The best of 2019 - top ePaper stories

2019 is soon over - and it's nice to reflect back to the year we had experienced. The focus of the e-paper industry continues to shift from e-readers to more diverse applications including signage and retail applications, even though the e-reader continues to be a successful and stable market.

Here are the top 10 stories posted on E-Ink-Info in 2019, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):

  1. E Ink Holdings and partners to enter the global medical display market (Mar 26)
  2. E Ink Holdings reports a 25.5% increase in net profits in 2018 (Mar 29)
  3. Papercast announces new E Ink displays with a fast 7.5 fps refresh rate (Apr 23)
  4. Video shows Hisense' latest A5 and A6 E Ink smartphones (Sep 12)
  5. Tianma to develop TFTs and modules for CLEARink color tablet e-paper displays (Feb 27)
  6. Lenovo starts shipping its Yoga Book C930 with the E Ink keyboard (Jan 22)
  7. E Ink shelf label displays in Seoul - a short report (Mar 13)
  8. Avalue launches its E Ink healthcare solutions suite (Apr 19)
  9. Lenovo invests in CLEARink, to jointly develop e-paper tablets (Jan 17)
  10. Yotaphone, the maker of the dual-screen OLED and E Ink smartphone is bankcrupt (Apr 20)

Here's hoping for more progress - and a bright and exciting 2020!

Merry Christmas with Ynvisible's flexible electrochromic displays

Ynvisible sent us this nice Christmas card, that shows off the company's flexible transparent electrochromic displays. Ynvisible's displays are produced using a simple printing method, which allows them to be quite cost effective.

Ynvisible was established in Portugal in 2010, and in 2011 the company started producing sample products (we tested one in August 2012). In September 2018, the company has gone through a reverse take-over, and the Canadian headquartered Ynvisible Interactive Inc. has inaugurated its new production line near Lisbon.

Guangzhou's government to encourage e-Paper display production

The government of the Guangzhou province in China announced generous subsidies (up to $285 million USD per company) to encourage investments in emerging display production in the province.

LG Display 8.5-gen OLED TV fab in Guangzhou, China

The goal is to help establish display production hubs - and the list of display technologies include OLEDs, Micro-LEDs, QD-LEDs, 3D displays, graphene enhanced display technologies - the e-paper displays.ill begin in early 2020.

E Ink announces a new color ePaper technology called Printed Color E Ink

E Ink announced a new color e-paper technology, which they call Print-Color E Ink, which is intended for the smart education and retail markets. It can also be used in e-readers or e-notebooks, though.

E Ink Printed Color ePaper prototype photo

E Ink did not provide much details, but says that Print-Color E Ink panels are produced on plastic substrates and are utilizing a different technology than E Ink Advanced-Color ePaper (AcEP) - which seems to be of higher quality and as such targets different applications. The company is working with partners to "launch color electronic paper application products as soon as possible".

RyPax and E Ink collaborate to develop pharmaceutical e-paper packaging

Molded fiber packaging specialist RyPax Wing Fat announced that it will showcase sustainable packaging prototypes for pharmaceutical applications. These smart packaging solutions adopt small E Ink displays.

RyPax Wing Fat Work E Ink pharmaceutical packaging prototype photo

Smart packaging helps consumers to authenticate products, while giving easier access to product information. RyPax will roll out these new e-paper packaging solutions to their pharmaceutical and electronics clients as soon as next quarter.

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