The popularity of electronic ink
Unlike LCD LCD screens, electronic paper does not require a backlight, so it is closer to the traditional paper and ink reading format. At present, the most popular electronic paper adopts E-Ink's electrophoretic technology to form images through the movement of charged black and white particles suspended in a transparent liquid. The latest E-Ink Pearl technology provides faster refresh rates and better contrast than earlier e-papers, and is widely used in e-books, mobile phone panels, electronic price tags, smart cards, and more.
Currently, electronic paper technology has become an important cornerstone of e-book readers. This low-power, high-contrast reflective screen is more eye-safe than back-lit LCD screens. It has minimal damage to vision in all media and is ideal for reading. One page page of black and white text. In addition, readers with electronic paper screens are light enough to hold in one hand and read in bright sunlight. "The LCD screen is more suitable for playing games and watching videos, and the e-paper screen is more suitable for long reading." said Sriram Peruvemba, vice president of E-Ink. In addition, since the electronic paper's bistable media screen retains images even after the power is turned off, it has excellent power-saving capabilities. An e-paper based e-book reader can be used for a few weeks at a time, far more than a few hours from an ordinary e-book reader.
At the same time, e-book readers are also the only area in which e-paper is currently used on a large scale, and its sales drive the development of the e-paper market. Although five or six years ago, e-book readers based on e-paper had a few disadvantages in the market, after the launch of Amazon's first generation Kindle in 2007, it greatly promoted the development of e-paper technology, the e-paper market. Rapid growth in the following two years. According to statistics from Gartner, in 2009, the number of e-book readers sold reached 3.6 million.