December 7, 2001

Philips Electronics: rolling up your computer

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Imagine that you could simply roll up your computer as though it were a newspaper and stick it in your pocket when you were done with it. The race to come up with such flexible "electronic paper" is a highly competitive one, with huge profits awaiting the winner. Royal Philips Electronics took a big step in this direction, announcing Wednesday that it has developed a viable, but primitive, video screen with the properties of paper. The secret: the scientists were able to use plastic transistor technology."

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