Electronics Production | December 07, 2009
ECO Friendly Display – E Paper is Coming
Environmental degradation has made more and more people go for ECO friendly things and activities. This is the reason why E Paper (Electronic Paper) has caught so much attention recently. The success of Amazon Kindle brings a rapid demand growth in the e-paper market.
The reason why E-paper displays are taking off with consumers is because of their low power consumption and ease of use: for reading (they are especially sunlight readable). To compare with conventional display, E paper does not need to be refreshed constantly; the wider viewing angle makes the reading very easy for users. In addition, e-paper displays are 'green', because they reduce paper consumption. Electronic labels also can save time and labour costs by enabling dynamic pricing in stores. E-Paper: Category There are several different technologies to build E paper that already exist in market; such as electrophoretic, electrochromic & electrowetting displays, cholesteric LCDs and other bi-stable technologies – with electrophoretic displays and cholesteric LCD being the most popular. Electronic paper is a display technology designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. Unlike conventional flat panel displays, E paper doesn't require a backlight to illuminate its pixels. E Paper reflects light like ordinary paper and is capable of holding text and images indefinitely without drawing electricity, while allowing the image to be changed later. E-Paper: Technical Theory E Paper is composed of charged particle. If a charged particle is floating on the surface, the colour will be white. However, is the particle dragged to the bottom, its colour will change to black. This movement is controlled by a conductor and a transparent conductor with an electrode. (See the diagram below; Sipix) The e-paper driving pin includes three parts: Common (a transparent conductor of e-paper film), Background (background colour of e-paper, which is a big ICON (Segment); the signal driving method is same as for the segment.) and Segment (for the display E-Paper ICON). To display the ICON black or white, there must be a potential difference in Common and Segment. The waveform can be example as below: If the user would like to display a white character, the common can be 0V and the segment set value of 30V. To make the e-paper work is simple, just input different a voltage to show what you would like to display. E-Paper: Control and Block Diagram Below is the control diagram and functional block diagram of e-paper as a reference. E-Paper: Modules Production Process It will be easy to create different products function, so that manufactures adopt e-paper modules for their applications. That is to say that manufactures might better purchase different module types from display manufactures – and not just e-paper film. Making e-paper modules requires three important production processes – cut the e-paper film, laminate the backplane and than add the driver IC. E Paper: Modules Key Features E-paper has to be regarded as a ‘green’ display technology, as it comes with several advantages (which are listed below). And that may also be the prominent reason, why the e-paper technology has led the rapid growth in demand within the display device market. • Flexible and Durable • Impact resistant • Long lifetime: It can be updated up to 1 million times • Max size: the film size is 6 inch (diagonal size) • Image retain without power • Extremely thin • High contrast • Wide view angle: almost 180 degree E Paper: Main Application The above mentioned advantages also lead to several applications – apart from the all too well know e-book: • Smart Card (Computer Security System, Credit Card, Password card, etc.) • Pricing Labels • Purchase Signs • Point–of-purchase (POP) • Clocks / Watches • Indicators & Logos ----- Source: Winstar
The lovechild of ACE Production and InterSelect Carlos Bouras of Nordson Select gave us the rundown of the result of the integration and combination of ACE Production and InterSelect GmbH - the new Integra.
American Battery Metals, U.S. lawmakers convene American Battery Metals Corporation has completed a series of meetings with lawmakers and personnel in the Department of Energy and Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues critical to the domestic battery production and storage industry.
Cogiscan, Critical Mfg. form strategic partnership Quebec, Canada-based Cogiscan and Critical Manufacturing, headquartered in Portugal, have forged a strategic partnership to deliver smart factory solutions for electronics manufacturers.
Collins Aerospace expanding in North Africa Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has taken the first step toward the expansion of its existing site in Casablanca, Morocco.
The advantage of Vantage - Garrett Wong tells the tale Nordson Asymtek's Garrett Wong gives us a rundown of the business year and also details the Vantage Advantage
Saki’s Eddie Ichiyama details a very successful business year Eddie ichiyama from Saki gave us an update on how 2019 has been for the company and also shared some details on the recent expansion in the Czech Republic.
The ripple effect of Enrico Krog Iversen while being an active part in creating one of the fastest growing robotics companies in modern time might have been enough for most people, that does not seem to have slowed down a certain Danish entrepreneur.
Yamaha's Ichiro Arimoto on the business year and the company's new ventures Evertiq had the opportunity to talk to Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe, about the business year and the company's new ventures.
