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August 20, 2010

LG: "E-Paper" coming by end of 2010

lg-epaper.jpgLG Display Co. of S. Korea, a huge display and touchscreen maker, issued a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today that disclosed some interesting details about its business, including its relationship with Apple.

First, LG said that by the end of this year, the company expects "to commence mass-production of 19-inch flexible e-papers and 9.7-inch color e-papers." (See left) LG has been experimenting with flexible e-paper technology for a couple years now, with the largest to date at 19 inches. The technology basically allows for the reproduction of say, a newspaper, on a thin, flexible digital sheet.

Second, in 2009 and 2010, LG entered into long-term supply agreements with Apple Inc. to supply display panels for five years. LG supplies the LCD panels for Apple's iPad. The Form 6 filing states: "As of June 30, 2010, we have received long-term advances from Apple Inc. in the amount of US$580 million in connection with these agreements, which will be offset as consideration for products supplied to Apple Inc."

That's $80 million more than when the deal was first announced in '09.

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About Gus G. Sentementes
Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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