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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.
14 Jun 2023

Jade Bird Display

Jade Bird Display (JBD) designs and manufactures microLED displays with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) backplanes for applications including augmented reality (AR) devices, where it has been the first microLED firm to reach the market. JBD updated IDTechEx on its progress since its last interview in early 2022, including the opening of its new fab in Hefei, updated product lineup and promising financial results.
1 Jun 2023


25 May 2023


12 May 2023

TriLite Technologies

TriLite is a developer and manufacturer of laser beam scanning (LBS) projectors, targeted especially for use in consumer augmented reality (AR) glasses. TriLite's Trixel 3 projector is extremely compact to fit in the arm of glasses, uses a single bi-axial MEMS mirror, and does not require external relay optics. The Vienna, Austria based firm has developed innovative machine learning-based software to simplify calibration and control, reducing production costs and increasing manufacturing yields.
20 Mar 2023

Wearable Technology Forecasts 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Tess Skyrme and Sam Dale
22 Feb 2023


appears to be profitable enough to support its own development work without needing to shed equity or control. Waveguide technology frequently improved in terms of specifications — Lumus keeps innovating. Z-Lens already a significant improvement over the already great Maximus.
17 Jan 2023

VividQ and Dispelix: Pairing Holographic Displays with Waveguides

Holographic display technology firm VividQ discussed the development of a combined waveguide combiner and 3D holographic display system for AR headsets in conjunction with waveguide development firm Dispelix.
21 Sep 2022

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Headsets 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
20 May 2022

Optics for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality 2022-2032: Technologies, Players and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
9 May 2022


Dispelix is a Finnish firm designing surface relief grating diffractive waveguides for consumer augmented reality devices. Unlike other companies' designs, they use a single waveguide layer for full RGB color — this helps to decrease weight but increases design complexity. Its in-house design software was developed specifically to solve this issue. The company is in the process of scaling production with its fab partners.
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16 Mar 2022


16 Feb 2022

Jade Bird Display

Jade Bird Display (JBD) is a Shanghai-based developer and manufacturer of microLED microdisplays and projection engines which are mainly targeted at augmented reality (AR) devices. The company operates on a fab model and manufactures high pixel density (>5000PPI) polychrome and monochrome displays and light engines — its solutions are currently in several commercially available AR devices. JBD displays are also suited for use in HUDs, sports optics, holographic sights, and 3D printing, but this profile concentrates on AR.
6 Jan 2022


6 Jan 2022


while not yet necessarily profitable, it is not reliant on external funding. Waveguide technology frequently improved in terms of specifications - Lumus keeps innovating. New products e.g. Minimus tend to target intelligent niches.
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".
15 Jan 2020


Dispelix are a company that create waveguides for AR products. IDTechEx interviewed Dispelix's Co-founder and CEO Antti Sunnari and discussed the current position of the company.
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1 Nov 2019


Dispelix was founded in 2011, and span out of VTT in 2015. IDTechEx visited their booth at AWE EU 2019 to learn about their latest progress in setting up their manufacturing facility for their waveguide products.
4 May 2016


Dr Harry Zervos spoke to Antti Sunnari, CEO and co-founder of Dispelix, a company that's looking to commercialize a new type of lightguide optic structure that could disrupt the market for AR smartglasses due to low material and manufacturing costs as well as light weight.
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30 Nov 2015

Novel see-through display for smart eye wear

The technology is based on lightguide optics, which provide a simple way to transfer an information stream from a miniaturized image source to the user's eye.