E INK has just struck a partnership with Innolux, a leading supplier of TFT-LCD panels. The two sides will jointly create and promote a 28 inch Advanced Color E-Paper screenAdvanced Color E-Paper screen that will be used for IoT and Smart City applications.
The 28-inch bar type color ePaper using E Ink Gallery will be mainly used for in-vehicle advertisement signage and retail signage, as well as in public transportation such as metro, high-speed railway, train, or electric bus. With E Ink’s core benefits of ultra-low power consumption and sunlight readability, e-paper could replace traditional paper poster to enhance a smart city development and sustainable environment.
“E Ink is actively developing the ecosystem around ePaper. By providing our unique film to Innolux as part of our strategic partnership, together we will grow the ePaper business and expand the ePaper ecosystem,” said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink Holdings. “Innolux is the sole ecosystem partner for large-sized modules for our ACeP technology and E Ink will be introducing potential customers for large sized panels to Innolux. Through the strong cooperation between E Ink and Innolux, we will expand applications of color ePaper, show the excellent characteristics and value of ePaper, and attract more market attention and adoption.”
Jim Hung, Chairman and CEO of Innolux, said, “Panel applications have become more diverse as 5G and AI have encouraged the development of applications in smart life, digital entertainment and health management. Innolux has differentiating advantages owing to our solid capability in panel manufacturing, and are glad to partner with E Ink as the total panel solution provider for the full color ePaper project.”
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