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E-ink Reported Q3 Revenues Down from Last Year

kobo aura h2o underwater 1While E-ink usually does their best to tell a less than complete story about their financial state, the slides from E-ink’s investor conference last week (found by E-ink Info) say more than E-ink would like.

The screen maker reported earnings of approximately $133 million USD in the third quarter of 2014, down from $154 million in the same period last year. Both gross and net profit were down, with E-ink reporting a net of around $3.3 million.

E-ink also reported carrying significantly less stock on hand as compared to last year while at the same time boosting its cash reserves and reducing debt.

During that quarter E-ink saw the launch of two new ereaders with next-generation screens: the Kobo Aura H2O, which has a 6.8″ Carta screen, and the Kindle Voyage, which has a 6″  display with a screen resolution of 300ppi.

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Jonah November 16, 2014 um 10:14 pm

When is a colour e-ink screen ever going to arrive in a mainstream product?

Nate Hoffelder November 16, 2014 um 10:22 pm

Probably never. Color E–ink screens just aren’t worth it. They can’t really do white, the colors aren’t very strong, and the resolution is low.

DavidW November 17, 2014 um 8:18 am

E-ink has been stagnant in a market that demands fast evolution in tech. I don’t like reading on an lcd screen, but I honestly can’t wait for any rival tech not controlled by one single company that fails to innovate.

Alonso Yañez December 11, 2014 um 9:48 am

colour e-ink screen please!
The LCD kill the retina cells.

Nate Hoffelder December 11, 2014 um 11:47 am

The problem with color E-ink is that it can never be sharp enough or colorful enough to equal an LCD screen. It will always be gray and low-res, and there’s just not enough of a market for that.

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