• The company, appropriately named Leia, will demonstrate a prototype of its new 3-D display next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Later this year it plans to release a small display module capable of producing full-color 3-D images and videos that are visible—with no special glasses—from 64 different viewpoints.
  • Key to Leia’s technology is an invention by Fattal that takes advantage of advances in the ability to control the paths light takes at the nanoscale. He first revealed the concept, which Leia calls a “multiview backlight.”
  • Leia has refined Fattal’s initial design to improve the image quality and has also developed a way to make the holograms come out of a conventional liquid crystal display (LCD). That’s impressive because it means the technology is ready to be commercialized.

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