E Ink Holdings (EIH) says that it plans to expand its Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) e-paper production to more sizes and start offering such displays to e-readers in 2020. The company also hopes to find customers in fields such as retailing, smart traffic, logistics, medical care and education.
As always, E Ink Holdings had an impressive booth at SID Dispalyweek, the premier display industry event, here's a nice video the company released showing the many displays that were demonstrated at the trade show:
CLEARink announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China-based display maker Tianma to establish a partnership framework for developing CLEARink’s patented ePaper 2.0 displays
Tiama will develop TFT backplanes and module assemblies for CLEARinks next-generation e-paper displays for tablets, IoT displays and other applications.
E Ink announced that its new Advanced Color ePaper(ACeP) E Ink panels has been used by Japan's Toppan Printing and Isetan Mitsukoshi to develop the world’s first color e-paper digital point-of-purchase (POP) sign.
Isetan Mitsukoshi says that the new POP signage will be helpful in reducing paper waste from in-store promotions. Isetan Mitsukoshi will install a prototype in the Isetan Shinjuku store for their “HANABANASAI” campaign that launched a few day ago.
Color e-paper developer CLEARink announced that Lenovo has become an investor in CLEARink, and the two companies will jointly-develop next-generation tablet devices based on CLEARink's displays.
In 2018 CLEARink announced that it has signed a $10 million supply agreement with a leading tablet maker to start supplying tablet displays beginning in 2019. It is likely that this leading tablet maker is Lenovo, which has now became an investor in CLEARink as well.
E Ink Holdings says it plans to start producing its next-generation color e-Paper (Advanced Color ePaper, or ACeP) display panels early in 2019. The first ACeP displays will be 13" in size.
Color e-paper developer CLEARink demonstrated its latest wearable color e-paper displays at SID 2018. The most interesting display was a 1.32" 202 PPI color e-paper display that offer a color gamut of 30% NTSC (1931 CIE) which is not up to par with regular emissive displays but looks quite good for a reflective display.
CLEARink's displays are electrophoretic displays that achieve color using color filters on top of the display. The panels offer a fast refresh rate which supports video.
Here's a short video showing E Ink's booth at SID Displayweek 2018, where the company demonstrated its latest E Ink displays, devices and prototypes. Some of these displays looked very good, especially the new color panels!
E Ink had some very interesting displays in there - including the new medical patch developed with LTS, the high resolution (400 PPI and 600 PPI) E Ink developed together with JDI, a range of new writing pads (from Sony, ReMarkable and Onyx Boox), the GVIDO music stand display, plastic logic's OTFT-powered panels and E Ink's upcoming beautiful color e-paper displays.
Color e-paper developer CLEARink announced that is has signed a supply agreement with a leading tablet maker to start supplying tablet displays beginning in 2019. The agreement calls for at least $10 million in initial orders.
The CLEARink-enabled tablets will feature sunlight visibility, high resolution video and color, and will offer a much higher battery life compared to LCD or OLED based tablets. This is CLEARink's first major supply agreement.