BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--E Ink® Holdings, "E Ink" (8069.TW), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology in the world, is proud to have been selected by Intellectual Asset Management Media (IAM) as an Asia Intellectual Property (IP) Elite. The distinction places E Ink amongst the leading technology companies in the Asia-Pacific region that are blazing the trail in intellectual property.
Since 2013, IAM has conducted an extensive annual research project to identify companies, research organizations, and other entities from the Asia-Pacific region that consistently put intellectual property at the heart of their commercial decision making and, as a result, substantially enhance their overall business strategies. The research process incorporates both quantitative and qualitative components, including interviews with senior executives, brokers, investors, legal professionals and other IP experts from the Asia-Pacific region to gauge who should be selected. The selection does not focus on IP assets, but rather on how those assets are used and integrated into the overall business strategy.
E Ink’s core technology and products enable not only a multi-billion dollar eReader and eBook market, but also many high-end consumer electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets from major brands with LCD displays. This has been due to E Ink’s research and development efforts in new technologies, in addition to how the research is directly tied into the company’s business goals and strategy.
“E Ink is an extremely unique collection of technologies that have been brought together to enable some of the most unique products in the world,” said Dr. Frank Ko, chairman and CEO of E Ink Holdings. “The constant interaction between our researchers and our business people has enabled E Ink to form integrated business plans, which have resulted in E Ink’s business success across many markets with many different types of products in consumer electronics, industrial application and mobile applications, just to name a few.”
“We are extremely proud to be considered and selected by IAM to be amongst such other notable members of the Asia-Pacific IP elites,” said Dr. CC Tsai, chief technology officer of E Ink Holdings. “The development and management of our intellectual property is at the heart of our research and development across the company. That intellectual property forms the engine that drives our business. It is also the basis by which our business is diversifying and enabling new products in new markets.”
“The development and management of intellectual property is something that E Ink has viewed as being crucial to its business plan and success from the very first day,” said Michael McCreary, chief technology officer for E Ink Corporation. “Today’s rate of development requires that technology companies manage their IP portfolio with the same diligence that they manage their product lines. This is common to all successful technology companies.”
The announcement was made during a special gala dinner at the IPBC Asia in Tokyo on November 9, 2015.
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. In its quest to deliver revolutionary products, user experiences and environmental benefits in the field of ePaper displays, it acquired Hydis Technologies, manufacturer of the world's best wide viewing angle LCDs in 2008. The acquisition of E Ink Corporation, the worldwide leader in ePaper, followed in 2009, enabling E Ink Holdings to become the world's largest supplier of displays to the eReader market. Additionally, the company delivers its extremely durable, low power displays in previously impossible or unimaginable applications and environments. With E Ink, prominent brands including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Casio, Citizen, Hanvon, Hitachi, Lexar, Motorola, Plastic Logic, Samsung, Skiff, Sony, and Yota Devices are able to bring to market new and exciting consumer and industrial products ranging from eReaders and mobile phones to electronic shelf labels, public information and promotional signs and wearable technology including smart watches. 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.