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-Paper News - Page 1
Remember YotaPhone's smartphone with the two 4.3" displays, a 720x1280 LCD and a 640 × 360 E Ink? The company promised to ship the phone in November, and now it announced that it will ship in time for the holidays, but only next month. The phone will cost €500 in Europe.
The YotaPhone will have a dual-core 1.7Ghz PU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It is an exciting phone, but today several companies offer smartphone covers with E Ink panels on them which may be a better solution for most people.
E Ink Holdings reported their financial results. The company posted $17.2 million in net profit (compared to a loss of over $34 million in Q2 2013) as major customers launched next-generation e-readers and boosted sales (mostly it seems, in emerging markets such as China, India and the Philippines).
The company says they have a labor shortage in china and they need to hire 1,000 more workers to meet demand.
E Ink display info:
1.73" 320x240 curved E Ink
Tomoon Technologoy's T-Fire is an Android (v4.3) based smartwatch that uses a 1.73" 320x240 curved E Ink display. Other features include a 1Ghz CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB flash memory and sensors (gyroscope, compass and gravity.
The T-Fire should launch towards the end of December 2013 in China. The company says they got almost 20,000 pre-orders already, and they are also working on an iOS compatible model.
E Ink announced that it has moved to the new E Ink Innovation Center facility in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA. E Ink announced the move back in January 2013 and now it is complete.
The facility houses research and development (R&D) labs, pilot facilities, test chambers and administrative offices. The new facility represents a $36 million investment, is over 140,000 square feet, can hold up to 400 employees and E Ink hopes this center will reinforce their position as a leading technological business innovator.
Two months ago we reported about Shenzhen Ocean Blue Technology's bid to raise $2,000 in order to build the world's first E Ink monitor - which is actually an E Ink (6" , 800x600) e-reader that doubles as a monitor using a stand and a computer connection that will sell for $99. That campaign was succesful and the company now embarks in their second crowdfunding project.
The RockthEink project aims to build an E Ink SDK that uses a Cortex A8 RK2918 1GHz CPU -Supporting both TFT/LCD panel and e-paper panels. RockthEink will support 7inch TFT/LCD and different E-INK panels like 6, 8, 9.7, 13.3 inch 16-grey level as well as 8" color E Ink (Triton). This time SZOBT are trying to raise $5,000. Each SDK board will cost $79.
CopyTele (CTI) announced that it has been awarded two new US display patents. One of these patents (#8,519,944) covers e-paper resolution, contrast and response time improvements for the generation of images using a dual particle system. The new patent is related to Nano Field Emission Display technology (nFED). CTI now has 14 electrophoretic display US patents and 24 nFED US patents.
In January 2013 CopyTele (CTI) filed a lawsuit against E Ink Holdings, alleging an elaborate scheme to steal valuable, patented electrophoretic display technologies. This lawsuit was later dismissed. The company also filed a suit against AU Optronics and that lawsuit shall be adjudicated via arbitration.
E Ink Holdings and MpicoSys unveiled the world's largest tiled ePaper (E Ink) display sign at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The eWall was designed by the architects of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), as part of a renovation of the North Delegates Lounge, and was donated by the government of The Netherlands. The eWall is 6x7 meters in size and it is made from 231 7.4" E Ink Pearl panels (33 tiles by 7) to a total resolution of 26,400 x 3,360.
The eWall can show scheduling, news and other relevant information to delegates and has a design mode that shows high-res large scale images and it can simply fade seamlessly into an unobtrusive wall when turned off.