A roll-away computer is an idea introduced as part of a series by Toshiba in 2000, which aimed to predict the trends in personal computing five years into the future. Since its announcement, the roll-away computer has remained a theoretical device.
The first one is the Toshiba DynaSheet, named in homage to the Dynabook, an influential 1970s vision of the future of computers. The Dynasheet will feature wireless Gigabit Ethernet for LAN environments as well as 4 Mbit/s Bluetooth-V and UMTS-3 connectivity for mobile roaming in most of the countries of the world.
The R&D department of Seiko Epson has demonstrated a flexible active-matrix LCD panel (including the pixel thin film transistors and the peripheral TFT drivers), a flexible active-matrix OLED panel, the world's first flexible 8-bit asynchronous CPU (ACT11)—which uses the world's first flexible SRAM .
University of Tokyo researchers have demonstrated flexible flash memory.
- "Introduction of TFT R&D Activities in Seiko Epson Corporation" by Tatsuya Shimoda (2005?)
- "Epson Develops the World's First Flexible TFT SRAM" 2005
- "Bendy flash memory raises prospect of flexible displays" by Chris Mellor 2009
- "Foldable, Stretchable Circuits" by Kate Greene 2008
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