E-Ink Holdings, the company behind the eminently-readable Kindle E-Ink displays, have revealed they are working on their next generation of e-Reader displays.
As well as revamped colour offerings, the company are also looking to release flexible plastic-based E-Ink screens by Q3 of the year, potentially giving e-Reader manufacturers the possibility of making a foldable e-Reader before the year is out.
However, contrary to the recent rumour that Amazon are gearing up for the launch of a colour touchscreen Kindle using E-Ink technology, E-Ink Holding’s Chairman, Scott Lu said that the company upping production of its Triton colour E-Ink product. Rather than killing off the rumoured Kindle colour, it may just point to the fact that E-Ink Holdings superior next-gen display is what is being held out for.
Posting their financial results for 2011, E-Ink Holdings revealed $220 million in net profit, up 59% compared to 2010. Gross margin in 4Q fell compared to the last quarter due to a rise in FFS panel shipments for the Kindle Fire, which offer lower margins when compared to EPD products.
Via: E-Ink Info
By Gerald Lynch | February 23rd, 2012