Fraunhofer MEMS enable Vuzix video glasses goal

July 14, 2011 — The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) is helping video eyewear company Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) develop micro electromechanical system (MEMS) devices optimized for augmented and virtual wearable displays. The goal is a MEMS device that integrates the display and optics into a monolithic display engine, aiming for "sunglass-styled" video glasses.

Fraunhofer’s MEMS devices can help create a single electro-optic device for Vuzix’ next generation HD Video Eyewear displays. Fraunhofer joins a team of technology partners working with Vuzix on the monolithic display engine. The partners report that they are already seeing promising results for near-eye mobile display technology.

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Vuzix provides video eyewear products to the defense, consumer and media & entertainment sectors. For more information visit

Fraunhofer IPMS, an institute Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, carries out customer specific developments in fields of microelectronic and micro systems technology. Fraunhofer IPMS develops and fabricates next-generation MEMS and OLED devices in its own clean room facilities, taking concepts from design and R&D to pilot production. For more information, visit

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