Feb. 16, 2005 NTERA Ltd., a Dublin, Ireland developer of nano-enabled displays, announced the availability of its NanoChromics display technology. Made using nanostructured materials, NanoChromics displays are electronic but look like ink on paper.
The company says its technology offers better optical performance and more cost-effectiveness than existing display technologies. Paper white or translucent backgrounds give the NanoChromics displays better contrast and reflectivity. The displays only require electricity when their content changes.
The company says applications could run the gamut from home automation (e.g. thermostats) to intelligent appliances, electronic textbooks to car navigation systems.