MICROOLED’s latest news and upcoming events
MDP01*1 Product line - R&G bi-color offering high brightness is now in production!
Grenoble, France on November 21th 2016
- Overlay/project graphical elements on optics such as reflex sight, smart glasses, Head-up display
- Display video images such as thermal images
- Display red overlay information onto green video images
RGBW sub-pixel structure available…
Grenoble, France on October 10th 2016
MDP02*1 and MDP03*2 Product lines with RGBW sub-pixel structure are now integrated in our customers’ products on sales!
- Large High dynamic range coverage thanks to high brightness (up to 400 cd/m2) and contrast (up to 100 000:1)
- Stunning images with excellent color reproducibility even with non-saturated (pastel) color
- Large temperature range -40°C to 70°C for Professional version
*1 MDP02 Product line: 0.61’’5.4M dots OLED Microdisplays (SXGA resolution)
*2 MDP03 Product line: 0.39’’3.3M dots OLED Microdisplays (XGA resolution)
150 000 units of MDP01 shipped worldwide…
Grenoble, France on September 7th 2015
150 000 units of MDP01 shipped worldwide, and increasing customers designing new applications around this product.
The 0.38” MDP01 microdisplay is our first product family we developed in the early days of MICROOLED. It is a 1.7mdots, WVGA full color OLED panel with a square subpixel pitch of 5µm. At that time, it was the highest pixel density and lowest power consumption product on the market.
Since then, we introduced new products with higher resolution, and increased pixel density.…But guess what?! Again this is the lowest power consumption OLED microdisplay with such a resolution available on the market now! We never anticipated this display would have such a long product life. Very compact, beautiful picture quality, superb contrast and uniformity with a tiny 25mw power consumption, it is embedded in many products such as digital camera, video glasses, sport optics, and security application. Some people would say “this not HD!”…Right, but when you need a DVD resolution with such a compact size and low power consumption, this is the best display to pick.
We have been continuously improving its performance over the years and are still innovating to introduce new versions. Very soon it will lead the way to augmented reality wearables and many new applications.
MICROOLED regional Winner of the "Entrepreneur of the year" contest form EY, France 2014.
Grenoble, France on September 15th 2014
MICROOLED was today officially announced Winner 2014 of the Ernst&Young “Entrepreneur of the year” award for the Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne & Bourgogne region in France (category Young Entrepreneur Finalist).
To be taken into consideration by the Jury, the companies must have a registered growth rate of minimum 20 % for the last three years.
The Rhône-Alpes Jury’s motivation for choosing MICROOLED:
- The strong company growth over the three last years with a CAGR of 56%
- The strong international profile, with 99 % of sales abroad (Japan, South Korea, the US, Europe...)
- Doing business with major customers, such as International corporations, in the consumer electronics, medial and Defence sectors.
MICROOLED was born out of the vision of OLED technology potential shared by its two founders, Eric Marcellin-Dibon and Gunther Haas. Having managed the OLED Research & Development for Thomson since 2001, they decided to bring the technology further with their proper forces when Thomson sold of the OLED branch.
Choosing the risky entrepreneur path, Eric and Gunther picked up an opportunity to develop a Research and Test Lab in cooperation with the major public research institution CEA. Since the launch of their first production line in 2011, MICROOLED has experienced an exponential growth, from 1 500 products in 2011 to 80 000 in 2013 and is shipping products all over the world with 99 % of its sales outside of the domestic market.
Besides their unrivalled experience of OLED, display technology and applications, Eric Marcellin-Dibon points out two main keys to MICROOLED’s astonishing growth:
- Passion. Starting with the company founders, through the whole team up to their customers, MICROOLED is driven by a passionate strategy. Working closely with its customers from an early R&D stage and further down the road, means to get customers passionately involved in common projects. No matter to titles and status, everybody in the MICROOLED team has a deep understanding of customer’s needs and a strong driving force to customer satisfaction. And MICROOLED doesn’t discriminate any demand, however small it might be.
