22 Sep 2023
STMicroelectronics and Augmented Reality
STMicroelectronics (ST) is a Swiss-headquartered large multinational semiconductor company. It develops and delivers semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. This profile focuses on its activities supporting AR (augmented reality) devices, particularly laser beam scanning (LBS) displays.
1 Jun 2023
OQmented is a fabless developer of laser beam scanning (LBS) systems, focusing on displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and 3D sensing for consumer electronics. The Fraunhofer ISIT spinout uses hermetically sealed MEMS mirror systems enabling high resolution RGB augmented reality near to the eye displays or ultra-fast 3D depth scanning, ideally designed for mobile devices by achieving the lowest power consumption with its double resonant Lissajous scanning. The company is based in Itzehoe, Germany.
22 May 2023
MICROOLED is a French developer and manufacturer of near-eye display optical modules based on its OLED-on-silicon microdisplays. These are used for military, medical and augmented reality applications. It emphasizes low power consumption in its system architecture.
18 May 2023
MICLEDI is a Belgian early-stage firm which develops microLED microdisplays for the augmented reality (AR) market. These are intended for integration with waveguide optics. The imec spin-out's displays are designed on a 300mm wafer platform for complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) manufacturing compatibility.
10 May 2023
Why AI Should Be at the Top of the National Agenda
Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since the success of DeepMind over Go world champion Lee Sedol in 2016; the world is beginning to change according to the new possibilities afforded by AI. From the robust predictive abilities of OpenAI's ChatGPT - where the AI chatbot can be used for all sorts of purposes, from creating scripts (including malware) to writing academic essays - to AI image generators that are so good that they can win Sony world photography awards, the complexity and capabilities of AI algorithms are growing at a startlingly fast pace.
25 Apr 2023
TactoTek adds TracXon Solutions to enhance supply of IMSE Technology
Finnish IMSE pioneer TactoTek and TracXon, an innovative spin-off of the Holst Centre, have signed a license agreement
16 Feb 2023
Impinj is a well-established RFID chip, reader IC, reader, gateway, and software supplier. Andy Cobb, Impinj's Vice President of Strategic Finance, and Jill West, Vice President of Strategic Communications at Impinj, spoke with IDTechEx about the company's recent RFID activities on 10th February 2023.
16 Feb 2023
Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells (BeFC)
BeFC is a French startup producing enzyme and paper-based fuel cells powered by glucose. IDTechEx caught up with BeFC in an interview.
9 Feb 2023
Lightelligence develops computing products that leverage silicon photonics. IDTechEx spoke with Spencer Powers, Co-Founder and President.
4 Jan 2023
Tunoptix is an American optics startup developing and commercializing meta-optics. IDTechEx spoke with John Fijol, CEO of Tunoptix, and George Lauro, Board Director of Tunoptix.
14 Dec 2022
Diraq is developing quantum computers based on electron spins in silicon (silicon-spin qubits). Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed the Head of Solid-State Physics Dr Andre Saraiva.