Samsung quitting epaper production will have little effect – E-ink

Digitimes have the story:

Commenting on Samsung Electronics' recent decision to quit the e-paper business, electrophoretic display (EPD) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) noted that although Samsung is one of the company's clients, its business only contributes a small portion of E Ink's revenues and its action will not affect the company significantly.

EIH said that companies often change their plans based on their own competitiveness or market conditions, and EIH does not comment on its clients' or potential clients' strategies or operations.

Okay, this week I vowed to improve the tone of this blog and stop acting like everyone else is wrong and I'm right. But I can't help myself in this case: Well, duh. Samsung hadn't made very many screens yet. They were still in the research  & development.

I'm not even sure that they would have made any ereaders with their own screen tech. I think it more likely that they'd want a business partner to take the risk. In fact, the lack of a partner could be why they stopped production.

About Nate Hoffelder (11474 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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