Fabless Waveguide Supplier

Dispelix engineers and delivers XR waveguides while outsourcing fabrication to nanophotonics foundries.

The world needs pioneers

Dispelix is leading a technological revolution. We believe in the power of simplicity as the driving force of the next computing paradigm. We are here to realize the future, faster, with the best team possible in the field of Extended Reality waveguide technology.

Our story

Three Finnish research scientists came together to found Dispelix in late 2015.

Since the beginning, our team has been on an exciting journey to enable truly natural merger of virtual content with the real world. We are driven by a vision to create the best possible waveguides for XR glasses. And to make them undistinguishable from ordinary glasses. 

Our mission is to enable enjoyable, seamless, and meaningful integration of augmented reality into everyday life. We dream of creating a new world where complexity is replaced by simplicity. A world where devices and user interfaces merge into one – the best waveguides possible.

Our vision

We help create a world where technology does not look like technology. Where complexity is replaced by simplicity. Where unnecessary physical products, interfaces and advanced technologies become invisible and available for everyone – through our waveguides.

How we operate

We engineer and deliver standard and customized waveguides for XR devices for customers in scalable and high-value markets. Our designs are manufactured by carefully vetted mass production partners.

What we do

Our team

Customers can use our standard waveguides in their XR devices, or our team can develop something completely custom for them.

With partners

We combine our own expertise with our carefully evaluated and selected technology and manufacturing partners to provide complete solutions to our customers.

For customers

Our supply chain team converts customer demand into supply plans and deliveries in close collaboration with our manufacturing partners.

Management Team

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Antti Sunnari

Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder

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Antti Sunnari

Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder

As the CEO and Co-Founder of Dispelix, Antti has built a world-class team of experts in design and manufacturing to support the company’s mission of delivering next-generation visual solutions for both consumer as well as enterprise AR and MR wearables.

Antti has established relationships with all major players in the space, ensuring Dispelix is working with customers that span the global ecosystem. Under his leadership, Dispelix has raised $50M in funding to date.

Since 2011, Antti has been working with diffractive gratings and augmented reality optics. He has worked at VTT Research Institute of Finland focusing on printability of functional inks in R2R processes, printed sensors, printed photovoltaics, roll-to-roll printed diagnostics tests and diffractive gratings manufacturing in R2R process and wafer level.

Antti is a graduate of the University of Oulu where he also received his Master’s degree. He has multiple patents and patent applications.

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Juuso Olkkonen

Chief Scientific Officer | Co-Founder

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Juuso Olkkonen

Chief Scientific Officer | Co-Founder

As Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Dispelix, Juuso created Dispelix’s proprietary waveguide design software. He leads strategic R&D initiatives targeting novel waveguide design concepts and disruptive design capability.

Juuso has been (co-)inventor in almost 40 % of the Dispelix's patent families.

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Paula Sirén

Chief Financial Officer

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Paula Sirén

Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer of Dispelix, Paula Siren is responsible for all corporate financial matters including investor relations. Paula has a comprehensive financial background and brings more than 10 years of finance administration in the mass manufacturing field.

Paula is a graduate of the University of Jyväskylä.

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Ismo Vartiainen

Chief Technology Officer

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Ismo Vartiainen

Chief Technology Officer

As the CTO for Dispelix and Docent (Adjunct Professor) at UEF in the field of micro- and nanophotonics fabrication, Ismo is an expert in electron beam lithography with more than ten years of hands-on experience in lithography and working in the clean room. He is an expert in fabrication process development and optimization, especially in electron beam lithography and post-processing techniques. Ismo has a broad theoretical knowledge of photonics and modern optics.

Ismo has theoretical and experimental expertise in X-ray optics and applications designing and conducting experiments at large-scale facilities, such as Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany), Swiss Light Source (Switzerland), Hard X-ray free-electron laser at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (USA), Diamond Light Source (United Kingdom), and Synchrotron Soleil (France).

Ismo is a graduate of University of Eastern Finland with multiple degrees.

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Jussi Rahomäki

Chief Product Officer

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Jussi Rahomäki

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer & President of Dispelix USA Inc, Jussi manages the US subsidiary of Finland based Dispelix Limited where his team is focused on growing the North American customer base. In addition to his management work in the US, Jussi is also responsible for scaling the product lines and teams for both DPX Selva and DPX Sade waveguides.

Jussi has extensive experience in diffractive and nanoscale optics and is pursuing technology and business initiatives at the forefront of the augmented reality industry. He has focused on augmented reality and nanoscale optics technologies at various business and academic positions over the last decade.

He spent three years at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology where he focused on the design and fabrication of novel diffractive x-ray optics applications for high resolution x-ray imaging and nano focusing. Jussi received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Eastern Finland. He has been published in 14 academic journals and holds seven patents.

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Maija Puustinen

General Counsel

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Maija Puustinen

General Counsel

As the General Counsel and a member of the Leadership Team at Dispelix, Maija heads up all legal operations including contracts and negotiation, patent filings, intellectual property protections, and supply chain partnerships. Maija has practiced at Bird & Bird International Law Firm specializing in Intellectual Property, R&D, licensing and supply. Prior to that, Maija was a technology lawyer at Nokia.

Maija graduated from University of Helsinki where she also obtained her law degree.

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Josh Littlefield

Chief Revenue Officer

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Josh Littlefield

Chief Revenue Officer

Josh Littlefield, Chief Revenue Officer

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Board of Directors

Markku Hirvonen

Chairman

Timo Ahopelto

Member

Thomas Alt

Member

Wenchen Chen

Member

Inka Mero

Member

Paul Murray

Member

Jyrki Saarinen

Member | Co-Founder

Antti Sunnari

Member | CEO | Co-Founder

Working at Dispelix

Brilliant talent attracts more talent – this is what Dispelix is all about.

We believe that the most advanced technology in the world is created by the best people in the world. We have created a unique culture where technology, scientific discovery, and scalable business work seamlessly together to advance the state of the art in extended reality. 

We offer opportunities for continuous learning and truly influencing the world. 

Our employees represent more than 30 different nationalities, and diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Innovation is one of our core values and the cornerstone of all work at Dispelix. By making sure we have different ways of thinking in the company, we keep challenging the status quo and creating things unseen in the industry.

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Our locations

Espoo - headquarters

Dispelix Oy
Metsänneidonkuja 10
02130 Espoo
Finland

Joensuu

Dispelix Oy
Yliopistokatu 7
80130 Joensuu
Finland

San Fransisco

44 Montgomery St, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94101
United States

Shenzen

RM 410, New Generation Industrial Park
#136 Zhongkang Road, Futian District
Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province,
China

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