- Determination. Sometimes you need to go beyond reason. The Team’s belief in the future for their OLED technology has helped them to see across the day-to-day difficulties. MICROOLED wants to climb higher in the value chain, putting even more intelligence into customers’ products. One can only try to imagine the future applications for MICROOLED near-eye displays – but it seems totally clear that there is a huge potential.
Eric’s message to entrepreneurs striving for success is simple – Never let go. Keep your team working, even when the situation looks impossible. If your domestic market seems lifeless – look for export possibilities.
MICROOLED presents 5.4M dot bicolor and tricolor OLED microdisplays for enhanced digital image fusion at SPIE DSS 2012
MICROOLED’s quad pixel architecture brings new advances in high-resolution image processing and power efficiency in digital image fusion for defense and medical applications
A technical paper “ A 5.4M dot OLED Microdisplay for Digital Night Vision and Image Fusion” will be presented at SPIE DSS in
Baltimore, April 23 – 27: Grenoble, France, April 25, 2012—MICROOLED, a maker of highly power-efficient superior image quality microdisplays for near-to-eye applications, today announces that the company will demonstrate, at SPIE DSS in Baltimore, two prototype 5.4M dot 0.61 inch diagonal OLED microdisplays in bicolor and tricolor. The microdisplays are designed to enhance image resolution and lower the power consumption of digital image fusion used in defense, security and medical applications.
Digital image fusion, a process of combining video streams from multiple sensors into a single composite image, has important applications in thermal weapon sights, aviator night vision imaging systems and other emerging night sight and situational awareness equipment. Also, surgeons use image fusion systems to integrate and analyze preoperative images to plan and perform brain, spinal and other complex surgeries.
“MICROOLED’s bi- and tricolor OLED microdisplays broaden the performance attributes of our monochrome 5.4M pitch 0.61-inch diagonal microdisplay with a sub-pixel pitch of 4.7 microns by 4.7 microns operating at 0.2W, that we announced earlier this year. This megapixel pitch monochrome microdisplay was well received by professional camera and night vision system makers worldwide, so we are optimistic about the bicolor and tricolor 5.4M dot versions,” said Eric Marcellin-Dibon, CEO of MICROOLED. “In addition, with our quad pixel architecture, we have increasing flexibility to create new color filter arrangements. These will enable MICROOLED to develop new displays, which will further open up opportunities in the defense and medical markets. At SPIE DSS, we will demonstrate our 5.4M dot 0.61-inch bicolor and tricolor OLED microdisplays to the defense industry’s top researchers, scientists and market leaders and show what the next step will be in digital image fusion.”
Performance attributes MICROOLED’s bicolor OLED microdisplays can merge a 4.0M pixel image from a night vision sensor with a 1.3M pixel image from a thermal sensor, and its 0.61-inch diagonal is directly compatible with existing systems. The tricolor version enables MICROOLED to merge up to three high resolution images or two images and a graphical overlay, with the following resolutions: a 2.6M pixel B&W image with a 1.3M pixel red image and a 1.3M pixel cyan image. They will provide system integrators and end-users all of the strengths of optical and digital image fusion systems with none of the trade-offs.
MICROOLED conserves energy in digital image fusion systems by merging the video input signals from multiple sensors directly in the microdisplay rather than the processor. Also, as the subpixels in the quad-pixel architecture are square, the same shape as pixels used in night vision and thermal sensors, each subpixel can be used as a full pixel. This is unlike the stripe pixel architecture where one needs to use the full color triplet for each pixel.
Both optical and digital image fusion systems exist on the market. The strength of optical image fusion is that it can combine images originating from tube intensifiers with a high resolution (up to 2000 pixels) and thermal sensors (up to 1280x1024 pixels) with a fraction of energy, but at the expense of producing a lower quality composite image.
The strength of digital image fusion is that it can record, compress and transmit data, as well as improve the quality of the composite image by adjusting visual parameters. However, it draws more heavily on energy. Current models have a limited image resolution of ~ 1000 line maximum. For existing models to process images at a higher resolution would require not only increasing the power consumption, but possibly enlarging the display, as well as other system optics, which run counter to the military market trend in Swap (Size, Weight and Power) reductions.
