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Amazon’s Kindle and the E Ink Displays

Wade Roush does a great interview with Russ Wilcox, co-founder and CEO of E Ink, the company behind the screen used on Amazon’s Kindle and (in an improved version) Kindle 2. Turns out it’s taken 12 years and $150 million to bring the E Ink technology to this point!

“What we’ve got here is a technology that could be saving the [global print media] $80 billion a year.”

Interestingly, he talks about color E Ink coming in 2011 – and that having color is particularly important to advertisers in e-newspapers, for example (if there are any left by 2011!).

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