Kopin enters the OLED Microdisplay market

January 03, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Kopin Corporation announced its entry into the fast growth OLED microdisplay market, with first product demonstrations to be shown at CES 2017.

While most mobile virtual reality (VR) systems use smartphone-size panels on glass and large optics, Kopin is aiming specially designed OLED microdisplays (based on a Silicon backplane) for both VR and AR, claiming to offer much smaller and lighter solutions at higher resolution while using more compact optics.

The novel silicon backplane structure developed by the company drives high-speed OLED-on-silicon microdisplays for truly immersive VR systems without those size, weight and power constraints of today’s direct view products.

The company’s OLED microdisplay is protected by 10 patents pending. Manufacturing of both the silicon backplane and the OLED emissive layer are outsourced to dedicated foundries, while the design expertise resides within Kopin.

“Kopin has been one of the largest and most successful suppliers of microdisplay systems with over 30 million AMLCD and LCOS products shipped,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin’s CEO and founder. “With the addition of OLED microdisplays and modules to our product portfolio, we now offer our customers a variety of display technologies and optics, enabling our customers to evaluate different designs to create the optimal product of their targeted application.”

A year ago, the company had announced the Pupil micro display, a 2mm high LCD display module offering 640x360 pixels for smart eyewear.

Kopin invites senior executives from virtual reality, augmented reality, wearables and smartphone companies to private demonstrations at Kopin’s CES 2017 suite at The Palazzo, located at 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd., or in Kopin’s booth in the Augmented Reality pavilion in Booth #26035, at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall.

Visit Kopin at www.kopin.com