Integration in the Display Industry Accelerated in 2023, Opening Up New Market Opportunities

New display technologies like Mini/Micro LED, OLED and other innovative applications such as in-car displays, AR/VR, and virtual production are giving a fresh boost to the display industry. With the rise of new opportunities, the links between different parts of the display industry have become stronger, and there is a clear trend towards industry integration. In 2023, several companies and research institutions in the display field teamed up through collaborations or acquisitions to bring in new display technologies and applications. Their aim is to build up expertise i...
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Envisics closes $100M to advance AR heads-up display tech in cars

Envisics, a U.K.-based holographics company building in-car technology that projects navigation, safety alerts and other data onto the inside of a windscreen, has closed a $100 million Series C round. The company announced the round’s first $50 million tranche in March, which brought Envisics up to a $500 million valuation. Envisics didn’t share an updated valuation with the closing of its Series C, but the startup did bring on new investors like M&G Investments. The previous $50 million round was led by Hyundai Mobis, with participation from InMot...
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OMNIVISION Announces First Fully Integrated, Low-Power, Single-Chip LCOS Panel for Next-Generation AR/XR/MR Glasses

The new OP03011 LCOS panel integrates the array and frame buffer into an ultra-compact single-chip solution that is lightweight and low-power for smart glasses SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OMNIVISION, a leading global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analog, and touch & display technology, today announced a new 648p single-chip liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) panel for next-generation augmented reality (AR), extended reality (XR) and mixed reality (MR) glasses and head-mounted displa...
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【New Arrival】Micro LED Report- The Rise of Micro LED Smartwatches: Wearable Chip Revenue to Hit USD 463 Million in 2025

As TrendForce specifies in its latest report “TrendForce 2023 Micro LED Market Trend and Technology Cost Analysis”, although revenue from Micro LED chips installed in wearables (mainly smartwatches) are estimated to be only USD 3 million in 2023, the number will skyrocket to USD 172 million and USD 463 million in 2024 and 2025, respectively, as Apple starts to adopt Micro LED displays for its new watches. The new Apple Watch will likely prompt other brands to develop and promote Micro LED wearables. Micro LED chip market value from weara...
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JBD launches “Hummingbird” polychrome MicroLED projector, an industry supremacy for consumer AR market

JBD Hummingbird (0.4cc) polychrome MicroLED projector (May 23, 2023, Los Angeles, USA) — JBD (Jade Bird Display) unveiled its "Hummingbird" polychrome MicroLED projector at SID which is already in mass production since May 2023. This revolutionary product incorporates JBD’s cutting-edge MicroLED display panels which just won the SID "2023 Display of the Year" award. The Hummingbird features lightweight, ultra-compact form factor, ultra-high brightness, vivid and saturated colours and best-in-class energy efficien...
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VR/AR Shipments Expected to Drop to 7.45 Million in 2023, with Rapid Rebound Projected by 2025, Says TrendForce

May 22, 2023 ---- TrendForce forecasts a global downturn in AR and VR device shipments for 2023, predicting a shipment total of roughly 7.45 million units—an 18.2% YoY decrease. VR devices are expected to shoulder the majority of this decline, with projected shipments hovering around 6.67 million units. This dip is primarily attributed to weaker-than-expected sales of newly released high-end devices. Consequently, manufacturers are likely to pivot their sales strategies, shifting their focus to more cost-effective offerings. Conversely, shipments of AR devices are expec...
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Swiss start-up Ostloong Innovations unveils new ‘LYRA’ Augmented Reality smart glasses

March 31, 2023 – Swiss start-up Ostloong Innovations, a provider of AI-powered augmented reality (AR) solutions, has this week unveiled its ‘LYRA’ multifunctional smart AR glasses, which offer augmented reality and artificial intelligence features for office work, city life and traveling. According to Ostloong, LYRA allows people to navigate the digital world without having to take their attention away from their physical surroundings. The device comes with many features, including an integrated multilingual translator, AI-secretary, GPS, mob...
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NIO’s AR Glasses Patent on Vehicle-Mount Information Display Has Been Granted

According to Tianyancha.com, a China-based business information platform, automaker NIO’s patent “AR glasses and systems and approaches to displaying vehicle information for the glasses” has been granted. The patent comprises three AR glasses components, namely the camera, processing module, and display lens. The camera captures the plane positions of at least some of the multiple optical emitters installed in a vehicle in real time. The processing module offers AR images including those related to vehicle information. The glasses also come with a lens re...
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Samsung Display says MicroLED will be used in AR over OLED

Image: TheElec A Samsung Display executive said on Friday that MicroLED displays will likely be used over OLED display panels in augmented reality (AR) devices. Samsung Display group leader Kim Min-woo said at MicroLED Display Workshop industry event in Seoul that this was because high luminance, or brightness, was needed to realize AR. This will require the development of new light-emitting diodes and won’t be possible with OLED. Display panel makers like Samsung Display are developing On Silicon panels that use silicon instead of gl...
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Focally unveils the world's first Full colour Micro-led based true AR glasses with fully see-through display and USound MEMS speakers' technology

The glasses combine state-of-the-art USound audio technology, optical display system and hardware that enables spatial computing in a small form factor for assistive AR applications. GRAZ, Austria, Sept 27, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - USound, the leading provider of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) loudspeakers for hearables and wearables, announces the cooperation with the Indian company Focally on the first generation of their Universe AR Glasses. Focally's Universe AR glasses featuring state-of-the-art USound audio technology, optical display...
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Vuzix Receives Award from Deutsche Telekom at Digital X 2022 for Enterprise Technology of the Year, Connected Workforce

