Prime View International set to expand E Ink production; LG licenses daylight-viewable LCD tech

The suddenly-booming e-book market means things are starting to heat up for Taiwan-based Prime View International -- the company has formally completed its acquisition of E Ink and plans to increase display production up to fourfold next year, and it's licensing daylight-viewable LCD tech to LG for somewhere in the neighborhood of $30m. Whether that means we'll be seeing new devices based on E Ink and next-gen LCD screens or just more sales of existing devices remains to be seen, but we're obviously hoping for new gear -- good thing CES is right around the corner.