Innovators are full of questions.Nature has answers.


  • Product

mirasol™ display technology


Mirasol eReader Display / Mirasol Disp.. / LicenseCopyright - All Rights Reserved

Color electronic screens viewable under any light condition

Inspiring Strategies

Product or process

"Qualcomm's mirasol displays bring living color to technology by applying one of nature's most remarkable innovations-the butterfly's wings. These highly developed structures reflect light so that specific wavelengths interfere with each other to create nature's purest, most vivid colors. By studying and mimicking nature's processes and structures – a field of study called biomimetics – Qualcomm engineers have developed the nature-inspired mirasol display solution. By using this brilliant, time-tested biological development as the launching point for the new IMOD technology, Qualcomm brings nature to light effectively and efficiently in a cutting-edge display that will reshape the industry." (from company website)

View product details and watch a video to see how mirasol display technology works.

The biomimicry story
Learn more about Mirasol's biomimicry story and challenges in Zygote Quarterly:

Login to Post a Comment.
over 4 years ago
The great thing about this technology is the amount of energy it consume. Qualcomm talks about 3 weeks on standby ! If you place a see-through solar panel, maybe it could run without the need of a charger
1 to 2 of 2 Comments


About the Product

Company: Qualcomm

Product Phase: Available

Product Type: electronic display screen

Error - AskNature

We're sorry, but an error has occurred.

Some functionality on AskNature, particularly related to Search and login, breaks somewhat frequently. Although our small team does its best to respond with repairs as quickly as possible, there are often gaps in service that result—and it's likely that you've found one of those gaps!

The Biomimicry Institute is currently rebuilding AskNature from the ground up to be more stable, secure, and user-friendly. If you get value out of AskNature,please consider donating to the Institute in order to see fewer of these error messages in the future.

If you were attempting to search AskNature, please consider using Google to search the site until we get our search engine back up and running:

  1. In a new Google search, enter the following: [your query]. For example a search for "storing water" would be entered as storing water.

Have additional questions or want to let us know about something else that went wrong? Please submit a support ticket.