Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced that Inventec Corporation has chosen Qualcomm's MEMS-based mirasol™ displays for upcoming portable devices.
Inventec will incorporate mirasol displays into high-end smart handheld devices for the worldwide markets, including Europe and North America. The mirasol display will act as a secondary viewing area as a means to offload power needs from the main display. The design and functionality of the smartphone device will be revealed at a later date.
“Qualcomm's mirasol displays are a perfect fit for multifunctional devices such as Inventec's smart handheld phones,” says Jim Cathey, vice president of business development for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies. “Our low-power capability is a real value for consumers, as it reduces the work load from the main display to the low power mirasol display, enabling the phone to stay charged for longer periods of time. Operators can also see the value by increasing their available revenue time - the more the phone is on and viewable, the more services and features will be utilized by their customer base.”
Inventec Corporation is recognized in the marketplace for its distinctive design and manufacturing of smart handheld products and works with leading portable device companies.
“With our focus on developing slim portable products with powerful telecommunication capabilities, mirasol displays enable low power consumption and superb viewing quality, two important needs for these products.” said Kirk Suen, vice president of Inventec Corporation.
Qualcomm's mirasol displays are based on a reflective technology called interferometric modulation (IMOD), a phenomenon that mimics the mechanisms that naturally create vibrant colors in a butterfly's wings. Based on this reflective technology, mirasol displays offer low power consumption and superior viewability, even in brightly lit areas.
Product launch dates and retail channels will be announced at a later date. For more information about mirasol displays, visit www.mirasoldisplays.com
About Inventec Corporation
Founded in 1975, Inventec has enjoyed a leading reputation in Taiwan's electronics and technology industries. Starting out as a manufacturer of electronic calculators, Inventec has moved forward into the design and manufacturing of high-tech products such as Notebook PC, enterprise servers, storage products, wireless communications, network applications, consumer mobile devices, consumer electronic devices, and wireless solutions. Inventec 2007 revenue has exceeded 8 billion US Dollars. Inventec is a global leader in smart handheld devices and Internet appliance solutions, specializing in multimedia, broadband and wireless technology convergence. With integrated engineering design and manufacturing capabilities, Inventec is committed to provide world-renowned ODM customers innovative products and solutions to address the latest high-potential market trend - connected anytime and anywhere. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Inventec is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 2356.TW.
About Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc.
Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. has developed the industry's first direct view MEMS display for mobile devices. mirasol displays are a true technological innovation that offers low power consumption and superb viewing quality in a wide range of environmental conditions, including bright sunlight. Based on a reflective technology, Qualcomm's mirasol displays require no backlighting and therefore consume significantly less power than standard displays in portable devices. The display works by reflecting light so that specific wavelengths interfere with each other to create color. The phenomenon that makes a butterfly's wings shimmer is the same phenomenon used in Qualcomm's mirasol displays. Using advanced MEMS technologies, mirasol displays support Qualcomm's overall innovation strategy of increasing the capability of mobile devices while minimizing power consumption. Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, Calif., with offices in San Jose, Calif. and Hsinchu, Taiwan.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.