9/21/2012 2:42 PM
The summer of 2012 was an eventful one for the reflective, low-power industry. Two major players made announcements that may be difficult to interpret right now, but certainly indicate changes ahead. In July, Qualcomm
, maker of the mirasol low-power MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) reflective technology, announced that it would begin licensing that technology. And in August,E Ink Holdings
, which makes the E Ink on which the majority of e-Readers are built, announced that it planned to acquire Sipix Technology, Inc.
, a developer of microcup technology-based electrophoretic displays.
For some time, mirasol has been considered a possible contender to E Ink's ubiquitous electrophoretic technology. One of the main reasons that Qualcomm's announcement came as a surprise was that the chipset maker has...