2022-07-20

Building and testing helpful AR experiences

  Augmented reality (AR) is opening up new ways to interact with the world around us. It can help us quickly and easily access the information we need — like understanding another language or knowing how best to get from point A to point B. For example, we recently shared an early AR prototype we’ve been testing in our labs that puts real-time translation and transcription directly in your line of sight.   However, testing only in a lab environment has its limitations. So starting next month, we plan to test AR prototypes in the real worl...
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2022-07-13

JBD announces the development of Native Color Monolithic RGB MicroLED displays

Shanghai, China, July 01, 2022 - Jade Bird Display (Shanghai) Limited (JBD), a leading microLED display manufacturer, has announced the development of its single chip native color monolithic polychrome (RGB) microLED displays, developed for augmented reality (AR) glasses applications. The display has a 5 μm color pixel pitch and a corresponding 2.5 μm monochrome R, G & B sub-pixel pitch. The display size is 0.22” diagonal with a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The company is currently mass producing its flagship 0.13” 4 μm&...
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2022-06-15

JBD unveils construction of Hefei plant to accelerate the production of MicroLED Displays

Shanghai, China June 6 - Jade Bird Display (Shanghai) Ltd (JBD), announced that part of the main building of the factory being constructed in the comprehensive bonded area of Hefei, China has been preliminarily completed and the whole project will enter the stage of full roof sealing. JBD has a fab in Shanghai and the new factory in Hefei is constructed to expand production capacity. It is reported that the JBD Hefei plant project covers 79 acres, funded with an initial investment of 650 million RMB and a construction cycle of 12 months. The commissioning of thi...
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2022-05-19

Vuzix Enters into Agreements to Deliver the World's First Fully Integrated Color MicroLED Microdisplay for AR Glasses

- Exclusive license of key μLED technology, design of a state-of-the-art backplane, with the ultimate goal of acquiring Atomistic ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, waveguides and Augmented Reality (AR) technology, today announced it has signed a series of agreements with Atomistic SAS ("Atomistic"), a next generation micro light emitting diode ("μLED") di...
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2022-05-11

Porotech announces strategic partnership with IQE

IQE enters into the microLED market Commercialisation of unique microLEDs for production at scale Broad range of applications including wearable devices and smart displays Porotech, a pioneer in microLED and GaN-based semiconductor technology, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry. The focus of the partnership is to develop, scale and commercialis...
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2022-05-11

PlayNitride showcases new MicroLED commercialization solutions at SID Display Week 2022, focusing on automotive, consumer electronics products, and AR applications

PlayNitride will exhibit at SID 2022 in San Jose McEnery Convention Center from May 10th to 12th. Along with the trend of MicroLED commercialization, PlayNitride is going to exhibit three different scenarios to bring the visitors to experience the MicroLED world. First, the 132-inch PixeLED Matrix seamless tiling MicroLED modular display as a welcome banner, showing unlimited contrast ratio, 116% NTSC, 2000nits brightness to catch the eyes in a short viewing distance than ever. The delicate and vivid picture quality can break the limitation of large s...
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2022-04-22

VueReal Announces Oversubscribed 14M Series B Round of Financing

Led by Cycle Capital, round includes strategic investor TDK Ventures, and Vitro Monday, April 18, 2022 - VueReal, a leader in micro printing technology, announced today the closing of a 14.4 million USD oversubscribed Series B round of financing led by Cycle Capital. The funding will enable VueReal to expand its customer base, scale up its team and enhance its current facility. Cycle Capital, an impact investor and leading cleantech venture capital investment platform, is joined by strategic investors TDK, world leader in electronic solutions for the smart soc...
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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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2022-03-23

MICLEDI Microdisplays Announces Agreement with GlobalFoundries to Collaborate on MicroLED Displays for AR Glasses

LEUVEN, Belgium, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MICLEDI Microdisplays, a leading developer of microLED arrays for augmented reality (AR) glasses, today announced a manufacturing collaboration with GlobalFoundries (GF) to enable AR glasses to achieve the brightness, resolution, power, size, and economies of scale needed to become affordable for consumers. Under the agreement, MICLEDI’s solution will be combined with GF’s 22FDX® feature-rich platform that provides the leadership performance, ultra-low power and broad f...
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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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2021-12-01

Samsung Requests AUO Develop 12.7-inch TFT for MicroLED

For 2022 model MicroLED TVs Image: Samsung Samsung Electronics had recently sent requests to Samsung Display and AUO to develop a 12.7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) to apply on its MicroLED TVs, TheElec has learned. Specifically, the South Korean tech giant has requested that the display panel makers develop low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) TFT that it plans to apply on its home MicroLED TVs, sources said. These TFTs will be applied to 2022 model MicroLED TVs Samsung will launch next year, they added. TFT...
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2021-10-20