Thomas Novotny, CTO of Innovation at Deutsche Telekom Business Solution, an event hostess, and Sebastian Anjou, Vuzix European Business Development Director ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, is pleased to announce that it has received an award from Deutsche Telekom (DT) at Digital X 2022 for Enterprise Technology of the Year, Connected Wor...
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Market Value of Micro LED Transparent AR Smart Glasses Chips Estimated at Approximately US$38.3 Million by 2026, Says TrendForce

Aug. 9, 2022 ---- According to TrendForce's latest research report "TrendForce 2022 Self-Emitting Micro LED Display Cost and Trend Analysis," Micro LED light engine performance beats Micro OLED in terms of brightness, contrast ratio, and responsiveness in transparent AR smart glasses microdisplays and is ideal for applications in outdoor environments. Since 2021, more than 10 branded manufacturers around the world have launched Micro LED transparent AR smart glasses concepts and related suppliers have improved Micro LED technology...
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Kopin Reports Strong Results for Second Quarter 2022

Q2 2022 Total Revenues of $11.9 Million – a 20% Increase over Q2 last year Product Revenues Increase 30% Year over Year Driven by 87% Year Over Year increase in Defense Product Revenues Good progress on Micro OLED and LED Display Development Programs August 02, 2022 08:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution micro-displays and sub-systems for defense, enterprise and consumer augmented reality, virtual ...
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Leading Asian AR startup Rokid Expands into the North American Market

Popular AR Glasses Rokid Air takes a slice out of the North American Market (Photo: Business Wire) July 22, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading AR company Rokid has taken advantage of Amazon Prime Day deals to sell its consumer-grade AR glasses, the Rokid Air resulting in a push into the North American market. With the Prime Day event over, Rokid is aiming to promote their Rokid Air to a wider range of consumers. The Rokid Air are the first pair of consumer-grade AR devices lau...
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Kopin Receives Additional $3.8 Million Production Orders for its Brillian® Display for Helicopter Pilot’s Helmet Mounted Display

Brillian Displays Ideal for Ultra-Bright Full-color Pilot HMD Applications WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution microdisplays for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), today announced it received production orders totaling approximately $3.8 million for its new ultra-bright, full-color Brillian Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) used by helicopter pilots to display real-time flight and targeting information. Kopin’s paten...
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Metaverse War Begins: ASMPT Will Be Your Alliance

The metaverse gold rush has prompted big companies to seize new opportunities in this new digital landscape. In the second half of the year, Meta will roll out its advanced VR glasses, the Quest 2 Pro; ByteDance will ramp up its marketing efforts in China following the acquisition of Pico, a VR company, while Apple and Sony will each release new headsets which will capture certain market shares in 2023. It goes without saying that an “Augmented and Virtual Reality War” is about to kick off. Anyone who masters the must-have technologies will be the first to wi...
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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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Walmart to Acquire AR Startup Memomi

Few days ago, Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement to buy AR technology developer Memomi, aiming to fulfil its commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care. The acquisition is scheduled to be accomplished in the coming weeks, after which Memomi employees will join the Walmart Global Tech organization. Since 2019, Memomi has provided digital measurement services for all the Walmart and Sam’s Optical customers across 2,800+ Walmart Vision Centers and 500 Sam’s Clubs. The startup also supports the Optical ecommerce experience on Sam...
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Swave, a new Imec and VUB Spin-off, Raises €7M to Deliver Truly Realistic AR/VR Experiences to Applications Like the Metaverse

Investment Will Accelerate Development of Revolutionary Holographic eXtended Reality (HXR) Technology to Make Virtual Reality Practically Indistinguishable from the Real World LEUVEN, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Swave Photonics, an innovator in Holographic eXtended Reality (HXR) technology to bring the metaverse to life, today announced a €7 million seed round. The investment will be used to fund the commercialization of truly realistic, immersive 3D HXR gigapixel technology for a wide range of emerging applications. The demand for eX...
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Market Value of Micro LEDs for AR Smart Glasses Display Chips Forecast to Reach US$41 Million by 2026, Says TrendForce

Jun. 29, 2022 ---- According to TrendForce's latest Micro LED research report, among many Micro LED display applications, Micro LED microdisplays will be the next new high-end product following on the heels of large-scale display development. The market value of Micro LED AR smart glasses display chips is forecast to reach US$41 million by 2026. The reason for such a significant growth in market value in just one year from 2025 to 2026 is primarily due to the gradual maturity of technologies such as red chips, laser transfer, wafer bonding and full-colorization,...
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Apple Supplier Establishes FMM Production Line for High-Resolution Micro OLED Displays

On June 16, the South Korean media reported that the country’s semiconductor equipment manufacturer APS Holdings is creating a production line of fine metal masks (FMM) for ultra-high definition displays. The resultant products will be installed in the Micro OLED displays of AR and VR headsets. FMM is a major consumable in the OLED deposition process; it is mainly used for deposition of RGB organic materials and pixel structure fabrication during OLED manufacturing. Credit: APS Holdings APS Holdings’ subsidiary APS Material...
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Micro LED Outlook 2022

Following years of development, Mini/Micro LED new display technologies have made critical breakthroughs, with end products often being unveiled in front of the public. However, there are several challenges for Mini LED and Micro LED—each at different development stages—to overcome before becoming mainstream display technologies. Mass Production Kicks off for Large-Size Micro LED Displays Following years of development, large-size Micro LED displays have entered the mass production stage this year, thereby stimulating the development of relevan...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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