2022-04-06

ams OSRAM outlines path to leadership in optical solutions to drive significant value generation and achieve 20+% adj. EBIT margin target, adding mid-term financial targets, at virtual CMD

ams OSRAM presents its strategy to become the leader in optical solutions and key drivers to create sustained long-term value, confirming its targeted financial objectives after one year of operational control of OSRAM Insights into the business to demonstrate the group’s strong technology portfolio contributing to important megatrends, offering a robust outlook across diverse revenue growth vectors Targeted financial model, geared to the combined business, with underlying value drivers to underpin its strategic goals Adds mid-term financial targets for the ...
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2022-03-18

Google acquires MicroLED startup Raxium to aid AR headset ambitions

BY siliconANGLE MIKE WHEATLEY Image: Raxium Google LLC has big ambitions in the augmented reality business, if reports that it has just paid $1 billion to acquire a startup called Raxium are to be believed. The Information, which broke the story, said Google’s acquisition of Raxium is a sign that it’s seriously focused on building the components required to make AR devices a reality. “Google has struck a deal to buy Raxium, a five-year-old startup that develops tiny light-emitting diodes for displays used in augmented and mixed ...
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2022-02-17

HARMAN Acquires Mixed Reality Pioneer Apostera

Apostera’s market-leading solution and expertise accelerates HARMAN’s capabilities and product portfolio in the developing AR/MR automotive space NOVI, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced the acquisition of Apostera, a Germany-based automotive technology company. Apostera’s augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) software solutions will expand HARMA...
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2022-02-16

With an Assist from Oculus Quest 2, 2022 AR/VR Device Shipments Revised Up to 14.19 Million Units, Says TrendForce

Feb. 16, 2022 ---- AR/VR device shipments revised up to 14.19 million units in 2022, with an annual growth rate of 43.9%, according to TrendForce research. Growth momentum will come from increased demand for remote interactivity stemming from the pandemic, as well as Oculus Quest 2’s price reduction strategy. Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Oculus Quest 2 are first in market share for AR and VR, respectively. According to TrendForce, the topic of the Metaverse has driven brands to actively plan for and stimulate product shipment performance. However, the AR/VR d...
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2022-01-04

RealWear Selects Kopin Golden Pearl Microdisplay and Optics Display Module for RealWear Navigator™ 500

The upgraded modular display features a 23-degree field of view and high brightness for comfortable full-shift use of RealWear’s latest assisted reality offering WESTBOROUGH, Mass., January 03, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution microdisplays for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), today announced that it is supplying RealWear, the leading provider of assisted reality solutions for frontline industrial workers, with the newly updated Golden Pearl display m...
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2021-12-03

BOE Develops VR, AR and MR Technologies with Focus on the Metaverse

The concept of metaverse signifies a revolution in market economies. As the term goes viral, LEDinside—the optoelectronic research division of research company TrendForce—estimates that social media, gaming, content creation, virtual economy and industrial applications will be the focus of development in the coming years. In addition to enhanced semiconductor performance and expanded coverage of low-latency high-speed networks, AR/VR device penetration will be a key factor for metaverse development. As a leading multinational firm providing innovative IoT soluti...
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2021-11-24

AR smart glasses brand INMO completes the pre-A round of financing worth tens of millions of yuan, led by Matrix Partners

INMO was established in 2020. Its founder Yang Longsheng used to be the general manager of the wearable division of Coolpad Group. The team has more than 50 employees now, and the R&D personnel account for 70%. The core employees are all from Huawei, Xiaomi and other mobile phone manufacturers that have created many wearable products with shipments in the tens of millions units. Picture: wearing an INMO AIR glasses INMO Air——the first mass-produced consumer-grade AR smart glasses According to the introduction of INMO's co-founde...
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2021-11-23

SmartVision Launches First Self-Developed Micro LED Chip and B+ Funding Round to Target at AR/VR Market

The concept of metaverse has recently gone viral among news such as Facebook going Meta and Microsoft announcing a plan to launch a software tool for metaverse in the coming months, which has largely contributed to the rapid development of AR/VR/mixed reality (MR) technologies. Currently, numerous consumer electronics and related companies worldwide have entered the AR/VR/MR market and unveiled their prototypes, including Vuzix, TCL, Xiaomi, Varjo, Pimax, Huynew Technology and EM3, while Apple will also allegedly announce its first MR headset next year. Dis...
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2021-11-19

