E Ink announced they are working with six ePaper module partners, including BOE Technology Group, DKE Co., Ltd., Jiangxi Xing Tai Technology Co., Ltd., Innolux Corporation, Qingyue Technology, and Yes Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. to promote E Ink GalleryTM Palette and E Ink GalleryTM Plus color ePaper products.
E Ink Gallery Plus is a reflective color ePaper display using E Ink's latest ACeP™ technology. A full-color gamut with eight primary colors is achieved through a four particle ink system with cyan, magenta, yellow, and white. E Ink Gallery Palette is also based on ACeP technology, and was developed to support the seven most commonly used colors in retail signage, including black, white, red, yellow, blue, green, and orange to achieve a low cost color solution. E Ink Gallery Palette is ideal for ePaper applications requiring a limited color display and low power consumption and is suitable for signage in retail, education, offices, transportation, healthcare, and logistics. For further information see the IDTechEx report on E-Paper / Bistable Displays 2012-2022: Markets, Forecasts, Technologies.
E Ink has continued to advance its ePaper technologies through the years; from black and white to three-color ePaper (black and white and red / yellow) to full color displays. In recent years, E Ink has launched three major color ePaper platforms: the Spectra series, the Kaleido series and the Gallery series.
"As the demand for ePaper-based products increases and continues to grow, E Ink, as a leader in ePaper technology, is working with display module partners to further expand the market." said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink Holdings. "E Ink will supply color ePaper materials (FPL), and E Ink's partners will manufacture color ePaper modules in various sizes and shapes. This gives device makers interested in E Ink technology a broader choice of color ePaper module makers to choose from. We will continue to work with our partners to actively promote color ePaper in various smart display products. The goal is to bring green and low-carbon emission ePaper displays to different applications."
As online retail and digital trends have driven retailers to accelerate digitization of their stores, E Ink's ePaper displays save labor and increase efficiencies. In addition, E Ink products can save considerable amounts of CO2 emissions vs. LCD or paper signage, giving retailers a sustainable option to integrate digital displays. In a comparison of the electricity consumed by 30 million 10-inch ePaper signage and 30 million 10-inch LCD signage used worldwide for continuous use over five years, the ePaper signage can reduce CO2 by 12,000 times compared to LCD signage. In printed paper, ePaper signage can reduce CO2 emissions by 60,000 times compared with printed paper.
"ePaper products from BOE, which range from 1 inch to 32 inches, all feature high contrast, a wide viewing angle, ultra-low power consumption, high reflectivity, and a comfortable reading experience," said Ren-Gui Chen, Senior Vice President of BOE Technology Group "Strategic cooperation with E Ink has facilitated our mutual development in the ePaper industry. In the future, BOE hopes to jointly develop and promote color ePaper products with E Ink and conduct comprehensive research on the Internet of Things applications. BOE aims to quickly introduce color products into the market based on our capabilities to integrate the industrial chain of backplanes, modules, and assembly of devices. BOE will continue to work together with E Ink based on its philosophy of 'in-depth cooperation, collaborative development, and value co-creation' to help achieve the goal of Net Zero Carbon Emissions and promote the sustainable development of the industry."
"We congratulate E Ink on their successful launch of E Ink Gallery Palette color ePaper," said Chairman of DKE Co., Ltd., Aijun Zhou. "This launch has greatly expanded the applications of color ePaper in smart education, commercial advertising, and public displays. In the future, DKE and E Ink will continue to cooperate on the development of E Ink Gallery Palette color ePaper products, and we will utilize our technical strengths in the industry to explore more product applications and create extraordinary value in the digital display scenario of the Internet of Things. We look forward to these products becoming widely popular in the global market to realize our vision of a paperless future and Net Zero Carbon Emissions soon."
"Innolux has been devoted for many years to developing new product applications for digital displays and in growing niche market products by leveraging our strong panel manufacturing," said James Yang , President of Innolux Corporation. "Innolux aims to create new opportunities with differentiated strategies, continues to move toward cross-sector integration, and to expand connections in the ecosystem. Innolux is honored to collaborate with E Ink today to develop diverse applications for color ePaper, which helps Innolux become a comprehensive panel technology provider. In addition to obtaining a competitive advantage in the market, the sustainable features of ePaper, including low power consumption, energy-savings, and carbon reduction, will also enable Innolux and E Ink to jointly contribute to environmental protection and move towards ESG sustainable development." Innolux and E Ink have worked together for many years in the development of ePaper TFT substrates, and now in jointly developing 28-inch full color ePaper signage with E Ink Gallery Plus. Innolux will target public transportation and retail with this new offering.
"Qingyue Technology has been promoting the development of the new display industry, insisting on market orientation and leading by innovation," said Dr. Yu-Di Gao, Chairman of Qingyue Technology. "We have always valued our cooperation with E Ink in the innovative application of ePaper display technology. 'Electronic ink' has unique display characteristics and a bright future in market development in the Internet of Things era. The confirmed cooperation between the two companies on E Ink Gallery Palette technology will achieve a breakthrough in new and diverse ePaper applications and products will hit the market in the near future."
"We have been close strategic partners with E Ink since 2015," said Xu-Ming Xiao, General Manager of Jiangxi Xingtai Technology Co., Ltd. "Together we actively promote the development of the ePaper ecosystem. Now, with the advent of E Ink's next generation of color ePaper technology, Jiangxi Xingtai Technology will increase investment in the R&D of TFT glass substrates, drive technologies, and flexible processes. Jiangxi Xingtai will also increase investment in promoting various applications of color ePaper to help build and improve the ecosystem, especially in retail, education, healthcare, and logistics. We believe that the collaboration between the two parties will create more possibilities for the application of color ePaper displays."
"We are very optimistic about the paper-like, eye-friendly, and information-carrying features of color ePaper products," said Rui-Qun Bian, Executive Vice President of Yes Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. and General Manager of Newface Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. "We believe that there is great potential for the development of color ePaper in public information and advertising, especially for bus stops, subways, conference table cards, and ID badges."
About E Ink Holdings
E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TWO), based on technology from MIT's Media Lab, has transformed and defined the eReader market, enabling a new multi-billion dollar market in less than 10 years. E Ink's low power products are ideal for IoT applications ranging from retail, home, hospital, transportation and more, enabling customers to put displays in locations previously impossible. The Company's corporate philosophy aims to deliver revolutionary products, user experiences and environmental benefits through advanced technology development. This vision has led to its continuous investments in the field of ePaper displays as well as expanding the use of its technologies into a number of other markets and applications including smart packaging and fashion. Its Electrophoretic Display products make it the worldwide leader for ePaper. Its Fringe Field Switching (FFS) technologies are a standard for high-end LCD displays and have been licensed to all major liquid crystal display makers in the world. Listed in Taiwan's Taipei Exchange (TPEx) and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world's largest supplier of ePaper displays. For more information, please visitwww.eink.com .
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