The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan’s largest and one of the world’s leading high-tech applied research institutions, today introduced the High Resolution Full-Color Micro LED Display for AR Glasses. This innovation assists panel manufacturers and other industry players to upgrade their technology, expand their Micro LED applications, meet market demand and secure business opportunities in next-generation augmented reality (AR) display products for immersive experiences in the metaverse. The display won a 2022 R&D 100 Award in the IT/electrical award category.
The display has four key features:
- High resolution (> 2,000 PPI): Its ultra-high resolution is ideal for AR applications.
- High brightness (> 20,000 nits): The Micro LED display provides 10 times higher brightness than the smart glasses currently on the market and can thus work in outdoor scenarios. It meets the brightness requirements of the existing plug-in side-projection AR light machines and can potentially surpass the performance of counterpart displays such as OLED-based designs.
- Great compatibility (< 0.5 inch): The display and sensor functions are integrated in a compact design, which gives the product a slim look.
- Low power consumption (< 1 W): By consuming less than half of the energy of conventional smart glasses, the device can be worn for long hours without recharging.
The design adopts heterogeneous integration technology similar to semiconductor processes to create micro-displays with a wide color gamut by bringing Micro LED, CMOS, and quantum-dot color conversion layers together within a single panel.
The display is sold as system-oriented industry integration and fabrication platform services and is available globally for transfer.