PARC has developed a hyperspectral imaging technology with the potential
to be integrated into just about any existing imaging system. The technology
demands a minimal cost and size overhead as it relies on a liquid crystal layer about as thick as a human hair.
Dowa had significant materials expertise and in-house R&D, but lacked the knowledge to manufacture and develop an emerging product category of LED-based products.
PARC offers a superior combination of world-class technical expertise, fully integrated on-site development and prototyping infrastructure, and the ability to develop new processes in a commercial MOCVD reactor that are readily transferable to high-volume full-production systems.
Metamaterials (i.e., engineered electromagnetic structures), are poised to disrupt industries, create entirely new markets, and change society. The ability to design and fabricate materials with new functionalities opens the door to a new world of possibilities ¾it is now possible to realize Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak and optical black holes, which we once thought was impossible. Beyond the realms of science fiction, metamaterials can be tailored to either augment the functionality of existing devices or create new devices with superior performances.