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Himax Technologies, Inc. , a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, announced today that its subsidiary, Himax Display Inc., a leading manufacturer of LCOS Microdisplay panels, and Optinvent SA, a leading producer of the disruptive ORA Smart Glasses, will undertake an additional partnership to develop next generation augmented reality glasses that should be among the most technologically advanced products in the smart glass market.
Jordan Wu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Himax commented, "After working successfully together on previous technological initiatives, we are very excited to expand our partnership with Optinvent. They have created a leading technology which should help create significant demand for augmented reality glasses by mainstream consumers."
Kayvan Mirza, CEO of Optinvent SA, commented, "We have chosen to partner again with Himax because of their cutting edge and innovative LCOS microdisplay panel technology, and their ability to quickly meet our purchase order requirements. The microdisplay is a key component in the performance of smart glasses which are display centric. Himax's LCOS microdisplays seamlessly work with the retinal projection engine in our ORA Smart Glasses in terms of panel performance and power consumption. Previous collaboration with Himax has proven to us that they are dedicated to devoting the resources necessary to becoming leaders in the smart glass market segment. Our decision to collaborate with Himax on this next generation product reflects our belief in their technology and capabilities to deliver high quality, sophisticated products."
We are very excited to share the news that our long awaiting KICKSTARTER Campaign for the ORA-1 Smart Glasses is now LIVE!
The ORA-1 is the most complete and powerful smart glasses developer platform available today that allows hands-free mobile AR experiences. It runs many Android apps natively and certain pledges include the Wikitude AR Browser and the Wikitude SDK optimized for the ORA-1. We have worked hard to make this a developer friendly platform, now we need your support to join the process. Please back our project today and take part in building the future together!
Please help us to be visible around the world and share this Kickstarter project link with your partners, colleagues, and friends : www.kickstarter.com/projects/optinvent-ora1/ora-1-smart-glasses-developer-version We appreciate your involvement and support. Look forward to receive new updates soon!
Optinvent presented the ORA-1 pre-production version at the Pasadena Convention center on July 17 for Wearable Tech LA (www.wearableechla.com). Optinventâ€™s CEO was also featured in a panel on Wearables and Entertainment and there was great press coverage of the event: Here
An exclusive event to meet the best of Hollywood, Music, Sports and Wearable Tech. This event featured athletes from the NBA and NFL, celebrities, TV personalities, and inspiring musicians not to mention a first look at emerging wearable computing and IoT startups. Top tier VCs, and large corporation were there too (e.g. Amazon, AT&T, Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, adidas, Nike, Disney, etc...), plus leading wearable computing companies like Optinvent, Breathometer, Misfit, OMsignal, Avegant, NeuroSky, etc..). There was even a trainer wolf carrying a GoPro camera on stage! Thanks to Julien Blin and Loic Maestracci for making this such a fun event.