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Published on October 22nd, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Samsung Demonstrates World's First Carbon-Nanotube Based Display

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October 22nd, 2008 by  

Samsung unveiled the world’s first carbon nanotube color active matrix electrophoretic display (EPD) e-paper recently at a conference in Korea. The 14.3 inch e-paper display is the product of a partnership between Samsung and Unidym, the company that developed the carbon nanotubes used by the device.

The display has a variety of advantages over traditional flat panels. Since the EPD doesn’t require backlighting, it uses minimal energy and is visible under direct sunlight. Additionally, the image on the display is retained without the need to constantly refresh.

The EPD isn’t just limited to e-paper devices— it’s also a low-energy display option for cell phones and other mobile devices. And a display that promises superior lighting combined with battery conservation is sure to be embraced by technophiles everywhere.

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was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.



  • http://www.boredquiz.com/ Bored

    this is awesome. i want this on my next macbook

  • http://www.boredquiz.com/ Bored

    this is awesome. i want this on my next macbook

  • billyvnilly

    my friend did research on this and fired nanotubes into mice lung, and it did exactly what asbestos does, it burrows into the tissue like a knife through butter…

    possibly bad news if inhaled.

  • billyvnilly

    my friend did research on this and fired nanotubes into mice lung, and it did exactly what asbestos does, it burrows into the tissue like a knife through butter…

    possibly bad news if inhaled.

  • Paul

    Just one question : there are some serious questions about health hazards of nano-tube material (think fiberglass, now make the “threads” thousands and thousands of times thinner.

    Who’s watching out for this? Could nanotubes be the next decade’s asbestos-on-steroids?

  • Paul

    Just one question : there are some serious questions about health hazards of nano-tube material (think fiberglass, now make the “threads” thousands and thousands of times thinner.

    Who’s watching out for this? Could nanotubes be the next decade’s asbestos-on-steroids?

  • Bill Gates
  • Bill Gates
  • http://www.saifur.com Saifur

    Samsung really rocks!!!

  • http://www.saifur.com Saifur

    Samsung really rocks!!!

  • Tim S

    The display looks like it needs a backlight to me

  • Tim S

    The display looks like it needs a backlight to me

  • http://www.zyra.com Adam

    How is this different than the watches we’ve seen months ago? Or is this just a larger version?

  • http://www.zyra.com Adam

    How is this different than the watches we’ve seen months ago? Or is this just a larger version?

  • http://www.krazd.com Krazd

    Samsung, always ahead of the game.

  • http://www.krazd.com Krazd

    Samsung, always ahead of the game.

  • louis

    this is amazing, three cheers for the future, bring it on!

  • louis

    this is amazing, three cheers for the future, bring it on!

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