Kopin Begins Shipments on $3.5 Million Production Order for its Brillian Display for the U.S. Army's Common Helmet Mounted Display System

Brillian Displays Ideal for Superhigh-Brightness Full-color Pilot HMD Applications WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution microdisplays for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), today announced it has recently started production deliveries of its new superhigh-brightness, full-color Brillian Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) for the Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) System for the US Army's helicopter pilots. Kopin's patented Br...
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2021-11-16

Explosive Growth of Commercial Opportunities Driven by Metaverse Projected to Generate Improvements in Computing Cores, Telecommunications, and Display Technologies, Says TrendForce

Nov. 16, 2021 ---- By leveraging advantages such as lifelike interaction and virtual simulation, the metaverse will enable the growth of various applications ranging from virtual meetings, digital modeling and analysis, to virtual communities, gaming, and content creation, in the infancy of its development. According to TrendForce’s latest investigations, constructing the metaverse, which is more complex than the existing internet world, requires more powerful data processing cores, networking environments capable of transferring enormous data, and user-side AR/VR devices with...
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2021-11-16

Virtual Reality Player EM3 Announces Prototype of Micro OLED VR Glasses

Recently, VR company EM3 (Beijing Yilian Technology Co., Ltd.) announced a prototype of ultra-slim VR glasses with the code name ETHER, which is only 6.8mm thick and weighs no more than 35g. The prototype, adopting split design, is powered by a Micro OLED monitor and features full-color display, 2.5k single-eye resolution, 90° field of view (FOV), and inter-pupillary distance adjustment. Reportedly, the prototype’s upcoming iteration version is likely to provide an FOV of up to 110° with unchanged size. Image source: PAIXIN.com The...
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2021-11-03

US Startup Makes AR Contact Lens Using Micro LED Displays

The idea of embedding sand-sized Micro LED into an AR contact lens that can produce a 200-inch virtual display might sound like some kind of futuristic concept from a sci-fi novel, but a startup is making it happen—literally. The startup, US-based Mojo Vision, was founded in 2015. Its CEO Drew Perkins had previously established various companies with other cofounders. In 2011, Perkins was diagnosed with cataract. After being treated with intraocular lens implants, Perkins still lost part of his vision. This has prompted Perkins to start thinking whether op...
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2021-10-29

2 µm Full-color Micro-LED Chips Achieved! NPQD® technology is now commercialized

October 29th 2021, Saphlux Incorporation, a spin-off company from Yale University, announced the full-color NPQD® Micro-LED array with a sub-pixel size of 2 µm, an important breakthrough in AR display developments.        【2µm R-G-B NPQD® Micro-LEDs】   Due to the difficulties of mass-transferring small size (<10 µm) micro-LEDs, most AR displays are fabricated using monochrome wafer bonding. How to achieve a full-color conversion became a universal challenge. ...
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2021-09-28

BOE’s Production Lines in Kunming Achieve Mass Production of 8/12-inch Micro LEDs

On its investor interaction platform, BOE announced that the company, as VR/AR applications start to thrive, has entered mass production of 8/12-inch Micro OLEDs at its plant in Kunming of Yunnan Province. Currently, the production capacity of such OLED products is able to meet the overall market demand. Reportedly, BOE signed a partnership agreement with Yunnan OLiGHTEK Opto-Electronic Technology, Dianzhong Industrial Development Group and Kopin (Shenzhen) in 2017. The partnership totaled an investment of 1.15 billion yuan ($178 million) in a pr...
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2021-09-03

Raythink Sets Up Software Team In India To Develop AR-HUD AR Generator SDK

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Raythink, a provider of in-vehicle AR display products and solutions, announced that the company had established a subsidiary, consisting of dozens of software experts, in Bangalore, India, to develop the Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR-HUD) AR Generator SDK. Previously, the company had set up an optical team in Taipei, as well as a hardware development and testing team in Shenzhen, both of which are engaged in the expansion of the AR-HUD product line and the design of PCBs. With its internatio...
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2021-09-01

