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Google has bought Raxium, a firm building 3D displays without the need for heavy goggles or bulky eyewear

Google has bought Raxium, a firm building 3D displays without the need for heavy goggles or bulky eyewear

 

What happened?

Google has announced that it has bought Raxium, a company that has been developing single-panel MicroLED display technologies for the last five years. According to the search giant, the technologies that Raxium has developed will be used in next-gen technology and offers “miniaturized, cost-effective and energy-efficient high-resolution displays”. This move by Google signals the company’s intention to enter the fledgling but growing 3D light-field display market for MicroLED displays.

 

According to some key facts from the Raxium website, its technologies are 300x smaller, 1000x brighter, and use 50% less power than the competition. It also says that its MicroLED technology will enable an entirely new class of smaller and more powerful display products such as augmented and virtual reality micro-displays and life-size panel-based light field arrays. With light field arrays, users could experience life-like holograms and three-dimensional images and videos without the need for eyewear.

 

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Why is this important?

3D displays without the need for expensive heavy goggles or bulky eyewear have a massive potential to make digital experiences more engaging and immersive. The ability to see three-dimensional images without any type of eyewear will allow for a wider range of users, as well as new applications in areas such as gaming, entertainment, and education.

 

What’s next?

Raxium’s technology has the potential to change the way we interact with digital content forever. With its small size, high brightness, and low power consumption, microLED displays are poised to take over the market for displays in a wide range of applications. Google’s acquisition of Raxium gives the search giant a leg up in the race to develop this technology and bring it to market. only time will tell if this bet pays off for Google, but I think it’s a safe bet that this technology will be big in the years to come.

So what do you think? Is Google’s acquisition of Raxium a smart move? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

 


Author: Christian Kromme

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