E Ink pronounces a colour breakthrough, nevertheless it's just for indicators
There is a small glimmer of hope for the seemingly doomed dream of colour digital paper. E Ink, which helped pioneer ePaper by offering the know-how for Amazon’s Kindle, introduced in the present day that it is lastly developed a show that may present as much as 32,000 colours. Dubbed Superior Colour ePaper (ACeP), it is an enormous leap above the corporate’s growing older Triton tech, which might solely show round four,000 colours. Principally, it’s going to be clear sufficient to be virtually indistinguishable from colour printed onto actual paper. However do not get your hopes up for an e-reader with ACeP simply but — for now, E Ink is positioning it for in-retailer signage as 20-inch panels.
Whereas it is simply as low-energy as you’d anticipate, ACeP is not as sharp as E Ink’s black and white know-how but, which may attain as much as 300 pixels per inch. ACeP solely has a decision of 1600 x 2500 pixels, which clocks in at 150ppi. It additionally takes a full two seconds for the show to refresh. Nonetheless, ACeP is a big transfer for E Ink, which for years has been struggling to develop shade shows that may go towards more and more sharp OLED and LCD screens. With Qualcomm’s Mirasol know-how floundering, ACeP might find yourself being the colour ePaper answer we have been ready for.