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Market Trends: Advancements in Immersive See-Through Technologies Will Differentiate Augmented Reality Glasses

Published: 04 September 2018

ID: G00359820

Analyst(s): Claire Wen


Microdisplays and optics in AR glasses are improving quickly with better picture quality and lighter weight. Technology product managers at OEMs that design AR head-mounted displays must leverage the latest technologies in product development to differentiate and gain competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Competition Among Microdisplay Technologies
  • The Impact of Optics for AR HMDs and the Technology Challenge That Must Be Overcome
  • Sensors for Zero-Touch HMI Will Be Integrated Into Microdisplays
  • Market Structure Trend
    • The Evolution of the Microdisplay Supply Chain
    • Many OEMs Are Overlooking the Importance of Having an AR Platform, Software and Apps Designed for AR HMDs

Vendors to Watch

  • Microdisplay
  • Waveguide Optics

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