Qualcomm Snaps Up Display Company
Sep 10, 2004, 10:09 AM by (staff)
Qualcomm yesterday announced a $170 million deal to acquire Iridigm Display Corporation. Iridigm's patented iMoD™ display technology is cheaper and uses dramatically less power than LCD technology currently used in most phones. Based on MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) and thin film optics, iMOD is a reflective type of display that provides high resolution and is as "easy to read as a glossy magazine", according to the company. Iridigm will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm. Qualcomm previously held a 14 percent stake in the private company.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
LeTV Max Pro Calls Dibs On Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chip
LeTV today announced the Max Pro, the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. In addition to Qualcomm's flagship chip, the Max Pro takes advantage of 802.11ad 60 GHz WiFi from Qualcomm and Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint technology.
Apple Sues Qualcomm In China
Apple has filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm, this time in China where it alleges Qualcomm abused its market position to score higher patent-licensing fees. Apple also said Qualcomm failed to honor its promise to license standard essential patents at fair rates, reports Reuters.
Qualcomm Reaches Deal To Acquire NXP
Qualcomm today announced a deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion. NXP is a co-inventor and key patent holder of NFC technology.
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.
I like the idea of having a quality display that uses less batttery.
But what's a little scary is:
Look at OLED- it was touted as the biggest thing to come along more than 3 ye...
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