E Ink Introduces Mobius, the First Large Format Flexible Display Technology
to Go into Mass Production
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- May 13, 2013
E Ink® Holdings, "E Ink" (8069.TW), a digital signage and display visionary,
today announced the upcoming release of E Ink Mobius, a new flexible
electronic paper display (EPD) technology. E Ink Mobius will be the first
flexible display technology that will go into mass production for a large
format digital paper product based on flexible Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
technology developed by Sony.
Mobius uses a TFT technology that will enable the development of much lighter
and rugged products. Mobius displays can weigh less than 50% of the weight of
an equivalent glass based TFT. This is particularly important for mobile
products requiring larger display areas. A 13.3” display weighs approximately
The ruggedness and lightweight characteristics of Mobius are due to the TFT
being constructed on a plastic substrate rather than traditional glass. The
technology was developed by Sony specifically for use with EPDs in cooperation
with E Ink. Sony has now transferred the technology to E Ink for mass
production. E Ink will start mass production of the world’s first 13.3
flexible EPD display in 2013.
“We have been working with Sony for over 10 years, and we are extremely happy
to bring this technology to mass production,” said Giovanni Mancini, director
of product management for E Ink Holdings. “Development of this new digital
paper product by Sony confirms our belief that the ePaper market is still
Learn more about E Ink’s Mobius display technology and Sony’s digital paper
product, which is the first prototype to use Mobius, by visiting the Sony
booth during the 4^th Educational IT Solutions Expo (EDIX) from May 15-17,
2013 in Tokyo, Japan; or by visiting the E Ink booth at the upcoming Society
for Information Display (SID)'s Display Week 2013 International Symposium and
Exhibition from May 21-23 in Vancouver, Canada.
About E Ink Holdings
Founded in 1992 by Taiwan's leading papermaking and printing group YFY
(1907.TW), E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TW) is the pioneer of TFT and ePaper
business in Taiwan. Its corporate philosophy aims to deliver revolutionary
products, user experiences, and environmental benefits through advanced
technology development. This vision has led to its continuous investments in
the field of ePaper display as well as its 2008 acquisition of Hydis
Technologies, manufacturer of the world's best wide viewing angle LCDs, and
its 2009 acquisition of E Ink Corporation, the worldwide leader in ePaper.
Listed in Taiwan's GreTai Securities Market and the Luxembourg market, E Ink
Holdings is now the world's largest supplier of displays to the eReader
market. For corporate information, please visit www.einkgroup.com ; for EPD
information, please visit www.eink.com / tw.eink.com; and for FFS information,
please visit www.hydis.com.
Jon Diaz, 415-694-6708
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