Taiwanese Company Buys E-Ink Maker, Will Pursue Color Screens

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E Ink, the company that invented and produces the e-ink displays for Amazon, Sony, and others, was recently acquired for $215 million—providing the means, said the company's president, to keep color e-ink displays on track for release in 2010.

The company that purchased E Ink is little-known (to me, anyway) Taiwanese company Prime View, which already assembles the parts produced by E Ink. We think 2010 might be a little optimistic for the actual production of color e-ink, given what Amazon's Jeff Bezos had to say on the matter, but it'd be nice to be wrong in this case. [Reuters]