Pixelligent’s PixCor™ Receives “Display Component of the Year” Award from the Society for Information Display (SID)

SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 15, 2024Pixelligent Technologies was honored today with an award for “Display Component of the Year” from the Society for Information Display (SID). The accolade, announced at Display Week 2024, recognizes Pixelligent’s PixCor™ high-refractive-index (HRI) nanocomposite materials for next-generation extended reality (XR) devices.

Pixelligent’s VP of Product Development and Strategy, Neil Pschirer, Ph.D., was present to accept the award. He joined leaders who received similar accolades for their contributions to the global display industry from the prestigious industry organization.

“To be recognized by SID for our display-enabling materials is a special honor for the Pixelligent team. Their awards have frequently served as predictors for the technologies that would revolutionize the consumer electronics industry. We are proud that PixCor is among this year’s winners for its role in enabling XR displays.”

~ Neil Pschirer, VP of Product Development & Strategy at Pixelligent

PixCor: The Award-Winning Nanocomposite Material for Next-Generation XR Displays

PixCor is the newest addition to Pixelligent’s XR product line. It is a high-index nanocomposite material that, when patterned, functions as an optical combiner to merge virtual images with real-world content in XR displays. The novel core-shell material helps manufacturers overcome technical obstacles that created bottlenecks for next-generation XR displays. The product was developed to boost the functionality of titania (TiO2)—a critical high-index nanoparticle that drives optical performance in the devices. Exclusively formulated into Pixelligent’s HRI PixNIL formulations, it is the only commercially available material that combines high-index and optical clarity while dramatically improving UV stability.

PixCor is produced by adding a proprietary shell around a PixClear titania particle. The resulting material offers improved UV stability while still delivering the combined advantages of HRI (1.85), low haze (0.1 percent), and high transparency (95%). PixCor-enabled ready-to-use PixNIL formulation products exhibit excellent patterning properties with industry-leading nanoimprint tools and can deliver high aspect ratio (6:1) features and slanted and blazed gratings.

HRI materials give XR devices powerful advantages by expanding the field of view (FoV) to create a truly immersive viewing experience. Although TiO2 is uniquely suited for this application as one of the highest-refractive materials available, it has limitations. TiO2 absorbs UV light, which can degrade the quality of the optical films and components in the device and produce a quality-killing “yellowing” effect. PixCor tackles the problem by improving the photochemical and thermal stability of the material. Depending on the device configuration, the novel product can dramatically reduce or potentially eliminate the photocatalytic activity and absorption effects.

Beyond enabling advanced XR devices, Pixelligent’s HRI materials are being used by industry leaders to boost performance in next-generation consumer electronics products, such as brighter OLED displays and more efficient 3D sensors.


PixNIL, PixCor and PixClear are trademarked by Pixelligent Technologies.

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