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re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
resistion   8/23/2012 8:33:14 AM
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I thought after Mirasol experience, they would exit this area entirely, at least temporarily, but pause for longer time.

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re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
TedHu   8/23/2012 8:27:19 AM
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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.

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re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
Mutation Nation   1/26/2012 6:15:31 PM
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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.

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agk   1/26/2012 8:27:19 AM
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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.

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re: Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
Luis Sanchez   1/26/2012 7:35:46 AM
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3000:1 contrast Ratio! I think the human eye canít detect a contrast ratio that big isnít? 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.

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chanj0   1/26/2012 12:51:16 AM
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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?

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Robotics Developer   1/25/2012 11:30:19 PM
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Interesting, Qualcomm seems to be broadening their display portfolio. Nice detail on the differences between their current Mirasol display technology and Pixtronix display. Thanks!



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