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Saphlux Brightens AR/VR Micro-LED Displays With Nanoporous Quantum Dots
Last week, Connecticut-based startup Saphlux demonstrated a new micro-LED display based on a patented technology called nanoporous quantum dots (NPQD). Spinning out of Yale University in 2015, Saphlux is known for its GaN-based light engine products, including its "industry's first" quantum dots-in-chip micro-LED technology for displays. Using modified quantum dot technology, Saphlux says its new display prototype offers the best red micro-LED engine in the industry.
Virey Gives A Great Overview Of MicroLED
One of the speakers that I always like to listen to is Eric Virey of Yole Intelligence. He started by explaining that more than $8 billion has already been invested in the initial development of the MicroLED industry, and this level of spending will continue at around $1.5 – $2 billion per year, although it could accelerate quite soon with around $3 billion additionally to be spent on the first manufacturing ramp-up. By the end of 2025, the cumulative expenditure will have been around $16 billion. That’s around 10% of the total capex on OLED since 2006.
Fluidic Self-Assembly For MicroLED Displays By Controlled Viscosity
Displays in which arrays of microscopic ‘particles’, or chiplets, of inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) constitute the pixels, termed MicroLED displays, have received considerable attention because they can potentially outperform commercially available displays based on organic LEDs in terms of power consumption, colour saturation, brightness and stability and without image burn-in issues. To manufacture these displays, LED chiplets must be epitaxially grown on separate wafers for maximum device performance and then transferred onto the display substrate.
Chinese Display Makers Gear Up To Roll Out Next-Generation Micro-LED Screens
Chinese display screen manufacturers are getting ready to mass produce micro light-emitting-diode displays, which are the next generation of screens and will be mainly used on large devices as well as in-car and wearable equipment, so as to help reduce its exorbitant cost. Display panel makers are moving into the mass production of micro-LEDs so as to make it cheaper, said Gao Jinlong, general manager of micro-LED testing company Alphabetter.
Toray Industries Introduces Photodefinable Nanocarbon Conductive Paste For MicroLED Components
Toray Industries believes it has a major breakthrough in bonding technology for micro-electronic components. The company has successfully developed a new material that enables bonding at significantly lower temperatures and pressure compared to existing technologies. This advancement holds immense potential for applications in electronic components, touch sensors, and other related fields.
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From Luxury To Mainstream: MicroLED TVs Set To Become More Affordable
MicroLED technology has long been hailed as the future of display technology, offering unparalleled image quality and overcoming the drawbacks of other self-emitting display technologies like OLED. However, one major obstacle has hindered its widespread adoption: exorbitant prices. The good news is that industry analysts project a significant drop in MicroLED panel prices, making this technology more accessible to consumers in the coming years.
Explained: What Is MicroLED, How It Works And Availability
MicroLED, or micro-LED, is a display technology that uses tiny LEDs to create individual pixels. This makes it possible to achieve very high contrast ratios and brightness levels, as well as wide viewing angles. microLED displays are also very energy-efficient, which makes them a promising technology for future TVs and other displays. However, microLED is still in its development stage, but it has the potential to change the display industry.
Understanding The Science Behind MicroLED Technology
At its core, MicroLED technology is based on tiny light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are less than 100 micrometers in size. These microscopic LEDs are made from inorganic materials, primarily gallium nitride (GaN), which is known for its excellent light-emitting properties and high thermal stability. Each MicroLED is composed of three subpixels – red, green, and blue – that can emit light independently. By combining these subpixels, a MicroLED display can produce a wide range of colors and achieve high resolution.
The Challenges And Solutions In Mass Production Of MicroLED Displays
One of the primary challenges in mass-producing MicroLED displays is the difficulty in fabricating the tiny LED chips that make up the display. MicroLEDs are typically smaller than 100 micrometers, which makes them extremely difficult to handle and process. Moreover, the smaller the LED chips, the more challenging it becomes to maintain uniformity in their size, shape, and performance. This issue is further exacerbated by the fact that a single MicroLED display may contain millions of these tiny LED chips, which must be precisely assembled to ensure optimal performance.
MicroLED: The Past, Present, And Future Of Display Technology
Since stunning millions in 2018, microLED technology has quickly ascended to threaten OLED and even projectors as the standard for home displays. But what makes it so special? To really appreciate how impressive microLED technology is, however, it’s worth looking back at what came before it and how it stacks up to similar technology currently being used today, which is exactly what we plan on doing in this overview of microLED.
