Kura Technologies teams up with TSMC to produce its microLED display driver

AR glasses developer Kura Technologies, which is using an in-house develooped microLED display its products, announced a partnership with TSMC to build its initial custom micro-LED display chipset.

The company's custom mixed-signal display driver integrated circuits and other supporting devices, have already been successfully taped out on a standard, high-volume CMOS node at TSMC. Kura says that its DDIC is the smallest process node ever used on a micro-display driver and is also the world’s fastest micro-LED driver.

Vuzix teams up with Atomistic for microLED microdisplay technologies

Smart glasses developer Vuzix announced it has signed a series of agreement with Atomistic, that will give Vuzix an exclusive license of Atomistic's microLED microdisplay technology, that will have Atomistic design a custom backplane for Vuzix - and dependent upon achievement of various technical stages, the ability of Vuzix to acquire the company.

Atomistic has developed a novel approach to develop microLED microdisplays based on its material platform, which enables red, green and blue microLEDs based on the a single epitaxial structure. The team will develop microLED backplanes on 300 mm wafers.

PlayNitride shows its latest microLED displays at SID Displayweek 2022

PlayNitride demonstrates its latest microLED display prototypes and technologies at SID Displayweek 2022.

PlayNitride SID Displayweek 2022 booth and 132-inch microLED tiled display

At the entrance to PlayNitride's booth, you can see a long 132-inch tiled microLED display, made from 192 modules (each 5" in size). The 7680x1080 59PPI display is completely seamless and offers 3,000 nits and a 116% NTSC color gamut.

VueReal raises $14.4 million in its Series B funding round

MicroLED developer VueReal announced that it has raised $14.4 million in its latest (series B) funding round, led by Cycle Capital VC and joined by TDK, Vitro, Economic Development Canada and BDC Capital. VueReal says it will use the funds to enhance its production facility, expand the team, and gain new customers.

VueReal says that the new financing round will also enable it to offer a broader range of custom display products, for AR, smartwatches, smartphones, automotive, signage and transparent displays. Last year VueReal demonstrated high-brightness and high-transmittance transparent microLED displays which it is now offering to customers.

JBD partners with tooz to develop microLED powered prescription waveguides

JBD announced a partnership with tooz to combine curved waveguide including prescription with a color microLED display engine.

Tooz and JBD - curved waveguide with a color micrOLED image

The two companies say that combining these two technologies enable sharp, full-color virtual screens, in a slim and stylish for factor, while fulfilling individual vision correction. The two companies will demonstrate a first prototype next week.

Vuzix launches the microLED-powered Shield AR glasses

Vuzix unveiled the Shield Smart Glasses for enterprise use, which are based on microLED microdisplays. The Shield is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR1 and features Vuzix' propriety waveguide optics.

Vuzix Shield microLED AR glasses photo

The Shield was actually revealed before, referred to as Vuzix Next Generation Smart Glasses (NGSG). The company did not give any details on pricing and availability. Vuzix is using JBD's 0.13" microLED microdisplays.

Oppo announces the Air Glass monocle AR device

Oppo announced a new "limited release" product, called the Air Glass, which is a monocle AR (or "assisted reality" as the company calls it). The device projects a 2D image for one of your eyes, and it can be attached to conventional glasses via the magnetic frame.

Oppo Air Glass photo

The Air Glass is based on a monochrome green microLED microdisplay. We do not know much, Oppo only details that it can reach up to 3 million nits (but practically it will average 1,400 nits). The device itself has a Snapdragon 4100 chipset, a 3-hours battery life (active mode) and weighs a total of 30 grams.