VR / AR

ITRI announces new microLED microdisplay technology for AR applications

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), is introducing its latest microLED microdisplay technologies, and unveils its latest microdisplay prototype.

The 0.5" display offers full-color images (using blue LEDs and quantum-dots based color conversion), high resolution (over 2,000 PPI) and high brightness (over 20,000 nits). The display offers high power efficiency - ITRI says it consumes less than half the energy of current solutions (likely compared to OLED microdisplays).

Read the full story Posted: Nov 19,2022

DSSC sees the microLED market growing to $1.3 billion in 2027, led by wearable displays and microdisplays

DSSC says that microLED display revenues will grow from around $40 million in 2023 to over $1.3 billion in 2027. While this is fast growth, it means that DSCC does not believe microLED will penetrate large display markets at least until 2028, and indeed the analysts say that lowering production costs will be necessary before microLEDs can become competitive against OLEDs and LCDs.

DSSC sees microLED microdisplay, produced using a monolithic process, taking up about 25% of the microLED display market. The largest segment for microdisplays will be smartwatches or wearable displays - as the low pixel size (relative to other display segments, at least) means that microLED technologies is relatively mature for that segment.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 08,2022

A new edition of our MicroLED and OLED Microdisplay Market Report released today

Today we published a new edition of our MicroLED and OLED Microdisplays Market Report, with all the latest information. The new edition includes more than 12 new updates, new companies, new datasheets and revamped sections on Samsung, LG Display, Sony, Porotech, JBD, MICLEDI, BOE and more.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of OLED and MicroLED microdisplays
  • The microdisplays that are available on the market today
  • Information on all companies involved in this market
  • Future technologies and roadmaps

The report package also provides:

  • A list of all OLED microdisplays on the market
  • A list of all OLED and MicroLED microdisplays makers
  • Microdisplays spreadsheet (premium edition)
  • Over 25 datasheets, presentations (premium edition)
  • Free updates for a year

This microdisplays market report provides a great introduction to MicroLED and OLED microdisplays, and covers everything you need to know about the current status of the market and industry. This is a great guide if you're considering to adopt OLED microdisplays in your product, if you're looking to learn more about next-generation micro-LEDs and if you want to understand this industry better.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 13,2022

MICLEDI and Kura partner to develop AR glasses based on microLED microdisplays

Belgium-based microLED microdisplay developer MICLEDI announced a partnership with AR glasses developer Kura Technologies to co-develop AR glasses. The two companies have been working together for over a year with MICLEDI providing Kura early access to its displays.

Kura says that its proprietary architecture from the chip level up, and its AI-generated optics these next generation glasses will offer groundbreaking performance capabilities.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 07,2022

MICLEDI to develop red microLED AR displays in collaboration with IQE

Belgium-based microLED microdisplay developer MICLEDI announced a partnership with IQE, a supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry, to develop microLEDs for AR products.

Under this agreement, IQE will provide MICLEDI with a 200mm (8-inch) platform to scale and commercialise its technology to achieve high-volume production for red microLEDs. This geometry allows for compatibility with both standard 200 mm and 300mm silicon foundries, which enables the partnership to deliver economies of scale.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 06,2022

Focally unveils prototype AR glasses that use a full-color microLED display engine

India-based startup Focally unveils prototype AR glasses that feature several innovative technologies, including a full-color microLED based display engine.

Focally says that its Universe AR glasses will enable full-color and monochrome display modes, which leads us to believe that this display engine is built from 3 separate monochrome microLED displays, perhaps a similar design to Vuzix's display engine. Using waveguide optics, the company says that the display provides a 30-degree FOV. The company says that the display engine is the world's smallest and brightest, but does not provide any technical details.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 28,2022

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.

 

Read the full story Posted: Jun 17,2022

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.

Read the full story Posted: May 19,2022

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.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 21,2022