Pixel Qi and China based Shizhu Technologies have ironed out an agreement to release 4 new tablet computers. Pixel Qi will be providing the screen technology that draws less power and makes it easy to read in the sun. These tablets will be multimedia based and will also be used for reading.
Shizhu Technology will be targeting the growing e-reader demographic in China. The company also has a partnership with the Southern Media Group that reaches millions of subscribers each day with their digital content. Presumably the Pixel Qi screens will be used on the devices to read digital content.
Pixel Qi was in the news last month when it received a hefty investment from 3M. Many people are disappointed with the battery life of tablets and phones. The average device has a maximum ability for about 10 hours of use before you have to re-charge it. Pixel QI screens would be perfect to extend these charging cycles to double the time because of the low wattage the screens draw from the battery. Stefan Gabriel, President of 3M New Ventures said: “Pixel Qi’s technology enables displays of such lower power and high usability that the vision of ubiquitous displays comes much closer to realization. In combining Pixel Qi’s disruptive display technology with our technology platforms, we can create new business opportunities in the consumer and commercial markets for 3M.”