E Ink is the company responsible for virtually all of the e-paper displays that every single e-reader in the world. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Boyue, Kobo and Onyx Boox all employ their screens. Due to the sheer amount of new devices that came out in 2018, E Ink was able to generate $84.84 million dollars USD for the year, although total profit was down 6% from 2017.
Buoyed by the rising popularity of smart retailing and unmanned stores, EIH is expected to see shipments of its electronics shelf labels (ESLs) increase by 30-40% to 150 million units in 2019, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.