Snap and WaveOptics Enter The Shrinking AR Smartglasses Race

J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Automotive Technology, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Head-Up Displays, Insight Articles, Semiconductors, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A

Following the announcement of its new Spectacles AR development kit, Snap Inc. has announced its deal to acquire waveguide supplier WaveOptics. The deal is worth over $500 million, at least half of which is to be paid in stock. The partnership between the two companies signals a recommitment from Snap to develop and produce true AR smartglasses within the next … Read More

Global Virtual Reality Industry Report 2021

Virtual Reality Industry Report 2021 Critical insight at a global level with key macro and micro trends faced by companies in the virtual reality technology and related consumer industries. June 2021 $5,000.00 $4,500.00Add to cart Our most recent five-year global industry forecast and outlook on how the market is set to change. Plus: Strategic recommendations in key business segments based … Read More

VIVECON 2021: Why HTC Is All-In On HTC Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus 3

J.C. Kuang, Analyst Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Events, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

HTC Vive will launch a new piece of VR hardware at its online product event, VIVECON, on May 11-12.  Based on reporting from media outlets, it is likely the company is teasing an upgrade/refresh to the Vive Focus Plus and Vive Pro; HTC released the first headset in April 2019, and unofficially discontinued and replaced the second with the Vive … Read More

Greenlight Insights Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Display Taxonomy, 2020

Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Display Taxonomy, 2020

Greenlight Insights Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Display Taxonomy, 2020 This report provides a comprehensive overview and definitions for augmented reality head-mounted display devices market. Release Date: March 2020 $1,500.00Add to cart The Greenlight Insights Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Display Taxonomy, 2020 provides a comprehensive overview and definitions for augmented reality head-mounted displays market. The definitions provided in this research represent the scope … Read More

Realwear Demonstrates Practical AR In Response to COVID-19

J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Head-Mounted Displays, Healthcare, Insight Articles, Telecommunications

Since the beginning of March, AR hardware provider Realwear has mobilized its ruggedized industrial AR solution across a variety of high-need zones impacted by coronavirus-driven screening and quarantine policies. The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in increasing disruptions to global business continuity. Reduced travel, manufacturing and logistics stoppages, and inability to access on-premises tools and facilities has begun to negatively … Read More

Late, Then Never: Is Microsoft Finished With VR?

J.C. Kuang, Analyst Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Media outlets have reported that Microsoft remains committed to the continuing development of its virtual reality platforms. Despite ongoing investment and improvement into Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) in the Hololens 2 platform, Microsoft has remained conspicuously silent on its overarching strategy, if any, for its line of fledgling OEM built VR devices. As others have pointed out, the original designs … Read More