13 Feb 2024
AR Optics: Insights from IDTechEx at CES 2024
Apple's Vision Pro has recently grabbed all the headlines in the spatial computing world, following years of hype and rumors of Apple bringing a headset to market. The Vision Pro is thought to be merely the opening salvo of the tech giant's strategy, with see-through augmented reality (AR) devices expected to be the endgame.
22 Jan 2024
Raythink were founded in 2019 and are based in Shenzhen, China. They specialize in delivering next-generation augmented reality heads-up displays in the automotive sector. They use computer-generated holography as a means of projecting bright virtual images with high resolution and true depth cues.
Virtual images are directed towards the driver's line of sight, providing guidance, and signalling while driving. Raythink explore the use of holography, projecting three-dimensional objects ahead of the windshield.
1 Jan 2024
Valeo was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Paris, France. It is a global automotive component supplier and has a variety of products sold directly to OEMs and tier 1s as well as consumers in the aftermarket.
This profile looks at its heads-up display (HUD) offerings and what its product line looks like for this technology.
29 Nov 2023
Aerogel Manufacturing Scaling to Meet EV Demand
Historically, the aerogel market has experienced slow and steady growth. With the newly found demand for thermal insulation and fire protection in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, aerogel manufacturers are making big plans and investments in order to scale up in preparation to serve this new market.
24 Nov 2023
The Automotive Display Eco-System - A Complex Environment
Modern automotive interiors are evolving at a tremendously fast pace, moving past the mechanical dials and becoming fully electronic. The key attributes of these electronics are noticed by consumers, such as the design of the display, its curvature, brightness, and type of technology, i.e., OLED or LCD, when, in reality, there is a lot more that goes into building the display and assembling the entire unit.
10 Oct 2023
Founded in 1851, Corning is an American company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of glass, ceramics, and related materials for specialty applications. Corning is involved in five different business units, namely display technologies, optical communications, environmental technologies, life sciences, and specialty materials.
20 Sep 2023
Will LCDs be Replaced in VR?
In 2023, almost every VR device uses LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays) to replace the real world with digital content, but a shift might be underway in 2024. Apple's Vision Pro is set to be one of the earliest VR devices to use OLED-on-Si technology, also known as micro-OLED, in a move to shrink headsets down whilst offering extremely high-quality images.
7 Sep 2023
Hony Glass Technology
Founded in 1978, Hony Glass specialize in manufacturing tempered glass to multiple industries worldwide. The company are headquartered in Taiwan and have their main factory in Shenzhen.
They provide glass to multiple industries, including cover glass in televisions and computer monitors; home appliances, such as hobs and overhead lighting; as well as bathware.
1 Jun 2023
Sharp develops perovskite solar cell technologies and this profile introduces its progress in perovskite PV commercialization.
24 Feb 2023
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.