MICLEDI and Kura Tech partner on AR glasses
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Designed by Kura and incorporate MICLEDI’s 300mm microLEDs
MICLEDI Microdisplays, a leading developer of microLED displays for augmented reality (AR) glasses, and Kura Technologies, a world leading innovator in AR headsets announced a collaboration to manufacture AR glasses. The new glasses are designed by Kura and incorporate MICLEDI’s unique 300mm microLED displays to achieve the performance required for Kura’s next generation of AR glasses. Based upon Kura’s proprietary architecture from the chip level up, these next generation glasses feature groundbreaking performance capabilities.
The two companies have been working together for over a year with MICLEDI providing Kura early access to advanced microLEDs under a closely held collaboration. Kura was one of the first customers to receive microLEDs from MICLEDI, enabling them to build and test their unique approach for driving and controlling microLED displays for AR glasses.
Under the partnership, MICLEDI will continue to provide Kura access to devices built in its 200mm fab as well as provide Kura with early access to customized blue, green and red devices as they come from their 300mm wafer foundry.
According to the market analyst company, Yole, the overall global AR market is estimated to reach $88.4 billion (USD) by 2027 with a compounded annual growth rate of more than 30% from 2021 to 2027 and beyond as it becomes the next consumer platform.
Kura’s proprietary architecture enables dynamic defect correction, 100x resolution expansion, and can tolerate 10,000x the defect rate and 5x the uniformity variation of their competitors enabling them to go to market with high performance, 8K AR glasses with the microLED panels that can be built now and in the next year, not several years from now.