Inpixon and Ostendo Announce Collaboration to Reimagine Hybrid Workplace Experience with Wearable Augmented Reality Display Glasses

US-Manufactured Quantum Photonic-Based Chipsets Enable Glasses with Indoor Intelligence™ and GPS Solutions with Market-Leading Field of View PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inpixon (Nasdaq: INPX), the Indoor Intelligence™ company, today announced it has executed a strategic alliance and co-marketing agreement with Ostendo Technologies, Inc. ("Ostendo"), a leader in quantum photonics and micro-display technologies. In connection with this agreement, the companies will jointly pursue customer opportunities ai...
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2021-08-30

AR Smartglass Supplier Partnership to deliver the next generation of AR wearables

WaveOptics, the pioneering designers of diffractive waveguides for Augmented Reality (AR) wearables, has announced a strategic supplier relationship with Jade Bird Display (JBD) for MicroLED microdisplays. The Leopard is the latest development kit by WaveOptics which demonstrates to their customers the advanced level of readily deployable and customisable AR technology.   It is the closest form-factor akin to traditional consumer eye wear available from the UK based company which recently was acquired by Snap Inc. Alongside the paten...
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2021-08-04

The Cutting-Edge Micro OLED Is Coming, Targeting the AR/VR Display Market

Technological advances have given rise to numerous ultra-advanced display technologies that shine in different fields. Micro OLED, known as a fusion of semiconductor and OLED technologies, allows displays to be thinner and more energy saving. Particularly, the application of Micro OLED in AR/VR is highly promising, but what is the difference between this novel technology and the aforementioned Micro LED? Before comparing the two technologies, we should first know what exactly OLED is and whether Micro OLEDs are simply miniatures of OLEDs. OLE...
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2021-06-17

Kopin Corporation Announces All-Plastic Pancake® Optics with Excellent Performance

A Major Optics Breakthrough – Enables Super-Compact, Lightweight, Stylish VR Glasses WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays and display subassemblies for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, announced today it has succeeded in developing all-plastic Pancake® optics with breakthrough performance for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) applications. This is a major advance and believed to be ...
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2021-05-27

South Korean Micro OLED Display Project Targeted at AR/VR Applications is Finalized

As reported by South Korean media, display and semiconductor equipment supplier APS Holdings has disclosed that the South Korean government has selected one of its Micro OLED display project, where APS will be co-developing a 4000 PPI AR glass prototype with other developers of the project. As reported, a display that contains a high level of brightness is difficult in development for AR glasses as they are often used in outdoor environments, whereas the prominent challenge for suppliers in VR equipment lies on thin and lightweight displays. The existing AR...
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2021-05-24

Himax Unveils Phase Modulation LCoS Platforms for AR HUD and WSS Applications

TAINAN, Taiwan, May 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX) (“Himax” or “Company”), a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, today unveils its latest liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technology, phase modulation LCoS, for two key application platforms, namely AR Head-Up Display (“AR HUD”) used as holographic display for automotive, and Wavelength Selective Switch (“WSS”) for Wavelength-Division Multiplexin...
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2021-05-06

Metaform Optics Point to Compact AR/VR Glasses and Imaging Components

05 May 2021 University of Rochester combines metasurfaces and freeform optics for compact high-resolution systems. New optical systems of the kinds required for augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) displays are likely to exploit developments in novel components such as metasurfaces and freeform optics, and the non-classical optical behavior that they can provide. Customizable optics using these components in small form-factor platforms is also attractive for several high-resolution applications beyond AR/VR, including 3D-vision, mobile cameras and remote sensing. ...
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2021-03-15

Compound Photonics Partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Manufacture World’s First Monolithic Microdisplay for Real-Time AR

Compound Photonics partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to manufacture IntelliPix™ microdisplay technology platform, which provides backplane design options to enable microLED or Liquid Crystal on Silicon. (Image Source: CP Display) Chandler, Ariz., and Santa Clara, Calif., March 10, 2021 – Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP, also known as CP Display), a leader in microdisplay solutions for Augmented/Mixed Reality (AR/MR), and GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®), the world’s leading specialty foundry, today an...
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2020-10-07