MicroLED Technology: A New Era Of Immersive Entertainment
MicroLED technology is ushering in a new era of immersive entertainment, promising to revolutionize the way we experience visual content. This innovative display technology is poised to outshine its predecessors, such as LCD and OLED, in terms of energy efficiency, color accuracy, and overall performance. As a result, MicroLED displays are expected to play a significant role in the future of consumer electronics, from televisions and smartphones to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices.
Micro LED Mass Transfer Equipment Market And Professional Research Report 2023-2029 | Survey by QYResearch
The research report encompasses a comprehensive analysis of the factors that affect the growth of the market. It includes an evaluation of trends, restraints, and drivers that influence the market positively or negatively. The report also outlines the potential impact of different segments and applications on the market in the future. The information presented is based on historical milestones and current trends, providing a detailed analysis of the production volume for each type from 2018 to 2029 and the production volume by region during the same period.
Difference Between MicroLED And OLED Technology
As we continue to advance into the digital age, the technology behind our screens is evolving at a rapid pace. The evolution of display technologies has seen the progression from the early cathode ray tube (CRT) displays, to liquid crystal display (LCD) technology, and more recently to organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. Now, microLED technology is beginning to make waves, promising to outshine its predecessors.
IQE Launches 200mm RGB Epi For Micro-LED Display Qualification
Epiwafer and substrate maker IQE plc of Cardiff, Wales, UK has launched a new portfolio of 200mm (8”) red, green and blue (RGB) epitaxial wafer products for micro-LED display qualification. Micro-LEDs based on gallium nitride (GaN) and gallium arsenide (GaAs) provide new display technology that is being designed into multiple new platforms such as wearables, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets and large-format displays, says the firm.
Opportunities For The Global Micro LED Display Mass Transfer Technology Market To Reach Blatant Growth In Coming Years By 2030
A new Report by Stratagem Market Insights, titled “Micro LED Display Mass Transfer Technology Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2030,” offers a comprehensive analysis of the industry, which comprises insights on the Micro LED Display Mass Transfer Technology market analysis. The report also includes competitor and regional analysis, and contemporary advancements in the market.
SID Reveals Winners Of Display Week 2023 People’s Choice Awards And I-Zone Competition
The Society for Information Display (SID) announced the winners of its popular People’s Choice Awards and the I-Zone (Innovation Zone) competition at its 60th International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, known as Display Week 2023. Display Week 2023, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 21-26, is the premier event for the global electronic display and visual information technology industries.
Seoul Semiconductor Unveils 2nd-generation LED Technology for Future Displays at Display Week 2023
MicroLED displays based on WICOP Pixel, the world's first RGB one-chip technology. WICOP Pixel is the world's first full-color one-chip technology that does not require wire bonding, packaging, or lens. It allows three RGB microLEDs to be stacked vertically, not horizontally. This stacking structure not only enables the manufacture of ultra-small chips and the uniform representation of colors but also the reproduction of a wide range of black colors – three times better than existing microLED devices.
ASUS ProArt Cinema PQ07: 135-inch Micro LED Display With 2,000 Nits Brightness
The ProArt series from ASUS is aimed at professional content creators. With the ASUS ProArt Cinema PQ07, they have now presented an exciting micro-LED display at the broadcasting trade show NAB 2023, which with a size of 135 inches also cuts a good figure in the home theater and has a lot to offer technically. It resolves in 4K UHD resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and achieves a pixel density of 32.6 ppi, which should also make the monitor suitable for previewing studio productions.
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Jingcai Technology Provides A New Micro LED Inspection Solution
Jingcai Technology said that the company’s newly developed series of Micro LED inspection and testing equipment are equipped with a new generation of high-speed embedded AI real-time inspection architecture. The full range of products helps customers improve yield analysis and process efficiency and optimize the production process and product quality.
A Means To Fabricate Arrays Of “Stacked” MicroLEDs Is Under Development
A team of 34 researchers from the US and South Korea and headed by Jiho Shin of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) are developing means to fabricate vertically stacked arrays of microLEDs. Details of the approach investigated by the researchers were reported in a recent article by the team. It is entitled “Vertical full-colour micro-LEDs via 2D materials-based layer transfer.”
