Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, and Inventec Corporation, today revealed the design specifications of the first Smartphone to feature Qualcomm's mirasol™ display, the Inventec V112. The V112 handset will be on display at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009 at the Qualcomm Exhibit, Booth B53, Hall 8.
The Inventec V112 Smartphone features a 1.1” bichrome mirasol display as a secondary screen below the main display. By incorporating Qualcomm's mirasol display, the V112 saves power by redirecting display content from the primary display to the low-power mirasol display. The mirasol secondary display will feature information including time, incoming call, missed call, email and SMS alerts, MP3 song titles and track ID information. The V112 includes a touchscreen covering the mirasol display. The paring of the mirasol display with the touchscreen on the Inventec V112 will enable users to navigate on the main display, including the management of standard call features and the system's MP3 player. Using the mirasol display, you can now tap commands such as play, pause and browse song library for the MP3 player function, as well as make and accept calls, search your call log and respond to message alerts. Based on Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7201A™ chipset, the V112 is a Windows phone and has GPS, MP3, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, as well as a three megapixel camera and messaging support.
“We are excited to be the first to bring this innovative new technology to the European marketplace,” said Dr. Chung-Hung Pan, vice president of Inventec Corporation, Mobile Business Unit. “Taking advantage of the ability to conserve power by incorporating Qualcomm's mirasol display was an obvious decision for Inventec. Saving power with the mirasol display will benefit not only customers eager to maximize battery life between charges, but also mobile phone operators looking to increase available revenue time - the more the phone is on and viewable, the more carrier customers will utilize its services and features.”
Based on reflective technology, Qualcomm's mirasol displays use significantly less energy than traditional displays. The display's nature-based design lends to low power consumption and high reflectivity, offering consumers extended battery life and superior outdoor visibility. The display's bistable nature allows for near-zero power usage in situations where the display image is unchanged.
“It has been a successful year for Qualcomm's mirasol displays with the addition of several consumer electronics customers,” says Jim Cathey, vice president of business development for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies. “Announcing the compelling design of the Inventec V112 Smartphone featuring a mirasol display is another step forward for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies in expanding our reach into new markets.”
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 2008 revenue has exceeded 11 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
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.