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Innovation for industry | Communications | Micro-nanoelectronics
Crisp, sharp images and long battery life for augmented reality and other innovative applications
With high image quality, very low power consumption, and competitive cost, Microoled’s miniature displays and modules are equipped to stand up to the global display industry’s leading products. Augmented reality is their prime target market.
Thanks to an OLED technology originally developed by the CEA, startup Microoled has made waves in the market for microdisplays—tiny screens measuring less than 2 cm diagonally. High luminance, stellar image quality, and very low power consumption have earned Microoled a slot as the second-largest supplier in the world behind Sony. The company has expanded its offering to ultra-light (7-gram) microdisplay modules for connected sports eyewear. Users can view heart rate, speed, distance, elevation gain, and other performance data collected by their smartphone or watch. The microdisplays are also ideal for augmented reality for GPS navigation and access to train schedules or tourist information, for example. Microoled offers an open development platform to facilitate the creation of applications compatible with its products.The startup is collaborating with the CEA on high-luminance color microdisplays and holds licenses to several CEA patents.
At just 1 milliwatt, Microoled’s ActiveLook display consumes 30 times less energy than the competition
Year founded: 2007
Originating institute: CEA-Leti
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.