YFY Group includes the largest professional paper manufacturing company in Taiwan, and was the first in the Greater China region to establish an R&D center for paper manufacturing.
The founding of E Ink Holdings began with the YFY Group’s rich history in paper manufacturing and the ancient Chinese history of paper inventions. In the early 1990’s, Mr. SC Ho, the founder of YFY group, realized that digital publishing was an inevitable trend and that paper and printing might eventually be replaced by paperless electronic devices. He tasked his team to find new technologies to bridge the gap between the printed page and digital content and delivery methods. This led to investments by the YFY Group in LCD technology, and the continued research into future display technologies that could realize this vision.
In 1992 E Ink Holdings Inc. (formerly Prime View International) was established as the first TFT LCD company in Taiwan, focusing on high quality small-to-medium-sized TFT LCDs. In 2002 E Ink Holdings established Transcend Optronics in YangZhou, China in order to match the increasing demand in the TFT LCD industry.
In 1997, E Ink Corporation was spun out of the MIT Media Lab to commercialize electronic ink and ePaper technology using TFTs from Philips Electronics. Seeing the potential of this new display medium, in 2005 E Ink Holdings acquired the ePaper business unit from Philips, and together with E Ink Corporation, launched the first EPD eBooks into the market. To increase capacity as the eReader market expanded, E Ink Holdings merged with the Korean TFT LCD company, Hydis Technologies, in 2008. In 2009, YFY Group authorized the acquisition of E Ink Corporation by E Ink Holdings to further integrate and expand the ePaper supply chain.
The demand for ePaper has increased dramatically thanks to the booming eBook industry. With the leading ePaper technology, high quality products and outstanding supply chain, E Ink Holdings is now the world’s leader in supplying ePaper modules to global top tier eReader brand names like Amazon, Sony, Hanvon, Barnes & Noble, and has a global market share of 90%.
E Ink Holdings’corporate philosophy aims to deliver revolutionary products, excellent user experiences, and environmental benefits through advanced technology development.
With new products like color, flexible, and touch-enabled ePaper, E Ink Holdings will lead the eBook industry into a new era.