Qualcomm planning to license Mirasol display technology
Qualcomm, the company that have created Mirasol displays, has decided to license the technology, but still sell "certain Mirasol products". In the latest investor call, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs said, "with respect to QMT, we're now focusing on licensing our next-generation Mirasol display technology and will directly commercialize only certain Mirasol products. We believe that this strategy will better align our updated roadmap with the addressable opportunities."
Unfortunately, this doesn't seem like very good news for anyone hoping to finally see Mirasol displays on the market. The big thing is: if no manufacturers wanted to purchase Mirasol displays for use in devices, why would they now license the technology? It doesn't really make sense, but we do hope something comes out of it. Perhaps the problem is that Qualcomm was never able to squash the lag problems inherent in transflective displays, so maybe someone else can crack that code.