Qualcomm is said to be putting more muscle behind its planned Mirasol color e-reader technology.
According to Taiwan's Digitimes, the company is ready to spend up to $2 billion on a Taiwan plant to produce the screens, which use tiny microelectronic machines to produce an e-reader screen that not only can display color, but video as well.
Qualcomm, which has been showing Mirasol for some time, won't produce the actual e-reader devices, hoping instead to license its technology broadly. A representative told CNET in June that e-readers using Mirasol should be out early next year, if not by the end of this year.
Here's a demo of the technology I got at this year's D: All Things Digital conference.