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Solomon Systech Launches PM-MicroLED Display Driver
Solomon Systech (International) Ltd has launched the SSD2363, considered to be the world’s first PM-MicroLED display driver, which taps into the next generation of high-brightness display for wearables, home appliances, and industrial applications. Offering all the advantages of traditional displays but with features of longer lifetime, better durability, higher efficiency and brightness, MicroLED is believed to be the next generation of display technology.
Shining A Light On The Future Of MicroLEDs
Computer, television and mobile displays are today based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), which started to replace cathode-ray tubes more than 20 years ago. But OLEDs and LCDs have limitations and a range of next-generation display technologies are currently competing to replace them. One such contender is inorganic micro-light-emitting diodes, which are also known as microLEDs or μLEDs.
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MicroLEDs: The Race For Red
As tech giants jostle to deliver AR and VR headsets that provide the vivid, bright color imagery users crave, they’re hitting a critical roadblock: the red microLED. Because materials defects wreak havoc at smaller device dimensions, the efficiency of all LEDs plummets as device size drops—but red LEDs are particularly susceptible to the problem. U.K.-based startup Kubos Semiconductors believes it has a solution.
Touch Taiwan 2023: MicroLED Innovations And Eco-Friendly Display Technologies Highlighted
Touch Taiwan 2023, one of the largest exhibitions in Asia for the semiconductor and display industries, is set to take place from April 19 to 21 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1. In Touch Taiwan 2023, visitors can expect to see the latest advancements in MicroLED technology, including high-resolution displays, chip-scale packages, and new manufacturing processes. Leading companies are expected to showcase their latest MicroLED products and technologies.
Full-Color Micro-LED Display With Photo-Patternable And Highly Ambient-Stable Perovskite Quantum Dot/Siloxane Composite As Color Conversion Layers
Quantum dots (QDs) is one of the materials attracting attention as a candidate for color conversion layers (CCLs) of micro-LED because of its excellent photophysical characteristics that can provide high color gamut compared to conventional fluorescent phosphors1,2. However, due to the surface defects of QDs originated from their intrinsic large surface-to-volume ratio, thick shelling is needed to preserve the unique optical properties of QDs, which requires an additional complicated synthesis process
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TETOS, Developed Micro LED Sputter That Is 6 Times Faster
TETOS announced that they developed side wiring equipment (sputter) for the micro light emitting diode (LED) displays with greatly improved production speed. This equipment forms circuits on the side of the substrate in the process of connecting the glass substrate on both sides. Therefore, an important task in manufacturing micro-LED displays is the ‘Connection between modules’, and TETOS’ equipment implements the side wiring and allows for each module to communicate signals by being connected vertically and horizontally.
The MicroLED Industry Association To Host A Perovskite MicroLED Technology Webinar
On March 27 the MicroLED Industry Association will host a private webinar on perovskite materials for the microLED industry. Perovskite materials hold great promise for the solar industry, and in recent years we are seeing promising signs for the adoption of perovskites in the display industry. We will learn more about the state-of-the-art perovskite research and development, with a focus, of course, on applications in the microLED industry - for both perovskite QDs and PeLEDs
Engineers Invent Vertical, Full-Color Microscopic LEDs
Now, MIT engineers have developed a new way to make sharper, defect-free displays. Instead of replacing red, green, and blue light-emitting diodes side by side in a horizontal patchwork, the team has invented a way to stack the diodes to create vertical, multicolored pixels. Each stacked pixel can generate the full commercial range of colors and measures about 4 microns wide. The microscopic pixels, or “micro-LEDs,” can be packed to a density of 5,000 pixels per inch
Lumens Developed A Monolithic Stacked RGB MicroLED Epiwafer Technology
Specialized Korea-based LED developer Lumens announced that it had developed Monolithic RGB epitaxial wafers for micro-LED display production. The new technology stacks the three-color LEDs on top of the other on the wafer. A stacked microLED architecture improves the performance while also making the transfer process more productive
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Collaboration In Science And Engineering Wins Research Journal Award
A paper based on the research, produced by Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics and LiFi R&D Centre, has received the 2022 Best Paper Award from IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. The paper, by a roster of authors in the two research groups, is titled Over 10 Gbps visible light communications for long-distance applications using a GaN-based series biased micro-LED array. The award was formally presented at the IEEE Photonics Conference, held in Vancouver.
