Kopin announced that it is going to enter the OLED microdisplay market for mobile VR and AR applications. The company's first OLED microdisplays will be demonstrated at CES 2017 next month.
Kopin says it has developed a novel silicon backplane structure that will enable high-speed OLED-on-silicon microdisplays. The displays will feature an ultra-high resolution, low power and small form factor.
Kopin's business model is unique - the company plans to outsource both the silicon backplane production and the OLED emissive layer deposition. The company quotes IDTechEx's forecasts that see OLED microdisplas growing at a CAGR of 15% between 2015 and 2025. This new business model will enable Kopin to scale up production as demand grows.
Kopin is of course not alone in the OLED Microdisplay market and it will face competition from other makers - including eMagin and Sony. For more information on this market, consult our OLED Microdisplay Market Report.