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Monday, January 08, 2007

Plastic Logic's E-Paper to be Mass-Produced in 2008

Plastic Logic, A small UK-based tech company, has recently secured a huge round of funding for its innovative flexible backplanes that are going to be used to make bendable electronic paper. It's like Minority Report without the pre-cogs, Tom Cruise, or fancy cars.

UK-based Plastic Logic has just secured $100 million in financing to build the world's first large-scale factory for the production of flexible electronic paper parts. Unlike the technology used in Sony's recent Reader device, Plastic Logic's semiconducting polymer backplanes are nearly as flexible as real paper, and they're not even "three to five years out"—Plastic Logic will have the factory operational in 2008.

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