Sponsored content by SourcengineComponent Aggregators vs E-Commerce Marketplaces What is the difference between electronic component aggregators and a marketplace?
67% of a buyer’s journey is now done digitally. Learn how marketplaces emerged as full-cycle procurement platforms and challenged the traditional component aggregators.
Mycronic, Indium forge strategic partnership Indium Corporation has announced a strategic partnership with Sweden-based Mycronic, to develop no-clean and water soluble solder pastes for jetting applications.
SCHMID delivers PlasmaLine to Hofstetter PCB SCHMID announced it has installed the company’s first PlasmaLine comprising ICP etch & sputter deposition of its Korean JV SCHMID AVACO at Hofstetter PCB AG in Switzerland.
Cobot market to reach USD 9+ billion by 2025 A new report from Tractica is forecasting continued rapid growth for the global collaborative robot (cobot) market over the next few years, reaching revenue of USD 9.7 billion by 2025.
MixComm scores USD 8+ million in series B round New Jersey-based fabless semiconductor company MixComm has secured USD 8.6 million in series B funding led by existing investor, Kairos Ventures.
Sponsored content by EsemdaContract manufacturer Esemda opens new facility in Vilnius and expands EMS The new facility has been built with reserved space for future expansions. As Esemda constantly grows, it is of great importance to be able to rapidly increase production capacity in large volumes.
SIA elects 2020 leadership The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Board of Directors has elected ON Semiconductor CEO Keith Jackson as its 2020 Chair and Qorvo CEO Robert Bruggeworth as its 2020 Vice Chair.
Si wafer shipments recede for fourth straight quarter Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments slid for the fourth consecutive quarter of 2019, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its most recent quarterly analysis of the industry.
Decline in Q4 DRAM contract prices lessens as buying momentum recovers According to the latest analysis from the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce, Q4 DRAM ASP is as of yet undergoing a slight QoQ decline, but this decline has shrunk down to 5%.
Technica forms growth-focused equity fund San Jose-based Technica USA has reached an agreement on an equity investment centered on future growth for the global PCB fab and assembly supplier.
Sponsored content by NCAB Group Benelux B.V.Failure is not an option for a PCB More than 30% of the Gerbers NCAB Group Benelux B.V. reviews, have problems. However, the PCB are integrated in key end-user product with more and more High Tech PCB. We are here to support you on the new technologies growth to maintain a high reliability and quality. Contact us to review it together.
IHS Markit: 5G economy in the trillions by 2035 The IHS Markit 5G Economy Study, commissioned by Qualcomm Technologies Inc., is forecasting that 5G will generate USD 13.2 trillion in sales enablement by 2035.
ZEUS Battery partnering with Kruvand Associates ZEUS Battery Products and Texas-based Kruvand Associates Inc. have come to a formal agreement on a collaboration that began in January and covers Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico.
EPP with a new owner The company announces that is has found itself an ideal buyer – Photonics Systems Group – a manufacturer of micro-materials processing machines. With this takeover, PSG is strengthening is operations in the electronics industry and also laying the foundation for further growth.
Volkswagen starts pre-production e-mobility plant in China The new plant of the SAIC VOLKSWAGEN joint venture has been completed. It is purely built for the production of all electric vehicles on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB).
Sponsored content by Nordson ASYMTEKStart-to-finish conformal coating with reliability and efficiency Nordson ASYMTEK’s flexible, modular, Panorama™ S-Line delivers conformal coating process control in a space-saving footprint with overlapping line processes that minimize manufacturing floor space. This innovative, patent-pending line layout trims 50% of the line’s length by using the lower compartment in each piece of equipment for functional use. Combined with Nordson ASYMTEK’s global support, this complete conformal coating line delivers quality, product reliability, efficiency, and safety for all your conformal coating applications.
Kongsberg Maritime divests KM Contros GmbH Following a strategic review, Kongsberg Maritime AS (KM) has decided to divest KM Contros GmbH (Contros) to AML Oceanographic Ltd. (AML).
SUSS MicroTec adjusts outlook for fiscal year 2019 Based on the preliminary figures for the first nine months and the updated budget figures, SUSS MicroTec is substantiating its expectations for incoming orders, sales and earnings for the current fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.
GPV's revenues soars 130% Danish EMS provider, GPV Group, announces that the company generated revenues of DKK 2.2 billion in the first nine months of 2019, a 130% year-on-year improvement driven by the acquisition of Swiss company CCS at the end of 2018.Load more news