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  • BBC journalist Zoe Kleinman at CES tries an Oculus after a successful session wearing an HTC Vive

    Within about 30 seconds I wanted to rip the helmet off and run to the bathroom.
    I asked to stop.
    Adam was totally thrown.
    "Let me just get you out of the ship…." he said, taking the control from my hands.
    But it was too much - I had to remove the headset.
    He looked genuinely crushed and I felt terrible.
    "We've never had this reaction before," he said.

    And I was seriously worried about throwing up.
    I left the suite, immediately took a wrong turn and found myself totally lost in the labyrinth that is the average Las Vegas hotel. When I finally did get outside, I walked the wrong way up the strip in the pouring rain. The disorientation stayed with me for about half an hour afterwards, and I felt too nauseous to get in a taxi.


  • amsdaman amsdaman Jan 8, 2016 9:45 AM Flag

    Try logging out and back into Yahoo. I frequently have to do this on entering a new country. No explanation of why,

    ALSO on logging on into Yahoo on the Windows 10 Edge browser I end up in a BETA version of Yahoo which may or may not be an improvement but it has no message board. Firefox finds the normal version of Yahoo..

  • amsdaman amsdaman Jan 14, 2016 2:52 PM Flag

    and do not forget AR

    "In 2017, avionics maker Elbit Systems plans to certify a near-to-eye display that will put all the information air transport and business aviation pilots need for critical operations right in front of their eyes, or rather, one eye. Competitor Thales plans to do the same in 2019. Enabled by advances in displays, electronics miniaturization and compact guidance, and new rules that will allow for lower-visibility takeoffs and landings when equipped with approved vision systems, the industry ..."

  • Reply to

    8k Today from the Needham presentation

    by ema_lurker Jan 15, 2016 6:09 PM
    amsdaman amsdaman Jan 16, 2016 5:11 AM Flag

    “Expanding Manufacturing Capacity and Outsourced Fabrication to meet upcoming Consumer Demand”

    I assume ‘Outsourced Fabrication’ refers to the headsets rather than the micro displays??

  • In an article in Printed Electronics World microdisplay technologies are comparesd with the conclusion

    "In the short to mid-term, the two major competing technologies are the two more mature ones; OLED and LCoS microdisplays. Other than the liquid crystal displays already in products, eMagin has just signed a non-exclusive agreement to supply its OLED microdisplay technology to an undisclosed client, with an $1m licensing fee as a down- payment, while other headset developers are testing OLED displays and their performance in their devices."

    Read more at site given in Acy's blog,

  • amsdaman amsdaman Jan 20, 2016 9:36 AM Flag

    The site is


  • amsdaman amsdaman Feb 2, 2016 5:04 PM Flag

    OK, back to regular speed. EMAN sells 25-75k units per year today; consumer AR/VR is set to go, VR in particular, and successful individual devices are likely to sell millions of units per year. EMAN's displays are currently too expensive, but it's a chicken-egg problem - to drive down cost you need volume and to get volume you must convince others that cost can be conquered. Hard to prove but EMAN's got someone intrigued because just a few weeks ago, an unnamed tier-1 VR developer licensed the EMAN built VR-prototype they made to show off what their displays made possible.

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    SOI & New Backplane

    by frankenberrylives Feb 6, 2016 7:42 PM
    amsdaman amsdaman Feb 7, 2016 10:08 AM Flag

    Regarding the size of the displays the patent states

    "It is another object of the present invention to provide a method for use in a micro-display that will allow for the reduction of pixel dimensions and enhancement of resolution."

  • Reply to

    Did you look on presentation at Needham ?

    by surrealskiller Feb 10, 2016 10:52 PM
    amsdaman amsdaman Feb 11, 2016 12:10 PM Flag

    Do you mean the the 2k x 2k display used in the first demo of their Hmd?

    This is NOT a DPD display but white with color filters and was developed for the Navy with only two sub pixels (they needed only two colours per pixel).

    As a quck fix for the demo they changed the two sub pixels as described in the 3rd quarter CC question from Kevin Dede. (Yahoo will not let me quote it!)

  • Reply to

    Did you look on presentation at Needham ?

    by surrealskiller Feb 10, 2016 10:52 PM
    amsdaman amsdaman Feb 11, 2016 12:27 PM Flag

    Andrew Sculley
    Well, here is the current display is a two-color display that we put together and don’t confuse this with the two-color display that I mentioned in when I was doing my run through. So, we have a two-color display that we did for the Navy, but it’s white with color filters, red and green color filter. And now the question is we need a full-color display, so we have done two things. One is we said, hey, we can do this very quickly and use the same technique that other companies like the OLED color, OLED cell phone companies, Samsung, they actually do a PenTile display. So, we asked ourselves could we do that and make three color? And the answer is yes, we do very quickly. We don’t have to re-spin the display or anything. So, that’s in a sense what Samsung does is they do a green and red pixel, then the next pixel is green and blue, then green and red.

