December 26, 2014 7:41 AM ET

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Company Overview of E Ink Corporation

Company Overview

E Ink Corporation develops and provides electronic paper displays to brands and manufacturers. The company offers monochrome active matrix displays that are used for smartphones, mobile phone cases, electronic shelf labels, wearable electronics devices, medical and fitness information devices, eReaders, eTextbooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines, eDocuments, remotes, game controllers, cyclometers, ultra-mobile PNDs, glucose monitors, fashion and performance watches, thermostats, mobile point of sale units, and in-store signage. It also offers color active matrix displays that are used for retail and electronic shelf tag labels, eReaders, eTextbooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines, eDocuments, remotes, gam...

1000 Technology Park Drive

Billerica, MA 01821

United States

Founded in 1997

Phone:

617-499-6000

Fax:

617-499-6200

Key Executives for E Ink Corporation

Co-founder and Director
Co-Founder
Chief Financial Officer
Associate Vice President of Product Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

E Ink Corporation Key Developments

Research Frontiers Amends its Complaint and Asserted an Additional Claim of United States No. 6,271,956

On July 12, 2013, Research Frontiers Inc. filed a lawsuit against E Ink Corporation; E Ink Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a Prime View International Co. Ltd.); Amazon.com, Inc.; Sony Electronics Inc.; Sony Corporation; Barnes & Noble, Inc.; and Barnesandnoble.com LLC in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for patent infringement of two of its patents. On December 2, 2013 Research Frontiers amended its complaint and asserted an additional claim of United States No. 6,271,956. Research Frontiers asserts infringement by the named defendants of United States Patent No. 6,606,185, entitled SPD Films and Light Valves Comprising Liquid Suspensions of Heat-Reflective Particles of Mixed Metal Oxides and Methods of Making Such Particles, United States Patent No. 5,463,491 entitled Light Valve Employing a Film Comprising an Encapsulated Liquid Suspension, and Method of Making Such Film, and United States Patent No. 6,271,956, entitled Method and Materials for Enhancing the Adhesion of SPD Films, and Light Valves Comprising Same.

Research Frontiers Inc. Files Lawsuit Against E Ink Corporation, E Ink Holdings, Inc., Amazon.Com, Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Corporation, Barnes & Noble, Inc., and Barnesandnoble.Com LLC for Patent Infringement

On July 12, 2013, Research Frontiers Inc. filed a lawsuit against E Ink Corporation; E Ink Holdings, Inc.; Amazon.com, Inc.; Sony Electronics Inc.; Sony Corporation; Barnes & Noble, Inc.; and Barnesandnoble.com LLC in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for patent infringement. Research Frontiers seeks an injunction in addition to monetary damages and pre-judgment interest and other relief. In this lawsuit, Research Frontiers asserts infringement by the named defendants of United States Patent No. 6,606,185, entitled “SPD Films and Light Valves Comprising Liquid Suspensions of Heat-Reflective Particles of Mixed Metal Oxides and Methods of Making Such Particles,” and United States Patent No. 5,463,491, entitled “Light Valve Employing a Film Comprising an Encapsulated Liquid Suspension, and Method of Making Such Film.” Research Frontiers alleges that E Ink’s products and those of its customers such as various models of the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, and other e-reader/e-book devices, infringe on its patents.

Digi-Key Corporation, Inc. and E Ink Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Digi-Key Corporation, Inc. announced a global distribution agreement with E Ink Corporation. This partnership allows Digi-Key to offer E-Ink's innovative, standard segmented displays to their worldwide customer base. Unique to the industry, the E Ink's electronic paper displays (EPD) offer ultra-low power performance, a small form factor, and rugged operation. The reflective display technology used in EPDs allows display of an image even with no power connected. This enables engineers and designers to add displays to products where power and space limitations have made it impossible to do so in the past.

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