New solutions to be shown at the Fourth Annual Government & Public Sector Week in Japan
February 24, 2021, Billerica, MA - E Ink Holdings, “E Ink” (8069.TW), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, and Linfiny, a joint development between E Ink and Sony Semiconductor Solutions, announce their next generation Digital Paper solution. These solutions feature Wacom’s EMR technology, which providers greater accuracy, has 4069 pressure sensitivity and supports faster pen speeds. Offered in a 10.3” and a 13.3” size, the new solutions feature a higher contrast ratio, through the use of the latest E Ink Carta™ 1250, and improvements in pen writing speed, page turns and an enhanced user interface for application offerings. Linfiny has worked closely with E Ink over the past 3 years to integrate the newest Carta ink into the solution and bring the full benefits of the new film to the device.
With a super thin, and paper-like feeling and ergonomic design, the 10.3” model weighs only 261 grams and is 5.85mm in width; the 13.3” model weighs 368 grams and is only 5.7mm in width. Both products feature a digital pen supported by Wacom’s EMR, and faster writing, with update times of less than 30 milliseconds. The pen writing has a smooth feel, with a non-slip, non-glass surface, giving a true experience of writing on paper. Each product has incredible battery life, with up to 3 weeks of usage on a single charge, and offer reading and notes viewing in a 2-page view. The devices will come with 32GB of internal memory, for storage of more than 10,000 PDF files. Each device has advanced security features allowing for secure encryption of users data.
The new Digital Paper devices will be commercialized in summer of 2021, and E Ink and Linfiny are actively looking for OEM partners who want to develop their own Digital Paper devices on this platform. The Digital Paper Control Server Software (DCSS) will be provided to system vendors to develop their own paperless solution to Enterprise, Industrial, Medical, Education or Public Office markets.
“E Ink is very excited to participate in the next generation Digital Paper device development,” said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink. “We believe strongly in the capabilities of eNote devices, and the benefit they bring to the Educational and Office environments, especially as learning and working remotely becomes a new normal in our society. We continue to work to build out a strong ecosystem to enable more companies to bring solutions to their customers.”
“Linfiny is proud to be a leader in the eNote market, bringing an ergonomically designed device that is the world’s lightest to our customers,” said Naoki Sumita, President of Linfiny. “We believe in continuous innovation, and in assisting our ecosystem partners to develop paperless solution based on our platform to fit their unique market needs.”
Said Nobutaka Ide, Wacom CEO, “It was a pleasure working with Linfiny over the past 2 years to create a digital writing device that recreates the experience of pen writing on paper. E Ink, Linfiny and Wacom are sharing the long-term vision to keep delivering optimized experience of “pen and paper”, and we are honored that Wacom technology can be the part of this new experience.”
Prototypes of the Digital Paper product will be showcased at the “4th Government & Public Sector Week Japan”, which is to be held at Makuhari Messe, Japan from February 24th to 26th. Participants can see the prototypes in the Linfiny Japan Inc. booth. For more information, visit www.linfiny.co.jp/en/ or contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About E Ink Holdings
E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TWO), based on technology from MIT’s Media Lab, has transformed and defined the eReader market, enabling a new multi-billion dollar market in less than 10 years. E Ink’s low power products are ideal for IoT applications ranging from retail, home, hospital, transportation and more, enabling customers to put displays in locations previously impossible. The Company’s 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 displays as well as expanding the use of its technologies into a number of other markets and applications including smart packaging and fashion. Its Electrophoretic Display products make it the worldwide leader for ePaper. Its Fringe Field Switching (FFS) technologies are a standard for high-end LCD displays and have been licensed to all major liquid crystal display makers in the world. Listed in Taiwan's Taipei Exchange (TPEx) and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world's largest supplier of ePaper displays. For more information please visit www.eink.com.
Linfiny is a joint venture company between E Ink Holdings and Sony Semiconductor Solutions, established in Oct 2017. Linfiny specializes in designing and developing eNote products, providing an outstanding user experience for digital reading and writing. Linfiny’s mission is to develop innovative eNote products based on E Ink’s ePaper technologies.