We almost became accustomed to the elecrowetting displays that Liquavista has been enticing us with all these years. However, after Samsung‘s takeover, the first time we are getting to see the Liquavista electrowetting display is at the SID 2011. Also, this time, there is a new addition to the display lineup as there is a new monochrome model, whose claim to fame is its low power consumption. This has been achieved by making it operable at low frequencies, which is down to sub-hertz levels.
Another great feature of the Samsung-Liquavista display is that its reflective screens can be produced at existing LCD plants that will require just minimum modifications. This is a big advantage over the Mirasol products that will require a green field unit for producing its next generation of displays, something that is extremely unlikely to come to fruition before 2012. In comparison, Samsung is already one up as it announced it might be able to start shipping products based on the new display towards the end of this year. Of course, this will let the South Korean company have a significant advantage over Mirasol if it is indeed able to do so.