Netronix reports major orders for E Ink name badgets for medical testing

EPD solution provider Netronix announced that it has received major orders for E Ink name badges from a medical testing equipment company in the US, with shipments to start in Q3 2020.

Netronix also reports that interest in its e-Notebook products have increased, while demand for electronic baggage tags is much lower due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is also active with electronic shelf labels, large-area ePaper signage and e-readers (the company will ramp up its 6-inch color E Ink e-readers and name tags in Q3 2020).

EIH posts its highest quarterly profit in 9 years

E Ink Holdings reported its Q1 2020 results. The company's net profit ($26.23 million) was its highest in nine years. The company expects its growth to continue in Q2 2020 with strong demand for electronic shelf labels and color e-paper displays, mainly for e-readers.

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EIH says that the virus pandemic is increasing demand for ESL which allow retailers to update product price displays automatically from a central controller in addition as more students and workers stay home, it increases demand for e-notebooks and e-readers.

Ynvisible raises $1 million, acquires electrochromic display developer rdot

Ynvisible announced that it has acquired the electrochromic display developer rdot, for $123,000 plus time-limited performance remuneration. rdot's two employees will join Ynvisible's team. Ynvisible says that it will adopt rdot's display prototyping business and transfer the technology to its high volume industrial production facility.

Ynvisible also announced that it will be closing a non-brokered private placement to raise gross proceeds of $1.5 million CAD (around $1.08 million USD).

EIH expects a small increase in revenues this quarter as demand for e-readers and ESLs increase

E Ink Holdings say that demand for e-readers and electronic shelf labels improved in the last quarter, and the company expects a small growth in revenues. EIH says that Coronavirus outbreak is having only a minor impact on its operations.

In fact, EIH already said earlier this month that remote work and school projects are increasing demand for e-notebooks, and now the company says that the outbreak also increases demand for e-readers, ESLs and medical devices, especially in China. The company does see a slowdown in actual installations of ESLs projects in Europe and US where cities are in lockdown.

EIH: the Coronavirus outbreak increases demand for e-notebooks displays

E Ink Holdings (EIH) says it sees high demand for e-notebook displays, as these devices are increasing in popularity for smart online teaching applications - especially as the coronavirus outbreak spreads.

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Digitimes reports that companies in China are launching new e-notebook solutions, as China's education ministry is promoting smart remote teaching as on-site classes are being suspended.

Guangzhou's government to encourage e-Paper display production

The government of the Guangzhou province in China announced generous subsidies (up to $285 million USD per company) to encourage investments in emerging display production in the province.

LG Display 8.5-gen OLED TV fab in Guangzhou, China

The goal is to help establish display production hubs - and the list of display technologies include OLEDs, Micro-LEDs, QD-LEDs, 3D displays, graphene enhanced display technologies - the e-paper displays.ill begin in early 2020.

e-paper tablet maker Remarkable raises $15 million

Remarkable, the company behind the reMarkable 10.3" 1872 x 1404 E Ink tablet has closed another financing round, raising $15 million from Spark Capital. This follows its $10 million seed rounds, and the company will use the new funds to accelerate its growth and launch R&D to develop future products.

Remarkable photo

The reMarkable's display is relatively fast (55 ms) and supports pen input. The device is based on a Linux OS and features include 8GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, a 1Ghz ARM A9 CPU, 3,000mAh battery and ePub and PDF file support. The reMarkable is now shipping for $599 (note: affiliate link to Amazon.com)

E Ink Holdings lowers its 2019 revenue guidance as demand for e-readers in the US declines

E Ink Holdings Inc has lowered its 2019 revenue forecast, saying that revenues are expected to be 10% lower than in 2018 EIH says that the US-China trade ware has lowered demand for e-readers and e-notebooks in the US.

E-readers and e-notebooks amount to around 70% of EIH's revenues. The company is still optimistic about the electronic shelf label (ELS) market, and its shipments to that market are expected to grow 20-30% from 2018.

CLEARink says it has over $300 million in confirmed e-paper order commitments

CLEARink demonstrated their latest color e-paper displays at SID Displayweek 2019, and following is an interesting interview with the company's CEO Frank Christiaens and CMO (our good friend Sri Peruvemba):

CLEARink latest displays are 9.7" (227 PPI) and supports 4,096 colors. Frank says that CLEARink has over $300 million in confirmed commitments, mainly from the educational market. The company hopes to bring its first displays to the market by 2020.

Ynvisible to acquire Sweden-based Consensum, a printed electronics contract manufacturer

Ynvisible was established in Portugal in 2010 to develop flexible transparent electrochromic displays produced using a simple printing method. In 2011 the company started producing sample products (we tested one in August 2012).In September 2018, the company has gone through a reverse take-over, and the now Canadian headquartered Ynvisible Interactive Inc. has inaugurated its new production line near Lisbon.

ynvisible electrochromic display structure

Ynvisible now announced that it is set to acquire Sweden-based Consensum Production AB, a contract manufacturer of printed electronics and hybrid systems. The Consensum team has accumulated over a decade of experience in roll-to-roll printing of different electronic components, including displays. The company operates a full-scale roll-to-roll production line and processes required for manufacture, converting and testing of printed electronics components and systems.

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