At SPIE DSS 2012 MICROOLED will make available the viewing of the bi- and tricolor 5.4M dot OLED microdisplay prototypes by invitation at SPIE DSS in Baltimore, April 23 – 27. MICROOLED
CTO Gunther Haas will present a technical paper “A 5.4M dot OLED Microdisplay for Digital Night Vision and Image Fusion” during the “Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays” session on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00pm, at the Convention Center. SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing 2012 is one of the defense & security industry’s leading meetings for optronics equipment, and brings together top researchers, scientists and engineers from the military, industry and academia. Programs cover the latest enabling technologies and applications in infrared, sensors, image analysis, and other systems and devices.
Jan 2012: MICROOLED introduces highest pixel density OLED microdisplay
MICROOLED's new 5.4 mega pixels 0.61" diagonal microdisplay gives users SXGA resolution in full color at half the power consumption of competing products
Grenoble, France, January 27, 2012 —MICROOLED, a maker of highly power-efficient superior image quality microdisplays for near-to-eye applications, today introduced a new 5.4 million pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal, low power consumption OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Display) microdisplay on silicon for applications demanding high picture quality, such as professional camera and camcorder equipment, night vision systems and head-mounted displays used in surgery. The ultra-compact 5.4 million-pixel microdisplay with a sub-pixel pitch of 4.7 micrometres by 4.7 micrometres is the highest pixel density OLED microdisplay available today. By doubling the pixel density of comparable products, MICROOLED has eliminated the gap between pixels. With no black matrix present, the resulting image resolution is of the highest quality. This makes the 5.4 million-pixel 0.61 inch diagonal microdisplay most suitable for defense, medical and professional camera applications that demand sharp images with very smooth transitional tones.
High contrast (maximum 100,000:1) and high uniformity (96 per cent) also play key roles in picture quality. Depending on how one drives the OLED microdisplay, it can perform using as low as 0.2W, half the power consumption of other products in its category. MICROOLED achieves this low level power consumption even when the fully digital video input is embedded.
“We are really excited by the market potential of our new 5.4 million pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal OLED microdisplay that is superior in picture quality to any product in its category,” said Eric Marcellin-Dibon, CEO of MICROOLED. “This OLED microdisplay is already creating quite a stir among world leaders in imaging products who commend the high pixel density and the remarkable image quality. Moreover, the current trend in replacing optics with electronics components fits excellently with our ability to produce this exceptional picture quality in miniature format. We see many opportunities opening up in existing applications and new markets as a result.”
MICROOLED will market the 5.4 million-pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal microdisplay to address needs in three areas: head-mounted displays used by surgeons, where high resolution and quality of colors and contrast are a must; professional camera and camcorders, where picture quality is key; and night vision applications, where heightened contrast and uniformity enable defense and security professionals to improve the performance of detection and identification equipment.
The 5.4 million-pixel density microdisplay comes in full color (16 million colors), SXGA or monochrome formats (2,560 by 2,048 pixels), both with digital video input. It meets the standard environmental operating requirements for military applications. The new product builds on MICROOLED’s exclusive OLED patent technology that is recognized for its ability to eliminate defects common in other microdisplays, such as color non-uniformity or fixed pattern noise.
MICROOLED makes highly power-efficient microdisplays with superior image quality for mobile near-to-eye viewing devices used by consumers, medical professionals, and the defense and security industry. Through its microdisplays, MICROOLED makes it easier to integrate high definition in camera viewfinders, 3D goggles, head-mounted displays, and other visual devices. The company’s exclusive high efficiency OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology license provides significant advantages in high efficiency, contrast, uniformity, and image sharpness making its microdisplays superior in quality to the full HD image in today’s flat screens. MICROOLED’s products also benefit from very low power consumption. Founded in 2007, MICROOLED is a privately held company with headquarters, R&D and a new production facility located in Grenoble, a renowned center of excellence in France for chipset and nanotechnology development.