Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
resistion
User Rank
Author
re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
resistion   8/23/2012 8:33:14 AM
NO RATINGS
I thought after Mirasol experience, they would exit this area entirely, at least temporarily, but pause for longer time.

TedHu
User Rank
Author
re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
TedHu   8/23/2012 8:27:19 AM
NO RATINGS
Wrong decision again, for display market, the cost is always above the product performance, not mention the poor performance of mems display. I have no idea why the high level of Qualcomm never do market research before investment.

Mutation Nation
User Rank
Author
re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
Mutation Nation   1/26/2012 6:15:31 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm a MEMS guy, and I'm interested in seeing how they solve the stiction problem. My understanding is that stiction is the primary reason the Mirasol display hasn't been released. I can see how the PicTronix approach could avoid stiction, but this is a problem you only really see once you're in low volume production and get a sense of how many pixels are stuck.

agk
User Rank
Author
re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
agk   1/26/2012 8:27:19 AM
NO RATINGS
The power saving is good and cost factor is not mentioned.The 24 bit color depth and contrast ratio are good. The response time or the delay time is also not mentioned.

Luis Sanchez
User Rank
Author
re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
Luis Sanchez   1/26/2012 7:35:46 AM
NO RATINGS
3000:1 contrast Ratio! I think the human eye can’t detect a contrast ratio that big isn’t? This is a real big amount of money to pay for a company. Seems display technology for the mobile phones is a main asset. CDMA technology is dying; Qualcomm must get into new fields and be strong at it to remain the San Diego giant it is.

chanj0
User Rank
Author
re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
chanj0   1/26/2012 12:51:16 AM
NO RATINGS
According to Pixtronic, the power saving is up to 60%. It is dramatic. Pixtronix technology doesn't seem to be limited to mobile device. What's the show stopper to keep it from widely use in PC monitor and TV?

Robotics Developer
User Rank
Author
re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
Robotics Developer   1/25/2012 11:30:19 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting, Qualcomm seems to be broadening their display portfolio. Nice detail on the differences between their current Mirasol display technology and Pixtronix display. Thanks!



Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Musings With Regard To Being a One-Armed Engineer
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I had a bit of a scare recently. It gave me pause for thought, and the thought at the forefront of my mind was: "If I were to lose my left arm, how would this impact my ability to create ...

Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor

Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor
Post a comment
Editorial Note: Excerpted from Unboxing Android: A hands on approach with real world examples, by Rajaram Regupathy, the author takes you through the process incorporating effective power ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll