The South Korean conglomerate Samsung, makers of many e-reader models along with the Galaxy Tab tablet PC have acquired Netherlands based digital publishing company Liquavista. However, the entire deal has been pulled off in the most hush hush manner with no official statement issued by either of the two companies involved. And so long as the take-over is not acknowledged by any of the two companies, the news officially is still at best a rumor.
In the meantime, what will be the new change in equations mean for Samsung? Well, Liquavista has been into developing cutting edge display technology such as electrowetting that leads to displays that are just as readable indoors as it would be out in bright sunlight. This while the drain on the battery is just the bare minimum. Also, Liquavista has to its credit unique transflective displays that, much like the displays from Pixel-Qi include dual modes – the low power consuming monochrome display with the backlight turned off or full color displays with the backling turned back on again.
And for a company as diverse as Samsung, it does make sense to have under its control such display technology which next can be seen on devices such as e-readers and tablet devices that come out of the Samsung camp. Smartphones too are likely to be the beneficiary of such innovative display technology.