Waveshare now offers 7.5" E Ink displays for Raspberry Pi

Waveshare is offering a wide range of E Ink displays for Raspberry Pi, and the company has now added 7.5" display option. The 7.5" E Ink display offers a resolution of 640x384, and can support either 2 colors (black/white) or 3 colors (black/white/red). The display costs $65 for the black and white version and $77 for the 3 color one.

Waveshare 7.5'' E Ink HAT dispaly for Raspberry Pi photo

Waveshare is now offering E Ink Raspberry Pi displays ranging from 1.54" to 7.5" in size. All of these displays are available on Amazon.com.

The city of Bonn in Germany is field testing Papercast's e-paper bus stop displays

The city of Bonn in Germany is testing out PaperCast's e-paper bus stop displays. The project aims to replace paper timetables with dynamic digital displays that show live bus arrivals for customers at the bus stop.

Papercast trial e-paper bus stop, Bonn, Germany

Stadtwerke Bonn Bus und Bahn (SWBV), the Bonn municipal citizen service authority, is field testing several different display technologies during the trial, not just the E Ink displays from Papercast. The bus stop displays are solar powered and offer mobile connectivity

E Ink aims to start producing color ACeP displays in early 2019

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.

ACeP color E Ink at SID 2016

E Ink first-generation Triton color e-Paper displays never really reached commercialization as the performance was not good enough. The company currently produces 3-color displays (Spectra displays), but the ACeP will hopefully be the first commercial full color E Ink displays.

E Ink reports improved earnings in Q2 2018

E Ink Holdings reported its Q2 2018 financial results. Operating losses decreased to only $1.73 million (down from $8.5 million in Q1 2018). Royalty income increased almost 80% to $25.8 million - which results in a net profit of almost $28 million.

E Ink says that it expects revenues to grow at a faster rate int he second half of the year, and the company also approved a new plan to streamline its management and improve its operational efficiency.

E Ink says shelf labels displays will outsell e-reader displays by area in 2018

E Ink Holdings' president, Johnson Lee, says that demand for electronic shelf labels (ESL) displays is high - and in 2018 the company expects ESL displays to surpass e-reader displays in terms of area shipments.

This is very good news for EIH as the e-reader market has stagnated for years - and it is rather surprising for many as we have all been used to consider e-readers to be the main market for e-paper displays.

A tour of E Ink's booth at SID Displayweek

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.