E Ink, a leading innovator of electronic ink technology, today announced the launch of the world's first On-Cell Touch ePaper module. This new On-Cell touch ePaper module supports both the E Ink Kaleido™ Plus Print Color technology platform and the E Ink Carta™ black and white ePaper technology platform.
"E Ink is committed to the ongoing research and development on ePaper materials and ePaper display modules. Most eReader and eNote device manufacturers laminate a touch sensor on top of ePaper displays. With the integration of touch into the ePaper module, the optical performance of ePaper displays increase while driving lower a BOM (bill of materials). The new On-Cell Touch ePaper module will become a standard module product for use in eReaders and eNotes, giving customers product options with a more price competitive edge," said Dr. FY Gan, President of E Ink. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics 2020-2030: Forecasts, Technologies, Markets.
In terms of optical performance, black and white ePaper display modules with E Ink's On-Cell Touch see a 30% increase in the contrast ratio of black and white content, providing readers with clearer text content. When used with E Ink Kaleido™ Plus, the color contrast ratio and color saturation increase by 40% and 15% respectively, providing an enhanced display for color eBook and eTextbook content.
With this new technology, readers who love black and white eReaders or color eReaders can enjoy crisper text and images, along with a comfortable and easy-on-the-eyes reading experience. With the optimized module stack design, ePaper modules using this On-Cell Touch technology can be more price competitive, and the technology is applicable to both flexible and glass TFT-backplane ePaper modules.
About E Ink Holdings
E Ink Holdings Inc, based on technology from MIT's Media Lab, has transformed and defined the eReader market, enabling a new multi-billion dollar market in less than 10 years. E Ink's low power products are ideal for IoT applications ranging from retail, home, hospital, transportation and more, enabling customers to put displays in locations previously impossible. The Company's corporate philosophy aims to deliver revolutionary products, user experiences and environmental benefits through advanced technology development. This vision has led to its continuous investments in the field of ePaper displays as well as expanding the use of its technologies into a number of other markets and applications including smart packaging and fashion. Its Electrophoretic Display products make it the worldwide leader for ePaper. Its Fringe Field Switching (FFS) technologies are a standard for high-end LCD displays and have been licensed to all major liquid crystal display makers in the world. Listed in Taiwan's Taipei Exchange (TPEx) and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world's largest supplier of ePaper displays. For more information please visit www.eink.com .
Source: Racepoint Global