TCL Announced Smart Glasses with a Color MicroLED Display

TCL announced a new AR smartglasses product, which it calls the Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition. TCL did not reveal much, but it says the color display is based on microLED technology, with a pixel pitch of 4 um. TCL did not release any estimated shipping dates or a price for this new product, which is likely still at an early stage.   <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QMHBD2liMBI" title="Yo...
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2021-09-16

Xiaomi unveils Xiaomi Smart Glasses

A Smart Wearable Device Concept Integrating Intelligent Functions into Eyewear Beijing, CHINA, September 14th 2021 – Global technology leader, Xiaomi today announced Xiaomi Smart Glasses – a brand new smart wearable device. Xiaomi Smart Glasses is capable of combining imaging system and sensors into a subtle, ordinary glasses design through MicroLED optical waveguide technology. Weighing a mere 51g, Xiaomi Smart Glasses is able to display messages and notifications, make calls, navigate, capture photos, and translate text right before your eyes. ...
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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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2021-08-30

VueReal announces volume shipments of MicroLED displays to its customers in Q4 2021

WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - VueReal Inc., a leader in developing key enabling technologies for microLED displays, is pleased to announce volume orders for its transparent displays from automotive and aerospace customers capping off several key milestones in the commercialization of both its custom displays and its microprinting platform technology.   VueReal high transparent, high brightness display (CNW Group/VueReal)   VueReal partners directly with OEMs for custom display designs in order to bring these in...
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2021-07-16

Kopin Announces Multiyear Development Agreement With a Leading Japanese Company for Full-Color LED Microdisplays on Silicon

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution AMLCD, LCOS and OLED microdisplays and display subassemblies announced today it has signed a multiyear agreement with a leading Japanese electronics Company that develops and produces advanced consumer products, to develop superbright 2K x 2K full-color Light Emitting Diode (LED) microdisplays on silicon. Under the agreement, Kopin will develop and supply its proprietary backplane silicon wafers and its new partner will dev...
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2021-07-02

Samsung’s 110” MICRO LED Picks up Award as the Best Display Product in Inavate’s 2021 Inavation Awards

The ground-breaking 110” MICRO LED picks up its second award following its success in the T3 awards earlier this month London, UK – June 24, 2021 – Samsung Electronics UK Ltd. has today announced that its 110” MICRO LED was awarded the Product of the Year in the 2021 Inavate Inavation Awards’ Display category.     Micro LED technology is the future of television, and Samsung is leading the way in making that future happen by delivering the experience in a traditional TV form, throug...
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2021-06-25

Porotech Raises £3m for New Generation of Microdisplays

Unique approach enables brighter, sharper, more vivid displays for smart devices Display manufacturers will be able to create the best microdisplays yet for smartphones, VR/AR headsets and other small devices – with improved resolution and colour response Micro-LED technology will enter widespread production as it will reach the performance level needed for commercial applications Ultimately, Porotech plans to develop smart pixels for unrivalled responsiveness and accuracy for things like AR gestures The funding round was led by Speedinvest, with partic...
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2021-06-18

The US NSF Grants $256,000 To Amorphyx To Demonstrate Its Ametft Backplane For OLED And MicroLED Displays

US-based amorphous-metals based display backplane developer Amorphyx was awarded a $256,000 US NSF SBIR phase I grant towards a proof-of-concept demonstration of the company's 211 pixel circuit for AMOLED and microLED applications. Amorphyx Amorphyx AMeTFT structure Amorphyx says that its 211 pixel circuit leverages the unique properties of the AMNR and IGZO AMeTFT device technologies to both improve upon the variable image refresh rate and power consumption improvements of LTPO while dramatically simplifying the pixel circuit's fu...
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2021-06-09

TLi Develops ‘MicroLED Driver IC’ That Can Reduce Number of Chips by One-Sixth

TLi has commercialized driver IC (integrated circuit) for MicroLED driver boards. What is special about the company’s driver IC is that it is able to materialize high-quality MicroLED with smaller number of chips compared to other driver ICs. TLi plans to work with companies that manufacture MicroLED displays and start mass-production of the driver IC in the second half. TLi is a fabless company that designs timing controller and LED driver IC that are key semiconductors of a display panel. Based on its experience and knowhow in developing common-an...
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2021-06-03

New Planar DirectLight Ultra Series Features Finest MicroLED Pixel Pitches for Unmatched Visual Performance

Premium fine pitch LED video wall displays incorporate latest display technology advancements to deliver always-on high resolution display experiences New Planar DirectLight Ultra Series delivers finest MicroLED pixel pitches with latest in display technology enhancements (Photo: Business Wire) PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, today announced the release of the Planar® DirectLight® Ultra™ Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays delivering always-on, hig...
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2021-05-21

