Rumors of Apple's new hardware for augmented reality just got even hotter.
This is because CNET announced that Ma has joined LG and Valve to make a fat investment $ 10.6 million in a small business called eMagin, which creates OLED microdisplays.
The small company, which normally made its screens for use by the military, doctors or industrial areas, has recently also been looking at companies building some kind of headset for domestic consumers. Currently its flagship product is a 2K screen with a resolution of 2048 × 2048 pixels.
In a document from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC), eMagin has stated that it has entered into strategic agreements with various companies to develop the microdisplays that will be used in headsets AR / VR and then negotiate mass production with manufacturers.
The investment only proves that there is a very large interest from both LG and Valve (which are focused on headsets Apple's rumors suggest that Ma is developing a product (codenamed T288) to primarily house augmented reality efforts.
May our AR glasses come with the Mazinha we love! 😜
Update by Eduardo Marques 02/12/2018 s 20:57
EMagin Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Lucas said Apple at the invested in the company, contrary to the SEC filing that mentions Ma. According to the company's statement, the authors of the news misinterpreted the information that Apple, LG and Valve had participated in an investment round ended January 29, 2018. The information, however, is not true and the companies made no offer.
According to TechCrunch, a source close to Apple confirmed that the company did not invest in eMagin, which saw its shares rise more than 17% on the news making the company worth $ 59 million, an increase of nearly $ 10 million if we consider the old value.