Garmin collaborates with Vuzix to develop next generation nano-imprinted waveguide with microled based display systems

Vuzix® (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a supplier of smart glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a multi-phase development contract with Garmin for next generation nano-imprinted waveguide-based display system.

Under the terms of the contract, Vuzix will develop and deliver in succession, waveguide based optical systems with full custom projection engines, and then ultimately production units. Vuzix capabilities around the design and development of custom waveguide optics with volume production nano imprinting for vision based optical systems will power solutions for Garmin that offer significant cost, form factor, and space savings versus current deployed technologies.

“Garmin is a technological leader and an ideal collaborator for implementing our advanced waveguide-based solutions in numerous markets,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “This development agreement further demonstrates how effectively Vuzix, with our OEM partners, is able to leverage the optical technologies and manufacturing capabilities that we have created to support the burgeoning near eye display industry.”