The whole new chapter started with an honor DKE foundation laying ceremony of the headquarters base was held grandly

May 10th morning, DKE Jiashan Fuyong Electronic Paper Factory Project and Group headquarters relocation ceremony was held.

President Aijun Zhou said, “After more than 10 years of development, DKE has built two e-paper manufacturing bases, and set up international marketing and high-end research and development center in Shanghai, which provides high-quality and convenient office space for the company’s strategy of gathering high-end talents domestic and abroad. To provide better service and meet the increasing demand of customers, DKE is going to build the third e-paper manufacturing base in Xitang Town, Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province, also relocated its group headquarters to this location. The new project covers 100,000 square meters, and the total number of production lines of the company will be 136 after it is put into production. The park is equipped with humanized office and living facilities to create a more professional, centralized, and integrated e-paper industrial zone. In the end, I’d like to convey my heartfelt thanks to all of you for coming.”

Afterwards, DKE’s strategic partners, the director of the expert committee of the Electronic Paper Association, and government leaders delivered live speeches. Meanwhile, DKE’s overseas partners also offered congratulations via video.

10:10 AM the launching ceremony officially began. This is not only the landmark moment of DKE but also a landmark turning point for the entire e-paper industry.

After the foundation laying ceremony, DKE also arranged a luncheon, government investment, art performance, guide tour, and other links.

After the completion of the project, DKE will greatly enhance the company’s core competitiveness, will become the world’s largest electronic paper display technology supplier. In the meantime, DKE completes the strategic investment for Plastic Logic, to meet and satisfy the huge potential market demand for innovative flexible electronic paper displays. The successful foundation of DKE Electronic Paper Factory not only raises the sails of the electronic paper industry but also raises the future of the new electronic paper display technology manufacturing industry in the whole Internet of Things field!

DKE Investment in Plastic Logic

DKE is a developer and manufacturer company of electronic paper, which has announced the completion of major investment in Plastic Logic.

Plastic Logic, founded in 2000, has 20 years of experience in developing and manufacturing flexible electronic paper substrate and display modules, and has designed the world’s first truly flexible, glassless electrophoretic display (EPD) – LECTUM ®.

Till now, Plastic Logic has received significant support from major investors such as Rusnano Corporation and E Ink Corporation, which further underscores the leader position of Plastic Logic in market and technology community.

Plastic Logic’s leading organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) backboard technology offers high resolution, thin weight, and ultra-low power consumption. It has the unique advantage of being stronger and thinner than the conventional glass TFT backboard, which is suitable for  a wide range of applications, including smart cards, mobile devices, digital signage, electronic badges and wearable devices. The deal with Plastic Logic will help DKE expand into these fields.

Tim Burne, CEO of Plastic Logic states: “We are very excited about this investment by an outside industry player like DKE into our business. It is a verification of the technology that we have spent in last 10 years developing. DKE’s financial strength will enable us to take a significant step toward achieving our business growth goals. We plan to leverage DKE’s expertise and assembly facilities in China to expand our presence in the Asian market. It’s not just an investment to us, it’s a partnership that will bring long-term benefits to both companies.”

“With the rapid development trends such as electric vehicles, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, we see huge potential demand and growth opportunities for Plastic Logic’s innovative flexible e-paper displays in these markets, so we are very willing to invest in this exciting technology,” said Zhou Aijun, CEO of DKE, “As one of the pioneers in EPD market, DKE has over 10 years of experience in the development and production of this technology, and we have significant synergies with Plastic Logic in the OTFT flexible display space, which will be an important direction for the company in the future.”

DKE believes that by using Plastic Logic’s OTFT-based displays technologies, DKE will be able to create robust, lightweight, flexible and cost-effective e-paper modules for our target markets and customers.

DKE founded in 2005,as an experienced E-paper innovative manufacturer, we have full series of invent patents of E-paper technology, including cholesteric bi-stable and EPD technology, true color E-paper technology is our most advanced technology to meet your specific needs.

 Currently, we have 2 factories are full operational and one more factory are in construction,which will be completed by end of 2021.We plan to build up total 36 prodction lines with capacity of 10M by end 2021.

