I came across a new entry into the epaper field last week. I've been reading up on them over the weekend, and I have to say I'm rather impressed.
Zikon is a tech startup based in California. They're working on what could be the next generation in E-ink screen technology. They think they've found a way to make a cheaper E-ink screen. Based on the material of the screen, I'd bet that it's also going to be more durable.
First I'm going to have to show you how an E-ink screen works:
Zikon have a better to make the e-ink which doesn't require the capsules or the suspension fluid, and that's why it should cost less and be more durable. Their e-ink particles are so small that they can be embedded in a porous material like, say, paper.
Here are the high points:
- energy efficient (like E-ink)
- bi-stable (like E-ink)
- compatible with LCD fabrication processes (like Liquavista)