E-ink unveils color ePaper
R Colin Johnson
11/9/2010 6:40 PM EST
PORTLAND, Ore.—E-Ink Corp. unveiled its long anticipated color version of its ePaper displays called Trition Imaging Film. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can used the new color film for eBooks, eReaders and other ePaper applications such as color signage.
Like its monochrome ePaper, the new Triton film used reflects light for easy reading where ever normal paper is easy to read, such as in bright sunlight. The display also continues its ultra low power tradition by only consuming energy when a page is turned.
Triton achieves color by adding subpixels with color filters above them, providing 16-levels of grayscale for each subpixel that together are capable of displaying thousands of color. E-Ink also claims the new display is 20 percent faster than its monochrome film, fast enough for simple animations but not video.
E-Ink unveiled its long-anticipated color version of its low power ePaper displays that use filters to impart color it its paper-white films.