Waveshare now offers 4.3" E Ink Serial modules

Apr 25, 2015

Waveshare is now offering a 4.3" 800x600 E Ink module Kit. The kit has a serial interface and an embedded font library. The font library supports 32, 48 and 64 dot matrix English and GBK Chinese fonts. The kit also includes 128Mb of flash memory, and consumes very little power (sleep current less than 5mA).

Waveshare 4.3'' Serial E Ink module photo

Hauwei's P8 flagship smartphone has an E Ink cover accessory

Apr 19, 2015

Hauwei announced a new flagship Android smartphone, the P8. One of the accessories that Hauwei offers is an E Ink cover, that includes a 4.3" E Ink display that can be used to show notifications (weather, calendar or clock) - or as a small e-reader.

The P8 sports a thin (6.4 mm) metal body, 5.2" FHD LCD display, Octa-Core CPU, Android 5.0, 13Mp camera, 8Mp front (selfie) camera, dual SIM and 16/64GB. The P8 will launch soon in Europe for €500 (16GB).

Kobo Glo HD

The Kobo Glo HD is a high-end 6" e-reader, that uses a high resolution (1448x1072, 300 PPI) Carta E Ink display (this seems to be the same display used in the Kindle Voyage). It has built-in front-light, 4GB of memory, 1Ghz CPU and Wi-Fi.

The Kobo Glo HD will ship in early May 2015 for $130.

E Ink reports Q4 2014 financial results, expects modest grow in e-reader shipments

Apr 01, 2015

E Ink Holdings reported their results for Q4 2014, with NT$793 million ($25 million USD) in net profit. The company suffered from an operating loss of $951 million ($30 million USD), but had a net profit due to royalties from the high-res FFS LCD manufacturing technology (used for the first time in an Apple iPhone). Royalties amounted to $NT3.56 billion ($110 million USD) in 2014.

For the whole of 2014, E Ink's net profit dropped to $NT13 million ($420,000 USD) - down from $NT29 million ($930,000 USD) in 2013.