Cellid, Inc. unveiled new Plastic Full-Color Waveguide for AR Glasses at CES 2024. The AR glasses are remarkably thin and light weight, similar to weight and shape of regular eyeglasses. Cellid also showcased the latest Glass waveguide with the world’s largest level of 60° field of view and crisp images with superior resolution. Cellid waveguide for AR glasses will accelerate widespread adoption of AR glasses for everyday use versus the current bulky AR glasses/VR headset.
“We believe this is a revolutionary step towards the future and will be the next must-have device after smartphones.” said Satoshi Shiraga, CEO at Cellid. “Until now, the weight and shape of AR/VR headsets and glasses have been a challenge for everyday use. Our waveguide (lens) for AR glasses is so light and thin that it can be made for everyday use while providing crisp image.”
Cellid unveiled its first plastic full-color AR glass waveguide and demo units at 2024 CES, the world’s largest technology trade show in Las Vegas.
While there have been full-color glass waveguides for AR glasses from other companies
including Cellid, this would be the first time that a mass-producible full-color plastic waveguide with high brightness, efficiency, and an FOV (field of view) of 30 degrees has been developed. The overwhelming lightness and thinness of plastic can develop AR glasses with the same level of shape as ordinary eyeglasses, with clear and vivid images.
At CES, Cellid also introduced the latest generation of glass waveguide. The latest generation has one of the world’s largest FOV of 60 degrees and provides more finer and clearer images, in which Cellid is at the forefront (including plastic waveguide as well).
“We believe that the plastic type, with its lightness and thinness, will be the key product for the future market of eyeglass-type devices. We expect it to be suitable for information notification/display, translation, and directions.” said CEO Shiraga. “On the other hand, the glass type can project clearer images than plastic with a wider field of view, so we believe it will be used in products that provide a high-end image/AR experience.”
Cellid is demonstrating both plastic/glass AR eyeglass at CES. In the demo, visitors will be able to experience AR glasses working in conjunction with a smartphone.
CES Exhibition Overview
– Dates: January 9-12, 2024
– Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, #9068
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Cellid’s core business is development of AR glass display modules, mainly waveguide and spatial recognition engines for next-generation devices. Cellid’s unique optical simulation technology and proprietary production technology have enabled the development of display modules that are as thin and light as ordinary eyeglass lenses, with clear images and one of the world’s largest field of view for waveguides. Cellid also develops and provides industry-specific solutions using spatial recognition software technologies such as Cellid SLAM. By combining AR display hardware technology and real-world spatial recognition software technology, we are accelerating “Blending the Physical and Digital Worlds,” and leading the realization of extraordinary information tools that are more accessible and convenient for humans.
Company Name: Cellid, Inc.
Establishment: October 2016
Location: Japan HQ: Pacific Capital Plaza 5F, 4-8-6 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
US Rep office: 100 S. Murphy Avenue, Satellite Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, CA
Funding: Approx. 2.3 billion yen (≒15 million USD) as of December 2023 Series B