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September 19th, 2020 Pardon our dust, the blog is currently being updated — There may be a few glitches for a few days

Exclusive: Snap Buying Compound Photonics (LCOS and MicroLED)

Introduction On May 21, 2021, this blog broke the news that Snap was going to use WaveOptics, and just two hours later, news broke that Snap had bought WaveOptics. In that article, I speculated that WaveOptics was moving toward using LCOS and speculated that Snap’s future products would likely be using LCOS. Later, it was…

Exclusive: Imagine Optix Bought By Meta – Half Dome 3’s Varifocal Tech – Meta, Valve, and Apple on Collision Course?

Introduction Following up on Meta’s Cambria (Part 2): Is It Half Dome 3? has led to a bit of intrigue. One of my readers pointed out that as stated in the Facebook/Meta’s Doug Lanman’s video EI 2020 Plenary: Quality Screen Time: Leveraging Computational Displays for Spatial Computing HD3 was using Pancharatnam-Berry Phase Lens (PBPL). PBPL…

Meta’s Cambria (Part 2): Is It Half Dome 3?

Introduction After my last article, Meta (aka Facebook) Cambria Electrically Controllable LC Lens for VAC?, many people were pointing me to Half Dome 3 (HD3) and in particular a Doug Lanman, Director of Display Systems Research at Facebook Reality Lab, video: EI 2020 Plenary: Quality Screen Time: Leveraging Computational Displays for Spatial Computing. Lanman’s video…

Meeting Up at CES 2022 and AR/VR/MR in January 2022

A quick note on setting up meetings for CES and AR/VR/MR I’m all set to go to both CES 2022 in Las Vegas January 5th-8th and the SPIE AR/VR/MR Conference January 23rd-25th and have started booking meeting times. I primarily attend these shows to see with my own eyes AR technology. Still, I also make…

Meta (aka Facebook) Cambria Electrically Controllable LC Lens for VAC?

Introduction – Surprise Finding on Meta Cambria I just discovered something I have not seen reported anywhere else about what might be in Meta’s (aka Facebook) next-generation VR headset Cambria discussed last month’s Meta Connect 2021 video.   While writing the next article on AWE’21, which will primarily discuss Lynx passthrough-AR, I started thinking about…

AWE 2021 Part 2: Laser Scanning – Oqmented, Dispelix, and ST Micro

Introduction In my last article, I discussed my thought on Tilt-5, which I saw for the first time at AWE. For this article, I’m grouping ST Microelectronics (ST-Micro), Oqmented, and Dispelix as they are all involved in laser beam scanning (LBS) displays for AR. I received comments on LinkedIn that last week’s article, AWE 2021…

AWE 2021 Part 1 – Tilt-5 Was Magical

Introduction It was nice to get out and actually look through AR and VR displays at AWE 2021. I started to write about everything I saw at AWE, but to me Tilt-5 was such a standout that I decided to start with an article about my Tilt -5 experience and later follow up with several…

Magic Leap 2 (Pt. 3): Soft Edge Occlusion, a Solution for Investors and Not Users

Introduction In my last article, Magic Leap 2 (Pt. 2): Possible Answers from Patent Applications, I wrote that I had found so far four patent applications by Magic Leap discussing pixelated dimming; 20210141229 (‘229), US20210048676 (‘676), (US20210003872 (‘872), and US20200074724 (‘724). As I wrote in the first article in this series, Magic Leap 2 for Enterprise, Really?…

AWE 2021 Santa Clara Convention Center November 9-11 – I’m Going

I’m going to AWE 2021, Nov. 9-11th I plan to be at AWE 2021 at the Santa Clara Convention Center for all three days, November 9-11th. This will be my first in-person convention since the AR/VR/MR Conference in early 2020. For information on the AWE 2021 and how to register, click here. You can attend…

Magic Leap 2 (Pt. 2): Possible Answers from Patent Applications

Introduction – “Surely, they were not so desperate” — but they appear to be! This article is a follow-up to the last article, Magic Leap 2 for Enterprise, Really? Plus Another $500M. When I first saw that Magic Leap was making a big deal out of dimming, I did a very quick search of the…

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