popSLATE Partners with Plastic Logic to Create the Always-on Second Screen
Display for their Apple iPhone 5 & 5S Accessory
CAMBRIDGE, England, September 13, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, England, September 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Plastic Logic has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with
popSLATE for their new Apple iPhone Always-On 4 second screen display
Plastic Logic and popSLATE are pleased to announce that, following a joint
development programme, the first product will be an accessory for the Apple
iPhone 5 and 5S, incorporating a secondary electrophoretic display (EPD) from
One of the product's key features is the display: daylight readable,
shatterproof, ultra-thin and ultra-lightweight. EPD technology is 'always-on'
in the sense that an image is retained and power only required to write a new
image. Plastic Logic's market leading flexible EPD technology combines their
unique plastic OTFT backplane with reflective frontplane technology from E
Ink™. These benefits mean this technology is ideally suited to applications
such as the high growth market for smart mobile accessories.
popSLATE has pioneered the smartphone Always-On Experience by embedding
Plastic Logic's EPD display into the phone case. In combination with the
popSLATE app, users can customise their case with the images they love, create
dashboards with the information they need, and use their favourite apps in an
entirely new, at-a-glance, context-aware manner. popSLATE is also working with
leading artists to create dynamic content channels, so users can 'pop' a
myriad of stunning images to the backs of their phones.
"As the innovators in the space, popSLATE has created a dynamic new product
category and we are incredibly focused on building the best possible product
for our users," explains popSLATE CEO Yashar Behzadi. "Plastic Logic's
solution uniquely meets our product's demanding design requirements. Working
together, our two companies are building the lightest, most durable, and
thinnest ePaper second screen solution in the world."
"We're pleased that, after rigorous testing, popSLATE has endorsed our display
technology as being the one that meets the requirements for their innovative
product. Our flexible EPD technology is proving ideal for smartphone accessory
applications, and we are glad to be working with popSLATE in this market",
said Plastic Logic CEO Indro Mukerjee .
About Plastic Logic
Plastic Logic is the recognised leader in organic thin-film transistors (OTFT)
and is at the forefront of research and investment in plastic electronics. The
company has industrialised the process and now manufactures a range of
high-quality flexible plastic displays. These shatterproof daylight readable
displays are ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight and very low power, offering huge
advantages over conventional screens as they are extremely flexible with
proven lifetimes. Flexible displays enable revolutionary design possibilities
and are set to transform existing markets, such as signage, wristwatches and
other wearable devices, and automotive as well as many others. Plastic Logic
is backed by major investors including Oak Investment Partners and Rusnano.
Find out more about Plastic Logic and its robust, flexible displays by
visiting http://www.plasticlogic.com and http://www.youtube.com/plasticlogic .
Companies interested in working together with Plastic Logic should contact
About popSLATE Media
popSLATE Media, Inc. (San Francisco, United States) is the pioneer of the
Always-On Experience for the smartphone. Its first product for the iPhone 5/5S
will release in early Q4 this year. The company will expand its portfolio in
early 2014 with solutions for additional Apple devices and flagship Android
devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4. The popSLATE platform has
catalysed the growth of a vibrant ecosystem of artists and software
developers, focused on creating 'pop'-optimized content and functionality.
popSLATE Media, Inc. is a privately-held company based in San Francisco, CA.
Discover more about popSLATE by visiting http://www.popslate.com .
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