EIH plans to expand its production capacity to meet with customer demand

E Ink Holdings says it plans to double its capital expenditure this year (to $56.5 million) in order to expand its capacity and meet its customer demand. EIH is now building four new production lines in Taiwan.

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EIH says its capacity is now fully booked for the year, and it is quite sure it will be able to find customers for its new capacity as demand is strong. The company's revenues in the first two months of the year rose by 77% compared to last year. The main growth driver seems to electronic shelf label displays, but EIH also sees higher sales for e-readers and e-notebooks.

E Ink announces its latest color display, the Kaleido Plus

E Ink Holdings officially launched its new color ePaper display, the E Ink Kaleido Plus. The new display technology enables 16-levels of grayscale and 4,096 colors. The new display offers sizes up to 7.8-inch in size (larger than E Ink's first generation Kaleido displays).

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E Ink explains that with the new Kaleido display, it has implemented an improved printed color filter array (CFA) technology, with an improved, faster and brighter ink player. These two improvements enable brighter colors with better text rendering.

Sony to update its DPT-CP1 10.3" color eNotebook

In 2019 Sony released the DPT-CP1 color Digital Paper A5 device, and now the company is set to release a new version, called (at least for now) the DPT-CP1 Version 2.

Sony DPT-CP1 Version 2 photo

The main new feature uses E Ink's upgraded color display (Kaleido 2.5), which features a thinner gap between the display and the color filters which enables the improved performance. The new display features a 1404x1872 resolution and faster refresh.

EIH, Wacom and Linfinty announce new eNote digital paper solutions

E Ink Holdings announced new Digital Paper solutions, developed in collaboration with pen tablet solution provider Wacom and Linfiny, E Ink's own JV with Sony Semiconductor Solutions.

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These new solutions feature Wacom's EMR technology and are based on E Ink's 10.3" and 13.3" E Ink Carta 1250 panels. EIH says that the new platform offers faster pen speed and faster page turns compared to its previous platforms. The new devices will be commercialized in the summer of 2021, and EIH and Linfiny are looking for OEM partners.

Plastic Logic's 2.1" flexible color (ACeP) display panel is now available on the ePaper Marketplace

Plastic Logic's 2.1-inch Legio 240x146 full-color (ACeP) OTFT-driven E Ink display is now available through the ePaper Marketplace.

The display can show four colors (Red, blue, green, yellow plus black and white) and supports a bending radius of 30 mm for the display area and 40 mm for the chip area. The display is suitable for wearables, IoT, and other applications where color, flexibility, ultra low power consumption and a small display are all required.

New e-paper device: PocketBook 740 Color

The PocketBook Color 740 is an e-reader that sports a 7.8-inch 1404x1872 color E Ink Kaleido display, with 4096 colors, front light and capacitive touch.

PocketBook 740 Color photo

The e-reader is based on Android OS and features a 1 Ghz dual-core chipset, 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot.

New e-paper device: Bigme S3

The Bigme S3 is an e-reader that sports a color 7.8-inch 1404x1872 E Ink display, front LED-light, 1.8 Ghz chipset and 32 GB of storage. The e-reader is based on an Android 8.1 OS.

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The Bigme S3, is now shipping in China for 3,499 Yuan (around $550).