11 Nov 2022
Three Predictions for 2023 in Augmented and Virtual Reality
2022 was a turbulent year for Extended Reality (XR). The popularization of the metaverse concept raised massive interest in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) devices as the gateway to this future vision of the internet, with excitement gathering over an expected revolution in how we communicate.
11 Oct 2022
Announced a strategic alliance in early 2022, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The alliance is for the acceleration of digital transformation in product development.
21 Sep 2022
Microsoft: HoloLens 2
IDTechEx tried out various demos of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 mixed reality-capable augmented reality headset at Laval Virtual 2022 and attended the company's presentation.
29 Jun 2022
LetinAR is a South Korean developer of optical systems for augmented reality glasses. Its PinMR™ optical combiners are fabricated from plastic, offering cost and durability advantages. It recently built its own fabrication line near Seoul.
7 Jun 2022
VividQ is a Cambridge, UK-based firm which focuses on developing IP for computer-generated holography, both for software and optical engine hardware. Its method of generating holograms is efficient on common GPUs and its display solutions may be constructed from off-the-shelf hardware. The key use cases it targets are AR wearables and automotive HUDs.
30 May 2022
How Extended Reality Optics Can Unlock the Metaverse
In 2022, hype around extended reality (XR) devices and the metaverse is at an all-time high, but hardware hurdles continue to hold back headset development.
25 Apr 2022
Schott AG: Augmented/Mixed Reality Operations
SCHOTT AG is a large multinational company whose core is in specialty glassmaking. SCHOTT's product range encompasses virtually every area where glass is used, from telescope mirror materials to historical glazing for building restoration — this profile, however, focuses on its activities around augmented reality (AR), particularly in optical waveguide substrates. SCHOTT's head office is in Mainz, Germany.
22 Apr 2022
Inkron is a Nagase Group company which develops and manufactures siloxane resins and formulations, primarily for optical devices and packaging. It also produces materials for printed electronics and provides a growing range of OEM services. Inkron has considerable expertise in materials for wafer-level optics, such as the nanoimprint lithography resin required for many optical waveguides. Inkron provides wafer-level optics process development, process optimization, and piloting services. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.
14 Jan 2022
Mira produces headsets using giant reflectors allowing the use of an iPhone as a head-mounted display (HMD) for smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) applications, in addition to offering software solutions to allow use of these headsets for enterprise applications. The headsets are low-cost, durable and leverage the use of trusted, secure devices.
12 Jan 2021
AR/VR/MR: The Critical Technology of the Next Decade
By 2030, IDTechEx predicts the augmented, virtual, and mixed reality market to be over $30Bn. With COVID-19 limiting physical interaction, virtual communication and interaction will be the norm for many years to come.
20 Jul 2020
Augmented and Virtual Reality: Technology of the Future, Today
By 2030, IDTechEx predicts the augmented, virtual and mixed reality market to be over $30Bn. With COVID limiting physical interaction, virtual communication and interaction will be the normal for many years to come.
3 Jul 2020
AR/VR/MR 2020: A six-month review
This article provides an overview of the AR/VR/MR market for the first half of 2020.
17 Jun 2020
What Happened to Magic Leap?
Magic Leap laid off 1000 employees in April 2020, and has switched to a enterprise market rather than a consumer market. Why?
27 Mar 2020
Waveguides in AR and MR devices
Waveguides are an important part of augmented reality or mixed reality device. This premium article introduces waveguides, based on data from the IDTechEx Report "Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality 2020-2030".
10 Mar 2020
Augmented and Mixed Reality: What is it, and Where is it Going?
XR is a term that has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. This article discusses AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) in more detail.
31 Dec 2019
The AR, VR and MR Market Is Estimated to be Over $30Bn by 2030
New IDTechEx report on AR, VR and MR products by Technology Analyst Dr. Charlotte Coles discusses the technology, market, and players of the past, present and future. XR, or extended reality, products are at the forefront of technological change. Virtual reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. With so many different XR products now available for a variety of use cases, it is important to understand how the different technologies are used, and companies which create them.