Full-color electronic paper is expected to be mass-produced in 2019, and the power consumption of outdoor billboards is only 1% of LCD
Yuantai Technology recently exhibited Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), which won the Gold Panel Awards 2018 Display Element Product Technology Award. It will enter the commercial transfer sample stage this year and is expected to be officially released in 2019. Produce. Compared with LCD displays, the power consumption of color electronic paper is only one-thirtieth of LCD displays in indoor display applications, and only one-100th of LCD displays in outdoor billboard applications. This technology has low power consumption characteristics. It is quite suitable for importing IoT device applications.
Yuantai Technology continues to deepen the e-book reader market, including the US Amazon Kindle and Taiwan's Readmoo mooInk, both of which use the electronic ink technology mastered by Yuantai Technology. Ke Furen, chairman of Yuantai Technology, said that in Yuantai's electronic paper business, the profit ratio from e-book readers and electronic notebooks is still as high as 70%.
However, due to the advantages of e-paper's ultra-low power consumption, eye protection, and clear visibility under the sun, the company is actively working with ecosystem partners to develop a variety of smart E-paper applications in the field make e-paper displays a more suitable human-machine interface for IoT devices. The energy-saving and paperless characteristics of e-paper can further promote the development of sustainable smart cities. Ke Furen pointed out that it is hoped that within 3 to 5 years, the proportion of electronic paper revenue from electronic shelf labels, electronic billboards and other Internet of Things devices will increase from 30% in 2017 to 50%.
Recently, the full-color electronic paper ACeP exhibited by the company displays the full-color gamut through pigments. The display effect is comparable to that of traditional paper-printed posters. The company’s initial business goals will target commercial applications and Market promotion such as advertising billboards. Ke Furen also believes that in the future, full-color e-paper will also bring added value to e-book readers, especially in the children's book market that focuses on visual presentation, and it is expected to see more diversified e-book applications.