SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CLEARink Displays, the leader in next generation electronic paper displays, will demonstrate state-of-the-art ePaper 2.0 reflective displays at the Society for Information Display (SID)’s DisplayWeek 2019. The company further announced that it has signed MOU/LOI for over $300M worth of business from four leading tablet makers.
Last month, Bill and Melinda Gates said, “Textbooks are becoming obsolete,” and we agree. Traditional textbooks are often obsolete by the time they reach the students, they result in tens of millions of trees being cut and pollute our waterways. Traditional tablets and laptops are an eye health concern, particularly in Asia where myopia rates among students in China, Singapore and Korea, have risen to over 90%. CLEARink’s ePaper 2.0 displays are intended as a solution for this exact problem. ePaper 2.0 displays are reflective, sunlight readable, easy on the eyes, do not emit blue light, consume very little power allowing users to work for days on a single battery charge, and build on the previous generations of various ePaper by offering color to convey more information and video for Internet access and multimedia learning.
“We recently completed a detailed study of the market potential for reflective displays and concluded that the demand in applications such as Tablets, Wearables, IoT, Automotive and Signage during the next five years, will be in the tens of billions of dollars globally,” said Bob O’Brien, President of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC). “A cost effective reflective display that reduces eye strain, offers low power, sunlight readability with color and Internet browsing capability is sought by customers in these market segments.”
CLEARink’s demos at SID’s DisplayWeek 2019, will showcase industry best 9.7” reflective displays with front light, 1:16 contrast ratio, 4096 colors, 19.5% NTSC color gamut, 3V/1V drive/hold voltages in a 227 dpi display playing nearly 30 frames/sec video.
“We have developed state-of-the-art reflective displays for tablet and other applications, secured customer commitments for $300M in business, continued to trial manufacture in depreciated LCD factories and are building an eco-system,” said Frank Christiaens, Chairman and CEO of CLEARink Displays. “We are pioneering a brand new display technology that can solve real problems in multiple industries, globally.”
About CLEARink Displays, Inc.
CLEARink is a leader in reflective display technologies for Tablets, Laptops, Wearables, IoT displays, Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs), outdoor signage and automotive applications. CLEARink’s patent protected eTIR technology is a superior alternative to existing reflective displays, providing unparalleled video and color representation, using a fraction of the energy consumed by LCD, with a highly competitive cost structure. Founded in 2012, the company is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Shenzhen, Eindhoven and Vancouver and has raised over US$25 million in financing from strategic investors such as M Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (Dow Jones: MRK.DE), 3M (NYSE:MMM), and Lenovo (0992.HK). For more information, visit http://www.clearinkdisplays.com