The road to color e-paper – a two decade journey #ePaper #eInk @IEEESpectrum

The black-and-white, reflective display that always appeared to be on was invented well before the Amazon Kindle made it famous. Its story began a decade earlier, in 1997, at the MIT Media Lab, when it was created by two students, J.D. Albert and Barrett Comiskey.

With the release of the Kindle, a big question hung over e-paper: When would we see this magical display in brilliant, blazing color? It’s not that people hadn’t been trying. Electronic-ink researchers had been pursuing color e-paper for years, as had other researchers around the world, in universities, corporate research labs, and startups.

IEEE Spectrum documents the 20 year struggle to develop color e-paper.

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