“Google will follow Facebook into the promised land of virtual reality this week, announcing at its Google I/O developers conference a new Android-based platform that can be used for head-mounted display hardware running immersive applications, a leading virtual reality analyst has predicted.
Attendees at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco this Thursday and Friday could also witness the launch of an augmented reality platform - possibly as part of the same virtual reality platform - that could revive Google's controversial Google Glass project, said Brian Blau, the research director for consumer technology and markets at Gartner.”
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We have an infestation!
GULP - but I suppose, if this is true, then a lot of companies will be in a great hurry to get their hands on similar technology, and where else but by us!
Interesting question. I have always assumed that the silicon chip on which the OLED is deposited does any required processing. The PC just sends the digital data.
"eMagin’s OLED microdisplays are Solid State and rely on fewer components, which minimizes power consumption and dissipation, and the likelihood of failure. Fabricating the OLED microdisplay onto the circuitry that controls and processes the video signal, results in a minimal package with increased reliability, ruggedness, and efficiency."
Dan Cui - we'll be demoing it (suite invite) at SID in San Jose in a couple of weeks
At Display Week 2015, the Society for Information Display will provide a forum for live demonstrations of emerging display and display-related technologies in the main exhibit area called the “Innovation Zone,” or I-Zone. The I-Zone will be open two of the three days of the exhibition, June 2-3, showcasing the cutting-edge demos and prototypes that will lead to the products of tomorrow.
Those of us who have been with this stock for years know all about the superior qualities of OLED microdisplays but also that the biggest problem for the consumer market has always been seen as price, So, this section bellow of the CC was very interesting.
“Our microdisplays are designed for headsets. They have the resolution, aperture ratio, high speed, low power consumption, high contrast and dynamic range that is needed for these applications.
Now, we've studied what we need to do in the VR market, and one of these items is to consider getting our cost down. Obviously, the consumer market is going to push cost down. We have explored the changes we need to make for these types of reductions.
As an example, today our displays function from minus 40 degrees Celsius, and that's also minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, to about plus 70 degrees Celsius and that's 158 Fahrenheit. Because this is not necessary for consumer markets, we have explored creative cost reduction ideas for making displays without these military requirements. We're really pleased with the results.
We've gotten to where, when we talk to these customers they tell us what they are looking for in terms of cost, and they are looking for bigger displays than most of the ones we produce. And we've gotten to the point where we can meet these requirements.
We filed IP on the cost reduction ideas that we have.”
I assume any such cost cutting would have to involve reduced silicon wafer costs.
They do not intend to build it themselves and are looking for partner(s) for production. This inevitably takes time and it would only be announced on the time table of a partner. Frustrating I know but this is the reality. We must hope we get enough hints in the upcoming CC to see where we are in this process.
LCOS could have been mentioned because that is what the current prototype uses. (There is a lot of speculation to be found that it uses LCOS).
"Reviews and recommends new microdisplay and related image forming technologies" does not seem to be a vote of confidence in LCOS if this is the case.
eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT:EMAN) a leader in OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies will release first quarter 2015 earnings and host a conference call that will be webcast on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Management will discuss financial results for the first quarter of 2015, ended March 31, 2015, and provide a corporate update.
and just in case you had not heard of Mort
Mortimer D. A. Sackler graduated from Harvard University and NYU Stern School of Business, and now serves as a member of the Board of Directors of privately held Purdue Pharma and the associated international pharmaceutical companies while also developing varied investments. These ventures include eMagin Corporation, Amanyara Hotel and Villas, and most recently, Funky Monkey, a healthy snack food expected to roll out nationwide in early 2008. An avid collector of contemporary art and a dedicated supporter of many international art institutions, Mortimer joined the board of the Guggenheim in 2003, shortly after the establishment of the Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Guggenheim. Wife Jacqueline is Chairwoman of the Young Collectors Council at the Guggenheim.
They said they needed some weeks to make some changes at the Q4 CC(March 12) and now I month has passed. Is that late? OK weeks is a little vague but it still seems reasonably on schedule. Never can de quick enough for us investors I suppose.
Currently, eMagin is completing a new, highly innovative, next generation HMD prototype with high 2,000 by 2,000 pixel resolution and a large +100 degree field of view which features OLED microdisplays offering multiple advantages over LCD or LCOS microdisplays.
Nice to have something definite after all the speculation!
Every time I see a picture of the Skylens HUD it reminds me of a comment made by Sculley in the Q4 results CC.
“So we took that knowledge and we took a 2000X2000 display that we had made and we modified the optic used in the prior military applications and we made a prototype HMD. The result is a small size HMD, the fact is I put it on, my nose sticks out a little more than it does.”
The Skylens certainly passes the ‘Nose Test’. Maybe the is IHMD similar?.
Acy has answered his own question as it seem to apply to a company setup in 2003. So I assume it was always in the 10-k? Otherwise is it being reactivated?