With the philosophy of Sincerity, Excellence, and Win-win, we are targeting to become a worldwide known E-paper Innovative Manufacturer.

DKE Exhibition Review-Embedded Word 2020

Embedded World 2020

2020.2.25-2.27

At the start of the New Year, an outbreak caught off guard quickly spread around the world, disrupting travel plans and moods. While doubts remained, DKE relied on the support of the company’s overseas teams to attend the world’s largest Embedded world expo in nuremberg, Germany, on Feb. 25

DKE-DKE E-paper Professional manufacturer

This exhibition, DKE exhibits include 1.49-13.3 inch e-paper display products and prism color e-paper products, and we, together with our partners, bring you e-paper application solutions in smart medical treatment, smart card, outdoor knowledge, smart bus, office and other scenarios

Intelligent Hospital Application

E-paper display screen has the characteristic of non-luminescence, which will not interfere with the rest of patients in the application of hospitals and care places. In medical institutions, information kanban, ward door plate, drug label and other applications that can be used for information exchange and message communication can improve the efficiency of workflow, reduce the risk of errors, and significantly reduce the workload of medical staff by digitizing information through electronic paper.

Smart Card Application

Segment code e-paper is used as the display area on the smart card to show the transaction information, one-time password, etc., even if the card is moderately bent will not break, low power consumption, support the battery-free solution, just use a little power when NFC transmission is enough to update the picture.

E-paper Signage Application

Low power consumption electronic paper display, provides a printed paper-like vision, the brighter the environment is clearer, in direct sunlight has excellent visibility. Because electronic paper does not self-luminous characteristics, do not make the light straight to the eye, increased security, but also meet the requirements of some local regulations.

Smart Office Application

E-paper display screen looks very similar to real paper, there is no backlight and it provides a reading interface similar to paper, which can make the document be directly digitized in the office use scenario, eliminating the consumption and waste of paper. Conference tables, badges, door plates, visitor CARDS and other office applications will have qualitative changes after the use of electronic paper display screen.

Smart bus Application

E-paper display has the kind of paper, according to characteristic of high contrast, provides excellent readability, on the bus, railway, applications, such as traffic lights can clearly show the real-time flight information, temporary transfer notice, etc, and can update the wireless remote control and lower power consumption, electronic paper board can use solar energy to operate, reduce the hardware cost.

Prism E-paper Display Application

E-paper large size Applications

Such as the printed visual effect/anti-glare/high contrast/central control, remote update, to electronic paper display display advertising kanban, restaurant menu, can show other display technology incomparable cultural texture, elegant atmosphere. Use remote communication to update text and picture content, saving manpower deployment and printing costs.

As a leading enterprise in the field of electronic paper display, DKE has been adhering to the principle of product as the core, innovation as the driving force, and service as the purpose. In the future, DKE Oriental branch will continue to devote itself to the research, development and promotion of flexible and colorful electronic paper, and create cost-effective electronic paper display technology solutions in the Internet of things (IOT) industry, so as to provide more application services for customers in the global electronic paper application market.

