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Qualcomm pares down Mirasol screen production, will license

07/23, 2:50pm

Qualcomm will focus on licensing out Mirasol screen tech, but ship some devices

During an earnings conference call last week, Qualcomm CEO Paul E. Jacobs revealed that the company will not focus on building many portable devices equipped with Mirasol touchscreens. The company, known better for its mobile chipsets, will instead focus on licensing the next generation of its technology. It will, however, continue to develop and sell some of its own Mirasol products.

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Koobe brings second-gen Mirasol to e-readers in Taiwan

01/30, 9:15pm

Koobe Jin Yong Reader gen 2 gets new mirasol tech

Koobe became just the third company to use Qualcomm's next-generation Mirasol display with a new version of its Jin Yong Reader. The Taiwanese Android 2.3 device is a very close cousin of the Kyobo eReader and Shanda BamBook and blurs the lines between tablets and e-readers. The Mirasol display has the outdoor friendliness and weeks-long battery life of e-paper but adds color and fast enough touchscreen responsiveness to be used as a tablet in some areas.

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