E-Ink-Info: the e-paper experts
E-Ink-Info is the world's leading e-paper publication for over 5 years. E-Paper displays, used in e-readers, signage and retail applications, are extremely efficient and readable. We bring you daily e-paper news and industry services.
Recent e-Paper News
Small luxury hotel group Familux has installed over 150 E Ink displays at its four resorts, using the displays for several applications. One application is the Program Wall, which uses 18 screens to show guests the day's event, QD codes to sign up and more.
Visionect provided the screens and system to Familux, while MIndstream provided the programming and data management services.
ePaper display provider Papercast announced that its real-time passenger information system has been deployed in Qatar to help with visitor transportation between the eight worldcup stadiums across the five cities of Qatar.
The company says it believes this is one of the world's largest single Paper deployment - it includes 23 solar-powered E Ink displays.
E Ink Holdings says that it expects its revenue to increase slightly in this quarter as demand for electronic shelf labels is on the rise, but it raises concerns about a recession in the near future which could decrease demand for e-readers and e-notebooks.
EIH is targeting to enter the US ESL market via partners next year, and it estimates that it the market in the US is 10 times bigger compared to the EU market. The company is currently not changing its capital expenditure plans for 2022 and 2023, and it plans to increase production in its production lines in Hschincu, Taiwan (and build new lines) in 2022-2025. It has decided to delay its planned new line in Guanyin.
According to reports, Huawei filed a lawsuit against Amazon and its hardware partner Compal Electronics, saying that Amazon's Kindle being produced in China infringe upon Huawei's E Ink patents.
It is revealed that Huawei sold over 110,000 units of its MatePad Paper device in just 2 months, surpassing Amazon's Kindle sales in the same period. Amazon announced plans to withdraw from the local market in China earlier this year.
The McLaren F1 team have placed a small E Ink display on the cockpit of its racing car, as it aims to replace the current sticker-based advertising with something more dynamic and sophisticated.
The integrator is a company called Seamless Digital. This project will enable to rotate advertisers without removing stickers, and sell smaller ad packages (i.e. you can endorse just one 'lap') which may increase revenue.
The ePaper industry and market, led by E Ink, is facing high demands and we are seeing a host of new devices and solutions based on ePaper displays. Here are some recent and popular news that you may find of interest:
- Amazon launches a 10.2-inch eNote/eReader device
- E Ink to adopt Sharp's IGZO backplane in future eReader and eNote displays
- E Ink to spend around $110 million to expand its production facilities
- reMarkable sold over a million E Ink tablets, raises funds
- E Ink announces the improved Gallery 3 ACeP color ePaper display
- E Ink announces a new five-color ePaper display for retail applications
- Reflective LCD developer Azumo raised $30 million
- Is Apple testing color E Ink displays for future foldable phones and tablets?
- E Ink launches Gallery Plus ACeP displays with improved colors and contrast
- E Ink shows foldable and rollable ePaper displays
- Is Amazon developing a foldable E Ink Kindle device?
- Plastic Logic's 2.1" flexible color (ACeP) display panel is now available
Several years ago US-based Reviver Auto developed E Ink based car plates, called the RPlate pro, that can show customized messages when the car is parked, and also can update plates without delay. In 2018, several states in the US started testing the digital plates.
Towards the end of September 2022, California issued a new law, AB 984, which makes E Ink displays a legal alternative to standard metal plates. There are some conditions to the use of the display. The only company that got approved to is indeed Reviver Auto.
Amazon’s Kindle Scribe is an E Ink eNote (tablet) device that can be used as an eReader and writing device. It has a 10.2" 300PPI front-lit touch E Ink display, a built-in Wacom stylus, 16/32/64 GB of storage and wi-fi connectivity.
The Kindle Scribe will ship soon, and can be pre-ordered starting at $379.99.