Dispelix and Avegant Partner for Advanced Optical Solution for AR
The two companies will optimize the world’s smallest LED light engine For Augmented Reality to Work with Dispelix’s Nano-Enhanced Waveguide Technology
ESPOO, Finland and SAN MATEO, Calif., April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dispelix™ (Espoo), the recognized leader in transparent waveguide displays for AR and MR wearables, today announced its partnership with Avegant (San Mateo), developers of miniaturized LED-based LCoS light engine technologies for augmented reality (AR) glasses.
The results of this partnership will see Dispelix’s nanotechnology-enhanced LED waveguides optimized in materials and manufacturing for an ideal pair with Avegant’s new AG-30L 30° LED light engines.
The LED light engine is the primary source of illumination in most AR glasses and headsets shipping today (usually residing within the frame of the device), while waveguides are the key technology enabling the most enterprise and consumer AR glasses to date, including devices such as Microsoft® HoloLens™, Magic Leap®, and more.
A waveguide is a thin, mostly transparent piece of glass or plastic inside AR glasses or headsets that bends and combines light beams from multiple sources into the eye. This added light represents virtual 3D objects meant to be seen “above” the real world.
Avegant joins the extended Dispelix partnership program with AAC®, which recently became one of the company’s strategic partners for mass manufacturing of Dispelix transparent waveguide displays. The AAC partnership is a necessity to support the rapidly growing global demand associated with the Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) wearable devices market. Working with Avegant now allows full optimization of the two main components of an AR hardware solution.
“This new partnership with Avegant builds on the AAC agreement by providing OEMs and ODMs with a turnkey solution to develop the most capable AR glasses on the market. AAC’s unparalleled expertise in mass manufacturing wafer-level optics and new Avegant LED optimization allow any manufacturer to quickly bring their proprietary AR solution to scale and to market with the extreme quality and unparalleled performance that only Dispelix delivers,” said Antti. Sunnari, CEO of Dispelix.
“The combined optimization of waveguides with light engines is key to enabling the best AR experiences. Pairing our small, high-performance light engines with the Dispelix waveguide will deliver the most compelling solutions for AR experiences. ‘industry’, said Ed Tang, CEO of Avegant. “Together, we will enable true goggle-like devices with unparalleled performance.”
Dispelix is a waveguide designer and manufacturer providing visionary augmented and mixed reality transparent displays for consumer and enterprise solutions. Its patented DPX waveguides provide new freedoms in AR product design with unparalleled image quality, performance and efficiency. Led by the world’s most sought-after experts in optics, photonics and manufacturing, Dispelix powers AR experiences that push the boundaries. Dispelix is headquartered in Finlandwith offices in the United States, Chinaand Taiwan. Learn more at dispelix.com.
Avegant is a well-funded, venture-backed technology company developing next-generation display technology to enable previously impossible augmented reality experiences. The company uses its deep scientific understanding of human sight and the ergonomics of head-mounted displays, as well as its experience in manufacturing consumer electronics, to develop displays that allow consumers realistic AR experiences. Avegant’s AR Light Engines will enable customers to deliver a compelling AR experience in a consumer wearable AR device. For more information, visit avegant.com
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