DigiLens licensee crystal-optech makes significant upgrades to their state-of-the-art manufacturing line to support a wave of global demand

DigiLens a nanotechnology innovator in waveguide display technologies and smartglasses, and Crystal-Optech, a company in optical integration solutions, announce the completion of Crystal-Optech’s upgraded waveguide manufacturing line. This will allow DigiLens to support the growing demand from the consumer and enterprise sectors, and increase production of ​​​​ARGO, the first purpose-built, standalone AR/XR device designed for enterprise and lite-industrial markets. With this upgrade, DigiLens’ latest waveguide technologies will be positioned to support the development of future projects and higher demand at scale.

Crystal-Optech is a optical elements manufacturer of optical coating, AR optics, and semiconductor optics. The licensee’s partnership with DigiLens has created a quality manufacturing base for a variety of optical solutions that can be used by AR developers interested in using Crystal waveguides to create low-cost AR devices like smartglasses and heads-up displays​​​​.  

“Crystal-Optech has been in the XR business since 2011. After a deep evaluation of several waveguide solutions, we have selected DigiLens’ technology as it is the most compelling for high-volume manufacturing and has good image quality at a price point that cannot be matched in the industry,” says Fenglei Liu, Vice General Manager of Crystal-Optech. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with DigiLens to deliver on the increased demand for ARGO, as well as co-pursuing multiple opportunities with tier 1 customers in the consumer and enterprise sectors.”

DigiLens has been working with Crystal-Optech since 2020 to bring to market the most advanced and cost-effective waveguides for ​AR​​​​​.

“Crystal-Optech is a premier high-volume manufacturer of optical components and has deep experience in optoelectronic thin film manufacturing. They are a transformational partner for DigiLens in scaling waveguide manufacturing,” says Ratson Morad, Chief Operating Officer of DigiLens. “The team at Crystal-Optech implemented DigiLens technology in a matter of months and achieved unparalleled image quality results at a yield that is several times higher than others in the industry. The lenses manufactured by Crystal-Optech will enable DigiLens to address the increasing demand in the space and for its ARGO mobile computing glasses.”