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Mirasol display fab rises in Taiwan

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:display fab? mirasol? consumer electronics?

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Inc. has announced that a dedicated mirasol display fabrication plant in the Longtan's Science Park in Taoyuan, Taiwan has commenced operations.

The facility is the result of a strategic collaboration with Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co. Ltd (Foxlink), a developer and manufacturer of communications devices, computers and consumer electronics. Foxlink will play an integral role in the operation of the mirasol fabrication facility, which is dedicated to manufacturing mirasol displays on generation 4.5 glass.

"Emerging technologies such as mirasol displays have the power to influence the entire wireless value chain," said Paul Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. "As we continue to demand more from our mobile devices, it is clear that the display not only is increasingly influencing the consumers' experience but also is driving the total power efficiency of the device."

"The mirasol facility is game-changing for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, as its capabilities move us closer to delivering next generation mirasol displays to the market with increased efficiency and in greater quantities," said Jim Cathey, VP of business development for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies. "With our technical expertise and Foxlink's background in manufacturing, we are well positioned to enable the commercialization of mirasol display technology; that's the charter of the mirasol fabrication plant."

Foxlink will leverage its manufacturing experience to provide the day-to-day operations of the mirasol plant. Qualcomm MEMS Technologies will bring its knowledge of this emerging technology and its process engineering expertise from its dedicated teams in Taiwan and from the Qualcomm MEMS Research and Innovation Center (MRIC) laboratory in San Jose, California. Both teams drive the development and commercialization of mirasol display technology and products.

"The mirasol display holds great promise and we look forward to our role in taking this technology from the laboratory to manufacturing on a greater scale," said James Lee, president of Microlink Communications Business Units and Systems Business Group of Foxlink. "In the hands of the Foxlink team and the capable engineers of Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, we are confident that mass production of this technology can be accelerated in terms of volume, scale, color and time to market."

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