2022-05-26

Over the Lips, Through the Gums, Look Out Gamers, Here It Comes — Or So It Seems

Lips are famously sensual but, together with the gums and tongue, they are also surprisingly sensitive, second only to the fingertips in nerve density. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have exploited this latter characteristic to devise a practical way for people to receive tactile feedback in virtual worlds.   Their system uses airborne ultrasound waves to create sensations on the lips, teeth and tongue, and is small and light enough to attach to the bottom of virtual reality (VR) goggles.   Imagine a VR world that has a drinking fountain in it. "E...
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2022-04-28

Innolux Ushers in the Age of the Metaverse with its Integrated Virtual and In-Person Experience

Debut launch of Innolux’s Large Floating Image Display, high-end VR displays, and high-end gaming monitors < Apr. 25, 2022, Miaoli > This year, Innolux Corporation will participate in one of the most highly anticipated annual events of the display industry, the 2022 Touch Taiwan Smart Display Exhibition, held from April 27 through 29 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Innolux will kick off the exhibition with large-format and ultra-narrow splicing TV Wall and, in addition to presenting its latest technologies and products, will unveil its cuttin...
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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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2022-02-16

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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2022-01-07

Ming-Chi Kuo: Meta to Announce Advanced VR Headset in 2H22, While Apple Will Delay AR/MR Product Launch to Late 2022

On January 5, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from TF International, reported that Meta will launch a new advanced VR headset in 2H22. The launch of Apple’s AR/MR headset will be delayed to the end of this year, while Sony’s PS5 VR device will be shipped starting in 2Q22. Specifically, Meta plans to release the Oculus Quest 3 in 2H22 with an estimated shipment of 1–2 million units. According to the report, the Quest 3 is the first Meta VR device using 2.48-inch Mini LED screens with a resolution of 2160×2160 and unit cost of $25&nd...
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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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2021-11-23

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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2021-10-26

Varjo Introduces Varjo Aero Headset To Bring the Highest-Fidelity Virtual Reality For Professionals and Leading-Edge VR Users Alike

The new VR headset, together with Varjo’s recently announced Reality Cloud platform, marks the next step toward enabling a true-to-life metaverse for all Helsinki, Finland – October 21, 2021 – Varjo™, the leader in professional-grade VR/XR hardware and software, today announced the launch of Varjo Aero, the company’s newest virtual reality device in its portfolio. The headset expands the company’s reach beyond its traditional enterprise customer base to also advanced VR users like flight simulator enthusiasts. Varjo Aero offe...
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2021-10-14

HTC Vive Flow headset images leak days before reported launch

  Wed, October 13, 2021, 1:03 PM Mariella Moon·Associate Editor HTC is expected to launch a new VR headset within the week, but you don't have to wait till then to see what it looks like. A collection of Vive Flow images has made its way online, courtesy of evleaks, before the launch event. According to Protocol, the Vive Flow is a lightweight headset developed for consumers under the internal name "Hue." The Bluetooth SIG consortium previously published documents describing Hue as a VR AIO (all-in-one) product, which means the...
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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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2021-08-04

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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2021-07-19

Apple VR Headset May Monitor User's Pose Using Neural Networks

By Malcolm Owen | Jul 13, 2021-Appleinsider     Apple's VR or AR headset could move an avatar of the user based on monitoring the user's body movements, while its battery life could be lengthened by some clever data transmission techniques.   Apple is believed to be in development of a virtual reality or augmented reality headset, as well as AR smart glasses known as "Apple Glass." In entering a slowly growing field of human-computer interaction, Apple is also attempting to enginee...
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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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2021-06-08

arpara VR 5K Headset and All-In-One Headset Announced Globally

Next generation headsets offer deeply immersive VR experience BEIJING, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today during VR company arpara's VR headset global reveal event "Discover Yourself in a Parallel Universe", the latest generation arpara VR headset and arpara all-in-one VR headset are announced along with arparaland virtual social platform. The arpara VR headset and the arpara all-in-one VR headset both have dual 1.03-inch 2560 x 2560 resolution micro-OLED displays, offering a combined 5K x 2.5K viewing resolution. They are the first e...
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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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2021-05-06

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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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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2020-03-26

Nvidia Adopts IR LEDs to Simplify Gaze Tracking Solutions for VR Devices

Wearable devices with AR/VR applications are regarded as the next generation consumer electronics that might replace smartphones. Currently, the technology is more applied in industrial or professional areas as the devices are still relatively bulky and expensive as they require complex integration of cameras, image processing solutions, power and more. To tackle the issue, Nvidia developed a new technique for gaze tracking solution, the fundamental technology for VR wearable devices as agreed by many leading industry players, reported VentureBeat. Researchers at Nvidia used...
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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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2019-09-20

Plessey Produces Micro LED Display with 2.5 Micron Pixel Pitch

Fine pitch display is becoming a trend in the panel market with more and more manufacturers developing advanced display products and technology solutions. GaN-on-Si Micro LED specialist Plessey announced that it has produced a record-breaking 2.5-micron pixel pitch ultra-high resolution Micro LED display for AR/VR wearable applications. Plessey created an ultra-fine, ultra-high resolution 2000×2000 pixel display on a 2.5 microns pitch with its propriety monolithic GaN-on-Si technology. The UK-based company is dedicated to embedded Micro LED technology for...
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2019-04-25

Instrument Systems to Present Advanced Measurement Device for Micro LED and AR/VR Display Applications at Display Week

Instrument Systems, the Munich-based light measurement solutions provider, announced that it will showcase an ultra-high resolution version of its LumiTop targeting Micro LED displays and AR/VR display applications at the Display Week 2019. According to Instrument Systems, the ultra-high resolution LumiTop model merges a 150 megapixel camera with the high-end spectroradiometer CAS 140D to guarantee test accuracy across the whole image of the camera. The resolution of 150 megapixels thereby allows (sub-) pixel level analysis of complete displays in one single shot,...
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2019-01-19

Signify Helps Customers to Experience Different Lighting with VR

Signify announced an innovative creation of virtual reality (VR) development for its customers. With the new lighting VR apps, Philips Fashion Lighting VR and Philips Urban VR, users can immerse themselves in the virtual world to visualize how lighting can transform their fashion store or city street.
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2018-10-23

Mini LED Applications to Hit the Market in 2019

LEDinside forecasts that the development of Mini LED will accelerate in 2019 and 2020 and its market value will reach US$ 1699 million by 2022. Several industry players including San’an, HC Semitek, Epistar, NationStar, Harvatek, and Macroblock have reported their progress of Mini LED development. Meanwhile, panel producers such as AUO, BOE, Innolux and JDI have also unveiled applications adopting Mini LED technology.
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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