Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Marketplace Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
Member Exclusive

Reality Check

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email
The photonics industry in the Asia-Pacific region is booming, and advances in virtual and augmented reality, as well as wearable and flexible displays, are generating excitement in global technology trend forecasts.


Germany is known as “the land of ideas” in the photonics industry. France has become a top contender in optics and photonics innovation. And now, Australia, China, Japan and others in the Asia-Pacific region are swiftly emerging as major players in photonics technology, research and development. In a May 2016 report, global market research firm MarketsandMarkets notes that this region is the fastest-growing in several markets, including virtual and augmented reality, and wearable, head-mounted and flexible displays. Transparency Market Research, another global research company, has similar expectations, predicting Asia-Pacific will grow at a nearly 50 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2022. This market augmentation is being attributed to skyrocketing consumer demand for these and other novel optics- and photonics-related technologies. Virtual reality — computer-generated simulation of a 3D image or environment that users can interact with in a seemingly real or physical way using special electronic equipment — is among the sectors seeing a global push, as such technology continues to emerge and evolve. It offers a totally immersive experience for users in gaming and entertainment, and in addition to interaction with other gamers, may someday allow interaction with online shops and other remote users.

Member Exclusive: To read the complete article, please Login or Register

Photonics Spectra
Jul 2016
camerasflexible displaysimagingAsia-Pacificvirtual realityDisplaysHTCViveProject MorpheusOLEDsRiftOculusMicrovision Inc.CircusARModiFaceIPSAConsumer Technology AssociationCES 2016CZTSphotovoltaicssolarenergyaugmented reality3DAsia-Pacific Special SectionFeatures

view all
Search more than 4000 manufacturers and suppliers of photonics products and services worldwide:

back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2022 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, [email protected]

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.