Dr. Guillaume Chansin

Director of Display Research | DSCC
Guillaume Chansin

Market Trends for AR/VR Displays

AR/VR is a new battleground for display technologies. Meta has made VR much more affordable without sacrificing too much on performance or image quality. Sony is planning to launch the PlayStation VR2 soon. Apple is also expected to join the party with its own headset. These headsets are all based on different types of displays.

In AR, new technologies, such as MicroLED and Laser Beam Scanning, are seen as very promising for smart glasses with see-through optics but some AR/VR headset manufacturers prefer to adopt video passthrough.

This presentation will summarize key findings from DSCC's latest report on AR/VR displays. I will discuss the strength of each technology and will show forecasts for both VR and see-through AR.


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.