Bridgestone, a company normally known for putting rubber on the road has diversified into the display market with their AeroBee Electronic paper. An ultra low power display that doesn’t require power to hold the picture. E-Paper displays look much more like a newspaper than a normal LCD display. By moving black and white magnetic particles back and forward the display can show light and dark. All current e-Book readers use a variation of e-Paper, generally E-Inks panels.
Announced by Bridgestone at the Display 2011 conference this week were two industrial use tablets. A4 and A3 (21.4 inchs/54.4cm) models were on show – the largest electronic paper displays on the market -, with the ability to display 4096 colours, wacom touch screen surface and ARM CPU these are fully fledge giant tablets, supersized iPad anyone.