Waveguide displays manufacturer Dispelix announced last week it had partnered with miniLED liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) devicemaker Avegant to develop augmented reality (AR) smart glasses.
The Espoo, Finland and San Mateo, California-based firms teamed up to deliver the former’s “nanotech-enhanced LED waveguides” for use with the latter’s AG-30L 30 ° LED light engines.
Dispelix designs and produces augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) see-through displays for enterprise and consumer products, as well as DPX waveguides for unrivaled functionality.
Waveguides project images to the lenses of AR and mixed reality (MR) devices from major manufacturers such as Microsoft, Magic Leap, Nreal, Vuzix, and many others.
The news comes after the Finnish firm partnered with Shenzhen-based acoustics enterprise AAC in a bid to boost device component manufacturing for the global XR ecosystem and meet market demand.
Antti Sunnari, Chief Executive for Dispelixsaid the new partnership would build on the AAC agreement by providing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original device manufacturers (ODMs) with “a turnkey solution” to build the world’s top-performing AR glasses.
He continued, stating,
“AAC’s unparalleled expertise in wafer-level optics mass manufacturing and the new Avegant LED optimization allows any manufacturer to quickly bring their proprietary AR solution to scale and to market with the extreme quality and unmatched performance that only Dispelix offers”
Avegant CEO Ed Tang added that the key to producing the world’s best AR experiences would combine optimized waveguides with light engines.
“The pairing of our small high performance light engines with the Dispelix waveguide will offer the most compelling solutions for the industry. Together we are going to enable true glasses-like devices with unparalleled performance ”
The news comes after Dispelix joined Corning Inc’s Laser Scanning for Augmented Reality (LaSAR) Alliance with Corning Inc and other industry-leading tech enterprises.
The Alliance, founded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO), hopes to build standards for developing AR and MR devices.