E Ink Holdings expects ESL shipments to grow slower than expected in 2019

E Ink Holdings says that it expects its electronics shelf label (ESL) display shipments in 2019 to grow 20-30% compared to 2018 - much lower than its previous estimates, due to the US-China trade war and a slowing macro economy.

E Ink Holdings is confident that its business will continue to be strong in 2019. Demand for e-readers will remain weak in H1 2019, which will result in a single-digit drop in total revenues.

New e-paper device: NOOK GlowLight Plus

Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus is the company's 2019 e-reader that features a large 7.8" E Ink display, front lighting (B&N's glowlight tech) and has 8GB of memory and is water proof.

NOOK GlowLight Plus photo

The NOOK GlowLight Plus will start shipping by the end of May 2019 for $199.99.

New e-paper device: Xiaomi iReader A6

Xiaomi's iReader A6 is an E Ink e-reader that features a 6" 1448x1072 (300 PPI) Carta HD display, color-shifting front lighting, a 1Ghz IMX6 Solo Lite chipset and 8GB of internal memory. The linux-based A6 is waterproof supports several e-book formats, including MOBI, PDF, EPUB and more.

Xiaomi iReader T6 photo

The iReader A6 is now on sale in China for ¥998 (around $145 USD).

E Ink launches new variable transmission light control films

E Ink announced a new product, E Ink JustTint which are variable transmission light control film - or films that can control whether light goes through them or not.

E Ink JustTint photo

E Ink says that the new films are bi-stable (and so do not require any energy, only for changes) and can be used for windows, sunroofs, skylights and more.

New e-paper device: EeWrite E-pad

The EeWrite E-Pad is an Android (8.0) tablet that features a 10.3" 1872 x 1404 (227 PPI) E Ink Mobius (flexible) display with front-light and touch support, a 10-Core Helio X20 processor, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G communication and 32 GB of storage + TF card support.

EeWrite E-pad photo

The E-Pad successfully raised over $400,000 on kickstarter, and will hopefully start shipping in August 2019. The current early-bird price is $495.