MEMS Seminar This Wednesday: Revolutionary MEMS-based Display Technology. Nov. 5th, 3-4pm in CISX-101

Roozbeh Parsa rparsa at
Tue Nov 4 11:00:08 PST 2008

MEMS Seminar Announcement:

(MEMS Lab2)

Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 2008
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Revolutionary MEMS-based Display Technology.

Dr. Ana Londergan
QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.


Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. has developed the industry's first MEMS display, mirasol™ displays, for mobile devices - a true technological innovation that offers low power consumption and superb viewing quality in a wide range of environmental conditions, including bright sunlight. Mirasol displays work by using a reflective technology called Interferometric Modulation (IMOD) so that specific wavelengths of light interfere with each other to create color. The phenomenon that makes a butterfly's wings shimmer is the same process used in Qualcomm's mirasol displays.  The MEMS functionality provides color selection, modulation and memory that supports multimedia applications, enables superb viewing quality, and extends time between charging. The manufacture of mirasol displays leverages existing LCD manufacturing infrastructure as well as commonly used materials and tools at display foundries.  Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc support Qualcomm's overall strategy of increasing the capabilities of mobile devices while minimizing power consumption. Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, Calif., with offices in San Jose, Calif., and Hsinchu, Taiwan.

This presentation will introduce Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. and will discuss the need for mirasol display technology.  An overview of IMOD technology fundamentals and manufacturing will be presented, followed by an introduction of the QMT market focus and products.

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