Compound Photonics US Corporation announced Nov. 16 the opening of its MicroLED Innovation Acceleration Center in Chadler, according to a news release from the company.

"It will be the first industry known [fabrication plant] in the world dedicated to accelerate the time-to-market of sub 5 µm pixel monolithically integrated microLED displays to meet the rising demand for mass market [Augmented reality and mixed reality] and smart wearable devices," according to the release.

Compound Photonics is a provider of high-resolution microdisplay solutions.

The approximately 15,000-square-foot, Class 100 clean room provides direct access to specialized fabrication and metrology equipment to facilitate advanced process development for microLED assembly, bonding, integration and pilot production, according to the release.

“It is very exciting to see companies in Chandler like Compound Photonics pushing the frontiers of augmented and mixed reality," said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke in the news release. "We are delighted that CP is bringing more global resources to our city and contributing towards Chandler's high-tech job growth."


A grand opening ceremony will be held Jan. 14, according to the release.

“Microdisplay has been a critical component that determines form factor, size, power consumption and optical performance of mainstream AR glasses. CP has been in the forefront of delivering a cutting edge of sub 3 micron pixel display drive technology & platform with a track record of bringing production-worthy products to market," CP CEO Richard Jackson said in a news release. "By aligning with our partners’ expertise, equipment and resources at MiAC, together we will accelerate microLED process advancement to be ready to scale for commercialization.”