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:
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Artile is a new project on Kickstarter that aims to develop wireless (Bluetooth) 6"E Ink photo frames. The idea is that you can hang these frames in which you can change the photo that is displayed using your mobile phone. While these frames will most likely be hang on a wall at home (it will be easy to hand them, too), they can also be placed on your car, in restaurants, on windows - and wherever you like as there's no need for a power source (the battery should last for over a year).
This is a cool idea. If you like it, you can hop over to Kickstarter and support them. For $75, you will get one a kit with one frame and the required mobile phone software (and for $99 you will get housing and hangers, too). I hope this project will reach its goal, I helped a bit too with one early-bird backing...
A couple of weeks ago we reported that Scott Liu (E Ink Holidings' Chairman and CEO) resigned from the company due to personal reasons, and today we're sad to report that Sriram Peruvemba, E Ink's marketing chief is also leaving. Sriram has been with E Ink since 2007, and will go to work for Cambrios as their CMO. Cambrios makes transparent conductors using silver nano wires - and these can be used for in OLED displays , LCDs, e-paper displays and solar panels.
E Ink Holdings announced today that Scott Liu resigned as Chairman and CEO of the company. Vice Chairman Felix Ho has been named interim Chairman and CEO. Scott Liu joined Prime View International (PVI) in 2001 and became the Chairman and CEO in 2004. Under his leadership, PVI bought E Ink and became E Ink Holdings, the world's leading e-paper company.
Scott Liu said that he resigned due to personal reasons.
Amazon are now offering an Arduino E Ink Shield from Aerospace Robotics. It appears the display can only show characters, but it supports 175 languages and the text and position can be customized. The E Ink display supports four gray levels, and that's the only available technical info.
According to Bloomberg, Samsung wants to sell its electrowetting display unit LiquaVista which they bought back in January 2011. They are currently in talks with Amazon, that will pay a sub-$100 million sum to Samsung for the unit. According to the report, a Samsung spokesperson admitted that the Liquavista acquisition "didn't meet its expectations".
I believe Amazon does want to bring new life into its Kindle e-reader line, and LiquaVista's display can enable color e-paper displays with a fast refresh rate compared to E Ink. On the other hand the technology is much less mature and I'm not sure if Amazon is the sort of company to actually succeed in commercializing such a technology. This one is going to be interesting to watch...
Digi-Key, a global electronic components distributor signed a global distribution agreement with E Ink that allows Digi-Key to offer E-Ink's innovative, standard segmented displays to their worldwide customer base.
ICAP Patent Brokerage is going to auction an IP package of high-definition, full-color e-paper innovations from the Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University.
ICAP says that the IP package features a flexible electrophoretic display capable of displaying multi-color, high-definition images. The IP portfolio covers a grayscale representation unit with various charged particles for displaying grayscale by using light reflection and transmission. The color in the display is presented by using colored particles in an electrode placed above the grayscale unit. These colored particles are made of metallic nano-particles and formed in a specific pattern on the upper electrode for presenting a high-definition, multi-color colored display. Manufacturing of the colored particles or layers may include slurry process, screen printing, ink-jet, or nano-printing that may have high industrial applicability and is cost effective.