Ams Osram Has Big Plans For Small LEDs
When it comes to LEDs at optical component and sensor maker ams Osram, there could be a big future in going small if the plans of CEO Alexander Everke come to fruition. Speaking to analysts during a web call to discuss third-quarter results last month, Everke reaffirmed the eventual importance of micro LEDs to revenue and stated that production will start in 2024. Micro LEDs — much smaller than today’s standard LEDs and smaller still than the interim “mini LED” category — have been on the roadmap since before Premstaetten, Austria–based ams took over Munich, Germany–based Osram in July 2020
Micro LED, Optical Waveguide Combination To Become New Mainstream For AR Optical Systems
The quality of optical systems has a high influence on users' immersion experience when using VR, AR, or MR. With the birth of Micro LED-based micro-displays in 2022 and the popularity of optical waveguide technologies among optical combiner developers, the combination of the two technologies is expected to become the mainstream specification for AR head-mounted devices (HMDs), according to DIGITIMES Research's latest study
The MicroLED Industry Association To Host An AR MicroLED Technology Webinar
On February 7th, the MicroLED Industry Association will host a private webinar on microLED technologies for the AR market. The AR market is a very good segment for microLED developers, as it offers high-performance requirements, relative microLED maturity, and an excellent horizon. The upcoming Seminar will feature four world-leading speakers and will also be open to a Q&A session to help increase microLED developers’ knowledge and involvement in the AR industry.
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Taiwanese Institute Shows Super-Bright MicroLEDs Displays For Slim AR Headsets
Taiwan’s most prominent high-tech research institution, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), is introducing new high-resolution, full-color MicroLED displays for XR headsets. With their compact design, high brightness, and low power consumption, they are expected to become part of the next generation of augmented reality devices. MicroLEDs are considered by many the future of mixed reality displays. They are highly efficient, tiny, and consume little power.
What Are MicroLED Displays? How Are They Better Than OLED Or Mini LED Displays?
MicroLED displays emerged as a very promising technology of the future. These displays offer all the advantages of OLED panels like high contrast and wide-viewing angles but can get brighter without any risk of burn-in. These are characterized by longer life spans and lower power consumption. All major TV brands have showcased MicroLED TVs which are also shockingly expensive. So, is MicroLED technology something you should look forward to?.
ITRI Introduces High Resolution Full-Color Micro LED Display For AR Glasses
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan's largest and one of the world's leading high-tech applied research institutions, today introduced the High Resolution Full-Color Micro LED Display for AR Glasses. This innovation assists panel manufacturers and other industry players to upgrade their technology, expand their Micro LED applications, meet market demand and secure business opportunities in next-generation augmented reality (AR) display products for immersive experiences in the metaverse.
Using Cathodo-luminescence Techniques For MicroLED Processing Analysis
The process of manufacturing μLEDs and similar semiconductor devices can be multi-stage (often several hundred different steps) and the process can last for weeks. Therefore, it is imperative to analyze and determine device viability during the process of fabrication in order to avoid processing defective or faulty devices any further, as well as to perform failure analysis (FA) to improve the throughput of future batches by optimizing processing steps.
Mass Transfer Techniques For Large-Scale And High-Density MicroLED Array
Recent impressive advances in mass transfer techniques have proven to be a promising solution to overcome the extreme requirements of assembling microLED chips, including the laser lift-off technique, contact µTP technique, laser non-contact µTP technique and self-assembly technique. The development of these advanced mass transfer techniques also provides an evaluation of microLED display techniques for applications in ultra-large displays, flexible electronics and visible light communications.
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MicroLED And The “Green Gap”: Possible Breakthrough For XR Displays
Researchers are developing a new manufacturing process for MicroLEDs for VR and AR headsets. The University of Michigan has announced a breakthrough in MicroLED research. It has succeeded for the first time in producing high-performance and highly stable green micro-LEDs with dimensions of less than one micrometer on silicon. This is expected to benefit mainly ultra-high resolution color displays. Difficulties in manufacturing could also soon be solved by a new process.
