Market updates - Page 2

Will e-readers manage to survive?

E Ink Holdings published their January financial results, and the revenue was about $48 million - which is a 63% drop compared to last year (and 11% drop compared to December). Despite this the company is still expected to post revenues of over NT$40 billion in 2012 - a 5% increase over 2011.

Some say that this marks the "end of the e-reader" - with tablets clearly winning the race. Some analysts are suggesting that Amazon will sell less Kindle e-readers in 2012 then was expected, but more Kindle Fires. This is an interesting debate. Most people agree that a dedicated e-paper reader is far better as a reading device but tablets are obviously much more versatile.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 14,2012

The OLED Handbook - a guide to OLEDs

Our sister-site OLED-Info launched a new book today - The OLED Handbook. This is a comprehensive guide to OLED technology, market and industry. There is a growing interest in OLEDs - from all over the world, and this guide can help introduce the subject quickly and throughly.

Reading this book, you'll learn all about:

  • OLED technology and materials
  • What kind of OLED displays are available today
  • What is a Super AMOLED and a Clear Black display
  • All about OLED lighting technology
  • OLED lighting panels and lamps available today
  • The future of OLED displays and lighting
  • And lot's more!
Read the full story Posted: May 31,2011

New e-readers and e-paper webinar coming next month

IntertechPira and +plasticElectronics have announced an upcoming webinar (18 of February) called "e-readers and e-paper: technology and applications" that will discuss the evolution of e-paper for the e-reader market. The webinar will be given by Ian French, a principal scientist at Prime View International (PVI).

The webinar will provide an overview of e-readers to date, technology advances in three key areas: flexibility, color and video and will also discuss future applications for e-paper displays.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 29,2010

DisplaySearch: E-Paper Display Revenues to Reach $9.6B by 2018

DisplaySearch forecasts that total e-paper display market will grow to 1.8 billion units and $9.6 billion in revenues in 2018, from 22 million units and $431 million in revenues in 2009, for a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 41% for revenues and 64% for units.

E-book displays currently account for the majority of e-paper revenues. Nearly all e-book devices currently in the market use E Ink's electrophoretic display technology, with a small number--such as Fujitsu's FLEPia--using cholesteric LCD (liquid crystal display) technology. Other electrophoretic display suppliers SiPix and Bridgestone have announced that they will also commercialize e-book displays.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 30,2009

New report says e-readers are green

There's a new report by the Cleantech Group that says that e-readers are green. In fact, according to the projected sales of e-readers in 2009 and 2012 could reduce co-2 emissions by 10.9 million tons.

Their analysis says that one year of use could offset the emissions made by manufacturing and distribution (and operation). Each following year of use could actually be preventing the release of 370 pounds of carbon dioxide per user (assuming individuals buy about 22.5 books a year).

The report mentions that using an e-paper based reader (currently almost all of these are E Ink based) is best - because of the low power consumption.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 28,2009

Over 1 million E-Readers with E Ink are in use

E Ink announced today that over 1 million E-Book readers with their displays are being used today. In fact almost all epaper readers use E Ink technology.

At SID 2009 (starting sunday), E Ink will showcase many such readers:

  • Cybook Gen 3 by Bookeen
  • Digital Reader 1000S by iRex
  • eSlick by Foxit
  • EZ Reader by Astak
  • HandyBOOK N516 by Hanvon
  • Hanlin eReader V3 & V8 by Tianjin Jinke Electronics
  • iLiad 2nd Edition by iRex
  • Kindle 2 by Amazon
  • NUUT from Neolux
  • Reader Digital Book PRS-505 & PRS-700 by Sony
  • STAReBOOK STK-101 by Staretek
Read the full story Posted: May 28,2009