E Ink® Corporation, the leading developer and provider of electronic ink technology, demonstrated displays with fast screen response and flexibility using E Ink Vizplexâ„¢ Imaging Film at this year's SID Display Week 2008 International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition.
"This year eBooks grew dramatically while E Ink also broadened its range into new markets. We are showcasing six electronic readers plus products ranging from smartcards to watches and even key fobs as we put E Ink on every smart surface," said Russ Wilcox, President and CEO of E Ink. "You will also see new controller electronics for fast menus, pen input and typing; and a new plastic segmented display that is less than 0.4 millimeters thick. Compared to last year, it is striking to see the increased number and quality of flexible active matrix displays from E Ink's partners across the show."
Fast Response Brings Electronic Paper Alive
E Ink is showing a new controller co-developed with Epson which is capable of animations, fast menus, typing, tablet screen sizes and increased grayscales. The controller is integrated with a Wacom touch tablet to demonstrate responsive pen input, adding an ePen to ePaper.
Multiple, High Volume Shipping Products
E Ink provides electrophoretic displays to companies who seek the ultimate in low-power, paper-thin, sunlight readable, rugged, low EMI with a unique bold look.
Products featuring E Ink Segmented Displays include:
- ART Technologies, Ltd., Phosphor Innovation E Ink Watch
- Lexar's Jumpdrive Mercury and Secure Plus II USB memory sticks
- Motorola's MOTOFONE F3, GSM Mobile Phone
- Hitachi Mobile W61H mobile phone
- Delphi bidirectional automotive key fob
- SmartDisplayer modules for Smart Card and OTP markets
- e-Book products from iRex, Sony, Neolux, Amazon, Hanlin Jinke, Bookeen and others
E Ink Vizplex Adopted Industry-Wide for Flexible Display Development
E Ink recently launched its new segmented plastic display cell (SDC) product line which is 40% thinner, operates in a broad temperature range, and is available in non-rectangular shapes. Aimed at simple information, SDCs are ideal for consumer electronics, PC-accessory, display smartcards, capacity indicators, electronic shelf label, signage and communications applications.
E Ink Vizplex based flexible matrix displays are being developed at a fast pace by a number of partner companies like Epson, LG Display, Plastic Logic, Polymer Vision, Prime View International, Samsung, and others. Several of these prototypes will be showcased in different booths at the show including a 12" flexible display in E Ink's booth.
E Ink's Color Electrophoretic Displays
E Ink is giving a glimpse of the future with color electrophoretic displays on glass operating at fast speeds, and flexible substrates aimed at future applications. Polymer Vision will demonstrate a rollable color matrix display leveraging E Ink Vizplex Imaging Film.
At the SID Display Week Show in Los Angeles
Display Week 2008 will be held from May 18-23, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Commercially shipping products using E Inks Vizplex Imaging Film will be available for viewing in E Ink's booth, number 913. Also on exhibit are E Ink's newest active matrix prototyping kit, the Broadsheet AM300, which features the new IC chip developed with Epson and pen-input technology from Wacom, and the Dialog / E Ink prototyping kit for segmented display cells (SDC) and development projects in both color and flexible displays.
E Ink and Epson Semiconductor will present a paper on a jointly developed display controller IC for E Ink's Vizplex enabled electronic paper displays, on Thursday, May 21 in session 46.3 from 10:40 AM - 12:00 PM in Concourse Hall 151. Products using E Ink Vizplex Imaging Film will also be on display in partner booths across the show.
About E Ink Corporation
E Ink Corporation is the world's leading supplier of electronic paper display (EPD) technologies. E Ink's technology is ideal for many consumer and industrial applications spanning handheld devices, eBooks, PC-accessories, watches, clocks, and public information displays and promotional signs. E Ink is a private corporation that includes among its investors and strategic partners TOPPAN Printing Company, The Hearst Corporation, Intel Capital, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and Motorola, Inc. E Ink news can be found at: www.eink.com.