E-Paper (E Ink) News, Resources & Information
E-Paper enables thin, efficient and flexible displays, suitable for e-reader and many other products. Our site is dedicated to different e-paper technologies (the leading one today is E Ink). For news and information on E-Readers, please visit our sister-site E-Reader-Info.com.
Recent E Ink news:
E Ink display info:
3.5" E Ink panel
OAXIS' InkCase 5 is an E Ink case for Apple's iPhone 5 phone that has a 3.5" E Ink display that can act as a secondary display. The case comes with an application that allows you to control and manage the E Ink display to show images, notifications, reminders and other. The case uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPhone.
Portugal-based Ynvisible is developing flexible transparent electrochromic displays and the company is already producing some displays in low volume. The company now launched a kickstarter project called Printoo that aims to develop an Arduino-based platform of paper-thin, low-power boards and modules. The company already reached their financing goal of $20,000 and there's still 25 days to go.
The Printoo platform includes 17 modules, including a microprocessor, a printed battery, Ynvisible's flexible, transparent display and a flexible solar cell. This is pretty cool stuff and it'll be great to see how the company delivers on their promise.
E Ink Holdings says that they expect revenues in Q2 to fall 5% to 10% compared to the previous quarter (in which revenues were $192.4 million). This is due to weak seasonal demand, mostly in e-book readers.
Analysts urge E Ink to strengthen its non-e-book businesses as the global e-reader market cannot achieve high shipment growth due to tablet popularity.
Sony is launching its 13.3" Digital Paper device to the US. This device, intended for the legal, educational and business environments will cost $1,100. Sony's device displays PDF documents and can accept handwriting input.
The Digital Paper uses E Ink's plastic-based 1200x1600 13.3" Mobius flexible panel that use Sony's own flexible TFT technology. Other features include 4GB of internal storage, microSD slot, Wi-Fi and PDF support (no other formats will be supported!). The DPT-S1 is 6.8 mm thick and it weighs just 358 grams.
E Ink display info:
4.3" front-lit E Ink
The Onyx Midia is an Android smartphone that has a 4.3" front-lit E Ink. Other features of this phone include a low-end Rockchip CPU, 4GB of storage, micro SD slot and a 1,800 mAh battery (enough for more than two weeks).
Onyx hopes to start producing the Midia in April 2014. It will ship in Europe for €140. According to Engadget, the prototype device they've seen is very slow.
YotaPhone's first-gen E Ink / LCD mobile phone started shipping in Europe only a few months ago, and the Russian company already revealed a new prototype. The main new feature in this new prototype is the 4.7" E Ink display - it now supports touch and can now be used for e-mails, SMS messages, browsing and much more.
The 4.3" 720p LCD has been replaced by a larger display, a 5" Full-HD Super AMOLED display (the same one used by Samsung's Galaxy S4). Seems like this is a really good upgrade, and hopefully YotaPhone will be able to release this new phone soon.
Visionect, based in Slovenia, launched a new DIY e-paper platform that enables anyone to prototype an idea and develop an e-paper based product within days.