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Samsung Electronics (2010-2013)
Liquavista is a Dutch-based company founded in 2006 as a spin-off from Philips. Its research and development have included efforts to develop colour e-paper video screens that can work with or without a backlight using electrowetting technology. It is reported to have teamed up with Texas Instruments (TI) to combine Liquavista screens with TI's OMAP processors in a portable media player or e-reader.
Liqavista began the final step in fully commercialising the technology in 2010, as it sent out SDKs to OEMs. It is also reportedly working with Plastic Logic to create thin flexible newspapers. Liquavista was reported to anticipate the first productions runs of its electrowetting display panel to come in 2013.[needs update]
In Dec. 2010, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd acquired Liquavista B.V. for an undisclosed amount. On May 13, 2013, Amazon.com confirmed that it had acquired Liquavista from Samsung Electronics.
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