Cal-Comp Electronics, a unit of Taiwan's Kinpo Electronics, and Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced design specifications of the newly revealed Cal-Comp iT-810 handset featuring Qualcomm's mirasol™ display. The iT-810 handset will be showcased at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009 in Booth B53, Hall 8.
The Cal-Comp iT-810 handset is a lightweight (74g), candy-bar style mobile phone that incorporates a 1.2-inch bichrome mirasol display with a resolution of 130 ppi (128 x 96 pixels). The iT-810 stands apart from similar handset designs by consuming less power, thereby enabling extended usage between charges. The iT-810 will provide Cal-comp customers with a dynamic handset with which they can access contact information, send text messages, make phone book entries, and view time and date across a broad range of lighting environments, including direct sunlight.
“The Cal-Comp iT-810 featuring a mirasol display is designed to be an affordable handset coupled with one of the most innovative display technologies on the market,” said Peter Pan, vice president of the wireless and telecommunications business unit of Cal-Comp Electronics. “The mobile phone continues to serve as a primary communications tool in emerging markets, and we are confident that our customers will quickly recognize the benefits of the low power consumption and enhanced readability afforded by mirasol display technology.”
“The inclusion of mirasol displays in the iT-810 is an exciting opportunity for us,” said Jim Cathey, vice president of business development for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies. “This collaboration with Cal-Comp Electronics further illustrates the growing global adoption of mirasol displays. We look forward to expanding the customer base for products that incorporate mirasol displays through the delivery of handsets such as the iT-810.”
Based on a reflective technology called interferometric modulation (IMOD), mirasol displays harness ambient light and require no backlighting, thereby consuming significantly less power than standard display technologies.
To learn more about mirasol displays, please visit www.mirasoldisplays.com
Cal-Comp Electronics and Communications is part of the Kinpo Group, which comprises 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 their 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
Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Inc. has developed the industry's first direct view MEMS display for mobile devices - a true technological innovation that offers low power consumption and superb viewing quality in a wide range of environmental conditions, including bright sunlight. 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 principle applied 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., Taoyuan, Taiwan and Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.