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E Ink signs a strategic agreement with Dalian DKE LCD to co-promote e-paper applications in China

Nov 30, 2016

E Ink Holdings signed a strategic agreement with Chinese industrial LCD maker Dalian DKE LCD to co-promote e-Paper applications in China. E Ink Holdings signed the agreement via its China-based e-Paper subsidiary Transcend Optronics.

As part of the agreement, E Ink's technology will be used by DKE to develop price-competitive segmented e-paper display solutions for IoT applications. DKE will produce the displays using its STN (super-twisted nematic)-TFT manufacturing equipment.

EIH reports its financial results for Q3 2016, is exiting the LCD market to focus on e-Paper displays

Nov 16, 2016

E Ink Holdings reported its financial results for Q3 2016. Net income was NT$509 million ($US 16 million), a 35% drop from Q2 2016. This drop in earnings was mostly due to lower patent royalty income from its LCD business.

E Ink is exiting the LCD market, and the company expects that all revenues in 2017 will come from e-paper displays. The company's main growth driver in the next few years will be electronic shelf labels.

Japan Display and E Ink Holdings enter into a long-term ePaper strategic alliance

Nov 09, 2016

Japan Display (JDI) announced that it has entered into a long-term strategic alliance with E Ink Holdings for e-paper business. JDI aims to integrate E Ink e-paper displays into its product offering for digital signage and mobile phone customers.

JDI aims to develop new E Ink products based on its innovative LTPS and Pixel Eyes in-cell touch technologies. JDI sees new application such as dynamic computer keyboards, display cards, automotive displays, education, IoT and more.

E Ink, HTC and Palladio to co-develop smart medication packaging labels

Oct 05, 2016

E Ink announced a partnership with HTC Healthcare and the Palladio Group to develop E Ink smart medication packaging labels. The three companies will develop an IoT-based smart device and smartphone software that will improve medication adherence.

E-Ink, HTC and Palladio - smart healthcare packaging photo

The E Ink label will display personalized content that can be pushed to the packaging label as a communication interface, delivering vital information to patients and creating a gateway to improve patient engagement.

Rumors say Apple is considering a secondary E Ink display in future iPhones

Sep 28, 2016

A report by the Taiwanese the Economic Daily News suggests that Apple requested display samples from E Ink Holdings, as the iPhone maker is considering adding a secondary E Ink panel to future devices.

Siswood R9 Darkmoon photoSiswood dual-screen phone

Even if this report is true, this is still a very early stage and can even indicate a testing request and nothing more. E Ink did not confirm the reports, of course, saying that "We are aggressively exploring business opportunities to use our e-paper displays as secondary screens on mobile phones". Stocks in E Ink Holdings soared to an almost four-year high following this report, though. 

E Ink and Toppan Printing developed a 32" color flexible e-paper display

Sep 17, 2016

E Ink, in collaboration with TOppan Printing, developed a 32" flexible color E Ink display. The companies presented a first prototype, and the plan is to produce this display by the end of 2017.

32'' flexible E Ink prototype (E Ink and Toppan Printing)

This is the largest color flexible E Ink ever developed. We already saw flexible 32" Mobius E Ink panels, but these were black and white. This display uses color-filters produced by Toppan. The display is 0.4 mm thick and it can be curved (it is not truly flexible by the end user). The companies say that this new display offer a higher color gamut compared to previous color E Ink displays.