Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Hammer1
User Rank
Author
re: Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
Hammer1   6/14/2012 3:12:51 AM
NO RATINGS
The size of the investment does raise some eye brows. The Russian company is willing to invest so much in an ailing company in a very competitive industry? I have to see how this would go in the future.

GREATTerry
User Rank
Author
re: Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
GREATTerry   1/20/2011 2:47:19 AM
NO RATINGS
This is a good news to see that people other than US and China are investing huge amount of money to hi-tech stuff. The technology seems interesting and it is addressing two of the key problems with current TFT display - power consumption and flexibility.

krisi
User Rank
Author
re: Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
krisi   1/19/2011 2:44:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Thank you Peter for clarifying...yes, Plastic Logic technology will offer full color display that might displace existing B&W readers...Kris

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Author
re: Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
Peter Clarke   1/19/2011 1:14:38 PM
NO RATINGS
@eewiz As I remember the display was based on the E Ink electrophoretic technology, the same as Kindle and other e-readers...the difference was an organic active matrix backplane to drive the display. Plastic Logic was, and presumably still is, expecting to progress to full color display, but as this is on the E Ink (now PrimeView International) agenda that could well have been based on E Ink.

krisi
User Rank
Author
re: Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
krisi   1/18/2011 6:26:32 PM
NO RATINGS
The scale of this investment is amazing but frankly it is an order of magnitude required to make a truly innovative technology a reality...a few millions here & there will typically not cut it, I have seen so many companies limping around trying to make something happen on a shoe string budget...I got familiar with Plastic Logic technology 5 years ago and was very impressed with it. Good luck guys, the world needs you, my eyes are tired from looking at my laptop display...Kris

eewiz
User Rank
Author
re: Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
eewiz   1/18/2011 5:49:11 PM
NO RATINGS
*their :). We need the edit feature.

eewiz
User Rank
Author
re: Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
eewiz   1/18/2011 5:45:29 PM
NO RATINGS
300m$ initially & total investment of 700m$!!!!:). I have to say the numbers are unprecedented. That too in a company which attempted to do an ebook reader when their core competency was display! Peter, Do you know how there display compares with other paper displays like E-ink/Qcom Mirasol /PixelQi ?

Kinnar
User Rank
Author
re: Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
Kinnar   1/18/2011 4:40:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Plastic Electronics is a developing branch of electronics, the product form of this branch is plastic displays and solar cells, it will be a great investment by the Russians even though the time period of getting returns will be longer enough.



Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...