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.
Timex Debuts Smartwatch with Mirasol Display
Timex recently unveiled the Ironman One GPS+, a connected watch for athletes. The stand-out feature of the One GPS+ is its touch display.
New Tech Promises Dense, Efficient, Flexible Displays
A team at Oxford University has discovered a new type of display technology that consists of a simple thin film of phase-change material (PCM) between two thin films of transparent electrodes. The three layers can be applied to very thin, flexible Mylar sheets, creating a flexible display.
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.
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: