E Ink launches the world's first on-cell touch ePaper display

E Ink Holdings has launched an on-cell touch ePaper module, which it says is the world's first. EIH's on-cell touch technology can be applied to the company's E Ink Carta monochrome displays and its Kaleido Plus color displays.

E Ink Kaleido on-cell touch display photo

Most e-readers today add a touch layer onto the E Ink display. EIH says that the new technology will increase the contrast ratio by 30% compared to the standard added touch layer solution. For the Kaleido Plus displays, the on-cell will increase color contrast ratio by 40% and the color saturation by 15%. As an added bonus, the on-cell touch solution will be more cost effective and could help reduce eReader prices.

New e-paper device: Hisense Touch

The Hisense Touch is an Android-powered music player that features a 5.84-inch touch E Ink display. The HT also features 32-bit 384Khz audio and a dedicated D/A converter.

Hisense Touch photo

The Hisense Touch will soon ship in China for 1,599 CNY (~$250 USD).

EIH sees higher demand for ePaper displays in 2021, is worried about component shortage

E Ink Holdings says that it is seeing high demand for ePaper displays and expects to see a growth in revenue in 2021. The company is worried though that the shortage in components may hurt its full potential.

E Ink eNote solution photo

EIH says that 2021 will be better than 2020, and it sees its performance in Q2 to be similar to its performance in Q1. The demand for E Ink's display is higher than what it can supply, and the company is building four new production lines to increase capacity.

E Ink shows foldable and rollable ePaper displays

Last month at Touch Taiwan 2021, E Ink demonstrated its latest foldable and rollable ePaper displays, and the company now published this nice video that shows these flexible displays:

We're not sure how close to commercialization these displays and such devices are, but it will very nice to see a foldable or even a rollable e-Reader on the market soon!

New e-paper device: 878 Project One

The 878 Project One is the smart sailing jacket that features a small flexible E Ink display produced by Plastic Logic. The display is connected to your boat's systems via bluetooth to show navigational and other kinds of information.

878 Project One photo

The jacket is made from graphene enhanced materials to enable high flexibility and weatherproofing while still being extremely lightweight.

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