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E Ink and AUO to co-develop large ePaper displays for retail applications

E Ink and AUO announced a new strategic partnership to co-develop large-size color ePaper displays. E Ink will provide full-color ePaper modules, while AUO will provide integrated software and hardware technologies along with the TFT backplane components.

E Ink hopes this new agreement will enable it to expand the adoption of its ePaper displays in retail applications. AUO's Smart Retail Business Group has developed software and hardware platforms that will enable the integration of the new displays and offer a direct route to market. The company is set to launch a new a cloud-based platform solution that integrates digital signage and electronic shelf labels. Its integrated CMS serves over 30,000 client nodes globally. As part of the new partnership, AUO plans to introduce additional large-size, ultra-low power consumption, energy-efficient display solutions using the E Ink displays.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 26,2024

E Ink collaborates with SOLUM, Realtek, IST and Chipbond to develop next-generation E Ink shelf label system architectures

E Ink announced it is collaborating with Realtek Semiconductor, Integrated Solutions Technology (IST), and Chipbond Technology to develop the System on Panel (SoP) architecture, to be integrated into the next-generation electronic shelf label (ESL) jointly developed with the system integrator, SOLUM. 

SOLUM is the number one US ESL solution provider, and the project's aim is to simplify the material structure of ESL and bring a sustainable solution via reduced material usage, lower power consumption and simplified production processes.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 15,2024

Kobo launches two color e-Readers, with E Ink Kaleido 3 display

Kobo launched two e-Readers, both of which use E Ink's latest Kaleido 3 color displays. First up is the Kobo Libra Colour, with its 7" color 1264x1680 E Ink Kaleido 3 touchscreen (300 PPI in monochrome, 150 PPI in color). The Libra Colour offers a Dual-Core 2 Ghz chipset, Kobo Stylus 2 support ($69.99 extra), physical page turn buttons and IPX8 waterproofing. The Kobo Libra Color will ship by the end of April 2024, for $219.99.

Kobo Libra Color photo

The Kobo Clara Colour eReader offers a 6" E Ink 1448 x 1072 Kaleido 3 display (300 PPI in monochrome, 150 PPI in color), a Dual-Core 2.0 Ghz chipset and IPX8 waterproofing. The Kobo Clara Colour eReaderw will ship by end of April 2024 for $149.99.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 10,2024

Hitachi goes paperless with E Ink eNote devices based on flexible 13.3" Kaleido 3 color panels

E Ink announced a new collaboration with Hitachi to achieve digital transformation and paperless operations in Hitachi's manufacturing sites at Omika Works. Hitachi deployed eNote devices, developed by E Ink's subsidiary, Linfiny Japan Inc., on Hitachi's IoT platform.  The eNote devices use 13.3" E Ink Kaleido 3 flexible and durable color ePaper displays.

One of Hitachi's most difficult challenges was to reudce paper media. Hitachi says that E Ink's ePaper solutions are very suitable for on-site work and would enable a smooth transition to digitalization without conventional work methods needing to be changed. 

Read the full story Posted: Mar 27,2024

BMW shows a new concept car with 1,349 color E Ink Prism 3 panels

BMW has unviled a new concept car, the BMW i5 Flow NOSTOKANA, that is covered with E Ink Prism 3 panels - and which pays a tribute to the 1991 Esther Mahlangu Art Car. 

Directly inspired by the South African artist Esther Mahlangu, the BMW i5 Flow NOSTOKANA has 1,349 E Ink Prism 3 segments that can be individually controlled.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 02,2024

New e-paper device:Minimal Phone

The Minimal Phone is an android phone that offers a square touch E Ink display and a QWERTY keyboard. The phone offers front-lighting, Wi-Fi, 4G communication and a camera.

The Minimal Phone will soon launch a crowdfunding campaign for the first units, the price will be around $400.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 24,2024

PPDS launches a new 32" signage display based on E Ink's new Spectra 6 color ePaper display

PPDS launched a new E Ink signage display, the 31.5-inch (16:9) Philips Tableaux 5150I Series using E Ink Spectra 6. This product is the first one to adopt E Ink's new 31.5" Spectra 6 module. The Philips Tableaux 5150I can be used as a standalone solution or as part of a fleet of displays across multiple locations around the world, and can be managed manually, or remotely using third-party or PPDS’s inhouse software.

Due to E Ink’s unique image stability, the 32-inch 5150I model can display static imagery without drawing on any energy source, only requiring low power when content is being updated. Details on availability and pricing will be announced by PPDS in early 2024.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 02,2023

New e-paper device:Xiaomi Moaan inkPalm 5 Pro

Xiaomi's Moaan inkPalm 5 Pro is an e-reader that offers a 5.2" 1820x780 (284 PPI) E Ink Carta HD display, Android OS (8.1), adjustable colour temperature with 24 stages and 64 GB of storage.

The Moaan inkPalm 5 Pro is now shipping in China for around $200.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 04,2023