eMagin announced a significant milestone in its Direct Patterning Display (dPd™) technology. The company demonstrated a new full-color WUXGA (1920×1200 pixels) display with a brightness of 15,000 candela per square meter (cd/m2), surpassing their previous record of 10,000 cd/m2 set 18 months ago.
Andrew G. Sculley, CEO of eMagin, highlighted the achievement as a testament to their industry-leading position in OLED microdisplays. He emphasized that the single-stack OLED display lays the foundation for even brighter displays in the future, using tandem architectures and other techniques to cater to the growing needs of consumer, industrial, medical, and military customers. eMagin’s patented dPd™ technology offers improved performance over conventional white OLED displays with color filters, enabling higher brightness levels suitable for AR/VR and other heads-up display applications.
Dr. Amal Ghosh, eMagin’s COO, attributed this technical success to the company’s newly upgraded R&D system, which represents a substantial improvement over its previous version. New production-capable equipment based on the R&D system’s technology has been shipped to eMagin and is expected to be installed and operational by the end of 2023.
eMagin plans to demonstrate the 15,000 cd/m2 prototypes to key customers in the near future.