Category Archives: Analyst Blog

INT is a New Player for High-Density Displays

I recently had a chance to speak with executives from a new company, Taiwan-based INT Tech, which is short for Innovation and Transformation. They are a technology development house that has created AMOLED displays on glass with an industry-leading 2228 pixels per inch (ppi). That’s in the range of AMOLED on silicon substrates and 4-5X […]

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Microsoft Scores with $480M Hololens Army Contract

Microsoft announced they have received a $480M contract from the U.S. Army to develop special versions of their Hololens device dubbed the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS). The contract calls for the delivery of 2550 units in the next two years, but options could enable the Army to purchase up to 100K units, although this […]

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Is Better Supply Chain Coordination the Key to AR/VR Adoption?

By Chris Chinnock Adoption of VR has been a rocky road.  Early estimates of headset sales fell by the wayside, although they are respectable in the low millions range.  The same can be said of the AR market where early consumer enthusiasm is giving way a belief that enterprise applications will lead the way in […]

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Edgehog Offering Robust Anti-Reflection Technology using Nanostructures

Edgehog is a Montreal-based start-up that has developed a better mousetrap – i.e. a better anti-reflection technology that is robust and offers low reflectance over wide viewing angles and over the full visible spectrum.  Their claims intrigued us, so we had a nice conversation with co-founder Calvin Cheng and Business Development Manager, Kris Manipon. As […]

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New Standards Emerging to Reduce Complexity of Streaming Content

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has been actively developing a new streaming standard called CMAF (Common Media Application Format).  With 60 participants and 3 years of effort, the group is nearly done with final specifications expected in early 2019.  What it promises to do is to streamline how content is encoded and delivered and improve […]

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Enterprise Survey: AR Adoption Coming Faster than you Think

I had a chance to speak with Geof Wheelwright, the Director of Marketing Communications at Atheer the other day regarding the results of an internal survey they did focusing on the use of Augmented Reality in the Enterprise market.  There were a number of interesting results but here is one clear highlight: 70% believe that […]

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iBeam Materials Working on GaN-on-Metal Process for LEDs

One of the more interesting presentation at the recent Display Summit (proceedings available soon), was a paper from Vladimir Matias at iBeam Materials.  His company works closely with Sandia National Labs where they leveraged thin metal foil technology used for superconductors to develop a novel microLED approach called GaN-on-Metal.  This could be quite a breakthrough […]

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