E Ink Pearl Wins 2010 Printed Electronics Award for Best Commercialization

Paper-Like E Ink Pearl Display Drives Multi-billion Dollar eReader Market

E Ink PearlCAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–E Ink® Holdings, the leading developer and marketer of electronic paper display technologies, today announced that the company’s E Ink Pearl™ display won the Best Commercialization Award at the fourth annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics Awards. The awards recognize outstanding progress in the development and commercialization of printed electronics, an industry that produces a huge amount of technical innovation that will be used in many products. Earlier this month, E Ink Pearl was also recognized by the editors of Popular Science as a winner of the publication’s annual Best of What’s New awards.

In July, E Ink introduced E Ink Pearl, a new electrophoretic display platform that raises the bar for eBook displays with crisp images and text that looks like ink on paper for improved readability, even outdoors in sunlight. Found in the newest eBook devices, E Ink Pearl has the whitest reflective display in the industry with a contrast ratio approximately 50 percent greater than previous products. E Ink Pearl is the lowest power display on the market for eBook applications and is also ideally suited for commercial and industrial applications. Pearl is completely image persistent, requiring no power to hold an image or page of text, and it is also compatible with the latest touch technology solutions. ePaper displays are also a sustainable and socially responsible alternative to paper.

“E Ink created the eReader market, supplying displays to major players like the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and Barnes & Noble Nook,” said Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx. “With E Ink Pearl, the company further builds on its commercial success, while continuing to drive the multi-billion dollar eReader market.”

“Our E Ink Pearl display not only takes eBooks to the next level, it enables further adoption in the areas of eNewspapers, eMagazines and eTextbooks,” said Sriram Peruvemba, Chief Marketing Officer at E Ink. “This award reaffirms our team’s commitment to perfecting our ePaper technology while providing an eco-friendly option to paper.”

About E Ink Holdings Inc.
Founded in 1992 by Taiwan’s leading papermaking and printing group YFY (1907.TW), E Ink Holdings Inc. “E Ink” (8069.TW) is the pioneer 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 Corp., the worldwide leader in ePaper. Listed in Taiwan’s OTC market and the Luxembourg market, E Ink is now the world’s largest supplier of displays to the eBook market.

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