Himax Technologies, Inc. , a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, announced today that its subsidiary, Himax Display Inc., a leading manufacturer of LCOS Microdisplay panels, and Optinvent SA, a leading producer of the disruptive ORA Smart Glasses, will undertake an additional partnership to develop next generation augmented reality glasses that should be among the most technologically advanced products in the smart glass market.
Jordan Wu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Himax commented :
“After working successfully together on previous technological initiatives, we are very excited to expand our partnership with Optinvent. They have created a leading technology which should help create significant demand for augmented reality glasses by mainstream consumers.”
Kayvan Mirza, CEO of Optinvent SA, commented :
“We have chosen to partner again with Himax because of their cutting edge and innovative LCOS microdisplay panel technology, and their ability to quickly meet our purchase order requirements. The microdisplay is a key component in the performance of smart glasses which are display centric. Himax’s LCOS microdisplays seamlessly work with the retinal projection engine in our ORA Smart Glasses in terms of panel performance and power consumption. Previous collaboration with Himax has proven to us that they are dedicated to devoting the resources necessary to becoming leaders in the smart glass market segment. Our decision to collaborate with Himax on this next generation product reflects our belief in their technology and capabilities to deliver high quality, sophisticated products.”