US starts testing E Ink car license plates

Several states in the US (including Arizona and California) started testing digital license plates, that use E Ink display. The idea is that such plates will mean that people will not have to wait to update their plates, and also can be used to show customized messages when the car is parked.

RPlate Pro - Arizona photo

The license plates, called RPlate Pros are produced by US-based Reviver Auto.

New Micro-LED introduction video

Today we are happy to publish this short Micro-LED explanation video, which we believe gives a nice introduction to Micro-LED display technology, production processes and to the current market status:

If you're interested in using this video in your web site, feel free to embed it. If you want more information on Micro-LEDs, check out our MicroLED-Info knowledge hub.

Faubel-Med E Ink smart label

The Faubel Med Label, produced by Faubel & Co Nachf, a pharmaceutical and chemical industry supplier, is a smart label that features and E Ink display and a booklet label that is integrated with RFID to pharmaceutical packaging to be updated on demand.

Faubel-Med E Ink smart label photo

The Med Label is now available for commercial use.

Sony DPT-CP1

Sony's DPT-CP1 is an A5-sized digital paper that uses a 10.3" 1404x1872 (224 PPI) E Ink display. The DPT-CP1 is used to view, annotate and create documents, and uses a stylus. The device has 16GB of storage, can last around a month on a single battery charge and can be connected to Android, iOS, Windows and Mac devices.

Sony DPT-CP1 photo

The DPT-CP1 will ship in Japan in June 2018 for around $650.

Introduction to OLEDs video

OLED displays are currently the most advanced displays in production, offering superior image quality, efficiency, flexibility and more. Here's our new short video that introduces OLED display technology and the current market status:

E Ink sees lower demand for e-reader displays in the first half of 2018

E Ink Holdings say that it expects low demand for e-paper displays in the first half of 2018, as the e-reader market is set for a low season as customers are transitioning to new models and are not ordering new displays (but rather use these in their inventories). E-reader displays account for about 70% of E Ink's revenues in 2017.

Bookeen Saga photo

Displays for e-notebooks and electronics shelf labels are expected to grow in the period, but apparently this won't be enough to offset the low demand for e-reader displays.