Qualcomm Commences Manufacturing Mirasol Displays
Qualcomm recently revealed that it has begun manufacturing the first wave of its power-efficient mirasol displays. Mirasol display work differently than normal LCDs in that they don't emit their own light, rather they reflect the light surrounding it via moving mirrors. The mirsaol display only draws power to move the mirrors, and this makes them highly efficient. Qualcomm said it expects the first wave of products to incorporate the full-color mirasol displays should be in the market by the end of 2009.
Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensors Work Under Water and Through Metal
Qualcomm today announced its next-generation fingerprint sensors for displays, metal, and glass. Qualcomm says it created the new sensors for today's demanding mobile designs, which are moving towards bezel-less, glass-and-metal hardware.
LG Display to Invest More In OLED Technology
LG Display today said it plans to invest about $8.5 billion in OLED displays for television sets, smartphones, and wearables. The company wants to boost its capabilities with the technology to stay ahead of the adoption curve as OLED becomes more mainstream.
Qualcomm Partners Up with Chinese Makers for 14nm Chips
Qualcomm plans to form a joint venture with Semiconductor Manufacturing International in China to develop 14nm chips. China's Huawei and Belgium's Imec will also participate in the venture.
GE to Make Qualcomm- and Apple-Connected Light Bulbs
General Electric today revealed new collaborations with Qualcomm and Apple that will see its light bulbs interact with consumers' smartphones. With Qualcomm, GE says it will offerer "retailers a way to connect with shoppers' smartphones through technology embedded in LED light bulbs" through beacons, according to Reuters.
Researchers Create Low-Power, High-Resolution Display Tech
Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered new display technology that can be used to make bright, high-resolution screens while hardly drawing any power. Oxford is bullish enough on the technology that it formed a new company, called Bodle Technologies, to commercialize the discovery.
cust: My screen doesn't work.
rep: Are you in a dark closet?
cust: why yes, yes I am.
rep: Then you need to come out of the closet.
This site is about this tech, very slick: