Delta Electronics will use Allied Material Technology (AMTC)'s 3.5" color-filter production line to produce e-paper panels. Delta decided not to build their own production line to save costs. They might lease the production line, or buy it.
It seems that Bridestone's e-paper technologies are finally coming to the market: Taiwan's Delta plans to launch 2 e-readers with their e-paper displays in 2Q 2010. One will have a 13.1" color display, the other 8.1" monochrome. Both will be touch enabled.
The display is large (13.1"), with 4,096 colors, and a refresh rate of about 0.8 seconds. The reader also includes wireless (cellular) connectivity. Bridgestones will produce samples early next year.
Bridgestone will being to make ePaper displays. They will give more details in a few weeks. The company develops their own ePaper, using "electron powder and granular material."
The Bridgestone e-paper is suited for e-readers,it is A4 in size, and has a fast refresh rate - 0.8 seconds to refresh. This makes it possible to do pen-input touch ePaper devices.
The faster screen refresh speed was realized by changing the driving method, not by improving the e-paper material. Specifically, the pattern of applying voltage was optimized to "reduce waste," Bridgestone said.
The company will also offer a colored version of the e-paper by combining the black-and-white e-paper with an RGBW-type color filter based on a glass substrate.
Bridgestone Corp developed their own color e-paper technology (called QR-LPD), that also supports pen-input (sing Wacom's pen input tablet). Bridgestone's display has 0.8 second refresh rate.
They have also published a short video of the new display: