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Micledi announces 300mm microLED production breakthrough for AR glasses

14 December 2021

The company states that it will be the holy grail technology for AR glasses.

MICLEDI microdisplays

MICLEDI Microdisplays, a leading technology company in the field of microLED displays for high-end Augmented Reality (AR) glasses, has demonstrated the industry’s first microLED arrays-for-AR built on a 300mm CMOS manufacturing platform. The unparalleled manufacturing precision, performance and cost-efficiency offered by the 300mm product strategy distinguishes MICLEDI as a display partner of choice for AR glasses manufacturers.

MICLEDI’s solution is uniquely positioned to address the needs of future AR glasses in terms of the display size, resolution, brightness, image quality, power consumption and cost.

The technology uniqueness rests on the following attributes:

  • CMOS-fab compatible, RGB epitaxial materials reconstituted on 300mm CMOS wafers, co-integrated with advanced node CMOS backplane ASICs via W2W hybrid bonding.
  • Pixel-level Fresnel lens beam shaping for high-efficiency waveguide integration.
  • MicroLED technology tailored for industry-standard tooling and process steps available for volume manufacturing at CMOS foundries.

AR headsets today are heavy and bulky, image realism is poor, resolution is low, and headsets are costly. Nearly every leading technology company is investing in AR to drive the future of their consumer offerings and microLED displays are a mission critical component.

According to industry analyst firm Yole Development, the demand for microdisplays in AR headsets is projected to grow at CAGR >100%, rising to more than $1.8B in 2025 and more than $4.9B in 2027.

“We want to produce AR glasses that are stylish, compact, lightweight, with long battery life, and images that look just like reality. Our 300mm manufacturing flow is the technology needed to overcome the challenges with first- and second-generation AR glasses.”

Sean Lord, CEO of MICLEDI

CES 2022

Next month, at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, marks MICLEDI’s first availability of demonstration units. “It is only fitting that CES is the venue to showcase our remarkable achievement,” added Lord. “CES is where advanced technologies take center stage for all the world to see and AR is one area that is in rapid adoption with leaders from FAANG companies and a plethora of smaller innovators.”

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