Apr 24, 2006

Electrowetting Displays

So it looks like Philips has come up with a 'paper replacement' display technology. The idea? Liquids trapped and zapped. Take a drop of ink and drop it in a tiny glass prison. When it's shocked with a small current it 'disappears'... another shock (presumably from a different direction or frequency) and it reappears.ExtremeTech: Philips Spins Off 'Electrowetting' Display VentureSounds interesting, but...1) It's still glass, and so far no one has delivered foldable glass.2) They've got black and white, but so does eInk.3) They say they can do color, but it seems like it should be an easy step from dropping in more colors of inks. So why haven't More…