Technical Session


Flexible Displays Ultra-Low Power Consumption

E-paper Takes the Lead; Video-Capable LCD in the Running:Accelerating Development of Printable Organic TFT Substrate

Datetime: 10/25  14:30 - 17:00

Floor: PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Conference Center

About lecture and lecturer

The latest Trends of ePaper Display

E INK’s ePaper Product Development Status and New ePaper application market will be introduced,

Minsoo Kim

Minsoo Kim



After entering LCD BU of Hyundai Electronics, Internal transfer to HYDIS JAPAN as Sales Manager in 2005. Since HYDIS merged to E INK in 2008, I am covering all of ePaper business in Japan market as Japan Country Manager.

The latest trends in digital paper terminal (tentative)

Sony has announced a technical development of 13.3” digital paper product in May, 2013. For the new development, Sony has adopted flexible electronic paper display, E Ink EPD with Sony’s new and original technology which forms a high precision thin film transistor (TFT) on a plastic substrate.

Sony aims at realization of the "digital paper solution" which supports improvements on learning effectiveness and productivity in scenes with mass paper documents. Three Universities (Waseda, Ritsumeikan, Housei) are scheduled to start pilot tests for commercialization of the product.

In this presentation, product development of digital paper and direction of its business will be introduced.

Manabu Handa

Manabu Handa

Senior Manager / Digital Paper Solutions Department, Device Solutions Business Group

Sony Corporation

Joined Sony Corporation in 2002. In charge of product development that adopted electronic paper display (2002-2013).

Current status of flexible electronic paper

Flexible electronic paper is expected to be used for various applications due to its lightweight and crashproof, properties. In this presentation, recent technology of flexible electronic will be reviewed. Moreover, R&D status of TOPPAN’s flexible electronic paper will be introduced.

Manabu Ito

Manabu Ito

Technical Research Institute, Business Development Research Laboratory, Manager

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Manabu Ito received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Material Engineering from University of Tokyo in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He joined Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. in 1995. He got Doctor of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005. He has been in involved in the research and development of Si thin film solar cells, oxide TFT and organic TFT.

Liquid Crystal Alignment Printing Method as a Progressive LCD Fabrication Technique

A homogeneously aligned liquid crystal layer on a substrate film on which it is not necessary to form an alignment film can be fabricated by alignment printing method. The advantage of the alignment printing method is its simple fabrication step and total cost reduction. Electro-optical performance of Twisted Nematic and In-Plane Switching liquid crystal display fabricated by slit coater was demonstrated satisfactory. This technique can also be applicable to the Organic Thin-Film Photovoltaic Cell. Furthermore, polymer stabilized blue phase liquid crystal display fabricated on a single plastic film was demonstrated.

Munehiro Kimura

Munehiro Kimura

Faculty of Technology, Associate professor

Nagaoka University of Technology

1992 M.Technology (Electronic and Information Engineering), Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

1992 Assistant professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology,

1997 Dr. (Engineering)., Department of Electrical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology

1998 Visiting Scholar, Case Western Reserve University

2001 Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology,

2005 Associate professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology,

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