CLEARink demonstrates its latest color e-paper displays at SID 2018

Color e-paper developer CLEARink demonstrated its latest wearable color e-paper displays at SID 2018. The most interesting display was a 1.32" 202 PPI color e-paper display that offer a color gamut of 30% NTSC (1931 CIE) which is not up to par with regular emissive displays but looks quite good for a reflective display.

CLEARink's displays are electrophoretic displays that achieve color using color filters on top of the display. The panels offer a fast refresh rate which supports video.

A tour of E Ink's booth at SID Displayweek

Here's a short video showing E Ink's booth at SID Displayweek 2018, where the company demonstrated its latest E Ink displays, devices and prototypes. Some of these displays looked very good, especially the new color panels!

E Ink had some very interesting displays in there - including the new medical patch developed with LTS, the high resolution (400 PPI and 600 PPI) E Ink developed together with JDI, a range of new writing pads (from Sony, ReMarkable and Onyx Boox), the GVIDO music stand display, plastic logic's OTFT-powered panels and E Ink's upcoming beautiful color e-paper displays.

New Micro-LED introduction video

Today we are happy to publish this short Micro-LED explanation video, which we believe gives a nice introduction to Micro-LED display technology, production processes and to the current market status:

If you're interested in using this video in your web site, feel free to embed it. If you want more information on Micro-LEDs, check out our MicroLED-Info knowledge hub.

Introduction to OLEDs video

OLED displays are currently the most advanced displays in production, offering superior image quality, efficiency, flexibility and more. Here's our new short video that introduces OLED display technology and the current market status:

E Ink shows new e-paper products and prototypes at CES 2018

E Ink Holdings is showcasing its latest solutions, prototypes and products that use its e-paper displays at CES 2018. Products on display include mobile devices, retail and healthcare solutions and digital signage.

E Ink prototypes and devices at CES 2018

E Ink is showing the latest wearables, e-readers and tablets, and is also demonstrating a replica of the Dazzle wall at the San Diego International Airport parking garage, the world's largest media facade (with 2,100 E Ink Prism tiles), a Bergmeyer-designed E Ink Prism dress, color 32-inch and 13.3-inch Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), a reconfigurable battery-less (based on Powercast power harvesting RFID technology) price tag and more.

The best of 2017 - top ePaper stories

2017 is soon over - and this has been an interesting year for the e-paper industry. We continued to see the trend that began a few years ago - with the focus of the industry on signage and retail applications rather than e-readers, even though the e-reader market is stronger than expected.

Here are the top 10 stories posted on E-Ink-Info in 2017, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):

  1. Dasung runs out of its 13.3" E Ink monitor, readying its next-gen Bluetooth powered one (Jan 21)
  2. E Ink demonstrates a foldable 10.2" e-paper prototype (Jun 16)
  3. Q&A with Sri Peruvemba, Visionect's new board member and E Ink veteran (Oct 18)
  4. Vienna's Airport Line install E Ink signage in all its shuttle bus stations (Nov 11)
  5. Samsung patents a mobile phone cover with an E Ink display (Jan 23)
  6. Visionect launches a new 13.3" digital E Ink sign (May 19)
  7. Japan Display developed a 400-600 PPI E Ink backplane (May 23)
  8. E Ink iPhone case makers PopSlate goes bankcrupt (Mar 19)
  9. E Ink and Dai Nippon to launch a new E Ink Prism based retail system (Mar 8)
  10. E Ink and Texen to bring battery-less displays based smart packaging (Jan 22)

Q&A with Sri Peruvemba, Visionect's new board member and E Ink veteran

Sri Peruvemba sketchVisionect recently appointed Sri Pervuemba to its board of directory. Sri is a long time display veteran and was E Ink's chief marketing manager for over 10 years. Sri is also a good friend and has been supporting E-Ink-Info from its launch. Sri was kind enough to answer a few questions we had regarding the e-paper market and Visionect's technology and platform.

But first, an official bio: Sri Peruvemba is the CEO of Marketer International. His 25 years of experience in the electronics industry include marketing LCD, CRT, TFEL, OLED, LED, Plasma and ePaper displays into the consumer, mobile, industrial, medical, signage and TV markets. He earned a BSEE, a MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He was previously CMO for E Ink and also held senior level positions at Sharp Corp, TFS Inc., Planar Systems and Suntronic Technology. Peruvemba currently serves as Director on the Board of Visionect Inc., as well as on the board of the Society for Information Display(SID).

Metalgrass launches a new knowledge hub to focus on Micro-LED displays

We are happy to announce a new Metalgrass knowledge hub, MicroLED-Info.com. Our new site will focus on Micro-LED display technology and its future market. Micro-LED displays are a promising future display technology, one that should be on the radar of all display experts.

Many expect the first Micro-LED devices to hit the market in the very near future, with first applications in the wearable market - and also in HUDs and HMDs. MicroLED promise great performance, very high efficiency and brightness - but of course there still many technical challenges ahead.