E Ink to broaden use of its displays

CONCENTRATING ON STRENGTHS:The company, which has left the LCD industry, said it was working on integrating its core e-paper technology in credit cards and notebooks

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 25, 2017
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter

E-paper display supplier E Ink Holdings Inc (元太科技) yesterday gave a positive outlook for the second half of the year as its customers prepare to launch new e-reader and e-notebook models that should fuel growth.

After exiting the lower-margin LCD industry last quarter, the company said it is now concentrating on expanding uses for e-paper displays to diverse applications such as e-notebooks, smart cards and multicolored electronic shelf labels for retailers and logistics operators.

“We see year-on-year growth in the e-reader business in the second half during the peak season, primarily driven by rising demand from China and emerging markets,” Frank Ko (柯富仁) told an teleconference in Taipei.

E Ink is a long-time e-paper display supplier for e-readers sold by Amazon.com Inc and Rakuten Kobo Inc.    [FULL  STORY]

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