Pixel Qi displays should be in greater supply next year, with the transflective screen company announcing a manufacturing partnership with CPT. The deal will see the two firms release three new screens “of various sizes” in the new year, including a 7-inch 1024 x 600 panel that is expected to go into mass production in early Q2 2011 after making its debut at CES in January.
The partnership between the two companies was apparently prompted by CPT’s demonstration of a transflective display of their own development, presumably the 1366 x 768 panel we covered back in June; the company went on to show the CPT SunLight Viewable panel at the Taitronics show in Taipei in early November. “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” Pixel Qi founder Mary Lou Jepsen says, “a close alliance was formed and the teams have been working together quietly all fall.”
CPT currently produces nearly 40 million screens per month, making it the second-largest mid-size LCD manufacturer in the world. The news hopefully means that stock shortages of devices like the Notion Ink Adam will be addressed as production capacity for Pixel Qi tech displays increases dramatically.