Google buys microLED startup Raxium to start Augmented Reality (AR), after quitting its Virtual Reality goals back in March of last year. The company is ready to join the Augmented Reality (AR) world and decided to acquire a Raxium startup that makes MicroLED displays.
Raxium is a five-year-old startup that made extreme growth in the sector of Augmented Reality displays. The exact terms of the deal are still unknown but according to the report, Google has put an amount of $1 billion on the startup company Raxium.
In an email to CNET, Ross Young, co-founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, said, "They claim to have been able to reach every good performance for R, G, and B MicroLEDs at very small sizes without any efficiency loss." "It's astonishing enough to achieve good R, G, and B performance on a single wafer without color conversion, but to accomplish it at 5um is much more impressive."
If there is a talk regarding the sector of transparent displays, OLED Microdisplays has been considered as the best option for Augmented Reality (AR). Due to its high pixel density and less backlight need, it becomes the most used Microdisplays used Augmented Reality (AR). However, OLEDs displays have some limitations as AR headsets will be used in the bright sunlight, low brightness could become the major problem in it.
"MicroLEDs have a lot higher brightness than OLEDs. This is especially true for AR smart glasses that will be used outside "DSCC's director of display research, Guillaume Chansin, agreed "MicroLEDs can produce a great resolution, contrast, and brightness. This is why smart glasses have become such a significant investment for tech corporations."
It's still unclear which market Google would like to target with an AR headset. It's also too early to say whether or not it will be released.