KT&T Developed A Full-Color OLED Microdisplay With A Brightness Of 12,000 Nits
KT&T, established in 2020 as a spin-off from INT Tech with an investment of $143 million, has developed an OLED microdisplay that achieved a brightness of 12,000 nits, which is the highest brightness OLED microdisplay ever developed. The new panel is based on KT&T's own uNEEDXR technology, which is a direct-emission (no color filters) design. The display achieves very high brightness and high efficiency.
Raysolve Announced The First Demonstration Of 0.39-Inch Single-Chip Full-Color Micro-LED Micro-Display, Standardized Products Are Coming Soon
Through the QD color conversion technology, Raysolve realizes a high-resolution and highly efficient color conversion layer on blue GaN Micro-LED arrays by standard lithography process. The blue light is converted into red and green by the QDs color conversion layer, so as to realize full-color display on a single chip. Moreover, light blocking structure is applied to suppress the light crosstalk among neighboring pixels, thus higher contrast and color saturation are obtained.
MicroLED And QDs: Selected Technology Highlights (Part1)
In this article, using select technology slides, we highlight several interesting advancements in MicroLED and/or QD displays. More specifically, we cover 3600PPI “Silicon” Displays | Gravure printed microbumps | Electrohydrodynamically printed QD color converters | Laser LLO and Transfer for MicroLEDs | QD vs Phosphors | Energy saving credentials of microLED.
The MicroLED Industry Association To Host A MicroLED Technology Webinar With UCSB Professors DerBaars And Nakamura
During the webinar, Prof. Nakamura and Prof. DerBaars will both give a lecture to update on the latest microLED research done at UCSB, and a few members of the MicroLED Association will also give a lecture to introduce their company technologies. There will also be time for questions, and an open discussion. This is an excellent chance to be updated on the latest cutting-edge LED research, to understand the microLED industry better and to take part in what would be a first in a series of microLED academia and industry joint programs.
Breakthrough Thinking In MicroLED And The Implications For QDEL Blue Dots
From the SID conference this year, one really interesting theme emerged for me as rising in importance. That is the role of single emitter material systems for MicroLED. Up to now, most display companies have emphasised discrete R, G, B systems for MicroLED demonstrators, whilst at the same time parallel tracking colour converting systems. This requires two different systems for MicroLED however, blue and green InGaN and red AlInGaAP.
Avicena Demonstrates Ultra-Fast MicroLED-Array Based Interconnects For Chip-To-Chip Communications At ECOC 2022
Interconnects have become the key bottleneck in modern compute and networking systems. Highly variable workloads are driving the evolution of densely interconnected, heterogeneous, software-defined clusters of XPUs, Smart NICs, hardware accelerators, and high-performance shared memory. Avicena is showing ultra-fast microLED links operating at 14Gbps per lane as part of its LightBundleTM multi-Terabit interconnect technology.
Pasadena-Based Company Invents Groundbreaking Micro-Transfer-Printed Silicon Photonics-Based Laser Technology
Rockley Photonics, a Pasadena-based company with facilities in England, Wales, Finland, announced it has created an ultra-small chip, comparable in size to a pencil tip, which can have a significant impact in the small wearable medical devices industry. Calling it a “groundbreaking achievement” in the micro-transfer-printed (mTP) silicon-photonics-based laser technology, the company said this chip can lay the foundation for continued photonic chip size reduction and additional reductions in chip manufacturing costs.
Stacked MicroLED Technology Boosts Large 4K Displays
Seoul Viosys has introduced laminated multilayer microLED technology that can be used to manufacture 4K display screens of between 100- and 200-inches diagonal size. The stacked micro-LED developed by Seoul Viosys, a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor, was launched at the IFA show in Berlin this week. It uses three chips representing red, green, and blue stacked vertically instead of the usual horizontal array.
Favite Develops AOI Equipment For MicroLED Production
Taiwan-based Favite has disclosed it has developed AOI equipment for use in production of microLED chips and panels. Shipments of such equipment already began at the end of 2021, the AOI equipment maker said at an August 16 investors conference. While industry standards for microLED have not yet been set and microLED development has faced many technological challenges, large vendors and supply chain makers have been keen on microLED R&D, Favite noted, adding the technological difficulties will slow the development of microLED supply chains.
