E Ink

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

E Ink to spend around $110 million to expand its production facilities, as it still cannot meet the demand for ePaper displays

E Ink Holdings announced that it plans to invest around $110 million USD to expand the capacity of its Taoyuan (Taiwan) production line, and around $480,000 in its Yangzhou (China) facility. These projects will be finished by the end of 2024.

The company is still fully booked and cannot satisfy all the demand for its displays. The company does report, however, that demand for consumer electronics, including e-readers and e-notebooks is lower than what it foreseen. In fact the company estimates that shipments of displays for e-Readers will be 10% lower than what the company estimated for 2022, but still higher than the shipments in 2021.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 19,2022

Alaska Airlines to launch E Ink based baggage tags

US airline Alaska Airlines launched a new smart baggage tag system, that uses E Ink labels. The company, which says it is the first in the US to adopt the technology, will offer 2,500 such tags for its frequent flyers, at no cost.

The new tags will allow users to avoid using printed bag tags, and the activation of the device can be done using a smartphone 24 hours before the flight. This means that almost the whole check-in process can be performed at home.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 21,2022

reMarkable sold over a million E Ink tablets, raises funds at a $1 billion valuation

Remarkable, the company behind the reMarkable 10.3" 1872 x 1404 E Ink tablet says that it has sold over 1 million devices, generating over $300 million in revenue in 2021 (with an operating profit of $31 million).

reMarkable says it closed a new financing round, with a valuation of $1 billion. The company did not disclose more about the funding round - beyond saying that they have sold a minority stake for several international investors.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 11,2022

Is Apple testing color E Ink displays for future foldable phones and tablets?

Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple is testing E Ink color ePaper display, for two different future devices. Apple is especially interested in E Ink displays due to their efficient power consumption.

The first device that Apple is testing is a tablet-like devices, while the second is a foldable phone. The foldable phone, which will use a foldable OLED inside, will require a cover display - for which an E Ink display can be highly suitable

 

Read the full story Posted: May 17,2022