Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced that Cal-Comp Electronics and Communications Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Taiwan's Kinpo Electronics Group, has chosen Qualcomm's mirasol™ displays for its latest mobile phones, which are targeted for emerging markets.
Qualcomm's mirasol displays constitute a technology breakthrough that offers substantial performance benefits over competing display technologies. Based on a reflective technology called interferometric modulation (IMOD), mirasol displays harness ambient light and require no backlighting, thereby consuming significantly less power. The reflective mirasol™ displays are viewable in almost every environment, including bright sunlight.
“In addition to manufacturing quality mobile devices, Cal-Comp is committed to the quality of the end-user experience,” said Peter Pan, vice president of the wireless and telecommunications business unit of Cal-Comp Electronics. “Commonly in emerging markets, mobile devices will serve as the primary means of communication, and so consumers will require devices that provide more battery power per charge. Qualcomm's mirasol displays will also enable users to get the most out of their handsets based on being able to see their content clearly, even in full sunlight.”
“Establishing relationships with companies such as Cal-Comp allows us strategic entry into emerging markets,” says Jim Cathey, vice president of business development for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies. “Cal-Comp's decision to incorporate mirasol displays into their product line drives differentiation while providing significant value to the end user.”
Product launch dates and retail channels will be announced at a later date. For more information about mirasol displays, visit www.mirasoldisplays.com.
About Cal-Comp Electronics
Cal-Comp Electronics and Communications is part of the Kinpo Group, which is comprised of over 22 subsidiary businesses, seven of which are publicly listed companies. Cal-Comp Electronics and Communications, established in 1989, is one of these listed companies. Steady development over the years has seen Cal-Comp grow into a global business with over 13,000 employees and operations throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. Cal-Comp actively works to build on its core values of EMS+ ODM service led by a professional operations team with clear strategies. For wireless & communication products, Cal-Comp concentrates on entry-level products for global markets and also provides value-add features like Qualcomm's mirasol displays to create user-friendly advantages. For more information about Cal-Comp, please visit www.calcomp.com.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.