Cubic GaN Funding Boost For MicroLEDs
Kubos Semiconductors in Cambridge has raised £500,000 ($605,000, €605,000) to launch its cubic gallium nitride (GaN) LEDs into new markets such as microLEDs for AR and VR displays. The UK startup says it has identified the potential for its proprietary material to deliver LEDs capable of switching at faster speeds than those developed in the hexagonal crystal phase and significantly boost the efficiency of green LEDs.
The MicroLED Industry Association Begins Operations And Welcomes New Members
The MicroLED Industry Association (MIA) successfully concluded its kickoff meeting on August 2nd. The work plan for the coming quarter was announced, and the association members were updated on work processes, collaboration activities and plans for the future. The MIA is happy to announce that there are already over 15 members in the microLED association. In addition to its pre-launch founding members, the MIA welcomes the new members that joined since the official announcement on July 13.
MicroLED Display Chips To Make Billion-Dollar Market By 2026
The annual market for microLED display chips for large-sized displays is expected to be worth $19 million in 2022 and grow sevenfold in 2023 to $139 million, according to TrendForce. By 2026 the market is expected to reach US$2.7 billion with a compound annual growth rate of approximately 241 percent from 2021 to 2026.
Mini- & Micro-LED Displays: Markets, Manufacturing Innovations, Applications, Promising Start-ups
This is the first ever dedicated specialist mini- and micro-LED event organized by TechBlick and supported by MicroLED Association and MicroLED-Info. This world-class online event takes place online on 30 Nov-1 Dec 2022. The interactive live (online) event will highlight the full spectrum of technological and market developments in the field, covering market analysis, novel LED growth on Si and other substrates, innovative transfer techniques, latest color conversation and novel approaches to RGB displays, drivers and backplanes, repair and inspection, manufacturing and scale up, products and demonstrators, etc.
How To Efficiently Drive Micro LED Displays
Emerging micro-LED display technology promises more color and higher brightness with lower power consumption than traditional displays. The first products have made an impressive entrance into the market, with TVs and video walls introduced by major display players promising the ultimate visual experience for entertainment, as well as business environments. Micro LEDs are microscopic versions of traditional LEDs (>1 mm), measuring less than 50 µm.
CAS Scientists Examine Size Effect Of Micro-LEDs On Silicon Substrates
Due to their excellent efficiency, micro-LEDs have been employed in a variety of applications, including micro-displays, visible light communication, optical biochips, wearable devices, and biosensors. Achieving high pixel density and high resolution is one of the key challenges of working with micro-LED array displays. This is because it requires smaller and smaller chip sizes and pixel pitches.
Are Tiny MicroLEDs The Next Big Thing For Displays?
One of the latest emerging trends is a renewed focus on microLED technology. What is a microLED, and why is the industry focusing on this technology? As the name suggests, a microLED, or µLED, is a light-emitting diode (LED) – roughly 100 times smaller than conventional LEDs. MicroLEDs can be arranged into arrays to make high-resolution displays for applications ranging from smartwatches to very large displays – unlike conventional LEDs, which are suitable only for very large displays like billboards or stadium screens.
UPVfab Adds Micro-Transfer Printing Technology For Hybrid Photonic Integration
UPVfab, the microfabrication facility at the Universitat Politècnica de València, has acquired a Micro Transfer Printing (MTP) system supplied by X Display Company (XDC). The new equipment was funded by the regional government Generalitat Valenciana through project GVA/IDIFEDER/2020/028 “UPVfab Technology Pole” as part of a strategy to equip the facility for micro-fabrication in the technical disciplines of photonics, electronics, and chemical engineering.
Researchers Investigate Size Effect Of AlGaInP Red Micro-LEDs On Silicon Substrate
Micro-LEDs have been used in many fields due to their superior performance, such as micro-displays, visible light communication, optical biochips, wearable devices, and biosensors. Obtaining high resolution and high pixel density is one of the key technical challenges of working with micro-LED array displays, as it requires smaller and smaller chip sizes and pixel pitches.
Vuzix To Develop Full-Colour microLED Displays
Vuzix, a global manufacturer of enterprise augmented reality (AR) smart glasses, revealed it had signed numerous agreements with extended reality (XR) components firm Atomistic SAS. The deal will secure Vuzix with “next-generation” micro light-emitting diode (microLED) lens display technologies for its upcoming immersive devices. Atomistic designed its lenses as the world’s first microLED product supporting fully integrated colour displays for AR devices.
