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Himax-Optinvent Partner to Create Advanced Smart Glasses - Analyst Blog

Taiwanese chipmaker Himax Technologies, Inc. (

) announced that its subsidiary, Himax Display Inc. will team up with Optinvent SA, a leading French producer of disruptive ORA Smart Glasses. The partnership will develop technologically-advanced next-generation augmented reality glasses to address the budding smart glass market.

The two companies have successfully collaborated on several technological initiatives in the past. Through the smart glasses, which are poised to set new standards in image quality and performance, the two companies are hoping to capitalize on the phenomenal growth expected in the niche wearable technology market.

Himax also collaborated with Lumus recently to boost its efforts to develop next generation smart glasses.

The Initiative

Optinvent's patented ORA Smart Glasses feature a "see-through" display that does not impede regular vision. The collaboration will attempt to integrate Himax's advanced microdisplay panel with Optinvent's patented see-through display technology.