E-Paper News - Page 2
E Ink Holdings announced a partnership with Sharp to bring ePaper posters to the market. Sharp and EIH has been collaborating for three years, and this is the first commercial step in that collaboration.
Sharp will release 42" monochrome E Ink displays (or e-poster as they call it) in the Japanese market in April 2023.
The ePaper industry and market, led by E Ink, is growing, mostly fueld by demand for electronic shelf labels, and next-gen tablets and eReaders. Here are some recent and popular news that you may find of interest:
- McLaren tests E Ink ads in its racing cars
- E Ink Gallery 3 ACeP color ePaper displays move into mass production
- Huawei sold 110,000 E Ink tablet devices in 2 months, sues Amazon over E Ink patents
- Harvard researchers find that E Ink displays are healthier than LCD or OLED displays
- E Ink launches the Prism 3 dynamic segmented display technology
- Amazon launches a 10.2-inch eNote/eReader device
- E Ink to spend around $110 million to expand its production facilities
- reMarkable sold over a million E Ink tablets, raises funds
- E Ink announces the improved Gallery 3 ACeP color ePaper display
- Is Apple testing color E Ink displays for future foldable phones and tablets?
- E Ink launches Gallery Plus ACeP displays with improved colors and contrast
- E Ink shows foldable and rollable ePaper displays
- Is Amazon developing a foldable E Ink Kindle device?
A recent study by Harvard researchers find that E Ink displays with front lighting are up to three times less stressful for retinal cells than LCD displays. E Ink displays without a front light do not emit any blue light and so are not stressing retinal cells at all.
Blue light, according to researchers, is potentially harmful when emitted into the eyes for hours at a time. Blue light poses a hazard to retinal cells in the eye, and exposure to blue light near bedtime reduces levels of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, disrupting the circadian rhythm and restorative sleep.
The effects of blue light are known for a long time, and this new research finding is not surprising.
Buigme inkNote Color+ is the company's latest E Ink color tablet, and the first one on the market to adopt a Kaleido 3 display - 10.3" 1860 x 2480 (greyscale) / 930 x 1240 pixels (color). The latest generation CFA ePaper display offers better color saturation and a higher resolution. Other features include a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a mciroSD slot and a heavily customized Android 11 OS.
Bigme will ship the inkNote Color+ in China soon.
The Hisense A9 is the company's latest E Ink smartphone, that features a 6.1" 1648x824 monochrome E Ink display, a Snapdragon 662 chipset, 4/6/8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, and 4G network support.
E Ink recently launched its latest segmented display technology, E Ink Prism 3, which features dynamic color changing capabilities. As part of the launch of this new technology, BMW presented its latest concept, the i Vision DEE car, which is covered with Prism 3 panels:
The i Vision DEE is covered with 240 panels, capable of showing 32 colors according to BMW (a bit strange as E Ink says the Prism 3 offers a palette of 8 colors only). Anyway this is a pretty nice concept, that builds on BMW's iX Flow shown a year before and covered with similar panels, but with monochrome (grayscale) Prism panels.
The Sol Reader is a virtual reality (VR) headset that is powered by two front-lit E ink displays. It is designed to be an e-reader (or document reader).
The headset features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB-C for charging. The displays are viewed via pancake lenses and offer support for diopter adjustments.
Lenovo's ThinkBook Twist laptop has a swiveling base that you can use to choose from two displays: a 13.3" 400 nits 60Hz 2.8K OLED touchscreen, or a color 13.3" E Ink display. The E Ink will offer a much longer battery life (Lenovo says 21 hours) compared to the OLED display.
The ThinkBook Twist offers Windows 11 OS, Intel's 13th-Gen chipset, up to 16GB of RAM and 1T of storage. Lenovo says the ThinkBook Plus Twist will ship in June 2023, starting at $1,649.
E Ink Holdings launched its latest segmented display technology, E Ink Prism 3, which features dynamic color changing capabilities. The new Prism 3 display offers product designers to choose from eight colors and combine them with patterns to create rich, dynamic surfaces.
The Prism 3 offers low power consumption (as with all E Ink bistable displays), and it is thin and durable. The Prism 3 offers designers the option of combining intricate patterns and colors onto the surface to enhance products.