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Amazon acquires display maker Liquavista, could use tech in future Kindles

Liquavista makes low-power, sunlight viewable displays using a technology called electrowetting. The company’s been showing off its technology for a few years, but even though Samsung acquired Liquvista in 2011, no commercial products featuring the team’s displays have been released yet. Now Amazon has acquired Liquavista from Samsung, which means the maker of the popular […]

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Will Amazon buy Liquavista, and would that lead to color Kindles?

Amazon currently offers two types of Kindle devices. You can pick up an inexpensive Kindle with a black and white E Ink display designed primarily for reading eBooks. Or you can buy a Kindle Fire tablet which can also run apps, play movies, and do much more. Maybe one day there will be another option: […]

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Samsung could ship outdoor viewable Liquavista displays this year

If you’ve ever tried to use a laptop, iPad, or pretty much any other device with an LCD display outdoors on a sunny day, you know that most of today’s screens aren’t really designed for outdoor use. There’s no shortage of companies working on solutions, but one of the few that actually has a shot […]

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Samsung acquires sunlight readable display company Liquavista

There hasn’t been any official announcement yet, but it appears that Samsung has acquired Liquavista, a company developing displays that use electrowetting to allow for full color visibility both indoors and out. The Digital Reader received a tip about the acquisition and dug up a job listing which suggests Liquavista is a new division at […]

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Liquavista’s low-power displays look good — even in direct sun

Liquavista’s color and monochrome screens have looked impressive in demos we’ve seen to date — but their performance in direct sunlight was still an unknown. That’s all changed now, as the folks at ARMDevices managed to secure a little outdoor time with the displays on a bright, sunshiney day. As you can see in the […]

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Liquavista color screens coming to eBook readers next year?

LCD displays are pretty much the de-facto standard for netbooks today, while e-Ink displays dominate the eBook reader space. While LCD screens look great indoors, have fast refresh rates for playing video, and support full color, e-Ink screens use significantly less power, have a high-contrast quality that makes reading text easy, and are easy to […]