updated 08:40 am EST, Fri February 26, 2010
Pixel Qi 3qi to go beyond Notion Ink tablet
Pixel Qi chief Mary-Lou Jepsen in a brief session has revealed that the company's 3qi displays will find their way into other devices soon. While officially lined up only for the Notion Ink Adam tablet so far, the unique three-in-one display now has "several more" customers since January. These can't be named as the partners have to decide when to go public/
New sizes beyond the 10-inch display used so far are also in development and should lead to a number of "new product categories," Jepsen said.
The technology is unique in the industry as it potentially has the best of both LCDs and e-paper displays. While it behaves like a regular color LCD when backlit, the screen can reflect large amounts of light when its backlight is off and then behaves like e-paper but with speed that can handle video. It also allows for multi-touch and is key to the Adam tablet's full support for Android.