Is Amazon developing a foldable E Ink Kindle device?

Mark Gurman posted an article on Bloomberg, in which he claims that Amazon is developing a Kindle device with a foldable screen. Or, at least, that such a device is under an "internal discussion".

Last month E Ink demonstrated its latest foldable and rollable ePaper displays, which you can see in the video above. It's not clear how close are these display to commercialization. It isn't a big surprise that Amazon is testing these displays and considering a foldable Kindle.

EIH and IntelliCentrics to develop medical smart badges with E Ink displays

E Ink Holdings announced a new partnership with healthcare security solutions developed IntelliCentrics to create Eco-friendly ePD smart badges for medical credentialing.

The new smart badges integrate IntelliCentrics' technology platform and E Ink's ePaper display technology. The smart badge can be reused after disinfection and will replace the traditional paper badge to reduce the consumption of single-use paper, and to provide real-time badge updates as needed.

E Ink announces its latest color display, the Kaleido Plus

E Ink Holdings officially launched its new color ePaper display, the E Ink Kaleido Plus. The new display technology enables 16-levels of grayscale and 4,096 colors. The new display offers sizes up to 7.8-inch in size (larger than E Ink's first generation Kaleido displays).

Sony DPT-CP1 Version 2 photo

E Ink explains that with the new Kaleido display, it has implemented an improved printed color filter array (CFA) technology, with an improved, faster and brighter ink player. These two improvements enable brighter colors with better text rendering.

Sony to update its DPT-CP1 10.3" color eNotebook

In 2019 Sony released the DPT-CP1 color Digital Paper A5 device, and now the company is set to release a new version, called (at least for now) the DPT-CP1 Version 2.

Sony DPT-CP1 Version 2 photo

The main new feature uses E Ink's upgraded color display (Kaleido 2.5), which features a thinner gap between the display and the color filters which enables the improved performance. The new display features a 1404x1872 resolution and faster refresh.

Plastic Logic's 2.1" flexible color (ACeP) display panel is now available on the ePaper Marketplace

Plastic Logic's 2.1-inch Legio 240x146 full-color (ACeP) OTFT-driven E Ink display is now available through the ePaper Marketplace.

The display can show four colors (Red, blue, green, yellow plus black and white) and supports a bending radius of 30 mm for the display area and 40 mm for the chip area. The display is suitable for wearables, IoT, and other applications where color, flexibility, ultra low power consumption and a small display are all required.

SoluM says it won ESL orders worth $490 million in Q4 2020

Korea-based SoluM says it has won ESL orders worth 550 billion Won ($491 million USD) in Q4 2020. The new orders are from the company's new European distributors.

SoluM's range of ESL products

SoluM says it expects its ESL business to hit record sales in 2021. The company says it is currently the world's third largest ESL vendor (following SES Imageotag and Sweden's Pricer). It is the top vendor in North America and in South Korea. SoluM's goal is to become the world's leading supplier of ESL solutions.

Atmosic developed an E Ink "e-badge" reference design

Low-power IoT Bluetooth technology developer Atmosic announced that it has developed a reference design for eBadge applications in collaboration with E Ink Holdings.

Atmosic E Ink ebadge reference design photo

Atmosic will offer the power-optimized eBadge reference design, featuring one of E Ink’s 2.9” or 3.7” black and white displays, or 4.1” Gallery Palette color displays. The kit utilizes Atmosic’s M series extreme low-power Bluetooth LE platform, enabling long, multiyear battery life which can be extended by using optional on-chip energy harvesting.

Looking for ePaper panels and systems? We can now assist

If you're looking for ePaper display modules, we can now help you find suitable suppliers for a wide range of displays. These can be bought as stand alone displays, or as a complete system solution.

2.9-inch 296x128 E Ink module photo

We can support over 15 displays, ranging from small 1-inch displays for wearables and small devices to 13.3" panels. Most of these displays are monochrome (Black/White) but some also support three colors (Red or Yellow). A few of these displays are flexible.