Pixel Qi, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) Partnership

Mary Lou Jepsen at Pixel Qi:

This alliance started early last summer when CPT showed a transflective screen of its own design at a Taiwanese trade show. Discussions between the two companies at that show made it apparent that Pixel Qi and CPT should work together to bring stronger product to market faster. A close alliance was formed and the teams have been working together quietly all fall. They have created samples of a 7” 1024×600 screens scheduled for mass production in early Q2 2011, which will be first publically shown at the CES 2011 exhibition in Las Vegas in early January 2011.

The Pixel Qi-infused CPT 7-inch transflective LCDs are most likely targeted for tablets. If so, I would recommend quickly moving to 1280×800 as Gingerbread and Honeycomb will be supporting this pixel format. High-end Android tablets in 2011 will probably sport LCDs with 1280×800 instead of 1024×600.