ePaper displays in 2020 - a market snapshot

Most people when they think about ePaper displays immediate think about E Ink. E Ink Holdings (EIH) has been very successful in bringing its ePaper displays to the market - and today these are prevalent in e-readers, electronic shelf labels, e-notebooks and many other applications. While EIH indeed has a clear leadership in the ePaper market, it is not alone.

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But first of all, it is important to note that there are many display technologies that could be called ePaper displays. Most people would only consider truly bi-stable displays able to show dot-matrix images as ePaper displays, but some other technologies that are not truly bi-stable also exist and some consider these as ePaper displays as well - for example Memory LCDs. In addition some simpler displays technologies that are similar to ePaper in properties also exist. We will discuss both these technologies in this article.

How Dasung's E Ink monitor assists a Syndome Triple-A patient

Jeremie Rousseau, from France, suffers from a genetic disease called Syndome Triple-A, a rare autosomal recessive congenital disorder. There are several symptoms that result from this disorder - and one of these is alacrima - the inability to produce enough tears. Jeremie finds it very difficult to work with computer monitors - even after following his Doctor's advice to decrease the contrast and brightness of his LCD display.

Jeremie was looking for solutions that will enable him to work for longer times in front of a monitor, and he found a good solution with Dasung's Paperlike E Ink monitors. Jeremie finds that he can work for many hours in front of the E Ink monitors - used to read, write e-mails and read long PDF files.

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The best of 2019 - top ePaper stories

2019 is soon over - and it's nice to reflect back to the year we had experienced. The focus of the e-paper industry continues to shift from e-readers to more diverse applications including signage and retail applications, even though the e-reader continues to be a successful and stable market.

Here are the top 10 stories posted on E-Ink-Info in 2019, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):

  1. E Ink Holdings and partners to enter the global medical display market (Mar 26)
  2. E Ink Holdings reports a 25.5% increase in net profits in 2018 (Mar 29)
  3. Papercast announces new E Ink displays with a fast 7.5 fps refresh rate (Apr 23)
  4. Video shows Hisense' latest A5 and A6 E Ink smartphones (Sep 12)
  5. Tianma to develop TFTs and modules for CLEARink color tablet e-paper displays (Feb 27)
  6. Lenovo starts shipping its Yoga Book C930 with the E Ink keyboard (Jan 22)
  7. E Ink shelf label displays in Seoul - a short report (Mar 13)
  8. Avalue launches its E Ink healthcare solutions suite (Apr 19)
  9. Lenovo invests in CLEARink, to jointly develop e-paper tablets (Jan 17)
  10. Yotaphone, the maker of the dual-screen OLED and E Ink smartphone is bankcrupt (Apr 20)

Here's hoping for more progress - and a bright and exciting 2020!

An introduction to e-paper displays video

e-Paper displays offer exciting features, such as great image quality, low power consumption (bi-stability), sunlight visibility and more. Here's our new short video that introduces e-paper display technology and the current market status:

Hands-on review of Dasung's 13.3" Paperlike HD-FT monitor

In July 2019, Dasung started shipping its third-generation E Ink secondary monitor, the Paperlike HD-FT. This e-paper monitor is based on a 13.3" 2200x1650 touch display with a front light. Dasung was kind enough to send us a unit for this review.

The Paperlike HD-FT is a surprisingly slick and lightweight monitor. It's like a large tablet or a large e-reader, but one that connects to your computer via a single cable that requires two connectors - USB for power and HDMI for data. The monitor than acts like a regular 2nd monitor.

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E Ink shelf label displays in Seoul - a short report

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.

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  • OLED technology and materials and production processes
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The best of 2018 - top ePaper stories

2018 is soon over - and it's nice to reflect back to the year we had experienced. The focus of the e-paper industry continues to shift from e-readers to signage and retail applications, even though the e-reader continues to be a successful and stable market.

Here are the top 10 stories posted on E-Ink-Info in 2018, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):

  1. E Ink shows new e-paper products and prototypes at CES 2018 (Jan 10)
  2. PaperCast's E Ink display based systems deployed in Jerusalem Israel's bus stops in a new JTMT pilot (Jan 31)
  3. E Ink shows a prism-powered dress (Jan 12)
  4. Sydney Australia launches new E Ink powered bus stop displays (Mar 2)
  5. Ubiiq launches an LPWAN E Ink connected tag (Feb 17)
  6. Bodle secures over $8 Million in Series A funding (Jan 29)
  7. Will Lenovo's Yoga Book 2 (2018) include an E Ink touch display instead of a keyboard? (Jun 10)
  8. Aizuwakamatsu city in Japan launches an E Ink bus stop display pilot (Feb 19)
  9. CLEARink demonstrates its latest color e-paper displays at SID 2018 (Jun 6)
  10. US starts testing E Ink car license plates (Apr 25)

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