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Google acquires Raxium

Raxium, an innovator in single-panel MicroLED display technologies, has been acquired by Google, for an unknown amount. This will enable Google to form the next generation of mixed reality and virtual/augmented reality headsets, at a time metaverse is the vogue. Raxium will be a member of Google Devices and Services team. Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President, Devices & Services at Google, said: “We are excited to include the team at Raxium to strengthen our mission to build enabling services and devices at Google, helping to improve the daily lives of people”.
The Raxium team has spent five years forming energy efficient, cost –effective, miniaturised high resolution displays, leading the foundation for future display technologies. According to Google, as they keep on investing on their hardware efforts, the technical expertise of Raxium in the area will be an instrumental factor.
According to Raxium, the display tech it has is five times more enabled and efficient than the present world record holder.
The VR glasses maker North was acquired by Google in the year 2020 and under ‘Project Iris’, it is recruiting engineers in order to build an AR operating system. Among the other companies, investing efforts in MicroLED AR hardware are Apple, Vuzix and OPPO. HoloLens, an augmented reality device, is already owned by Microsoft. On the other hand, Snap and Meta (Oculus Quest) are heavily investing in order to create their own hardware.

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