Liquavista technology to be mapped to TI’s OMAP(TM) processors for eReaders
7th January 2010 – Eindhoven – Liquavista BV. today announced a collaboration with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). As part of a series of system development kit (SDK) releases intended to support adoption of Liquavista’s electrowetting displays across a broad range of mobile and consumer applications, Liquavista is working closely with TI to integrate Liquavista’s technology as part of TI’s current OMAP(TM) processor-based eBook development platform offering.
"Liquavista's aim is to make its electrowetting display technology available as broadly as possible to end-consumers via a wide range of products," said Guy Demuynck, CEO, Liquavista. "We are thrilled to be working with TI on the latest release of its leading OMAP 3 processors. We believe this is the best way possible of making advanced mobile devices available across all applications!"
“Liquavista’s promising solutions will introduce many benefits to the mobile consumer market, including cost and power savings, brighter user interfaces, and more intuitive responsiveness for display technologies,” said Elie Belmand, general manager of TI’s mobile consumer business. “We look forward to working with Liquavista as they bring the next generation of color eReaders to consumers across the globe.”
The newly-announced OMAP processor-based eBook development platform targets next-generation eReader product reference architectures with ultra-low power dynamic interfaces. The development platform was designed to enable fast product concepting and the creative development of end-products that benefit from the key features enabled by Liquavista’s revolutionary electrowetting display technology.
Liquavista is developing three technology platforms (LiquavistaBright™, LiquavistaColor™ and LiquavistaVivid™) based on a new type of electronic screen technology for use in eReaders, mobile phones, media players, and other mobile devices. Liquavista’s displays create bright and colourful images that deliver excellent indoor and outdoor viewability and use dramatically less battery power.
Their first technology platform, launched in October, LiquavistaBright enables a smooth and fast user interface on eReader devices, thanks to its inherent video capability. Offering a unique combination of outstanding brightness and high contrast in all lighting conditions; excellent legibility and functional freedom, LiquavistaBright combines the durable eBook with a new multimedia experience – one of the most requested benefits of existing and future consumers.
Liquavista will demonstrate LiquavistaBright, LiquavistaColor and future generations of the technology platforms on stand 12041 at CES 2010 taking place 7th to 11th January 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. You can also see the latest video of our demonstrators by visiting www.liquavista.com/liquavistacolor or www.liquavista.com/products/liquavistabright.aspx.
About Liquavista – www.liquavista.com
Liquavista offers a new type of electronic screen technology that will change the way we interact with mobile phones, media players, electronic readers and other mobile devices. Liquavista’s displays create bright and colourful images that ensure excellent indoor and outdoor viewability and use dramatically less battery power. Users can engage with their favourite applications for longer before a recharge is necessary and battery sizes can be reduced allowing devices to be thinner and lighter.
The company’s ultimate vision is to build on the extraordinary optical performance and unique power efficiency of its technology to lead a green revolution in low power displays for notebook PCs, desktop monitors and televisions.
Liquavista was founded in 2006 as a spin-out from the world famous Philips Research Labs in Eindhoven. The company is backed by Amadeus Capital, GIMV, Applied Materials and Prime Technology Ventures. It is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
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