Two profs develop new tech to improve electronic displays

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Two Waterloo Engineering professors have combined their research innovations to create a suite of new technologies that will increase battery life by 30 per cent and lower the cost of manufacturing. 

Developed by Dr. William Wong and Dr. Manoj Sachdev from the electrical and computer engineering department, this game-changing technology could be used in smart glasses, watches, tablets and other products.

“The new technology employs novel solid-state lighting designs and innovative electronic circuits to enhance the brightness of flat panel displays while reducing their energy consumption,” said Wong. “The integrated technology enables next-generation displays that are brighter and more energy efficient for the screens used in cell phones and laptops.”

The technology has also led to the launch of a new start-up, Lumatus Semiconductor Inc., led by Wong, Sachdev and Mario Montana, an engineering alum. 

“We are quite excited about the launch of Lumatus after a decade of collaborative, cross-disciplinary research,” said Sachdev. “Our energy-efficient technologies will lead to better and environmentally friendlier products.”

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