The Facebook AR/VR team is focused on building the next computing platform centered around people. With a future AR glasses product, we envision a glasses form factor that lets devices melt away so we can be more present with our friends, families, and surroundings. This will take years, so across AR/VR we’re continuing to invest in extensive research on this deep tech stack and components such as small-scale displays.
Today, we’re announcing that we’re working with Plessey, an embedded technologies developer in displays. At their facility in Plymouth, England, Plessey designs and manufactures LED materials and products. Under this new multi-year agreement Plessey will dedicate operations and manufacturing capabilities, as well as grant an exclusive license to some of its IP, to help Facebook prototype and develop microLED wafers for potential use in future AR/VR products. We’re excited to have Plessey help bring our vision to life.