South Korea’s LG Philips LCD said Sunday it had developed the world’s first A4-sized colour electronic-paper — a paper-thin and bendable viewing panel.
The e-paper — which measures 14.1 inches (35.9 centimetres) across its diagonal and is just 300 micrometres (0.3 millimetres) thin — can display up to 4,096 colours, the world’s second largest liquid crystal display maker said in a statement.
It is designed to be energy-efficient, only using power when the image changes on the display, it said.
"This represents the next generation in display technology," Chung In-Jae, chief technology officer and executive vice president, said in the statement.
The new display product’s potential applications "are incredible and will allow our customers to create new products that are not only convenient to use but also save natural resources," he added.
LG Philips said it developed the world’s first 10.1-inch flexible black-and-white e-paper in October 2005 and a 14.1-inch follow-up — which matches the most common copy size — in May 2006.