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CLEARink and FLEx want to bring the next generation of ePaper technology to the mass markets (photo: CLEARink)

CLEARink and FLEx to create next generation ePaper display solutions

CLEARink Displays (Fremont, California) and FLEx Lighting (Chicago, Illinois) have announced a collaboration to create the next generation ePaper display solution based on CLEARink’s ePaper 2.0 and FLEx’s ultra-thin front light. The companies had together built a prototype 9.7” colour ePaper display with front light and their tradeshow booth won the prestigious People’s Choice Award at the recently concluded Society for Information Display’s (SID) world renowned Display Week exhibition in San Jose, California.


A CoinPower cell being used in wireless earbuds for phone calls (photo: VARTA Microbattery)

VARTA Microbattery: CoinPower supplies power to wearables and hearables

To open or start a modern car, nobody has to use a key anymore. Today, miniature computers do the job, which are being upgraded by car manufacturers with more and more capabilities. These Smart Keys can do a lot more: For example, they provide information about the oil level, the remaining range, the filling level of the tank, the status of the doors and windows and the control of fully automatic parking and retrieval. To achieve all this smoothly, lithium-ion batteries with high energy density and capacity must be robust and reliable at the same time.


Display technology from Plastic Logic (photo: Plastic Logic)

E Ink further strengthens collaboration with Plastic Logic

E Ink Holdings (Hsinchu, Taiwan), a leading innovator of electronic ink technology, announced a strategic investment in Plastic Logic HK, the newly formed fabless designer and manufacturer of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs), focused on organic TFT (OTFT) technology that is suitable for developing flexible EPD devices in wearable applications.


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