In Pictures: History of flexible displays

Flexible display screens are expected to become a common feature of consumer electronics in the next few years, and have recently been touted by several top-tier manufacturers.

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1989: Gyricon meets e-paper In a 2007 interview with The Future of Things, Sheridon said he “realized the need for e-paper in 1989” while working at Xerox PARC. After considering how much paper would be consumed when PCs began moving into homes and businesses en masse, Sheridon foresaw a need for a display that could move like paper, and realized Gyricon would be a good candidate for the material.

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