Dr. Guillaume Chansin

Director of Display Research | DSCC
Dr. Guillaume Chansin, Global22

Emerging Technologies: Outlook on MicroLED and AR/VR Displays

This presentation will summarize key findings from DSCC's latest reports on MicroLED and AR/VR displays.
MicroLED is a promising new display technology, but manufacturing costs are still high. For large screens such as TVs, it will be challenging to compete on cost against OLED and MiniLED LCD. DSCC still expects MicroLED shipments to grow but it will take time to reach a significant market share.
Meanwhile, the AR/VR market has become a battleground for display technologies. For display manufacturers, there are challenges very specific to AR/VR, such as compatibility with optics and high pixel density. Headsets based on LCD are affordable without sacrificing too much on performance or image quality. What will be coming next? Apple has delayed the launch of its headset but is still expected to use OLED-on-Silicon (SiOLED) displays. For smart glasses with see-through waveguides, full color MicroLED is seen by many as the Holy Grail. However, other technologies such as LCoS and laser beam scanning (LBS) are still in the race.


Guillaume was previously Senior Product Line Manager at Plessey Semiconductors where he managed customer projects integrating microLED displays into AR/VR headsets. He led market research activities to position Plessey’s new product lines and understand the competitive landscape. In this role he worked closely with the Business Development and Marketing teams to promote the benefits of monolithic GaN-on-Si for microdisplays.

He first started working in display technology when he joined Plastic Logic (now FlexEnable) as an engineer to develop the first flexible e-paper display. That’s when he attended Display Week for the first time and became fascinated by this industry. After Plastic Logic, he became an analyst for IDTechEx and covered the progress of OLED and quantum dot displays, as well as the emerging sensors and haptics integrated in flat panels. He spoke at several international conference on printed and flexible electronics and regularly travelled to the USA, Japan, Korea and France to visit suppliers. In 2018 he started Irimitech, and independent consultancy on emerging materials and devices.

Guillaume has a Master’s degree in Physics Engineering from INSA Toulouse and a PhD from Imperial College London. His PhD thesis was on single-molecule optical sensing with solid-state nanopores.