eMagin Demonstrates First Ever Ultra-High Brightness DPD Color OLED Microdisplay
The DPD displays omit color filters to produce a quantum leap forward in OLED microdisplay brightness and power efficiency
Nice paper from Rice University, Houston and UNSW, Australia called
'Draining our Glass: An Energy and Heat Characterization of Google Glass'
See Acy's blog for the link. and a summary of energy usage in different situations.
We will all agree with this conclusion :
"The LCOS projection consumes two orders of magnitude more power than its proximity requires, due to luminance drops in the display path. Replacing this projection with a transparent OLED screen in front
of the eye would reduce power draw by avoiding luminance drops. Moreover, the see-through nature of OHMDs means that for many apps, few pixels are active at any time. This is optimal for OLED, as inactive pixels do not draw power."
eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT:EMAN), the leader in the development, design and manufacture of Active Matrix OLED microdisplays for high resolution imaging products, today announced that it has been developing an Immersive Head Mounted Display (IHMD). This IHMD enables a paradigm shift in the look and performance of Virtual Reality (VR) HMDs because it incorporates the company’s latest 2K by 2K high-resolution OLED microdisplays and patented optics, rather than a significantly larger and lower resolution cell phone display and conventional optics.
And full compliments to Optimist for his excellent report. It is really appreciated that he takes the time and effort each year to visit the ASM and give us his report.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Demonstrations of OLED-ULT displays are currently being performed for key customers with interests in ultra-high brightness microdisplays for applications as diverse as aviation head mounted displays, smart glasses, and commercial augmented reality applications. “eMagin’s ultra-high brightness OLED-ULT technology was designed specifically for transparent near-to-eye applications demanding ultra-high brightness, full color imagery with extremely high contrast, compact size and very low power, such as avionics helmets and smart glasses applications” said Andrew G. Sculley, president and CEO of eMagin Corporation.
In July, we installed new equipment that will allow us to produce a WUXGA ultra-high brightness full color display with 9.6 micron pixel pitch. We ran the tool to demonstrate its direct patterning capability. In third quarter we will produce samples to show select customers.
eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT:EMAN) a leader in OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies will release third quarter 2014 earnings and host a conference call that will be webcast on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Management will discuss financial results for the third quarter of 2014, ended September 30, 2014, and provide a corporate update.
A couple of comments.
No guidance was given with the Q1 results, but nonetheless we were told in the CC that all remaining quarters would be higher revenues than Q1 so I would expect a pre announcement if this is not the case. We should be no more than a couple of weeks from results.
Our current product situation reminds me of an IT salesman from a computer supplier who was always popular with us customers because he always kept us up to date with future developments and described to us how good the new products were going to be in the coming years.
We were thus surprised and disappointed when the computer supplier dismissed him. When we inquired with his boss why he was dismissed, we were told he was great at selling products which might be available in a couple of years but he was selling NO products that could be delivered this year because customers thought ‘Why not wait for the good stuff’.
I hope we are not falling into this trap.
I have been trying to interpret the ‘4MP’ part without success.
The word ‘interacting’ is interesting.
The other LIVE trademarks are ‘DPD’, ‘Z800 3DVISOR’ and ‘EMAGIN’.
Among the DEAD trademarks is ‘EYEBUD’. Who else has been TOO long with this stock and remembers Gary Jones and his EYENUD?
This research was paid by the Military for Avionics. A pilot must be able to see the information from the microdisplay when flying into the sun. Also he needs True Black to stop all of the display becoming brighter as you switch up the intensity. The same functionality is required by a fork lift driver when he drives out of the warehouse and also by a person walking in the open on a sunny day looking at his AR glasses screen. The much lower power requirements is also important for the wearables.
This is what Paul Cambell said in the Q1 CC about prospects for R&D for the rest of the year.
I assume these contracts are not a surpise to Management.
For years prior to 2014, our R&D contract revenue ranged from about 15% to 22% of total revenues. Last quarter, we recorded just 1% for R&D contract revenue. But we are encouraged by what we have working now, and we expect R&D revenues to increase going forward, moving more toward the historical levels for the balance of 2014.
The issues relating to the stop ship order have now been mostly resolved. For the first customer, shipments have resumed with no expected loss of revenue. Shipments to the second customer resumed and shipments continued uninterrupted to this customer for its other programs. The customer changed to a new display configuration for this program as did the third customer. No loss of overall revenue is expected for the second customer but some shipments originally scheduled for 2014 may extend into 2015. For the third customer, production shipments of the new display configuration are expected to begin shipping once their qualification process is complete and we expect less revenue under this program than we originally anticipated.
The "super high resolution images" seems interesting to us. For the rest I suspect it is still far away.
"Talking to industry sources and parsing what’s been said publicly, here’s what we think we know: Magic Leap will show you super high-resolution images right in front of your face, probably by projecting them onto your eye from some sort of glasses. There will be different angles and depths that you can see when you adjust your focus — kind of like a Lytro camera.
The benefits of this approach seem to be that Magic Leap could combine virtual objects with the real world so they are more immersive, possibly less sickness-inducing, and maybe even possible to be shared with other people.
Magic Leap calls this “a 3-D light sculpture” and “a rocketship for the mind.”
Magic Leap isn’t the only one working on this “digital light field” tech. It’s also been demonstrated by Nvidia and the MIT Media Lab. Startups like Avegant are also working on vivid high resolution displays via a projector worn on the face — though for the purpose of watching movies, not augmenting reality."
Maybe it will allow me.. Yahoo moves in mysterious ways.
eMagin Corporation Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call to be Held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT: EMAN) a leader in OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies previously announced on October 9, 2014 a total of $6.8 million in new R&D contract awards. Today eMagin announces that $6.45 million of that total is a contract to develop and produce an ultra-high resolution, high brightness, high contrast, full color OLED microdisplay at a low unit cost. This Defense-wide Manufacturing Science & Technology (DMS&T) award is funded by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and logistics (USD AT&L) and will be administered by the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) Science and Technology (S& T) Division. The $6.45 million dollar contract will be executed over the next 30 months.
Interesting that the are planning a range of resolutions. Maybe they intend to later add consumer to the list of target markets.
"The field of view (FOV) exceeds one hundred (100) degrees and can have a resolution ranging from one (1) megapixel per eye (MP/eye) to four (4) MP/eye."
All tech companies are always into R&D other wise they will have no future. It does not mean they are not a production company for all their existing products.
Acy is reporting another cheap version today.
"You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality
It was only a matter of time. The iPad has been adapted for all sorts of intriguing and surprising purposes over the years (including, recently, a sex toy). Meanwhile, a number of enterprising organizations and individuals have sought to create makeshift virtual reality goggles out of people's readily available mobile devices (e.g. Google Cardboard). Now the two trends have converged: AirVR is a Kickstarter project from Toronto design firm Metatecture that seeks $20,000 in funding from backers to create an inexpensive headset for converting your iPad Mini (Retina) or soon-to-be-delivered iPhone 6 Plus into a portable virtual reality viewer."
I suppose it is one way to get publicity not to mention $20,000 in funding.
From the last CC "Today, we are working on a low resolution demonstration that we expect during this half of the year. Next will be high-resolution prototypes that we expect to be available in the second half of the year."
So this is the low resolution demonstration, with the high resolutsion prototypes hopefully before the year end. How long from prototype to production? Usually longer than we would like.