TriLite’s Trixel® 3 ultra-compact AR display wins prestigious SPIE Prism Award

TriLite Team at SPIE Prism Awards Ceremony with the prize for Trixel 3

We are honored to announce that our Trixel® 3, the world’s smallest, lightest, and brightest laser beam scanner (LBS) designed for high-volume consumer augmented reality (AR) applications, has been chosen by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonicsas a winner at its 2023 Prism Awards in the category ‘AR VR MR’.


The Prism Awards, in its 15th year, is an annual event to recognize the best new optics and photonics products on the market. For consideration in the 2023 Prism Awards, SPIE received 76 applications from 19 countries; 24 companies were selected as finalists, across eight categories. Finalists and winners were selected by a panel of international judges who leveraged the knowledge and acumen of leaders from across the technology commercialization and funding sectors.


This year, our Trixel® 3 was recognized as a revolutionary step forward in terms of size, weight, image quality, optical compatibility, power consumption and reliability, setting a new standard in super small projection displays.

DR. Peter Weigand TriLite CEO

Peter Weigand, CEO at TriLite, said: “We’re delighted to be honored by SPIE, with this recognition of Trixel® 3 as a breakthrough innovation for AR displays. Our latest product evolution, Trixel® 3, sets a new standard in super small projection displays, and it is a revolutionary step forward in terms of size, weight, image quality, optical compatibility, power consumption and reliability.”

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


As well as being tiny and lightweight, the Trixel® 3 is designed for mass manufacturing. 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.

Winning the 2023 Prism Award is a great recognition for the effort and hard work that our team at TriLite has invested in designing and developing the Trixel 3. Our journey towards this achievement was paved with learning lessons, each of them motivating and bringing us a step closer to making our company vision a reality.


We believe that everyone can enjoy augmented vision as lightweight as eyewear of today and we have never been more driven to make it happen.


You can find more information on the Prism Awards at The awards ceremony took place at Photonics West, in San Francisco, California.


Below you will find our CEO, Peter Weigand, giving his SPIE industry talk. Enjoy 🙂 


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