Tyndall spinout InfiniLED bought by Facebook’s Oculus Rift

InfiniLED – a spinout company of the Tyndall Research Institute, has been acquired by US Virtual Reality company Oculus. The acquisition will see low-power LED technology developed in Ireland being applied to enhance performance in VR devices.

Based on a breakthrough by Tyndall researcher Brian Corbett, the key to InfiniLED’s technology is its ability to create low-power LEDs, which was commercialised when spun out in 2011 from Tyndall National Institute at UCC by InfiniLED.

The InfiniLED displays consume 20-40 times less power than normal LCD and OLED displays and are capable of producing four times more light with better contrast and colour range.

 

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