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Old 05-25-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Is the Pixel Qi vaporware?

This post is a direct result of the "Is the Adam now vaporware?" thread by dsvick.

Adam was one of the devices I was most eagerly awaiting (because of the Pixel Qi screen) but a lot of folks seem to think it is vaporware. Where does that leave the Pixel Qi screen? According to the FAQ on their website they are "...shipping 10" screens now to device makers." Another post in the "Press" section of their site, dated Jan 12th says, "...by the time you read this, have started a run of millions of screens. ... "

So where are these screens? Does anyone still think they are coming or are they vaporware, too? If you think they are still coming, where do you think they'll show up first? And when?
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May 25, 2010 -- CAMPBELL, Calif., May 25 /PRNewswire/ --

The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, today revealed the 2010 winners of the 15th annual Display of the Year Awards, presented to the products deemed to have most significantly advanced the state of the art in display technology during the preceding calendar year. The inventive products selected as this year's honorees highlight the proliferation of several key trends, including 3D, touch technology and power-efficient "green" solutions - all of which contribute to an increasingly personalized user experience.

The six products chosen - two each for Display, Display Component and Display Application of the Year categories - will be honored at the annual SID Luncheon on May 26, to be held during Display Week 2010 (May 23-28) at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash. The top, or Gold Award, winner in each category will screen a short video on the winning product during the ceremony.

The winning products and a brief description of each are listed below. In-depth descriptions of the award winners can be found in the Display Week 2010 Show Issue of Information Display magazine.

Silver Award: Pixel Qi 3Qi Multimode LCD

Like standard backlit AMLCD displays, the 3Qi Multimode LCD from startup Pixel Qi renders quality full-color images, full-motion video, and high screen luminance. However, in environments with high ambient light levels, the 3Qi's reflective mode contributes to the rendered image, allowing the backlight to be turned down or off. This unique capability delivers significant power savings, an attractive screen and a comfortable reading experience, with very high resolution. Outdoors, the 3Qi display's Transflective 2.0 technology comes into play - each pixel is mainly reflective, but has about the same transmissive efficiency as a standard LCD, enabling the user to experience a crisp image with excellent contrast and brightness in any light. This highly "green" LCD consumes 80 percent less power in reflective mode, yet delivers a contrast ratio of 10:1 and a hemispheric reflectance approaching 30 percent - typical of the best electrophoretic displays.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:01 AM   #3
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Not sure if it's vaporware, but I'm not going to hold my breath, waiting for a device with a Pixel Qi screen...
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:41 PM   #4
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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I just saw Mary Lou Jepson in the Qualcom booth looking at Mirasol Displays. I didnt have a chance to talk with her directly but from what i heard Pixel Qi is in production so.. not vaporware.
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It's essentially been vaporware since the beginning. Up to this point they seem to be really good at writing press releases and generating hype. Actually releasing products to the market... not so much.
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It's essentially been vaporware since the beginning. Up to this point they seem to be really good at writing press releases and generating hype. Actually releasing products to the market... not so much.
I know, sorta reminds you of iRex, doesn't it??

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It's essentially been vaporware since the beginning. Up to this point they seem to be really good at writing press releases and generating hype. Actually releasing products to the market... not so much.
Pixel QI doesn't actually produce products for the end user market.

It's up to the device manufacturer's to do that. Notion Ink is not Pixel QI, or vice versa.

Back in April Notion Ink acknowledged their June 2010 release date was overly optimistic and they were waiting to get a device that fully supported flash out of the box. I believe late summer to early fall were mentioned.

But Pixel QI is selling screens, you just aren't seeing them in consumer products yet.
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But Pixel QI is selling screens, you just aren't seeing them in consumer products yet.
So they say. But as long as we don't see them - it's vaporware.
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So they say. But as long as we don't see them - it's vaporware.
Nonsense. If the CEO is making this kind of public statements and it would not be true she would get serious problems with her shareholders (and the law, probably).
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pietvo, we have worse txtrperiences with vaporware...
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Nonsense. If the CEO is making this kind of public statements and it would not be true she would get serious problems with her shareholders (and the law, probably).
There may not be any shareholders if the company is not publicly traded.
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I know, sorta reminds you of iRex, doesn't it??
Except iRex has actual products in the market.
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Pixel QI doesn't actually produce products for the end user market.
Yes, I know. But there aren't any manufacturers with an available product using their screen either. It's still the same point. Until you can actually go buy one, it's all just hype and PR (aka vaporware).
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