TrendForce Announces Top 10 Tech Industry Trends for 2021

In this release, TrendForce provides its forecast of 10 key trends in the tech industry for 2021. As the DRAM industry officially enters the EUV era, NAND Flash stacking technology advances past 150L The three major DRAM suppliers Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron will not only continue their transition towards the 1Znm and 1alpha nm process technologies, but also formally introduce the EUV era, with Samsung leading the charge, in 2021. DRAM suppliers will gradually replace their existing double patterning technologies in order to optimize their cost str...
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2020-07-24

TrendForce : AR/VR Devices Shipment Projected to Reach 43.2 Million Units in 2025, Driven by Glasses-Like AR/VR Devices

Total shipment of AR/VR devices is expected to reach 5.12 million units in 2020, according to TrendForce. Thanks to the release of various glasses-like AR/VR devices, the AR/VR devices market is likely to rapidly expand from 2021 to 2022, with a forecasted shipment of 43.2 million units in 2025. This market is projected to reach a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53.1% from 2020 to 2025. TrendForce analyst Jason Tsai indicates that the accelerating growth of the AR/VR devices market can be attributed to aggressive product strategies from branded manufactu...
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2020-04-21

Photon-counting Camera based on SPADs to Capture 3D Images in High Speed, Enabling Advanced AR or LiDAR Systems

Researchers have developed the first megapixel photon-counting camera based on new-generation image sensor technology that uses single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs). The new camera can detect single photons of light at unprecedented speeds, a capability that could advance applications that require fast acquisition of 3D images such as augmented reality and LiDAR systems for autonomous vehicles. "Thanks to its high resolution and ability to measure depth, this new camera could make virtual reality more realistic and let you interact with augmented reality information in ...
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2020-02-13

Compound Photonics and Plessey Light Up 0.26” Fully Addressable Integrated Micro LED Display Module for AR/MR

Compound Photonics and Plessey Semiconductors announced the results of their collaboration, the first fully addressable Micro LED display modules. Engineering teams from both companies have fabricated functional Micro LED display modules combining CP’s high speed digital low-latency display backplane with Plessey’s GaN-on-Silicon monolithic Micro LED array technology. Plessey produced the Micro LED array wafer bonded to CP’s backplane wafer at its facility in the UK. In turn, CP’s team assembled and packaged display modules from t...
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2020-02-05

Plessey Partners WaveOptics to Build Micro LED Module for Smart Glasses

UK-based Micro LED technology developer Plessey announced at Photonics West its’ new partnership with WaveOptics, a designer and manufacturer of diffractive waveguides. (Image: WaveOptics/Plessey) This two companies aim to create a new optical module for next generation smart glasses incorporating Plessey’s native green Micro LED full HD display with WaveOptics’ Katana waveguide technology and projector design. The full HD Micro LED display from Plessey is the result of its previously announced partnership with Compound Photonics, t...
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2020-01-13

JBD Showcases Micro LED Display with 3 Million Nits Brightness for AR/VR Applications

Jade Bird Display (JBD) from China revealed its latest Micro LED development at CES 2020. The company showcased a 0.31-inch display with a brightness of 3 million nits and another ultra-fine pitch display, reported online media Road to VR. (Image: Pixabay) The high brightness Micro LED display has a resolution of 1280*720 and a pixel pitch of 5µm. Despite its small size, JBD realized a brightness of 3 million nits, which is 4800 times brighter than the display of iPhone 11. With ultra-brightness, the display is made for AR/VR application in o...
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2019-10-28

Osram Ready to Support AR/VR Applications with New IR LEDs

With display technology progresses, virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications are expected to grow in the coming years. Catching up with the trend, Osram introduces new infrared (IR) LEDs with eye-tracking solutions that help to prevent discomfort feeling, optimizing VR/AR products. Eye-tracking systems register the user's viewing angle and the movements of their eyes. The systems illuminate the eyes with infrared light and register the reflections with a camera sensor. Software then determines the exact position of the eyes and the viewing direction of t...
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San Jose, CA – April 26, 2022 – Lumileds today announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a lumi... READ MORE

Tokushima, Japan – 26 April 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light... READ MORE