CROSS-STRAIT COLLABORATION:The company said it would work with its Chinese partner to expand e-paper displays to mobile phones, electronic labels and price tags
Date: Oct 27, 2015
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter
E Ink Holdings Inc (元太科技), which supplies e-paper displays for Amazon.com’s Kindle
series, yesterday announced a strategic partnership with Chinese LCD panel maker Jiangxi Holitech Technology Co Ltd (江西合力泰科技) aimed at gaining a stronger foothold in China’s e-paper display market.
The partnership is the latest progress made by E Ink to promote its small-sized e-paper displays as demand for e-readers slows.
E Ink said it would collaborate with Jiangxi Holitech to expand the use of e-paper displays to mobile phones, retail electronic labels and digital price-tags, as well as to wearable devices, according to a joint statement issued in China.
“The strategic cooperation with Jiangxi Holitech will help the company boost its market share and shipments of different segments of China’s e-paper display market,” E Ink chairman and chief executive officer Frank Ko (柯富仁) said in the statement.
Based on the agreement, E Ink is to supply e-paper displays and modules to Jiangxi Holitech as well as providing advanced technologies to help the Chinese firm develop end products that utilize its e-paper displays. [FULL STORY]