Category Archives: Display Industry

Has SWAVE Developed a Holographic Display Breakthrough?

Having followed the development of 3D, lightfield, and holographic displays for some time, I have come to believe that evolving the traditional raster pixel approach to smaller and smaller pixels is not going to get us to where we need to be to achieve high-fidelity lightfield or true holographic images. We need a breakthrough display […]

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ASC Facilitates an On-Set Monitor Shoot-out and More!

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) set up an exhibition in their clubhouse in Hollywood on an afternoon that coincided with the SMPTE 2022 conference. There were several demonstrations of note including a shoot out of grading monitors used for post-production and on-set monitoring.  We first talked to IMAX about a project the ASC has […]

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Samsung Display Will Highlight QD-OLED Improvements at CES 2023 

We met with Samsung Display a the SMPTE conference in Hollywood where they were showcasing their current QD-OLED TV vs. a white OLED TV. The QD-OLED TV was the Sony A95K model while the white OLED TV was the G2 from LGE.  While specifics of QD-OLED performance improvements will have to wait until the CES […]

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Dynamic Pixel Tuning: Game Changing Technology

A new white paper on Porotech microLED Technology Insight Media has just published a new white paper called Dynamic Pixel Tuning: Game Changing Technology. It describes technology developed by Porotech that can eliminate the RGB sub-pixel arrangement for displays and instead allow a single pixel to be designated any color in the visible spectrum simply […]

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Video News from DisplayWeek 2022

We shot a number of videos at DisplayWeek 2022 highlighting developments in 8K, 3D (light field, holographic, eye-tracked and super-multiview), LEDs (SMD, mini, micro) and more. Here is the list. -Chris Chinnock 8K Innolux Shows 9K x 1.3K Display for Automotive BOE Shows 3D, OLED, LCD and EL-QD 8K HYPHY Unveils New Compression Technology LG […]

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Boréas Technologies Introduces Latest Award-Winning Haptics for Mobile, PC and Consumer Products During Display Week 2022

BROMONT, Québec & San Jose, Calif., May 5, 2022 — Boréas Technologies, a pioneer in ultra-low-power high definition (HD) piezo haptic semiconductors, will give a sneak peek of the next generation of touch, haptics and immersive experiences during Display Week 2022. From haptic technology for mobile gaming to advanced touch user interfaces in smartphones, Boréas will showcase and provide demos […]

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Video News from NAB 2022 and CinemaCon 2022

We shot a number of videos at NAB 2022 highlighting developments in 8K as well as videos at Cinemacon 2022 on projection/display developments. Here is a guide to them. NAB 2022 News Netint has a co-processor for hardware encoding of AV1 streams up to 8K 4:2:0. They claimed that AV1 is not defined at 8K yet, but […]

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What’s the Best Display Architecture for VR?

A new blog on the wearables-era.com web site features an interview with Kopin CEO John Fan. It provides a very nice summary of the thinking of Fan and Kopin and their approach to developing the VR market. The full-length interview is reprinted below with their permission. I want to highlight a couple of key elements […]

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Insight Media Videos from CES 2022

Below is a list of videos shot at CES 2022. The production quality is not great (we will work on that), but I hope they offer some insight into the many interesting things I saw at CES. 8K-related videos are linked to the 8K Association YouTube channel while other display-related videos appear on the Insight Media YouTube channel. […]

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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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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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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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Compound Photonics Unveils IntelliPix™, An All-In-One Microdisplay Technology Platform to Enable Next-Generation MicroLED for Real-Time AR

Compound Photonics has been an innovator in microdisplay technology for decades (under previous names as well).  The press release below shows they are now at the forefront of microdisplay technology for AR/MR applications.  Their focus is on monolithic, very-small-pixel displays for waveguide integration and their new backplane architecture can support both LCOS and microLED frontplanes.  […]

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Kopin Announces Breakthrough in ColorMax™ Technology for Unparalleled Color Performance in Duo-Stack OLED Microdisplays

Kopin has developed a new backplane and frontplane architecture for OLED-on-Silicon microdisplays which can be used for AR/VR/MR applications. This new architecture brings together a number of innovations into one platform and offers a number of “firsts” in this display category. This includes: First duo-stack OLED with wide color gamut performance 10-bit processing for HDR-capable […]

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