OLED microdisplay maker eMagin has been developing direct-emission OLED microdisplay (also called directly-patterned, or dPd) for many years, and the company today unveiled a new WUXGA (1920x1200) dPd microdisplay prototype. The new display offers a brightness of 10,000 nits, which makes it (according to eMagin) the world’s brightest high-resolution full-color OLED microdisplay.
eMagin says that using direct patterning instead of color filters enabled it to improve the brightness 20-fold, compared to its typical XL microdisplays, and 3-4X compared to its brightest XLE microdisplays.
eMagin is working with a tier-one consumer company to develop this technology, including ways of manufacturing it at commercial scale. eMagin is on track to design a 28,000 nits full-color OLED microdisplay by mid-2023.
Disclosure: the author of this post holds some shares in eMagin