Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SEIKO’s e-ink display watch

Seiko, the Japanese watch company, is making watches with e-ink displays. So what exactly is the e-ink technology?

Well, this technology that comes with an active matrix display — the same type of screen technology behind your typical LCD panel. Using active matrix, all of the legibility and low-power consumption benefits of e-ink are combined with a much richer range of imagery and data display. The “Future Now” watch renders 80,000 pixels in four shades of gray, providing 300 dpi resolutions for intensely sharp and cle`r images even within the restricted dimensions of a wristwatch screen. The unique electronic paper display module in this Seiko watch is the result of a joint development effort, bringing together E Ink's 'electronic ink' technology and Seiko Epson's advanced display manufacturing and electronic circuitry techniques. When combined, these technologies offer a wide range of display design possibilities - including flexibility!