Items tagged with Pixel Qi

Notion Ink might just be the darkhorse for the company that creates "the" tablet to beat in 2011. All of the mainstream buzz is obviously surrounding the purported second-gen iPad, which is rumored to ship later this year, but Notion Ink's 'Adam' has one thing that Apple probably doesn't: a Pixel Qi display. If you aren't familiar with Pixel Qi, that's a display company based out of Taiwan, and their proprietary panels are very unique in a couple of ways. For one, they're nearly as energy efficient as your average E Ink display, like those found in the Kindle, but unlike typical e-paper, the Pixel... Read more...
Two of the most well-known, yet equally unknown, companies are joining forces today, and it's all for the forces of good. One Laptop Per Child is a project that never really met its goal, and thus, has feel from the spotlight in the mainstream. Of course, OLPC XO (green) laptops are still being distributed to students, but at a higher cost than originally suggested.Pixel Qi, on the other hand, has been instrumental in the progress of displays, and while they have yet to ship a product en masse to compete with E-Ink displays and the typical LCD, hopes are high that they can really turn the display... Read more...
You may have never heard of Pixel Qi, but we'll wager that you've heard of One Laptop Per Child. Mary Lou Jepsen, the company's founder and CEO, left OLPC in 2007 in order to focus on creating her own $75 laptop using technologies she invented at OLPC. Needless to say, the departure was quite controversial in its day, but now the company has moved on to focusing specifically on creating low-power displays. Just days ago, the outfit admitted that it was ready to "soon start shipping" low-power screens that increase notebook battery life by up to 50 percent. The screens are modified LCDs, which are... Read more...