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.
Broadcom Ups Its Bid for Qualcomm
Broadcom today made a second offer to acquire rival Qualcomm. Last year, the company offered $70 per share of Qualcomm's stock.
Qualcomm Raises Its Bid for NXP
Qualcomm today increased its offer to acquire NXP Semiconductors to $127.50 per share, or about $44 billion. The new offer reflects the increased value of each company, both of which have grown since the deal originated.
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.
I like the idea of having a quality display that uses less batttery.
But what's a little scary is:
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