image A ZDNet item raises that possibility:

“Amazon appears to be the beneficiary of Prime View International’s acquisition of E-Ink. The deal, announced last month, aligns Kindle’s assembler—Prime View—with the maker of the device’s screens (E-Ink). Put them together and it only makes sense that Amazon get a better price.” Source of this hypothesis is Goldman Sachs analyst James Mitchell.

If this happened, what does it mean for PVI’s prices to other hardware vendors relying on it?

Related: Paul Biba’s TeleRead item on Kindle price drop.

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