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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Early-to-mid 90s: Gyricon meets ‘electrowetting’ Sheridon said in the Future of Things interview that he applied for patents for e-paper in the early 1990s. The patents eventually made their way to European academics, who adopted the work and applied the centuries-old theory to “electrowetting” in an attempt to create their own flexible display, Sheridon said.

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