E Ink Holdings

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

E Ink announces the improved Gallery 3 ACeP color ePaper display

E Ink announced its latest color ePaper display, the Gallery 3, targeting applications in eReaders and Notes devices.

E Ink Gallery 3 display

The Gallery 3 is based on E Ink's ACeP (Advanced Color ePaper) platform, where a full-color gamut is achieved through a four particle ink system: cyan, magenta, yellow and white, which allows a full color gamut at each pixel. Gallery 3 displays offers a faster refresh rate (350 ms for black and white, 500-1500 ms for color refresh), a substantial improvement over the first generation E Ink Gallery (which offers a black and white update in 2 seconds, and full-color in up to 10 seconds).

Read the full story Posted: Apr 26,2022

E Ink launches a new CFA color ePaper display, the Kaleido 3

E Ink launched its latest color ePaper display, the Kaleido 3, with richer colors. E Ink says that the Kaleido3 improves the color saturation by 30% compared the previous-generation Kaleido Plus (which was launched in March 2021).

E Ink Kaleido Plus vs Kaleido 3

The Kaleido 3 display is based on E Ink's Print Color ePaper technology, where a color filter array (CFA) is used in conjunction with E Ink’s Carta black and white ink film. The Kaleido 3 also implements E Ink's new ComfortGaze front light technology. ComfortGaze has been engineered to reduce the amount of blue light reflected off the surface of the display, providing further comfort while reading with reduced Blue Light Ratio (BLR) and Blue Light Toxicity Factor (BLTF) by up to 60% and 24% respectively compared to the previous generation of front light design.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 29,2022

E Ink launches Gallery Plus ACeP displays with improved colors and contrast

E Ink announced a new generation of its Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) display, called the E Ink Gallery Plus. This full color display offers an improved contrast ratio and color gamut compared to the previous generation displays. E Ink targets commercial signage for these displays - such as retail, restaurants, transportation and public information displays.

E Ink Gallery vs Gallery Plus

E Ink says that the Gallery Plus displays, based on the ACeP platform, is a full-color electronic ink system with four color pigments: cyan, magenta, yellow, and white. The contrast ratio is improved by 40% (from 10 to 14). E Ink Gallery Plus will be available in various sizes for customers, including 13.3-inch, 25.3-inch, and 28-inch.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 25,2022

E Ink joins RE100, commitss to use 100% renewal energies by 203

E Ink announced that it has joined RE100, a global renewal energy initiative, and has committed to use 100% renewable energy by 2030. E Ink says it is the first display company to set such an aggressive goal.

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In order to achieve E Ink's goal of using 100% green renewable energy in all its global sites by 2030, E Ink will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) or Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) through global sites to increase the use of renewable energy year over year. E Ink expects to exceed 10% of renewable energy use (RE10) by the end of 2022, 40% of renewable energy use (RE40) by 2025, and to reach RE100 in 2030, with 100% of renewable energy used in global factories.

In December 2021 E Ink announced that it aims to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2040.

 

Read the full story Posted: Mar 24,2022

E Ink displays first to receive Dark Sky Certification

E Ink announced that it has received the Dark Sky Certification from the International Dark Sky Association (IDA). E Ink is the first display technology to be certified through the IDA - which makes sense as E Ink displays do not emit light, and rely on ambient lighting.

E Ink explains that as cities continue to become smarter, and strive to provide timely information and communication to their citizens, the balance between delivering that information, environmental concerns and the aesthetic of a town becomes more important. Cities are striving to keep citizens safe and informed, while also considering their carbon footprint, and the electricity wasted on lighting that is overly bright, poorly targeted, and sometimes unnecessary.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 25,2022

SID posts an interesting interview with Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink Holdings

Our great friend, Sri Peruvemba, posted an interested interview with Johnson Lee, the CEO of E Ink Holdings.

Johnson Lee, CEO at E Ink Holdings

Sri discusses with Johnson how he grew the company in recent years, his favorite ePaper applications, and also how he is implementing environmentally responsible activities, including all-organic food and a drive towards a 100% renewable company. Read this very interesting interview here!

 
Read the full story Posted: Feb 11,2022

BMW unveils a concept car covered with E Ink Prism panels

BME has unveiled a new concept car, called the BMW iX Flow, which is covered with E Ink Prism panels that allows it to change colors from black to white:

BMW developed "intelligent design algorithms" that enables to create a dynamic flow when changing the colors. In addition to personalization, a variable exterior also contributes to the efficiency of the vehicle. By nature, a white exterior on hot days would reflect sunlight and conversely, a black exterior on cold days would absorb the sunlight. This could reduce the amount of energy the vehicle uses for heating and cooling the interior.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 09,2022

E Ink Holdings pledges to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040

E Ink Holdings announced that it aims to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2040. EIH has already been working for several years to reduce emissions, and has now announced a three phase plan to reach their new commitment.

The first phase will be to achieve 40% renewable energy by 2025. The second step is to achieve 100% renewable energy use by 2030. In addition to increasing the proportion of renewable energy use year over year, E Ink will also improve energy use efficiency and reduce the overall energy use and consumption of environmental resources in product development, manufacturing, and corporate operations.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 30,2021

EIH continues to enjoy high demand for ePaper displays, is fully booked for 2022

E Ink Holdings says that as demand for its displays grow, its customers have been willing to pay deposits to secure supply in 2022. The company is now fully booked for 2022.

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The company says it is in fact unable to meet the demand, and is trying to expedite its four new upcoming production lines. The first line, if all goes according to plan, will begin operation soon, and two other lines will start production in 2022. These three lines will more than double the company's capacity. The fourth new line will begin operation in 2023.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 27,2021