If challenging E Ink‘s supremacy in the e-paper market was tough prior to, it simply became Sisyphean. The company is obtaining e-paper module maker SiPix through a share buyout worth about NT$ 1.5 billion ($ 50.1 million) if all goes efficiently. Just what targets E Ink has with the merger aren’t as obvious, although the company wishes to exceed simply providing the parts for one more Kindle Touch or Nook Simple Touch– the purpose is to “diversify into newer applications” also as the company corners those markets it currently leads. The bargain ought to close in the fall if regulators sign off on the deal, although we would not be too quick to assume clearance is a sure thing. As NPD DisplaySearch warns, the package would give E Ink full control of the electrophoretic display innovation that dictates the e-paper industry. That doesn’t enable a great deal of variety in the area when choices like Qualcomm’s Mirasol are being scaled back.
SiPix, might dominate e-paper universe initially appeared on Engadget on Sat, 04 Aug 2012 08:39:00