31 Dec '12, 6pm

Lighter, Brighter Displays: Electrowetting combines the best of LCD and E Ink

Lighter, Brighter Displays: Electrowetting combines the best of LCD and E Ink

Chances are you spend far more time looking at electronic displays than at anything else, including your spouse’s face. Yet though they dominate our lives and bring their manufacturers billions of dollars in revenue, displays are still pretty lousy, especially in mobile applications. Liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) are heavy power hogs and practically useless in daylight. E-paper displays, which dominate e‑readers, are light, readable even in direct sunlight, and parsimonious with power, but they can’t display colors or change fast enough to handle video. A display that combines the best features of LCDs and e-ink has long been a major goal [see “Lite, Brite Displays ,” IEEE Spectrum , March 2010]. This year, one of the best and brightest of the dozen or so contenders should finally make its commercial debut. It’s based on electrowetting, a trick that uses an applied voltag...

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