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Digitimes Research: Growing popularity of VR/AR devices to boost component demand
Chen You-heng, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei
Wednesday 6 July 2016

The growing availability of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices will offer growth opportunities for a number of component suppliers, including sensors, infrared (IR)/laser transmitters and LED chips, according to Digitimes Research.

Since the VR platform products designed for arcade machines and PCs require a high degree of immersive effect and also stress on positioning, tracking and interactive functionalities, these platforms need more sensor parts, said Digitimes Research .

The VR/AR hardware systems also need to utilize a number of 6- to 9-axis inertial measurement units (IMUs) as the basic element for somatosensory control.

The VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices also require the installation of more MEMS parts and IR/LED sensing components to detect the positions and movements of a target, Digitimes Research added.

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