Press release; Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES [Friday 2 July 2010]
E Ink Corporation, the leading developer and marketer of electronic paper display technology, has announced the release of its next generation display technology, Pearl. With Pearl, E Ink expands the capabilities of reflective displays. With the whitest reflective displays in the industry, and a contrast ratio now approximately 50% greater than today's products, text on Pearl "pops" from the page, enabling a reading experience most similar to reading text on printed paper, the company claimed.
"As the electronic reading market continues to expand, there are more opportunities for expansion not only in the e-book space, but also for e-newspapers, e-magazines and e-textbooks," according to Felix Ho, chairman of E Ink. "E Ink Pearl enables further adoption with a next generation product that is a more lightweight and eco-friendly product than ordinary paper, with less eye strain and longer battery life than an LCD."
The E Ink Pearl design builds on the current generation of Vizplex designs, which is used in millions of e-book reader devices today. Due to a two-pigment system, the current E Ink products in the market have demonstrated long life and high reliability, enabling a whole new class of consumer products.
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