A microdisplay breakthrough from University of Cambridge spin-out Porotech is set to accelerate the long-awaited commercialisation of augmented reality (AR) glasses. The micro-LED pioneer has created the world’s first microdisplay based on native red indium gallium nitride (InGaN) – with an active area of 0.55 inches diagonally and a resolution of 960×540. Until now, it has only been possible to produce blue and green microdisplays using GaN-based light-emitting devices – with red emission relying on devices based on aluminum indium gallium phosphide (AlInGaP). But AllnGaP struggles at the small pixel sizes required by AR, so there is a drastic efficiency drop as the device size decreases. And, to produce a full-colour display, the light from different panels has had to be combined.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant