In July, E Ink introduced E Ink Pearl, a new electrophoretic display platform that raises the bar for eBook displays with crisp images and text that looks like ink on paper for improved readability, even outdoors in sunlight. Found in the newest eBook devices, E Ink Pearl has the whitest reflective display in the industry with a contrast ratio approximately 50 percent greater than previous products. E Ink Pearl is the lowest power display on the market for eBook applications and is also ideally suited for commercial and industrial applications. Pearl is completely image persistent, requiring no power to hold an image or page of text, and it is also compatible with the latest touch technology solutions. ePaper displays are also a sustainable and socially responsible alternative to paper.
“For 23 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us ? those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what’s possible in the future,” said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and E Ink Pearl ? chosen from among thousands of entrants ? represents the highest level of achievement in its class.”
“Our E Ink Pearl display represents a significant improvement in the readability of eBooks. In fact, the jump is the equivalent of going from the contrast ratio of a newspaper to that of a paperback book,” said Sriram Peruvemba, vice president of sales and marketing at E Ink. “It is an honor to once again receive this award from Popular Science, and recognition from the editors is a testament to our team’s efforts to perfect our ePaper technology.”
About Best of What’s New
Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners — the Best of What's New — are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What's New in 1987. Best of What’s New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Tech, Home Entertainment, Securities, Home Tech, Personal Health and Recreation.