SCHAUMBURG, IL -- IPC Midwest opened Wednesday to modest attendance and plenty of concern over the economy. The second-year trade show attracted light to modest traffic, aided by the ongoing technical conference and standards writing meetings.

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DRESDEN, GERMANY -- Plastic Logic has begun volume production of displays at its new, state-of-the-art plastic electronics manufacturing facility here.

The fully automated and integrated facility will begin building the company's forthcoming electronic reading product, scheduled to come to market in early 2009.

Plastic Logic holds patents on plastic electronics technology said to cover the manufacture of high-resolution transistor arrays on flexible plastic substrates at low temperatures. The process is said to be simpler than conventional glass silicon processes, and produces active matrix displays that are thinner, lighter and more robust than glass.

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