Amazon celebrates the Kindle 10th Anniversary with a $30 discount on most models

Oct 25, 2017

Amazon launched its first Kindle device 10 years ago, and the retail giant is celebrating this event by offering a $30 discount on its 2017 Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage devices.

Amazon Kindle 2016 photo

You can enjoy this discount till the end of the day (October 25) - the Kindle is now at only $49.99, the Kindle Paperwhite at $89.99 and the Kindle Voyage at $169.99. These are the prices for the special offers editions (ad supported).

LTS to utilize E Ink's new low-voltage displays to develop a smart medical patch solution

Oct 24, 2017

E Ink Holdings and and LTS (Lohmann-Therapie Systeme) AG announced a partnership to co-develop an e-paper powered smart medical patch solution. The Transdermal Therapeutic System (TTS), which delivers medication to patients directly, features an E Ink display to display the statue of the delivery system.

E Ink and LTS smart patch prototype photo

The current prototype that has been developed use a 2-inch E Ink display, a switch and a pressure sensor. The display has several options, including a timer, corrector and reminder. E Ink says that this is the first application to use E Ink's new low-voltage film that uses 50-70% of the typical driving voltage for E Ink displays, and so can be used with a smaller battery than before.

Q&A with Sri Peruvemba, Visionect's new board member and E Ink veteran

Oct 18, 2017

Sri Peruvemba sketchVisionect recently appointed Sri Pervuemba to its board of directory. Sri is a long time display veteran and was E Ink's chief marketing manager for over 10 years. Sri is also a good friend and has been supporting E-Ink-Info from its launch. Sri was kind enough to answer a few questions we had regarding the e-paper market and Visionect's technology and platform.

But first, an official bio: Sri Peruvemba is the CEO of Marketer International. His 25 years of experience in the electronics industry include marketing LCD, CRT, TFEL, OLED, LED, Plasma and ePaper displays into the consumer, mobile, industrial, medical, signage and TV markets. He earned a BSEE, a MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He was previously CMO for E Ink and also held senior level positions at Sharp Corp, TFS Inc., Planar Systems and Suntronic Technology. Peruvemba currently serves as Director on the Board of Visionect Inc., as well as on the board of the Society for Information Display(SID).

E Ink Holdings reported 4-year high revenues in September 2017

Oct 18, 2017

E Ink Holdings reported its financial results for Q3 2017, saying that revenues are at a 4-year high due to sales of 7" e-paper displays for Amazon's latest Kindle Oasis. Revenues reached just over $56 million, up 3.3% from August and up 11.3% from September 2016.

Revenues for Q3 2017 reached $158 million, up 29.8% from Q2 2017 and up 7.8% from Q3 2016. E Ink says that its smart labels, smart card and e-reader displays are all growing fast since the beginning of 2017. The company expects its electronic shelf label sales to peak in the second half of 2017 with a year-on-year growth rate of 20-30% in 2017.

Visionect announces a new e-paper classroom manager

Oct 15, 2017

Visionect announced a new product, the JOAN Classroom - a scheduling system aimed to help K–12 and higher education institutions manage their rooms and resources more efficiently. The JOAN Classroom is based on a 13" 1600x1200 E Ink Carta display and can last for 12 months on battery.

JOAN Classroom photo

The JOAN Classroom is currently available in preorders, for a special preorder price, until November 7, 2017.

New e-paper device: Bookeen Saga

Bookeen's Saga is a digital reader that features a 6" 1024x758 E Ink Carta display, front light, accelerometer (to automatically switch between left-handed and right-handed users) and a smart cover.

Bookeen Saga photo

The Saga will ship globally in November 2017.