TriLite adds TDK as MEMS partner for world’s smallest projection display

Vienna, Austria – 17th May, 2023 – TriLite welcomes TDK as the newest member of its growing manufacturing partner ecosystem. TDK, a world leader in electronic solutions for the smart society, will provide tiny MEMS mirrors for TriLite’s Trixel® 3 laser beam scanner (LBS), the world’s smallest projection display.

With its revolutionary combination of compactness, light weight, and a bright and accurate display, the award winning Trixel® 3 LBS enables augmented reality (AR) solutions for a wide range of consumer applications and makes smart glasses more readily available for mass market.

TriLite’s design philosophy is to maximize the use of standard components and equipment in its manufacturing ecosystem. TriLite uses customized standard components and fully qualified state-of-the-art high volume production equipment, and its production flow is optimized for mass manufacturing.


“The TDK MEMS mirror is a key component that ensures that Trixel 3 meets class-leading specifications in terms of brightness and size,“ said Peter Weigand, CEO at TriLite. “We’ve set up our manufacturing services to meet our customer requirements for high volume production. “


“Thanks to our miniaturized MEMS mirror, Trixel 3 provides bright and clear images from a light and tiny projector,” said Markus Puff, Head R&D of Piezo and Protection Devices at TDK in Deutschlandsberg, Austria. “We are happy to bring our many years of research in materials and processes, as well as our MEMS competence and mass manufacturing capabilities to this partnership.”


The Trixel 3 optical display engine combines TriLite’s miniature and lightweight LBS, a single 2D MEMS mirror, all optical components, and the Trajectory Control Module (TCM) that shifts light module complexity from hardware to software. The LBS module weighs less than 1.5 g and has a volume of less than 1 cm3.


As well as being ultra-compact and lightweight, the Trixel 3 is designed for mass manufacture. It provides a bright display that’s easy to read in direct sunlight, and its optimized optical path requires no relay optics, further saving space and weight. Its low system latency ensures AR images integrate naturally with a wearer’s surroundings and spatial movements enabling OEMs to deliver products that meet and exceed consumers’ expectations of AR.” 

About TriLite

TriLite designs and builds the world’s smallest projection displays and ensures that everyone can enjoy augmented vision as lightweight as the eyewear of today. TriLite’s display solutions are based on proprietary, multi-parameter algorithms and deploy advanced machine learning algorithms to generate laser beam scanning devices with unprecedented size, weight and image quality. An outstanding team of multidisciplinary researchers and manufacturing experts stands behind TriLite’s multiple-patented technology. TriLite enables its customers to accelerate the availability of leading-edge display solutions for mass market Augmented Reality applications.




About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a world leader in electronic solutions for the smart society based in Tokyo, Japan. Built on a foundation of material sciences mastery, TDK welcomes societal transformation by resolutely remaining at the forefront of technological evolution and deliberately “Attracting Tomorrow.” TDK‘s comprehensive, innovation-driven portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. TDK focuses on demanding markets in automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, and information and communication technology.


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