Photos: E-paper chase
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An employee of Japanese electronics giant Fuji Xerox displays a prototype of electronic paper called “E-Paper Visual Index Card.” The ultrathin e-paper reduces electrical consumption because it does not need electricity to maintain its display configuration. The e-paper–made of photoconductivity seats that contain an LCD layer–is expected out next year.
An employee of Japanese electronics giant Hitachi displays the world’s largest electronic paper at the company’s high-tech exhibition in Tokyo on July 20. The e-paper, which is essentially a thin liquid crystal display, measures about 10 inches by 8 inches and is less than half an inch thick.
At the Tokyo convention on Wednesday, Hitachi employee Chizuru Namiki displays A4-size, 4,096-color electric paper. “Albirey” is 3.7-millimeters thick and consumes an “ultralow” amount of electricity. rn
rnHitachi plans to market Albirey this fall as an information display medium that could replace paper. The company says it would work well for the still frames of trains, offices and shops.