E Ink and Mediatek are strengthening their collaboration to break into the global eReader market. By combining E Ink’s ePaper and system technology with Mediatek’s advanced chip solutions, they aim to offer new opportunities for Taiwanese manufacturers in the global eReader market.
|E Ink’s ePaper Technology||Highly energy-efficient ePaper enabling extended battery life of over two weeks. The ePaper is reflective and does not emit light, offering clear visibility in bright sunlight and reducing eye strain.|
|Mediatek’s Chip Solutions||Equipped with high-performance CPU processors and integrated Wi-Fi. Support a range of E Ink’s display technologies, including E Ink Carta, E Ink Kaleido, and E Ink Gallery.|
|Mediatek’s MT8113 System-on-Chip (SoC)||Built on a 12-nanometer process with a dual-core 2.0GHz architecture. Supports LPDDR4 memory, has built-in Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth, and features power management technology for maintaining performance during standby mode for over ten weeks.|
|Collaboration in the Education Market||Mediatek and E Ink are working together to promote ePaper tablet solutions in the education market.|
|Environmental Impact||eReaders utilizing E Ink’s ePaper technology result in significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions compared to reading printed books or using LCD tablets.|
E Ink’s ePaper technology is highly energy-efficient, enabling eReaders to have minimal power consumption and an extended battery life of over two weeks. The ePaper is reflective and does not emit light, making it easy to read even under bright sunlight. This also helps reduce eye strain during long reading periods. E Ink’s ePaper, with its ComfortGaze front light, is said to be three times healthier for the eyes compared to LCD screens, according to a research from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Mediatek’s chip solutions for eReaders are equipped with high-performance CPU processors and integrated Wi-Fi. They’re developed through advanced manufacturing processes, resulting in highly efficient chips. Mediatek supports a range of E Ink’s display technologies, which includes E Ink Carta, E Ink Kaleido, and E Ink Gallery. These features enable eReaders to be ultra-thin, lightweight, and durable.
Mediatek’s current eReader system-on-chip (SoC), the MT8113, is built on a 12-nanometer process and features a dual-core 2.0GHz architecture, which improves the user’s reading experience. It also supports LPDDR4 memory and has built-in Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth, resulting in lower power consumption for the system. Mediatek’s power management technology allows the MT8113 to maintain excellent performance during standby mode for over ten weeks.
E Ink conducted a comparison of CO2 emissions from the use of paper, LCD screens, and ePaper billboards, finding that eReaders result in significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions compared to reading printed books or using LCD tablets. Over the past five years, it’s estimated that approximately 130 million eReaders have replaced printed books and significantly reduced carbon emissions.