I hate it when companies put out press releases that rehash old information. That's what this one is. We already knew that these 2 companies were working together, and that LiquaVista's new dev kit uses a Freescale CPU.
But there is one new detail. Liquavista's new screen was supposed to be on the market by the end of this year. That got bumped back to mid 2011.
From the press release:
Liquavista BV. today announced a collaboration with Freescale Semiconductor the leading provider of eReader application processors. Liquavista and Freescale will jointly develop platforms for next-generation eReader devices combining the versatility and benefits of Liquavista’s displays with the highly advanced capabilities of Freescale’s i.MX51 processor.
"This is the next step in the commercialisation of our technology and enables developers to offer enhanced mobile products and applications which deliver to consumers a real mobile lifestyle.” added Guy, "This drives our key objective to have the first consumer electronics devices incorporating an electrowetting display on the market by mid 2011 and heralds the next generation of eReader devices."
Available for two of Liquavista’s launched product platforms, LiquavistaBright and LiquavistaColor, each SDK includes a 6” electrowetting display, driving circuitry, a mobile application processor host platform and a Linux based operating system.
The Liquavista-Freescale System Development Kits are available for both LiquavistaBright and LiquavistaColor product platforms and are based on Freescale’s i.MX51 platform. If you’d like to see a video of our new Freescale SDK’s then please visit our website at http://www.liquavista.com/downloads/lqvFreescale.aspx. For further information then please contact [email protected] or visit www.liquavista.com.