E-Ink is focusing on alternative markets to power growth

      The e-reader revolution has started to diversify into different market segments in recent years. They initially started to branch into digital signage which was valued at $16.88 Billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $27.34 Billion by 2022. E-Ink is also focused on price tags and has retail partnerships with Whole Foods. This segment has accounted for 100% percent year over year growth for the past three years and is now accounts for significant growth.
       In the second quarter of 2016 E-ink has just posted an operating profit of $5,437,895 and this is the first time they have been profitable for quite awhile. In the first quarter of the year for example, they posted a $8.4 million dollar loss.
       If you break down their financials 35% of their revenue derives from e-tags used in luggage, digital signage and LCD panels.
       Over the course of the last few years E-ink has partnered with a European company called Visionect. They provide DIY kits for companies wanting to do things such as E-Ink Keyboards, Museums and bus signs.
       Speaking of Bus Signs, this is a hot new growth market for E-Ink. Information is dynamic and all of the information is updated via 3G. The signs are also readable in direct sunlight and they also incorporate back lite technology, so the screens are illuminated at night.
       There are a few in Australia right now, Boston and one near Waterloo Bridge in the United Kingdom. The UK is so happy with the technology that they plan is to introduce a further three in Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus and Sloane Square in the next few months.
       The core focus on alternative markets is starting to stagnant e-paper development for the e-readers. At SID Display Week this past May, E-Ink announced a new Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), a high quality, full color reflective display. For the first time ever, an electrophoretic display (EPD) can produce full color at every pixel without the use of a color filter array. It can display over 32,000 different colors and has a resolution of 1600 x 2500 pixels and 150 PPI.
       ACeP achieves a full color gamut, including all eight primary colors, using only colored pigments. The display utilizes a single layer of electrophoretic fluid, which is controlled using voltages compatible with commercial TFT backplanes. The fluid can be incorporated into either microcapsule or Microcup structures. The richness of the colors is achieved by having all the colored pigments in every picture element (pixel) rather than the side-by-side pixel colors achieved with a CFA. This eliminates the light attenuation, which can be quite significant. Like regular E Ink ePaper, ACeP maintains the ultra-low-power and paper-like readability under all lighting conditions.
       Sadly, this color e-paper will be temporarily unavailable. It is incompatible with Regal, the EPD controller that makes e-readers able to make page turns quick and eliminates ghosting.
That the e-reader industry is not innovating anymore. There simply isn’t any new tech that will offer new user experiences or dramatically increase performance. IMX 7 the new dual core processor from Freescale might improve things, but unless E-Ink releases a new waveform controller, performance might be negligible. This will prevent people from enjoying things like animated page turns, watching videos or playing casual games from companies like Rovio or All Slots Canadian Online Casino.

About E-paper display (EPD)

     About E-paper disply EPD: 
        E-Paper displays or electronic paper displays are display technologies that mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. Unlike conventional backlit flat panel displays that emit light, electronic paper displays reflect light like paper. This may make them more comfortable to read, and provide a wider viewing angle than most light-emitting displays. The contrast ratio in electronic displays available as of 2008 approaches newspaper, and newly developed displays are slightly better. An ideal e-paper display can be read in direct sunlight without the image appearing to fade. Also, electronic paper technologies hold static text and images indefinitely without electricity. Flexible electronic paper uses plastic substrates and plastic electronics for the display backplane. 
       E-paper display technology mode is commonly referred to as “bi-stable” mode. What does this mean? Bi-stable means that the image on an e-paper display will be retained even when all power sources are removed. In practice, this means that the display consumes power only when refreshing. For example, when reading on an e-reader, there is no power consumption for the image to display. Power is only needed when turning from this page to a new page. This is most noticeable that when an e-reader goes into sleep mode yet there is still an image being displayed. By contrast, for a traditional LCD, the display is needed to be refreshing around 30X per second regardless of the whether anything new is being displayed. Bi-stability significantly reduces the power consumption of e-paper display and it is the key reason why e-readers have such long battery life. 
       E-paper displays are also referred to as “reflective displays.” In an LCD or “emissive display”, light from a backlight is projected through the display towards your eyes. For an E-paper display, no backlight is needed; rather, ambient light from the environment is reflected from the surface of the display to your eyes. For any reflective surface, the more ambient light, the brighter the display looks. This attribute mimics traditional ink and paper, and users of e-paper displays may be more comfortable when reading for long time. The backlight can also consume up to 40% of the power used in electronic product. Therefore, eliminating the need for a backlight significantly increases the battery life and increasing the experiencing of reading. 
       Applications of e-paper displays include electronic pricing labels (ESL) in retail shops, digital signage, timetables at bus stations, electronic billboards, mobile phone displays, electronic watch, electronic bracelet, electronic covers, electronic wallpaper and e-readers able to display digital versions of books, e-paper magazines and etc. 
       DKE EPD:
       DKE are now providing monochromatic EPD as well as 3 color (Black, White and Red) EPD for clients. Besides providing a range of standard dot matrix EPDs, DKE also provides customization services, mostly on Segmented EPD.