Samsung Acquires E-Paper Technology Company Liquavista

Posted Jan 27, 2011

Samsung has recently acquired Dutch display company Liquavista. Liquavista develops electronic paper technology and they spun out of the Philips Research Labs. Liquavista developed a new type of electronic display technology called electrowetting, which can be used on e-readers, mobile phones, and media players. Electrowetting consumers about 10% battery power of existing display technologies. “As electrowetting can be manufactured by modifying LCD production lines, Samsung will be able to realize significant synergies through the utilization of existing manufacturing equipment and capabilities,” said the company in a statement.