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Electronic paper display platforms reduce turnaround says Epson

Electronic paper display platforms reduce turnaround says Epson

Seiko Epson has begun shipping industrial electronic paper display platforms, consisting of e-paper display microcontrollers with integrated firmware that controls the basic device functions.

According to Epson, customers can combine the platforms with an electronic paper display to develop their own industrial e-paper products, even if they lack advanced information about the unique driving schemes used for e-paper.

The platform series consists of the S1C17F57, a microcontroller for small segmented displays, and the new S1D13T03, a timing mcu for small, active matrix e-paper displays. Samples of the latter will begin shipping in late January 2012, while Epson plans to begin shipping samples of a new mcu for medium sized active matrix e-paper displays in March.

Electronic paper displays (EPDs) are superior to other display technologies in that they display text that is as sharp and easy to read as print on paper, they use no power while displaying an image, and, because they do not need a backlight, they are thin and lightweight.

"Epson has a storehouse of knowledge and technology from a decade's worth of e-paper research and development," said Masayuki Morozumi, executive vice president at Epson. "We have accumulated business experience, know how, and intellectual property as a market share leader in EPD microcontrollers for e-readers and are drawing on these to provide customers with the industrial e-paper platforms they need to maximise the performance of their e-paper displays, whatever their application and environment."

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Chris Shaw

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