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E Ink Introduces Carta, the Next Generation of Electronic Ink Display Technology


Amazon has selected the Carta display for its new Kindle Paperwhite eReader

E Ink Holdings announced the mass production release of E Ink Carta, the next generation electrophoretic display technology. Carta sets a new standard as the whitest and highest contrast ratio display in the industry.

E Ink Carta displays utilize a new electronic ink formulation and technology to provide a dramatic 50% improvement in contrast ratio and more than 20% improvement in reflectance over previous generations of E Ink displays for a remarkably improved viewing and reading experience. The new Carta displays utilize the most advanced bistable electronic paper technology to deliver the best contrast ratio E Ink has ever delivered to the market, with the same extremely low power consumption expected from an E Ink display.

The new display has been specifically tuned for reading applications, fully supporting E Ink Regal waveform technology. Regal waveforms dramatically reduce the need for full page refreshes after a few page turns. This enhances the reader's experience by providing smoother page turns and more focused reading.

Amazon has selected the Carta display for its new Kindle Paperwhite eReader, the first eReader to use the new display.

"The Carta display technology is a testament to E Ink's continued innovation and leadership in ePaper and electronic ink displays," said Giovanni Mancini, director of product management for E Ink Holdings. "E Ink has always enjoyed a close working relation with its customers. The launch of Carta reaffirms our belief in the future of the ePaper market and we believe it will herald a new standard in ePaper displays."