Polymer Vision

Wistron folding e-paper device coming 2010

Wistron folding e-paper device coming 2010

Now that Polymer Vision's new owner - Wistron - has been confirmed, it's time for some speculation about what they might have up their sleeve with the folding e-paper technology.  Wistron's Brian Chong, chief of product planning, has confirmed that the company intends to release a 5- to 6-inch device using Polymer Vision tech in 2010.  From the sound of it, it's very much alike the prototype device Polymer Vision themselves were showing round before their sale.

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Wistron confirmed as Polymer Vision buyer: foldable e-paper in development

Wistron confirmed as Polymer Vision buyer: foldable e-paper in development

The unnamed Asian company which acquired ailing foldable e-paper startup Polymer Vision has been outed as Wistron.  Polymer Vision declared bankruptcy back in July, and were acquired in early September; the deal is now known to have been worth €12m ($17.75m).  Integration of the two companies actually began taking place last month, but right now it's still unclear whether the Polymer Vision brand will be maintained.

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Polymer Vision seek funding to bring Readius to market

Polymer Vision seek funding to bring Readius to market

From a concept unlikely to ever launch, to a product we should've seen on the market already: Polymer Vision's Readius was promised for fall of 2008, but months later there's no sign of the innovative folding e-paper device.  According to CEO Karl McGoldrick, that's because the company needs more money; he's currently in talks with investors to refinance both the first Readius device and the in-development Readius 2.

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