- 3D AOI market is growing rapidly at 35%-40% per annum
- SLPs are a key component of 3D AOI machines
26th August 2016, Scotland – iView Limited (iView) and Forth Dimension Displays Limited (ForthDD) have entered into an agreement to develop, manufacture and sell Structured Light Projectors (SLPs). SLPs are a key component of 3D automated in-line optical inspection (3D AOI) equipment which is rapidly replacing 2D AOI in printed circuit board (PCB) manufacture. The ability to use 3D AOI to measure components in all three dimensions, on every PCB in real time, enables companies to improve yields and product quality while reducing wastage and costs.
ForthDD’s SXGA-3DM is a fast switching, all digital, high performance reflective Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) product. Designed for 3D AOI, the widely used SXGA-3DM features the industry proven SXGA (1280 x 1024) Time Domain Imaging™ display with a 3D metrology specific display drive interface. iView has long established capabilities in the design and manufacture of microdisplay based projection engines. iView will manufacture the SLPs at their Shenzhen factory combining ForthDD’s SXGA-3DM SLM with an LED illuminator and LED drive electronics, optical components and housing. The SLP will deliver precise, high resolution structured light patterns over a 40mm x 40mm field of view. This combination of the products and expertise from the two companies will allow Chinese 3D AOI equipment manufacturers to reduce their time to market and benefit from an established, experienced SLP supply chain.
Steve Yeung, CEO of iView said “3D scanning using structured light projection is an emerging technology with various applications. In particular, the market for 3D AOI machines is rapidly growing in China. Combining ForthDD’s SLM and iView’s projection technology will result in a cost effective 3D AOI optical system solution for our customers.”
Greg Truman, CEO of ForthDD said “The market for 3D AOI machines is growing rapidly in all parts of the World. ForthDD has a very strong position in the market, supplying leading manufacturers in Germany, Japan and South Korea. Working closely with iView, ForthDD intends to develop a similarly strong position supplying Chinese 3D AOI machine manufacturers.”
iView and Forth Dimension Displays to Collaborate on Structured Light Projectors (SLPs) for Chinese 3D Automated In-line Optical Inspection (3D AOI) market
Adlershof con. vent. Exhibition Centre, Germany, 26-30 September 2016
Joining EOS as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Forth Dimension Displays is pleased to be one of the exhibitors.
At this year’s event Dr. Eric Betzig, Nobel Prize Winner 2014 Chemistry, will deliver a keynote speech about Super Resolution Microscopy employing Forth Dimension Displays’ SLM to create structured light by phase modulation.
The event enables companies to have access to the scientific conference program and is a great opportunity to network.
Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, 21-23 September 2016. Booth #FO21
Forth Dimension Displays is pleased to announce that it has brought its microdisplay technology to India. The company is looking to expand its market in India and is demonstrating examples of a Structured Light Projector, 2K Electronic View Finder and a 2K Stereo Viewer.
LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, India’s only trade fair for the laser and photonics community presents the entire range of photonics in an international setting. Visit us on booth #FO21 to find out more about SLM / microdisplay applications using amplitude or phase modulation such as 3D Optical Metrology, 3D AOI/SPI, Super Resolution Microscopy and Coded Aperture Imaging.
11th March 2016, 2015, Scotland – Forth Dimension Displays is pleased to be sponsoring the joint conference of the British & German Liquid Crystal Societies (BLCS2016)
Due to be held between 21-23 March, 2016 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh, the conference brings together leading experts in Liquid Crystal.
4th March 2016, 2015, Scotland – Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD) is pleased to announce it has received the ISO14001 environmental certification.ISO 14001 2015 Certificate Issued 15 February 2016
This certification by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) recognises the company’s commitment to safely and carefully manage the impact of its business on the environment.
Following an in-depth review and assessment, the certificate has been awarded in recognition of the company’s efforts to minimise waste and decrease pollution.
According to Greg Truman, CEO “Our customers and suppliers value the company’s philosophy to conscientiously use our resources in ways that allow us to reduce our environmental footprint whilst continuing to deliver high quality products.”
The ISO14001 joins Forth Dimension Displays existing ISO9001 and ISO13485 accreditations.
The Moscone Center, San Francisco, 13-18 February 2016
Forth Dimension Displays will be demonstrating examples of a Structured Light Projector, 2K Electronic View Finder and a 2K Stereo Viewer at Photonics West.
Visit us at booth #1923 in the Scottish pavilion to see these demos and discuss SLM / microdisplay applications using amplitude or phase modulation such as 3D Optical Metrology, 3D AOI/SPI, Super Resolution Microscopy and Coded Aperture Imaging.
Forth Dimension Displays is pleased to announce it will be presenting a paper at Electronic Displays Conference. 24.-25.02.2016, Nuremberg, Germany. As the event celebrates its 30th year, ForthDD will be the first paper to present its paper entitled 2K Electronic View Finder based on QXGA Microdisplay in the microdisplays session.
The paper will discuss the implementation of an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) using a QXGA resolution (2048 x 1536 pixels) Ferroelectric LCOS microdisplay.
Targeted at the high-end cinematography camera market, the full colour, video rate QXGA microdisplay provides sufficient resolution for full HD / 2K imagery combined with on-screen display (OSD) areas above and below.
Las Vegas 2016, 6-9 January
Together with Kopin, Forth Dimension Displays will demonstrate its latest products. Viewings will be private in the Palazzo suite, the Venetian Hotel.
Hall B2, Booth 159, 22- 25 June 2015
Learn about our next generation 3.1 MPixel SLM optimised for use in 3D Metrology and Super Resolution Microscopy.
Experience our QXGA (2048 x 1536) Microdisplay in a Near-To-Eye reference design suitable for application as Electronic View Finder (EVF), Head Mounted Display (VR & AR).
Immerse yourself in the 3D world using our high resolution stereoscopic viewer.
Henning Molsen, Director of Sales, will present the new QXGA-3DM at the co-located SPIE Conference on “Optical Metrology” (ICM, Room 14C) on Monday at 12:40.
San Jose Convention Center, 2-4 June 2016
We’re in California and on our way to SID Displayweek 2015 in San Jose. For the first time anywhere, we will be showing our new QXGA resolution (2048 x 1536) Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) demonstrator. With no sub-pixels, no screen-door artefacts and a fill factor of more than 94%, the image quality is outstanding, The EVF will be on the Kopin/Forth Dimension Displays booth.