Tokyo, Japan - December 12, 2005 - Citizen
Watch Co., Ltd. (Japan, CEO: Makoto Umehara), its consolidated
subsidiary, Citizen T.I.C. Co., Ltd. (CEO: Toshio Takahashi;
Location: Koganei, Tokyo; Capital: 100 million yen) and E
Ink (USA, CEO: Russ Wilcox), today announced the demonstration
of the world first flexible clock using an electronic
paper display (EPD). This unique clock offers a thin, lightweight,
fully flexible form factor combined with substantially lower
power consumption over traditional displays through its use
of E Ink Imaging Film.
With a thickness of 3.0 mm, a weight of 1.5 kg and a battery
life that is 20 times longer than conventional digital clocks,
this revolutionary clock also can be bent significantly while
operating. Furthermore, the use of electronic ink in the clock
display enables a wide viewing angle of approximately 180
degrees, with a bright and high contrast, allowing high visibility
even in a dark room or under direct sunlight. These benefits
allow the clock to be installed in locations that would otherwise
be difficult with other technologies.
This product will be presented at the Citizen Booth at "Eco-products
2005", which will be held at Tokyo Big Site for the 3
days from December 15 to 17.
Source: Citizen Press Release