The best of 2020 - top ePaper stories

2020 is soon over - and many in the world are really happy about that and hope that 2021 will bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. The entire world was effected, including the ePaper industry, although we also saw high demand for devices that support work-from-home and study-from-home, such as e-notebooks and e-readers.

Here are the top 10 stories posted on E-Ink-Info in 2020, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):

  1. ePaper displays in 2020 - a market snapshot (May 16)
  2. Hisense to ship a color E Ink smartphone later in 2020 (Jan 12)
  3. How Dasung's E Ink monitor assists a Syndome Triple-A patient (Mar 20)
  4. Ynvisible and NXN launches new electrochromic ink colors (Mar 27)
  5. E Ink's color e-paper display production lines are running at full capacity (Jun 22)
  6. Hisense's E Ink smartphones, the A5 and A6 are now shipping (Jan 28)
  7. Introducing The MicroLED Handbook (Jan 16)
  8. EIH expects an increase in revenues as demand for e-readers and ESLs increase (Mar 31)
  9. EIH: the Coronavirus outbreak increases demand for e-notebooks displays (Mar 4)
  10. Printed Electrochromics boldly goes where no display has gone before (Apr 1)

MICROVIEW to start producing E Ink display modules, signs JDA with EIH

E Ink Holdings announced that it has signed a joint-development agreement with Shenzhen-based MICROVIEW Electronics, for the development of ePaper modules for retail shelf labels, healthcare, wearables and various IoT applications.

E Ink will provide the ePaper films to MICROVIEW which will be authorized to manufacture and sell ePaper display modules. MICROVIEW expects to reach an annual production capacity of five to eight million ePaper display modules in 2021 and an annual production capacity of 10 million ePaper modules in 2022.

New e-paper device: Xiaomi Mi Reader Pro

Xiaomi's Mi Reader Pro is an e-reader that features a 7.8-inch 1878x1404 (300 PPI) E Ink display with front lighting. The Mi Reader pro has a quad-core chipset, 2GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.

Xiaomi Mi Reader Pro photo

The Mi Reader Pro is now available via crowdfunding, for 1,099 Yuan (around $170).

Visionect announce a 32-inch edition of its Joan e-paper signage solution

E Ink solution developer Visionect announced a new 32-inch edition of its popular corporate environment signage display, the Joan 32. This is an installation-free wireless device that is ideal to show company KPIs and corporate communications.

Visionect Joan 32 photo

The Joan 32 uses a 31.2-inch 2560x1440 E Ink display with 16 grayscale levels and a refresh rate of 750 ms. It offers Wi-Fi connectivity and runs from a rechargeable battery.

Plastic Logic launches its Legio 4-colors ACeP E Ink display range

Plastic Logic launched a new range of color E Ink displays, under the Legio brand. The first panel the company is offering a is a 2.1-inch 240x146 4 color flexible display, with an Ultrachip UC8156 single chip EPD controller. The 2.1" Legio is available as engineering samples and in volume.

Plastic Logic Legio color E Ink display module photo

Plastic Logic offers a range of controller platforms and reference sizes, which will be available soon - and the company also offers a custom design to support specific display needs.

E Ink and Yes Optoelectronics announce a strategic partnership for ePaper display modules

E Ink Holdings announced a strategic partnership with custom LCD designer and producer Yes Optoelectronics. Under the new partnership, the two companies will research and develop ePaper modules, products and materials - and the agreement also includes sales and marketing support.

E Ink will supply its ePaper films to Yes Optoelectronics to develop and manufacture display modules. E Ink and Yes Optoelectronics will work together to expand ePaper product applications in the IoT space, including electronic shelf labels, smart labels, smart home, smart wearables, smart logistics, smart healthcare, smart transportation, industrial instrumentation and wireless communication.

Innoscentia adopts Ynvisible displays for dynamic food labels

Swedish dynamic sensor label developer Innoscentia has chosen to adopt Ynvisible's Electrochromics displays for its dynamic expiry date labels on food packages.

Innoscentia Ynvisible-powered smart food labels photo

The new labels combine the displays and real-time quality monitoring sensors to detect spoiled food in time, even before the expiry date, and thus create a more sustainable food value chain.