A new report from NanoMarkets, predicts that e-paper will generate a $2.6 billion opportunity in 2015.
NanoMarkets expects considerable success for e-paper in the future based on the fact that it has features that no other display technology can match.
Its low power and ability to be read in sunlight has already enabled a whole new class of products -- book readers -- to be created. By 2015, book readers are expected to account for over $500 million in e-paper revenues, according to NanoMarkets forecasts contained in the report. These factors combined with the ease with which e-paper can handle dot matrix, two-color (or grayscale) graphics is making highly competitive with conventional LCD technology for simple signage and packaging applications.