E Ink

BMW shows a color-changing car covered with Prism 3 E Ink panels

E Ink recently launched its latest segmented display technology, E Ink Prism 3, which features dynamic color changing capabilities. As part of the launch of this new technology, BMW presented its latest concept, the i Vision DEE car, which is covered with Prism 3 panels:

The i Vision DEE is covered with 240 panels, capable of showing 32 colors according to BMW (a bit strange as E Ink says the Prism 3 offers a palette of 8 colors only). Anyway this is a pretty nice concept, that builds on BMW's iX Flow shown a year before and covered with similar panels, but with monochrome (grayscale) Prism panels.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 12,2023

E Ink launches the Prism 3 dynamic segmented display technology

E Ink Holdings launched its latest segmented display technology, E Ink Prism 3, which features dynamic color changing capabilities. The new Prism 3 display offers product designers to choose from eight colors and combine them with patterns to create rich, dynamic surfaces.

The Prism 3 offers low power consumption (as with all E Ink bistable displays), and it is thin and durable. The Prism 3 offers designers the option of combining intricate patterns and colors onto the surface to enhance products.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 06,2023

E Ink Gallery 3 ACeP color ePaper displays move into mass production

In April 2022, E Ink announced its latest color ePaper display, the Gallery 3, targeting applications in eReaders and Notes devices. The Gallery 3 is based on E Ink's ACeP (Advanced Color ePaper) platform, where a full-color gamut is achieved through a four particle ink system: cyan, magenta, yellow and white. The displays offer fast refresh rates (350 ms for black and white, 500-1500 ms for color refresh), a substantial improvement over the first generation E Ink Gallery.

E Ink Gallery 3 display

E Ink today announced that Gallery 3 has moved into mass production, with customer products from Bigme, BOOX, iFlyTek, iReader, PocketBook, Readmoo, and AOC coming down the pipeline in 2023 and beyond.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 15,2022

E Ink is the first display company to achieve RE20, as 20% of its energy is from renewable sources

Back in March 2022, E Ink announced that it has joined RE100, a global renewal energy initiative, and has committed to use 100% renewable energy by 2030. The company announced today that 20% of the energy it uses is generated from renewable sources (RE20) - the first display company to do so.

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In December 2021 E Ink announced that it aims to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2040.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 08,2022

Familux resort chain installs over 150 E Ink signage displays

Small luxury hotel group Familux has installed over 150 E Ink displays at its four resorts, using the displays for several applications. One application is the Program Wall, which uses 18 screens to show guests the day's event, QD codes to sign up and more.

Visionect provided the screens and system to Familux, while MIndstream provided the programming and data management services.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 03,2022

Huawei sold over 110,000 MatePad Paper devices in two months, sues Amazon over E Ink patents

According to reports, Huawei filed a lawsuit against Amazon and its hardware partner Compal Electronics, saying that Amazon's Kindle being produced in China infringe upon Huawei's E Ink patents.

It is revealed that Huawei sold over 110,000 units of its MatePad Paper device in just 2 months, surpassing Amazon's Kindle sales in the same period. Amazon announced plans to withdraw from the local market in China earlier this year.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 31,2022

McLaren tests E Ink ads in its racing cars

The McLaren F1 team have placed a small E Ink display on the cockpit of its racing car, as it aims to replace the current sticker-based advertising with something more dynamic and sophisticated.

The integrator is a company called Seamless Digital. This project will enable to rotate advertisers without removing stickers, and sell smaller ad packages (i.e. you can endorse just one 'lap') which may increase revenue.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 24,2022

California approves the use of digital license plates

Several years ago US-based Reviver Auto developed E Ink based car plates, called the RPlate pro, that can show customized messages when the car is parked, and also can update plates without delay. In 2018, several states in the US started testing the digital plates.

RPlate Pro - Arizona photo

Towards the end of September 2022, California issued a new law, AB 984, which makes E Ink displays a legal alternative to standard metal plates. There are some conditions to the use of the display. The only company that got approved to is indeed Reviver Auto.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 14,2022

E Ink's 6.8-inch and 2.9-inch ePaper displays have been verified for their carbon footprint

E Ink announced that its 6.8-inch and 2.9-inch ePaper modules have been verified by the British Standards Institution (BSI), as being in compliance with the ISO 14067:2018 standard. The carbon footprint of every 6.8 inch ePaper module is 3.30 kg CO2; every 2.9 inch ePaper module is 0.59 kg CO2.

Amazon Kindle 2016 photo

E Ink says that these two displays are its most commonly used modules. The verification focused on the GHG emissions during the material receiving and manufacturing stages and throughout the life cycle of the products. The carbon footprint data investigation includes the raw material production, materials transportation and product manufacturing of the ePaper module assembly based on the functions of each site within the Company, including Massachusetts site in North America, and Hsinchu, Linkou and Yangzhou sites in Asia.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 27,2022