E-Ink is one of the leading screen manufacturers for e-readers and their technology is found in Amazon, Sony, and Barnes and Noble e-Readers. The most recent iteration that came out in 2010 was called Pearl, found in the recent Kindle 3 and Sony PRS-650. The latest technology they developed for mass production was called “Triton.” This is color e-ink, recently seen in the new Hanvon Color e-Reader.
Recently E-Ink Holdings unveiled new prototypes for next generation screens that play video and appear on billboards. This is consistent with their other screen technology and adheres to the high resolution and high contrast philosophy. Although the company has said most of these new screens will not be available for e-readers, the future looks bright for refining the technology further.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.