Mixed reality devices are at the heart of the metaverse experience. Significant advancements in display technology are required to bring this vision to life. Samsung Display is reportedly receiving demand for OLED microdisplays from major clients. The OLED microdisplay technology isn’t something entirely new for Samsung Display. The company revealed a prototype OLED microdisplay over a decade ago in 2011.
Samsung’s metaverse strategy is riding on this display tech Despite the fact that Samsung Display made a prototype, it never commercialized this technology. However, it’s believed that the company has kept a small team of researchers around. They have continued to develop research on this technology in case Samsung Display needed to commercialize it in the future. The company previously decided against commercializing this technology as it was believed that the profitability wouldn’t be too good. That might be changing. There’s a strong interest in OLED microdisplay technology from the likes of Apple, Meta, Samsung Electronics, and others. They’ve been reaching out to Samsung Display for OLED microdisplays.