The Partnership Enables the Global Mass Production of Optical Waveguides, the Critical Component in AR Wearables
WaveOptics, the leading designer and manufacturer of diffractive waveguides, has signed an exclusive waveguide production partnership with Goertek, a leading global ODM in high-tech consumer electronics design and manufacturing.
This partnership will enable high volume manufacturing of WaveOptics’ diffractive waveguides for augmented reality (AR) wearables, such as smart glasses, at a price point to enable the mass market. Waveguides are the key optical component in AR wearables.
David Hayes, CEO WaveOptics, said:
“We are delighted to announce this exclusive partnership with Goertek. This is another significant milestone for us, as it provides the opportunity to deliver our superior waveguide technology, at a mass market price point for AR wearables.
“Goertek is one of the leading global ODM’s in AR/VR. Their outstanding experience, global positioning, capability and knowledge is integral to the partnership and this agreement is an endorsement of our technology.
“Our waveguides are now ready for mass deployment. We can supply our rapidly growing customer pipeline with mass market priced waveguides. This agreement reflects the real momentum within our business.”
Long Jiang, CEO Goertek Inc, commented:
“As a key player in the OEM/ODM industry for VR/AR products, we have been following the development trend for AR optics. WaveOptics’ unique waveguide technology has demonstrated its superior image quality as well as manufacturing potential.
“We are delighted to team up with WaveOptics to provide a volume production solution of superior performance waveguides for our potential customers in the AR market.”
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