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November 9, 2015

DigiLens Announces New Expansion and Tooling for Full-Color Head-Up Displays

SUNNYVALE, CA — Nov. 9, 2015: DigiLens, Inc., a leader in smart glass technology for use in aeronautics, automotive and consumer electronics applications, announced that it had reached another key milestone—the development of breakthrough Optical IP core tooling suitable for additional color product development programs.

The company has developed a platform display technology called DigiLens which enables wafer thin holographic optics to be printed into a nanoscale optical thin film material. The display combines complex optical functionality into a single eyeglass thin lens, eliminating the need for bulky piece-part optical assemblies. By laminating two or three waveguide layers together, each only 1mm thin, DigiLens is able to deliver full color versions of its unique waveguide display for a range of applications including augmented reality and head-up displays for consumer and transportation licensees.

In AR, especially for outdoor daylight use, many customers only require one (Green) or two (Red/Green) waveguides where Blue is not normally noticeable outdoors. With just Red/Green guides, over 4,000 colors can be generated, more than suitable for most display and instrumentation applications. For full color applications like advanced AR, three waveguides including blue are required to blend the computer generated imagery with that of the surrounding room.

CEO and Founder Jonathan Waldern said, “Full color capability has always been our dream at DigiLens, especially with a view to future consumer AR applications. The tooling and process functionality, from optical printing to precise lamination is critical for our expansion plans in enterprise augmented reality all the way to consumer wearable displays. If all goes to plan, we hope to develop a color demonstration, by early next year for a customer transportation application.”

About DigiLens, Inc.
DigiLens, Inc. is the leader in diffractive waveguide optic technology and nanomaterials for augmented and virtual reality applications, serving the aerospace, automotive, government and consumer electronics market. Leveraging a toolbox of optical IP cores, we develop unique optical solutions, performing “optical origami” on some of the toughest display and imaging applications. Our breakthrough technology platform and nanomaterials help deliver the best in class AR and VR displays.

More information about the company’s offerings can be found at www.digilens.com

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