vrijdag 20 januari 2017

CLEARink and Merck bring TIR displays to the market by the end of 2017



CLEARink Displays today announced that they signed a comprehensive Materials Development Agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, focused on bringing CLEARink’s innovative, patented, reflective display technology to market by the end of 2017.

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a world leader in materials and formulations for the LCD and OLED industries, but has also been developing reflective display materials for several years. Its electro-optical inks are designed for electrophoretic displays and specifically support CLEARink Displays’ TIR (Total Internal Reflection) architecture. CLEARink Displays offers unparalleled outdoor readability, full color, video, low power and low cost, and are destined to create a whole new class of display applications. The first CLEARink Displays in kit form will be available in the first half of 2017 with commercial product release in early 2018.

CLEARink is a technology leader in reflective color displays for mobile devices. We are very excited to collaborate with the capable team at CLEARink because its technology allows for fast response and high brightness,” said Brian Daniels, Vice President and Head of the Advanced Technologies business unit at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. “This agreement is the culmination of four years of hard work and close cooperation between the two companies.”

CLEARink Displays is a US incorporated venture backed startup, with R&D in US and Canada. CLEARink aims to revolutionize the reflective display industry by developing reflective display modules, based on proprietary technology, that combines the daylight readability of paper with the colorful video performance of digital displays. The company was formed in 2012 by a number of co-founders who have together started over 10 companies, including Vancouver success stories TIR (sold to Philips) and Brightside (sold to Dolby). The company has also attracted a world-class advisory team, which includes a former CTO from Philips and a former CEO from Barco.

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