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

SightCall Round Shows Maturity in Enterprise AR Market

J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Interfaces, Software, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A

Field Service applications continue to lead applications of augmented reality in scalability and ROI potential, as evidenced by a new round of funding for German AR startup SightCall. The company raised $42 million for its remote AR task guidance solution, which targets traditional applications such as vision picking and B2B/B2C service and maintenance. SightCall uses marker-based tracking and is compatible … 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

ARIA 2020: Predicting The Next Decade in Augmented Reality

J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Interfaces, Software

On February 12, 2020, the fourth annual AR in Action Leadership Summit (ARIA) took place at MIT’s Media Lab attracting an international group of augmented reality (AR) developers and business leaders. The summit gathered over 40 speakers for in-depth presentations on groundbreaking research, innovative business opportunities, and market insights for the next generation of AR. The Greenlight Insights team tracked the … Read More

What Samsung’s 5G Flagships Mean For Mobile AR

J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Telecommunications

Samsung’s annual Unpacked event once again provided a platform for the company to tease its newest flagship hardware. In addition to its latest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, the computing giant also announced an update to their smart buds, Galaxy Buds+. Most notably, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 line, the second mass-market handset to feature Qualcomm’s 5G-enabled Snapdragon 865 … Read More