E Ink signs joint development agreement with MICROVIEW Electronics for ePaper applications
E Ink Holdings (Billerica, Massachusetts), a leading innovator of electronic ink technology, has signed a joint development agreement with MICROVIEW Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. for the development and sale of ePaper modules for retail shelf labels, healthcare, wearables and various IoT applications.
E Ink and MICROVIEW Electronics will use their respective strengths to jointly develop and expand applications using E Ink’s ePaper products. E Ink will provide ePaper films to MICROVIEW, who will be authorised to manufacture and sell ePaper display modules, and E Ink will support MICROVIEW Electronics in the development and production of those modules. MICROVIEW Electronics will leverage their strong customer base and customer support capabilities to further develop and promote ePaper applications, including Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL), smart healthcare wearables and smart home devices.
"E Ink has been working with MICROVIEW Electronics for many years, and we are excited that they are joining our ecosystem as a manufacturing partner of ePaper modules,” said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink Holdings. “In recent years, MICROVIEW Electronics has continued to provide professional OEM and ODM services for E Ink’s system integration partners for ePaper labels. With this JDA, MICROVIEW will work with E Ink to provide high-quality and complete manufacturing services to ePaper ecosystem partners, helping to expand the market of ePaper products with E Ink.”
"MICROVIEW Electronics is grateful to E Ink for their long-term support and assistance. With this JDA, we can strengthen our relationship,” said Tsai Wei, chairman of MICROVIEW Electronics. “MICROVIEW Electronics is looking forward to bringing new applications with E Ink displays to the market over the next five years. We have invested in new automated equipment, expanded our research and development resources and are working with academic institutions to strengthen the E Ink display ecosystem.”
MICROVIEW Electronics Co., Ltd. expects to reach an annual production capacity of five to eight million ePaper display modules in 2021 and an annual production capacity of 10 million ePaper modules in 2022.
Caption: E Ink has signed a joint development agreement with MICROVIEW Electronics (photo: Business Wire)