Canon with new screen technology
Canon has presented a prototype for a new screen technology. With the new technology, liquid crystal is not used between two panes of glass, as was previously the case with LCD displays, but a toner is embedded between two plastic films.
The advantage of this is that the 0.25mm display is only half as thick as a sheet of paper. In addition, the plastic in which the toner is embedded is less vulnerable than normal glass. With the new technology, the toner is absorbed and repelled to make images appear between the plastic sheets. In contrast to LCD displays, electricity is no longer required to continue displaying the image, which reduces power consumption and means that an image can also be displayed when it is switched off. So far the whole thing is unfortunately only possible in very low resolutions and in monochrome. Canon is working on a color display at 200 dpi, but it will not be available before 2007. The current version should be available by the end of next year.