  • As far as I know this has not been previously reported. (And to wake up the board again)

    “On Sunday, it was reported that Google is working on a new VR headset that's far more advanced than Cardboard and closer to Samsung's Gear VR. But Google's upcoming virtual reality plans are in fact even bigger than that, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company is said to be working on a stand-alone VR product — one that wouldn't need to be tethered to a smartphone or PC to function.”

    “The stand-alone device has a less certain release timeframe; one Journal source said it could arrive this year, with another cautioning it remains early in development and could be scrapped entirely.”

    And coincidently back at Emagin, Scully 3rd 2015 Qtr CC
    “The HMD group is also developing another unique headset, which if all if all goes well will be out next year.”

  • Couple of exhibitions Emagin are attending (courtesy of Acy’s Blog)

    SPIE Defense 19-21 April 2016 Booth 1134

    Display Week May 22 Booth 1235

    Q4 results also due of course.
    Hope to have some meaningful information!

  • amsdaman by amsdaman Mar 4, 2016 11:00 AM Flag

    I have been looking for any latest information on ENVGIII. The only source giving any time line was wikipedia. I assume we are in this release, though it has never been confirmed as far as I know. If it is to be fielding in 2017 there would need to be some production in 2016.

    “As of July 2015, the Army had bought about 9,000 ENVG-I and 16,000 ENVG-II units. Beginning in FY 2017, the ENVG-III is expected to begin fielding, with a total of 41,000 to be produced by BAE Systems and DRS Technologies. Like previous versions, the ENVG-III allows soldiers to choose between night vision, thermal, hybrid, and a hybrid where thermal images show up with an outline, but extends the thermal capacity out to the entire 40-degree field of view rather than just a circle in the middle, and has a sleeker design for the device and battery pack, improved resolution, is lighter at less than two pounds, and is designed to work with the FWS-I. Plans are to equip 24 ENVGs per platoon, with each costing an estimated $10,000, cheaper than previous versions due to competition and improved technology.”

  • Reply to

    Triple top

    by dogsgottapoop Mar 2, 2016 10:06 PM
    amsdaman amsdaman Mar 9, 2016 8:48 AM Flag

    What I do not understand how you can believe the analysis of data from a days trading of 11366 shares in a stock with average trading volume of 87000 shares. Any method of statistical analysis surely needs much more data.

  • amsdaman by amsdaman Mar 13, 2016 11:49 AM Flag

    from Acy's Blog today

    5 jobs at eMagin Corporation

    Development Engneer - R&D Thin Films
    Process Engineer - Thin Film Mfg.
    Yield Improvement Manager/Engineer
    Equipment/Maintenance Technician - Manufacturing
    Organic Engineer - MFG 2nd shift

  • arstechnicaDOTcoDOTuk/gaming/2016/03/amd-radeon-pro-duo-revealed/

    While AMD's Radeon Pro Duo is aimed at existing VR devices and content creation, AMD's Roy Taylor did hint at what the future might hold for the company during a pre-briefing call, outside of sticking an entire PC inside a headset:

    "We are already working with a headset manufacturer, unannounced, with a 4K per eye headset. It exists. It's quite, quite beautiful, and we believe that the roadmap to go into higher resolutions will happen more quickly than is probably expected. Once you've seen a high resolution VR experience, you can see that it's really quite beautiful."

  • Reply to

    More from Acy's Blog

    by amsdaman Mar 15, 2016 6:47 AM
    amsdaman amsdaman Mar 15, 2016 11:49 AM Flag

    I think the use of the term 4K here is just lazy.
    4K is used for high definition TV's and Cinema.
    There are multiple definitions but are all approx 4K x 2k, thus 8 million pixels

    Emagin as we know is 2K x 2k, thus 4 million pixels

  • amsdaman by amsdaman Mar 17, 2016 4:09 PM Flag

    Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 were $6.7 million, essentially flat with fourth quarter of 2014. Product revenues (primarily display sales) totaled $5.7 million, 1.3% more than fourth quarter last year. R&D contract revenues totaled approximately $1.0 million, in line with fourth quarter last year. Similar to the annual comparison noted above, the fewer displays sold during the fourth quarter 2015 were more than offset by a higher average selling price.

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    by amsdaman Mar 17, 2016 4:09 PM
    amsdaman amsdaman Mar 17, 2016 4:36 PM Flag

    In our commercial business, we are encouraged by the level of interest from potential well-recognized entities with whom we are in conversation. In concert with these discussions, we are actively meeting with potential partners with high volume manufacturing capability to prepare us to meet expected demand from commercial applications of our displays

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    by networthdev Mar 26, 2016 1:44 PM
    amsdaman amsdaman Mar 27, 2016 6:41 AM Flag

    FIRST WASHINGTON CORP Status Date 12/31/2015
    Owned 1,200,758 shares
    Added in 4th Qtr 2015 318,333 shares

    They are the largest Institutional owner by some distance

    Read more: nasdaqDOTcom/symbol/eman/institutional-holdings#ixzz4468vWSgu

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