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Liquavista BV
Founded2006; 16 years ago (2006)
FateDissolved
HeadquartersThe Netherlands
ParentPhilips (2006-2010)
Samsung Electronics (2010-2013)
Amazon.com (2013-2018)
LookGadgets.com (2020)
Websitelookgadgets.com

Liquavista was a Dutch-based company founded in 2006 as a spin-off from Philips.[1] 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.[1] Liqavista began the final step in fully commercialising the technology in 2010, as it sent out SDKs to OEMs.[2] Liquavista was reported to anticipate the first productions runs of its electrowetting display panel to come in 2013 but it did not happen.[3]

In Dec. 2010, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd acquired Liquavista B.V. for an undisclosed amount.[4] On May 13, 2013, Amazon confirmed that it had acquired Liquavista from Samsung Electronics.[5] In 2018, Amazon shut down Liquavista but did not indicate what happened to the technology.[6] Later in September 2020, LookGadgets acquired the domain liquavista.com.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Kanellos, Michael. "Philips spinoff to make screens with oil, water". CNET. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  2. ^ "Liquavista Launches Display Kits To Enable Customers To Develop Application And Designs". The Independent Global Source for the Flexible and Printed Electronics Industry. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  3. ^ Hoffelder, Nate (2012-03-21). "Samsung's ElectroWetting Screen Tech to Hit Mass Production Next Year". The Digital Reader. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Samsung acquires e-paper technology firm Liquavista". Reuters. 2011-01-20. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  5. ^ Hoffelder, Nate (2013-05-13). "Confirmed: Amazon Bought Liquavista - Color Kindle to Follow?". The Digital Reader. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  6. ^ Exclusive: Amazon Has Shut Down Liquavista
  7. ^ Khan, Naveed (2020-09-27). "What Happened to Liquavista Electrowetting Display?". LookGadgets. Retrieved 2020-10-09.

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