Nanosys Acquires Leading MicroLED Company glō

Completes Nanosys Display Technology Portfolio Enabling Leadership In All Display Technologies and Markets SILICON VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nanosys, the industry pioneer and leading supplier of quantum dot light emitting materials and technology, today announced the acquisition of glō, the leading technology company for microLED displays. The transaction significantly expands Nanosys’ capabilities and technology offerings, accelerating the company’s development and progress toward the widespread adoption of microLED and na...
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2021-05-18

GE and Current Lighting Solutions to develop PFS/KFS phosphors for microLED applications

GE and Current Lighting Solutions have signed a collaboration agreement on small-size Potassium Fluorosilicate (PFS/KSF) phosphor for MiniLED and MicroLED applications. The two companies have a long-standing relationship in the world of PFS/KSF phosphor, and this new agreement extends their previous agreements.<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FDKcm_CL3pQ" title="YouTube video player" width="560">...</p>
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2021-05-10

Nitride Semi Makes Micro UV-LED Breakthrough

14 million of the tiny 12 μm x 24 μm UV-LEDS can be fitted on a 4 inch wafer Credit: Compound Semiconductor Nitride Semiconductors has succeeded in miniaturising the micro UV-LED chip for micro LED displays, the technology expected to be used for next-generation AR glasses and smart glasses. The company is now developing mass production technology. Micro LED displays are the next-generation displays for liquid crystal and organic LED displays, and are being developed by Apple Inc and many other companies across the world. The red, blue, and ...
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2021-05-05

Samsung: Chip Shortages May Impact Production Capacity of Micro LED TV

The next implicated product may possibly be smart TV amidst the incessant global chip shortage, and Samsung commented that the company might experience issues in the production of TVs should there be no improvement in the existing shortage.   Han Jong-hee, President of Samsung Visual Display Businesses, expressed bluntly that Samsung is likely to encounter problems in TV production if the severe chip shortage within the industry is not resolved soon, though he also commented that the company is doing everything it can to avoid the consequences. As reported, Han had...
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2021-02-24

Samsung to apply RGB one chip tech to MicroLED TV to lower price

New tech to reduce production steps that will lower cost Image: Samsung Samsung Electronics is planning to reduce the production steps in its MicroLED TV production to lower their prices, TheElec has learned. The company will apply RGB(red, green and blue) one chip transfer technology during production. Samsung currently transfer R, G and B chips separately. Instead, they will implement RGB into one chip. This increases the chips size, making transfer of them on to the printed circuit board relatively easier. This also reduces the time it takes to tra...
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2021-02-01

VueReal Adopts ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT) Solution to Bring to Market Mass Transfer Cartridge Technology That Enables Low-Cost MicroLED Display Applications

WATERLOO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 28, 2021 / MicroLED offers a superior viewing experience versus existing display technologies such as conventional LCD and OLEDs. End market applications like smartwatches, VR/AR micro displays, automotive infotainment displays, TV screens and mobile phone displays are assembled by precisely placing millions of Micro LEDs together. The challenge has been efficiency and yield rates in the manufacturing process. In a significant development, VueReal and ASM Pacific Technologies (ASMPT) have agree...
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2020-12-30

Samsung Starts Accepting Pre-orders For 110-inch MicroLED TV in Korea

Samsung has announced that it will start accepting pre-orders for its premium TV in South Korea. Those who pre-order the 110-inch MicroLED TV will get access to various benefits. Pre-orders for the MicroLED TV will start today (December 30, 2020) and continue until January 29, 2021. Samsung has created an entirely new process to offer consultation to the buyer right from pre-order to the installation of the new TV. The company will send a limousine when customers visit a special consulting store. Moreover, a dedicated team will install the MicroLED TV at the...
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2020-11-04

Samco Supplies Konka Group Co., with ICP Etching and PECVD Systems for the Production of MicroLEDs

Samco, a leading manufacturer of plasma processing equipment for the compound semiconductor industry, announced that KONKA Group Co., Ltd. based in Shenzhen, China had installed multiple Samco systems for the production of MicroLEDs. Konka Group Co., Ltd. is a leading Chinese electronics manufacturer focused on creating high performance, high-value digital home entertainment products. Key product categories include televisions, appliances, AIOT, mobile and wireless communications. Samco is a leading plasma processing company in the field of wide bandgap (W...
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2016-08-05

Overview of Micro-LED History and Current Developments

According to LEDinside’s latest findings, micro-LEDs will enter mass production by 2018. To understand micro-LED technology comprehensively, and tap into its market potential, LEDinside has organized its history, current situation, theory, manufacturing process, and related manufacturers.
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Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfol... READ MORE

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the launch of XLamp® Element G LEDs, delivering a new product class with unmatched light output and efficiency for LEDs of this size. The... READ MORE