet using a flexible plastic display, the PaperTab, with a 10.7-inch near-indestructible display and a Core i5 processor. The PaperTab, part of Canadian university Queen's Human Media Lab research, aims to finally replace paper with a color display and an innovative new interface which tries to mimic physical stacks of documents.

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Plastic Logic flexible smartphone epaper companion hands-on

Plastic Logic flexible smartphone epaper companion hands-on

The must-have smartphone accessory of tomorrow might just be an unbreakable touchscreen epaper tablet, saving your eyes from squinting at a mobile display. Plastic Logic revealed its work-in-progress slate to us today, as SlashGear browsed the goodies in the company's UK R&D center, confirming that talks with several manufacturers and carriers are ongoing to bring the companion device to market. Potentially bundled with your next smartphone could be a 10.7-inch super-light touchscreen pane for easier viewing of webpages, documents and more.

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Plastic Logic color video-capable e-paper hands-on

Plastic Logic color video-capable e-paper hands-on

Plastic Logic revealed a big shift in strategy last month, pushing its own flexible plastic-based epaper displays for third-party products, and its new video-capable color panels are top of the agenda. SlashGear caught up with Plastic Logic at the company's Cambridge, UK, R&D center today to see one of the very first demonstrations of the new screen, a flexible panel that can support color video playback at up to 12fps. Read on for the video demo.

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Plastic Logic quits ereaders and turns to tech licensing

Plastic Logic quits ereaders and turns to tech licensing

Plastic Logic may have demonstrated a flexible color epaper display earlier this week, but don't expect to see it show up in an own-brand ereader; the company has confirmed it is quitting the market. "Plastic Logic will cease its e-reader product development activities and focus on other applications for its flexible plastic displays" the company said today, instead going on to "actively develop licensing and technology partnerships to exploit its e-reader related capabilities in terms of rugged, plastic displays as well as driver and viewing optimisation software."

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Plastic Logic color flexible e-paper revealed

Plastic Logic color flexible e-paper revealed

Plastic Logic has been running in quiet mode since their new funding and push for the education ereader market in 2011, but the company has a new color flexible e-paper panel with which to tease us this week. Using the same 10.7-inch plastic transistor technology as the company's previous monochrome panels, the new screen Plastic Logic has revealed can display 4,096 colors and runs at a comparatively low 75ppi.

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Plastic Logic 100 shatterproof ereader targets classrooms

Plastic Logic 100 shatterproof ereader targets classrooms

Plastic Logic has announced its new ereader, the Plastic Logic 100, a 10.7-inch electronic textbook targeted at education applications. Using the same plastic-based epaper technology as originally intended for the cancelled QUE ereader, the Plastic Logic 100 measures a mere 7.65mm thick and weighs 475g, and has a capacitive touch-controlled 1280 x 960 display and a battery life of a week.

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