HTC job posting hints at future 3D, E Ink phones
Cellphone make HTC is aiming to bring new screen technology to its handsets, if a job posting made last month and discovered today is any indication. In the description for its ideal candidate for a Display and Camera Engineer, there is mention of experience with familiar AMOLED displays but also E Ink and 3D displays as well. No clues appeared as to which if either screen technique was more likely.
Phosphor E Ink watch beats Seiko to market
Watch maker Phosphor has beaten Seiko's model to market with the first watch that uses an E Ink low power display, the World Time Curved E Ink. The display consumes much less power than an LCD or LED but is still programmable to show time and date, time only, or two time zones simultaneously. It also has a very wide 180 degree viewing angle and, as expected by its nature, is much more readable in daylight.
Seiko to launch active matrix e-paper watch
Seiko is nearing the release this year of a wristwatch that has an e-paper display, and as such, more images and specs of the watch have now surfaced. First introduced back in April, the unnamed watch has a battery that may never need changing, as it's only used once every minute to change the display. There are also solar cells on the face that keep the battery topped up.
Seiko intros first wristwatch with e-ink display
Timepiece maker Seiko has announced it will soon release the first wristwatch with an active matrix e-ink display. The display can show four levels of gray and has an extremely high 300DPI resolution. Moreover, since the screen only needs power when it updates, it only needs to draw current once every minute and improves battery life compared to a regular LCD.
Seiko Epson large OLED TVs
Japan's Seiko Epson on Tuesday announced it has discovered a way to produce large-panel organic light-emitting diode (OLED) HDTV sets. A new discovery in inkjet technology allows a more uniform deposition of organic material during the manufacturing of OLED panels, solving the issue of uneven layering in large screens. This breakthrough will allow Epson to make 37-inch and larger OLED HDTVs.
Sony, Seiko in LCD talks
Sony has began buying equipment necessary to manufacture liquid crystal displays from Seiko Epson and the two companies are in negotiations regarding developing and building small- to medium-sized liquid-crystal displays together,EETimes reports. The specifics of the potential tie-up are not yet known, but if the deal goes through, it could see Sony getting some of Epson's business.
Epson's 3D phone display
Seiko Epson developed a small, 2.57-inch display that is able to display 3D images without a projector of any kind and, at 1024x768 (XGA) or 550ppi resolution, it is also one of the world's highest resolution 3D displays. The display is meant for cell phone applications, and requires no special lenses to view the 3D effect. To achieve the 3D effect, the company used a lenticular or bi-convex lens so the same pixels can be seen from different angles.