As per the latest e-reader news there is one more color e-paper display coming our way and this time, its Fujitsu’s turn to pamper us with what the company claims to be the highest-level quality of color image to be found anywhere in the world. The company has said it is able to achieve such a feat by going in for a thorough redesigning of the panel structure along with employing fresh new methods for image rendering over the previous e-paper display that it had made. All of this has made it possible for Fujitsu to achieve a high contrast ratio of 7:1 which is a three times improvement over its earlier color e-paper display and extremely fast image re-writing speeds, which at 0.7 sec is twice that of the company’s earlier attempt at color e-paper display. This has resulted in image transitions to be perfectly smooth while bringing about a dramatic improvement in image quality.
This also makes the Japanese company to be a part of the exclusive group like the Mirasol, Pixel Qi, LiquavistaColor, Bridgestone along with a few more that are into making color display for e-readers. The company though has confirmed that the new technology will be put to use from this fall itself for the Japanese markets. Also, with Fujitsu being a major player in the convertible tablet PC market, there’s every chance for the new display technology to be made part of any suitable products due out from next year onwards, though the technology in its present form may not be capable of supporting video playback at a steady rate. It however can be extremely efficient at rendering a vibrant display suited to text reading even in bright light conditions.
The technology will be up for display at the upcoming Fujitsu Forum 2010 to be held in Tokyo on the 13th and 14th of May. Also, the development of such a technology may be the pointer of another fact, that the days of e-ink technology might well be nearing its end.
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