AAPL Stock: 118.88 ( + 1.13 )

Printed from

LG dips into e-book reader display tech

updated 09:00 am EST, Mon December 28, 2009

LG lands deals with E Ink, more

LG Display today landed deals that will give it the ability to produce e-paper screens. The company now has a display supply deal with E Ink and has an agreement with Hydis Technology both to develop e-paper modules as well as to cross-purchase technology between the two. LG is also investing about $30.5 million into Hydis and already has a half-percent, $10.5 million stake in Prime View International, the parent company of both E Ink and Hydis.

Korea-based LG hasn't said it necessarily plans to enter the e-book reader market itself but does expect to product displays itself.

The move gives LG a significant play in e-book readers as it's now involved with some of the companies responsible for producing displays for the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader lines. So far, the industry has primarily been dominated by American device and technology designers as well as their Taiwan-area suppliers.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented