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 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The 4.3" 720p LCD has been replaced by a larger display, a 5" Full-HD Super AMOLED display (the same one used by Samsung's Galaxy S4).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.
Archos are showing three new smartwatches. The two budget ones (at $50 and $85) use LCD displays, but the high-end one uses an E Ink panel.
The premium model (which will cost $130) uses a 1.8" curved E Ink display. The battery will last 1.5 weeks. The watch will display the time, notifications from your smartphone and media controls.
E Ink is showing a huge (meter-long) clock. This was actually built by E Ink a few years ago - just as a prototype, but now Twelve24 wants to make it into a product. They call it the ClockOne and will offer it soon for around $499. In six different colors. Huge, expensive, and not very readable, though: