2020

The Holography Conference moves online in partnership with the IHMA to accommodate restrictions on travel caused by the COVID pandemic. Envisics raises $50 million in a series B round of funding for its holographic technology that projects head-up display (HUD) images...

2019

API Group launches plastics-free holographic laminate. Microsoft Introduces HoloLens2 – using holographic waveguide optics to allow an operator to view computer-generated 3D graphics superimposed onto their visual environment. Silicon Valley start-up DigiLens...

2018

WayRay, a Swiss developer of holographic augmented reality (AR) technology for internet-connected cars raises an additional $80 million in finance to bring holographic AR displays to production. Microsoft wins $479.2 million contract to provide US soldiers with...

2017

BMW demonstrates HoloActive Touch, a free-floating virtual projected control system, at CES. API invests $8.5 million in North American Centre of Packaging Excellence in Lawrence, Kansas.

2016

Pre-production version of Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display smart glasses ships. MR devices often use the term ‘hologram’ to describe the heightened visual reality they provide and use diffractive optics as a waveguide in...