Qualcomm bought Pixtronix in December 2011 for an undisclosed amount of money and without ever actually saying why. Since that day Pixtornix has been exceptionally quiet on their partners, manufacturing plans, and release dates for their screen tech. But I did pick up a few details.
I don't know who their partners are now (I only know what Pixtronix said before the sale), but I was told that the partners control the production schedule; Pixtronix only works on developing the design. I was also told that since being bought by Qualcomm Pixtronix has been told to focus their attention on just the consumer electronics market.
Given that Qualcomm is bound and determined to release Mirasol into this market, I'm seriously beginning to suspect they're considering replacing one screen tech with the other - and hope no one notices. Admittedly, the screen tech has little in common besides having a vaguely similar technology, but I cannot think of another reason to buy a second screen tech company.
Now that's an interesting puzzle, isn't it?