BrightView Technologies develops Visual Intelligence™ solutions at the intersection of physical perception and the digital world. BrightView combines polymer expertise with its patented microstructure lens array (MLA) technology to produce optimized solutions for a variety of applications such as LiDAR, consumer electronics, 3D Sensing, automotive, lighting, machine vision, robotics and other Visual Intelligence markets. Headquartered in the United States, BrightView designs and manufactures its range of advanced components for customers worldwide.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

BrightView Technologies: The design and manufacture of MLA films for a wide range of market applications. BrightView also provides professional design services for customers that require sophisticated light management capabilities.  

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

BrightView Technologies: BrightView is an innovative leader in the provision of MLA solutions, and recently enabled new capabilities for displays that enhance the brightness and uniformity of the screen – which can mean a reduction in the electrical power required and an extension of battery life. In 2022, BrightView also completed a $2M facility upgrade that will expand clean rooms capacity for the increased development and manufacture of innovative optical films and components to meet demanding customer specifications. 

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

BrightView Technologies: BrightView’s products are all MLA based and can be provided on a range of polymer substrates, but also on glass – for very high temperature applications.  The films can be supplied in high volume, of different thicknesses and optical functions. BrightView can also supply the films ‘converted’ – so cut to the specific size for the appliance.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

BrightView Technologies: BrightView is active in both established markets, including display and lighting, and emerging markets such as 3D sensing and head up displays. For 3D sensing, Brightview has been at the forefront of designs in ‘gesture control’ for supermarket applications, as well as specialized low-cost sensors for automotive LiDAR solutions.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

BrightView Technologies: The MLA market is diverse and the application areas are expanding – MLA’s provide a lower cost and smaller footprint that conventional optical systems. All of BrightView’s core markets are expanding in different ways, and this is partly lead by increasing demand, but also being innovative and securing market share.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

BrightView Technologies: Innovations include the MLA configurations required for optimizing displays – these are very sophisticated micro-optical structures with complex physics.  The benefits these solutions bring to markets can help reduce power consumption, which in turn improves battery life and longevity of the application. So, MLA’s can also help with sustainability!

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

BrightView Technologies: This is an exciting year for BrightView innovations, product launches and market development – including geographic expansion into China and India. BrightView expects to see solid growth and continued customer and application diversity.