Author Archives: Chris Chinnock

VividQ and iView announce a New Partnership to bring holographic display to Augmented Reality devices

Holographic software provider VividQ and optical modules manufacturer iView develop an innovative display solution for next-generation Augmented Reality (AR) devices using Computer-Generated Holography. Holography is a leading display technology for compact AR devices, projecting 3D images with natural depth of field. This joint development targets manufacturers of AR devices such as automotive Head-Up Displays (HUDs) […]

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Jade Bird WaveOptics Partnership to Enable microLED Smartglasses

Jade Bird Display, a key developer of microLED microdisplays, has partnered with WaveOptics, a major supplier of waveguide optics to create a new reference design for AR smartglasses. Dubbed Leopard, the development kit includes the microLED display, optics, waveguide, electronics, battery and eye frame design to allow ODM or OEM customers to quickly get to […]

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8K Camera Enables New Multi-Purpose Movie Workflow

The use of 8K camera for film or movie capture is not new, but their use to create the three-screen content for a ScreenX or 4DX theater is new. According to CJ 4DPlex, the developers of these theatrical formats, the new film GUIMOON: The Lightness Door is the first one developed from the beginning with […]

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Kopin Announces Multiyear Development Agreement with a Leading Japanese Company for Full-color LED Microdisplays on Silicon

Superbright 2K X 2K 1”-Diagonal Full-Color LED Microdisplay For Augmented and Mixed Reality Applications  WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – July 15, 2021 – Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution AMLCD, LCOS and OLED microdisplays and display subassemblies announced today it has signed a multiyear agreement with a leading Japanese electronics Company that […]

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Kopin Corporation Produces World’s First 35,000-nit HDR Green OLED Microdisplay

Duo-Stack OLED Structure Brightness over 35,000 nits with low power consumption High Dynamic Range (HDR) 14 bits WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – June 22, 2021 – Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays, display subassemblies and systems for defense, enterprise, industrial, consumer and medical products announced today it has produced the world’s […]

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Commentary on All-Plastic Pancake Optics from Kopin

Chris Chinnock, Insight Media For context, please read this press release The development of an all-plastic pancake optical solution for a VR headset is a pretty big deal not only for the weight reduction, but as Kopin claims, it actually offers improvements in image quality while lowering costs. Optical systems with large magnification tend to […]

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Kopin Corporation Announces All-Plastic Pancake® Optics with Excellent Performance

A Major Optics Breakthrough – Enables Super-Compact, Lightweight, Stylish VR Glasses  WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – June 15, 2021 – Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays and display subassemblies for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, announced today it has succeeded in developing all-plastic Pancake® optics with breakthrough performance for virtual […]

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Commentary on Wooptix and poLight SDK Release

Chris Chinnock, Insight Media For context, please see this press release As some of you know, light field capture is usually done with an array of cameras or a plenoptic camera (single lens camera fitted with a microlens array capture multiple sub-images). Wooptix has developed an algorithm that can use a series of depth based […]

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Wooptix and poLight Release SDK to Bring Light Field Capture to Consumers

June 10, 2021 – Light field technology developer Wooptix® is partnering with optical component developer poLight® to enable a significant advancement in the capabilities of light field-based camera systems suitable for portable device such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, wearables and more. The combination of the two company’s technologies can now enable compact light field cameras for […]

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Webinar Available VOD: The Five W’s of Holographic Displays – Part I of II

Avalon Holographics delivered the first of two webinars entitled The Five W’s of Holographic Displays on June 2nd. Part II will take place on June 29 at the 12pm Eastern Daylight Time. View Recording of Part 1 Click to Register for Part II The webinars feature Wally Haas, President and Co-founder, along with Russ Baker, […]

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DisplayWeek 8K Symposium Short Takes

The Society of Information Displays (SID) recently had a virtual version of its main annual symposium and trade expo called DisplayWeek. This conference covers a wide range of display topics with some going deep into the display technology weeds. Below we summarize some of the highlights related to 8K displays from the symposium part of […]

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TCL CSOT Shows New 8K Panels and Technology

TCL CSOT, the world’s second-largest display panel maker, used the 2021 World UHD video industrial conference to unveil a number of new display solutions including two 8K panels and new backplane technology. The event was held May 8-10th in Guangzhou, China with the theme: “Ultra HD world, more colors in life”. The first innovation has […]

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VividQ White Paper a Nice Primer on Real Holographic Displays

The term “holographic display” has been coopted by marketing organizations and applied to devices that are not true holographic displays. But there are some companies that are developing real holographic displays – and VividQ is one of them. Their new white paper provides some nice background on what real holographic display consists of and how their technology […]

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Better Distribution Methods Needed to Support Large ProAV Canvases

LED-based video walls are getting bigger and bigger and pixel pitches continue to shrink.  That means these large canvases can have a lot more pixels. 30M, 50M even 100M pixels are not uncommon.  The problem becomes delivering high quality pixels to these canvases over the existing distribution methods. To understand more about these issues, we […]

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A Conversation with Kopin’s John Fan, Early Innovator in microLEDs

Chris: I recently learned that you were one of the inventors of the monolithic microLED process with patents dating back to the early 1990s. The approach that most of the companies currently working on microLED microdisplays are bonding an LED wafer to a silicon wafer using a process that is similar to the one Kopin patented […]

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Insight Media Launches Light Field / Holographic Webinar Series

Nov. 23, 2020 – Insight Media, along with key launch sponsors, are proud to announce a new series of webinars to focus on the evolving light field and holographic ecosystem. Webinars will occur on a roughly monthly basis, are free to attend and will be archived for later VOD playback. Launch sponsors include Avalon Holographics, Dimenco, Looking […]

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Kopin OLED Microdisplay Exhibits Breakthrough 7000 Nits Brightness with Good Color Fidelity

One of the key debates within the OLED industry is the best way to improve current efficiency as measured in candelas per ampere (Cd/A).  Some say the direct patterning of red, green and blue materials is the way to go while others favor stacking 2 or more white emitting layers coupled with a color filter.  […]

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