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:
E Ink Holdings announced a strategic investment in Plastic Logic HK, a newly formed fabless flexible e-paper display developer and producer based on Plastic Logic's own OTFT driver technology.
Plastic Logic, originally spun out of Cambridge University, has years of experience with e-paper and OTFT technologies, and is currently owned by Russia's RusNano fund. Plastic Logic HK will work closely with E Ink and utilize EIH's supply chain and module facility to improve the cost structure of Plastic Logic's organic ePaper display modules.
E-paper passenger information systems developer Papercast announced enhancements to its range of solar powered e-paper displays. The main new feature is a higher refresh rate - which now can be up to 7.5 fps - which Papercast says significantly exceeds the limitations of other e-paper technology in this sector.
Papercast displays use the compayn's own proprietary e-paper driver board and heavyweight processing power, which enables the new fast refresh rate. Other recent enhancements include an ultra-low power battery operation mode when solar power is unavailable, text-to-speech support and more.
According to reports Russia-based YotaPhone is bankrupt. YotaPhone developed dual-screen smartphones. Its latest device was the YotaPhone 2 -which sported a 5" OLED front display and a 4.7" E Ink touch screen on the back
The Yotaphone were innovative, but sadly it seems as there was low consumer demand for such devices.
Last month we reported that E Ink Holdings has teamed up with Advantech, Avalue Technology, Cypress Technology and iMedtac to develop e-paper based displays for the medical market. Yesterday Avalue launched its Avalue E Ink series healthcare solutions.
The new "smart ward" wireless solutions include the bedside card with its color (Black, white, red) small E Ink display, the E-Note tablet with its 13.3" E Ink display and the Pick-to-light E Ink tag. Avalue also released a 42-inch smart E Ink monitor for hospitals.
Visionect and Radiola Land have installed E Ink signage at Auckland Airport's public transport terminal.
Each sign includes two 13.3" E Ink screens to provide Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) to commuters. The signs display important travel information, bus locations and marketing messages.
E Ink Holdings has teamed up with Advantech, Avalue Technology, Cypress Technology and software developer iMedtac to develop e-paper based displays for the medical market.
The partners will develop many application solutions, including medical care information boards, clinic reception displays, drip recording cards, smart drug labelling systems, clinic bed cards and mobile data recording boards. They will use a wide range of e-paper displays, including 2.9-, 5.65-, 13.3- and 42-inch panels.
In early March we conducted a 10 day trip to Seoul, to attend the OLED Korea 2019 conference (and a visit to some local display companies). One thing that we noticed during our trip is the adoption of E Ink shelf labels in stores.
We have seen E Ink ESL displays in Samsung retail stores (used to detail the new Galaxy S10 flexible OLED smartphone family), and in supermarkets across town. The ESL displays were used to display price and information (unfortunatly always in Korean) - and were nicely placed.
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.