Los Angeles, California — May 17, 2011 – E Ink Holdings, the leading developer and marketer of electronic paper display technologies, today announced that the company’s E Ink Triton display has been given the highest recognition as the “Gold Display Component of the Year” for the Display of the Year Awards (DYA) presented by the Society for Information Display (SID) during Display Week 2011. Industry experts agree that this display technology holds the most promise for shaping the future of the global display industry.
“The [Award] recognizes significant advances made by the international display industry over the past year in bringing new and innovative products to the market,” noted Robert Melcher, chairman of SID’s DYA Awards Committee. “We are proud to award E Ink the 2011 Gold Display Component of the Year honor for its E Ink Triton Color Electrophoretic Display.”
“E Ink Triton displays open new markets for ereaders by enabling the rendering of color charts, graphics and images required to make eTextbooks a reality,” said Sriram Peruvemba, Chief Marketing Officer at E Ink Holdings. “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in the display industry for our efforts to perfect ePaper technology.”
E Ink revolutionizing the ePaper market with its E Ink Triton color displays. Triton displays deliver high-contrast, sunlight readable, low-power performance that further closes the digital divide between paper and electronic displays. Triton enables color ePaper solutions, enhancing the visual experience for ePublishing markets including eBooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines and eTextbooks. User experience of readers confirms the E Ink displays are preferred over light emitting displays commonly used on tablets.
The first color E ink e-reader is expected to be Hanvon, the largest e-reader developer in China. Hanvon expects to begin shipping ereaders incorporating Triton in China beginning this summer.
Both Amazon, Kobo and Barnes and Noble have close links with E Ink Holdings, who also supply the E-Ink Pearl display for Kindle and the new Nook. Given the awards the the Triton color E-Ink technology is collecting and the path being set by Hanvon, it is only a matter of time before Amazon or Kobo or Barnes and Noble announce the first color E-Ink e-reader for the US market.
What do you think? Will it be the Kindle color E-Ink e-reader OR the Nook color E-Ink e-reader that gets shipped first in the US?