Variety has reported that Google’s investment in Himax Displays indicates that there are big plans for Glass sales
Google has taken a stake in Himax Display, which produces microdisplays for head-mounted devices including Google Glass — indicating the Internet giant expects to ramp up production to more than 2 million units per year, according one Wall Street analyst.
The Google investment in Himax Display “signifies that Google intends to prepare for more than 2 million units of annual Glass production,” and that the company’s previous 2 million limit ”was not viewed as sufficient to Google,” Mark Gomes of PoisedtoTriple Research wrote in a blog post. He suggested the Taiwan-based manufacturer is boosting production capacity to 7 million LCOS microdisplays annually.
That’s a lot of Glass for sure.
Should we now expect 7 million times the coverage of concerns over privacy and all the other silliness that seems to follow Glass? Personally, I am not ready for it but that doesn’t matter because it’s going to happen.
What’s your take on this range of 2 – 7 million sets of Google Glass being produced annually? Good thing? Bad thing? Nothing?