May 2022

Reflective LCD developer Azumo raised $30 million

ePaper display developer Azumo announced that it raised $30 million in funding, led by Anzu Partners VR, with additional funding from SABIC Ventures, VectoIQ, Dipalo Ventures and Energy Foundry. The company will use the funds to accelerate its expansion and increase its manufacturing capabilities.

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Azumo (previously FLEx Lighting) developed a sunlight-readable, reflective LCD 2.0 technology that offers up to 10x the energy savings compared to traditional backlit LCDs. Azumo says its displays combine high video rate capability with superior readability in bright sunlight conditions to eliminate glare. Azumo offers its displays in sizes ranging from 1-inch to 17-inch.

Read the full story Posted: May 17,2022

Is Apple testing color E Ink displays for future foldable phones and tablets?

Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple is testing E Ink color ePaper display, for two different future devices. Apple is especially interested in E Ink displays due to their efficient power consumption.

The first device that Apple is testing is a tablet-like devices, while the second is a foldable phone. The foldable phone, which will use a foldable OLED inside, will require a cover display - for which an E Ink display can be highly suitable

 

Read the full story Posted: May 17,2022

Ynvisible gained exclusive rights to RISE's printed electrochromic display IP

In 2020, electrochromics display developer Ynvisible announced that it has entered into a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Sweden's RISE research institutes, to access RISE's printed electrochromic display IP.

RISE now announced that it has given Ynvisible an exclusive license to the display IP. Ynvisible aims to adopt RISE's technology into its high-volume production capability in Sweden. RISE's technology will enable Ynvisible to offer displays that directly compete traditional segmented displays such as LCDs.

Read the full story Posted: May 07,2022

The Bright Side: The Evolution of Digital Displays for Outdoor Use

This is a guest article by Sri Peruvemba

The evolution of outdoor digital displays continues to transform cities around the globe, and change the way we interact - from transportation to retail shops, hospitality, real estate, construction, education and entertainment.

Increasingly, we are seeing digital outdoor displays such as signs on buildings, train stations, bus stops, parking meters, gas stations and ATMs. In the past couple of decades, large format LED displays have dominated the outdoor display applications.  Two display technologies that have begun to grow significantly for outdoor use are LCD (liquid crystal display) and ePaper. Below, we look at the growth and innovation of both, as well as design and function challenges, and what to expect in the future.

Read the full story Posted: May 05,2022

AUO shows a new 7.9-inch reflective cholesteric LCD display prototype

AU Optronics demonstrated a new 7.9-inch display, that utilizes the company's new reflective LCD display technology, called ChLC - cholesteric liquid crystal technology.

A 7.9-inch reflective ChLc display by AUO (2022-04)

The display can cut the driving voltage when the display is static, and does not have any backlight. This reduces the power consumption of the display, which also does not use any color filters or polarizers and so offers higher reflectivity and color saturation compared to E Ink displays.

Read the full story Posted: May 02,2022