Flexible electrophoretic ink display technology development for a rugged PDA application

Gregory Raupp, Nicholas Colaneri, Jann Kaminski, Shawn M. O'Rourke, David Allee, Sameer M. Venugopal, Edward J. Bawolek, Douglas E. Loy, Curt Moyer, Scott K. Ageno, Barry P. O'Brien, Dirk Bottesch, Steve Rednour, Rob Blanchard, Michael Marrs, Jeff Dailey

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Abstract

The Flexible Display Center (FDC) at Arizona State University is working to advance flexible display technology through development of field testable flexible display technology demonstrators (TDs), with simultaneous development of the toolsets and processes to ensure that these TDs are manufacturable. Our first fieldable TD will be a low power, rugged personal digital assistant (R-PDA) built with an active matrix 3.8" diagonal QVGA electrophoretic display. The a-Si backplane on flexible stainless steel is designed, fabricated, and tested in-house and then integrated with E Ink Corporation's electrophoretic frontplane technology. Display panel assembly, test, and product integration are completed with E Ink and integration partners. This paper overviews the Center's progress in the following critical steps in development of this R-PDA: (i) Pilot Line qualification of our low temperature a-Si process on rigid substrates; (ii) process transfer to flexible stainless steel substrates; (iii) form factor scale-up; and (iv) module assembly and test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third Americas Display Engineering and Applications Conference, ADEAC 2006
Pages98-101
Number of pages4
Volume2006
StatePublished - 2006
Event3rd Americas Display Engineering and Applications Conference, ADEAC 2006 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2006Oct 26 2006

Other

Other3rd Americas Display Engineering and Applications Conference, ADEAC 2006
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period10/24/0610/26/06

Keywords

  • Backplane electronics
  • Electrophoretic ink
  • Flexible displays
  • Thin Film Transistors (TFTs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Raupp, G., Colaneri, N., Kaminski, J., O'Rourke, S. M., Allee, D., Venugopal, S. M., Bawolek, E. J., Loy, D. E., Moyer, C., Ageno, S. K., O'Brien, B. P., Bottesch, D., Rednour, S., Blanchard, R., Marrs, M., & Dailey, J. (2006). Flexible electrophoretic ink display technology development for a rugged PDA application. In Proceedings of the Third Americas Display Engineering and Applications Conference, ADEAC 2006 (Vol. 2006, pp. 98-101)