1975: Electronic Paper technology is first demonstrated at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Centre, but does not go mainstream

1996: Patent for e-ink technology filed by Joseph Jacobson and Barrett Comiskey (MIT Media Labs)

1997: E-ink Corporation founded by Joseph Jacobson

2004: Sony releases the first e-book reader based on e-ink technology

2006: Motorola releases the low cost Motorola F3, sporting the first e-ink display

2007: Amazon launches Kindle

2009: Barnes and Noble launches Nook

2009: E-Ink sold to YFY Group, a Taiwanese company that ironically is a leading paper manufacturer

2010: E-Ink's Triton colour e-ink display announced

2012: Pebble, a customisable watch, is funded $10 million on Kickstarter