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eInk maker sees revenues fall

by on16 November 2016

E Ink Holdings expects shrinkage

E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has warned that its consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 will decrease on quarter because shipments peaked in the third quarter.

Talking to an investor meeting the company said that it expects royalty revenues from licensing of fringe field switching (FFS) TFT-LCD technology to contract by 15-20 per cent.

In September EIH shut down its 2.5G LCD module (LCM) factory and dedicated it to R&D, ending small to medium size LCM production.

While many thought that eInk was doomed after the rise of tablets, it continued to do well. This is mostly because it is a lot clearer and more like a book

Canada-based e-book reader vendor Rakuten Kobo, a subsidiary of Japan-based e-commerce operator Rakuten, adopted EIH-developed latest e-paper for Kobo Aura One, a 7.8-inch e-book reader launched in September 2016.

Estonia National Museum has adopted EIH-developed 32-inch e-paper for visitor guiding signage as well as 6.8- and 9.7-inch e-paper for displays showing information of exhibited items, with the displays allowing visitors to choose languages based on NFC and RFID technologies.

There is some more stuff coming too. EIH has been showing off a 32-inch flexible full-colour display featuring integration of EIH-developed e-paper.

Last modified on 16 November 2016
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