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CES 2022: Seoul Viosys’ WICOP mc, a Metaverse VR Display Technology, to Make Its Debut

ANSAN, South Korea – () –Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 092190), a company specializing in optical semiconductors, will present its WICOP mc (WICOP + Micro Pixel) products at CES 2022 in Las Vegas on January 5th, which is the world’s first No-Wire & No-Package WICOP- Use technology. Seoul Viosys announced on the 16th that the WICOP mc will be presented in the form of a microdisplay for Metaverse (three-dimensional virtual world) VR especially in the exhibition hall.

The WICOP technology is a revolutionary technology in semiconductors, which makes it possible to integrate brand new semiconductor chips directly and without modification into a general manufacturing process. To make mini or micro LEDs less than 100 μm (microns), accessories such as wires shouldn’t be carried around and WICOP technology has solved this problem. Surprisingly, some large companies were selling products that only copied WICOP technology by changing their name to CSP (Chip Size Package) or COB (Chip On Board), and even some global companies bought the infringements. Seoul Viosys filed a patent lawsuit against Philips and 13 auto parts brand companies for breaching the technology and won the case by securing a sales ban, demonstrating WICOP’s technological capabilities.

AR, VR (Augmented, Virtual Reality) has attracted a lot of attention, but has not yet been used in everyday life because the high-performance displays that meet the properties of VR / AR requirements are not yet fully developed. While LCD and OLED, which have already been mass-produced, do not meet the properties required by VR / AR such as high brightness, high resolution, energy efficiency and design flexibility, the focus is on the micro-LED as an alternative. However, it is not easy to use micro-LEDs for AR / VR because the efficiency of LEDs degrades when micro-LEDs get smaller than 50 µm (microns).

Incidentally, the WICOP mc from Seoul Viosys not only solves the problem of deterioration in efficiency, but can also realize high-resolution virtual reality of 2,000 PPI (Pixels Per Inch) and meet all requirements of microdisplay technology.

“Currently, we have succeeded in developing LED technology for VR, and this technology will be displayed separately for VIP customers with pre-booking,” said a development manager from Seoul Viosys.

An FHD 82-inch display with 6.2 million WICOP mc chips and a 40-inch display with 2.8 million chips will be on display at CES 2022.

About Seoul Viosys

Seoul Viosys is a provider of complete solutions for UV-LED, VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser), the next generation light source for 3D sensors and lasers, and a single pixel RGB “Micro Clean Pixel” for displays. Founded in 2002 as a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor, it captured the No. 1 market share in the UV LED industry (LEDinside, 2020). Seoul Viosys has an extensive UV LED portfolio with all wavelength ranges (200 nm to 1600 nm) including ultraviolet rays (UV), visible rays and infrared rays. It holds more than 4,000 patents related to UV LED technology. Violeds, its flagship UV LED technology, offers a wide range of industries optimal solutions for strong sterilization and disinfection (UVC), skin regeneration (UVB), water / air purification and effective horticultural cultivation. In 2018, Seoul acquired Viosys RayCan, a leading optoelectronics specialist, to add the advanced VCSEL technology that supports smartphone face recognition and autonomous driving, and has started mass production. In January 2020, a disruptive “Micro Clean Pixel” was introduced that has the potential to change the display market. To learn more, visit http://www.seoulviosys.com/en/.