Kura Leverages TSMC’s Advanced Chip Technology to Build the Future of the Metaverse

Kura Technology has teamed up with TSMC to build its initial custom micro-LED display chipset that will power its high-performance platform features.
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Quick take:

  • TSMC has collaborated with Kura Technology to build the metaverse of the future.
  • The AR smart glasses maker will help TSMC build its initial custom micro-LED display chipset that will power Kura’s high-performance platform features.
  • Kura claims its AR glasses are the first to offer a 150-degree full-frame field-of-view, 95% transparency and 8k resolution.

Kura Technology has teamed up with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build the future of the metaverse. The augmented reality (AR) smart glasses maker wants to leverage TSMC’s chipset manufacturing expertise to build its initial custom micro-LED display chipset that will power its high-performance platform features.

Kura is an award-winning developer of AR smart glasses. The company is positioning for the $1.3 trillion market opportunity the AR industry presents given the growing adoption of the metaverse.

The AR industry encompasses some of the trendiest developments in the modern world including applications in telepresence, design visualization, and remote collaboration to training, entertainment, and more.

The company hails its Gillium smart glasses as having the highest performance in the industry, with 8K resolution using full-colour, ultra-high brightness, and production-ready micro-LED displays—an industry-first no other company has achieved.

Commenting on the collaboration, Kura’s Founder, CEO and CTO Kelly Peng said: “We’re pleased to work with TSMC, a collaborator from the early days of Kura, to successfully tape out our mixed-signal micro-LED display driver, which is the world’s fastest and a key enabler for our 8K resolution, as well as other platform features and ultra-high performances.”

Peng thinks that his company’s superior AR smart glasses and platform will help solve some of the biggest performance bottlenecks in AR adoption, including “field-of-view to text readability for use cases from training to telepresence,” he said, adding “we’re grateful for the support provided by TSMC to advance our mission to deliver the best performing AR glasses at scale and help make the Metaverse a reality.”

On the other hand, Ye Wang, Investment Principal at SAIC Capital commented: “Kura’s vivid, immersive and clear images enable broad use cases for product design, training, production and visualization. Enterprises in automotive and other manufacturing industries will benefit greatly from these new possibilities.”

Several metaverse startups seem to be creating products that use VR glasses due to the technological bottlenecks in AR products, Kura’s product could be revolutionary.

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