Ennostar To Become No.1 Compound Semiconductor Investment Platform
In the themes of smart mobility, smart life, metaverse, and other popular future application fields, Ennostar group showed the technological progress in display with mini LED, micro LED, and other advanced display technologies to demonstrate the group’s comprehensive and superior advantages.
Influence Of Wafer Quality On Chip Size-Dependent Efficiency Variation In Blue And Green Micro Light-Emitting Diodes
We propose a key factor associated with both surface recombination velocity and radiative efficiency of an LED to estimate its chip size-dependent radiative efficiencies. The validity of the suggested factor is verified through experimental comparison between various LED wafers. Efficiencies of micro-LEDs from a blue and two green LED wafers are examined by temperature-dependent photoluminescence experiments.
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Recent Progress In Micro-LED-Based Display Technologies
The demand for high-performance displays is continuously increasing because of their wide range of applications in smart devices (smartphones/watches), augmented reality, virtual reality, and naked eye 3D projection. High-resolution, transparent, and flexible displays are the main types of display to be used in future. In the above scenario, the micro-LEDs (light-emitting diodes) display which has outstanding features, such as low power consumption, wider color gamut, longer lifetime, and short response-time, can replace traditional liquid crystal displays and organic LEDs-based display technologies.
nZiv Raises $10M Series A1 To Pioneer The Future Of MicroLED Display Inspection And Repair
InZiv, a leader in high-resolution inspection and repair of microLED, QLED, and OLED displays, today announced that it has raised $10M in a Series A1 round led by BlueRed Partners, a Singapore based venture capital fund. Co-investors include OurCrowd, a number of Asian family offices, and existing investors. Funding will accelerate InZiv's strategic growth objectives, as company harnesses innovative nanotechnology to make microLED displays such as AR smart-glasses more accessible to the consumer market.
Why Google Is Buying Raxium
Google SVP of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh recently confirmed that the company has acquired Raxium, which is an innovator in single-panel MicroLED display technologies. “The team at Raxium has spent five years creating miniaturized, cost-effective, and energy efficient high-resolution displays that have laid the foundation for future display technologies. Raxium’s technical expertise in this area will play a key role as we continue to invest in our hardware efforts,” wrote Osterloh in the announcement.
Reveal Micro-LED Solutions And Embrace The Key Technology For The Next Generation
Based on the mature and stable technique in Micro LED development, the production and application of Micro LED have shown rapid growth in recent years. According to the latest market research, the application of Micro LED not only access into the high-end commercial markets and business usages but also has an influential impact on the future of Metaverse development. The estimated output from the display chips will reach US$54 million in 2022, furthermore, it is expected to rise to US$4.5 billion with a compound annual growth rate of 204% by 2026.
AUO Defines New Automotive Era With Micro LED And AmLED Creating New Experience For Future Smart Cockpits
Having the advantages of high brightness, high contrast, wide color gamut, fast response and high reliability, Micro LED is the emerging next-generation display technology. This year, AUO launches Micro LED with decoration film for immersive automotive display solutions that will complement and blend perfectly with car deck panels to go with various patterns and texture, such as wood print, to fit desired cockpit design aesthetics.
Picosun ALD Enhances Micro-LED Efficiency
Picosun Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) has played a vital role in enhancing electro-optical characteristics of micro-LEDs in research done by National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) in Taiwan. The usage of dielectric films as a passivation material is a popular technique to suppress dangling bonds as well as to improve output power and external quantum efficiency in LEDs. The study conducted at NYCU compared III-Nitride micro-LEDs of different sizes with and without ALD Al2O3 passivation.
MicroLED-Info Launches Private MicroLED Seminar Service
MicroLEDs are seen as the future of the display industry, bringing higher brightness, more efficient and longer lasting displays that will enable new and exciting production paradigms and business models. Our sister site MicroLED-Info is now offering companies a comprehensive private microLED seminar that will cover the present and future of the microLED industry and market.
China Built The ‘World’s Largest’ LED Screen For The 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Olympics has been hailed as one of the greatest sporting events on Earth, so it’s only fitting that they are presented on a screen that matches the Games’ reputation. To that end, the world’s largest LED screen was unveiled at the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony in Beijing today that’s 10,552 square meters big and uses 40,000 LED modules according to the Global Times.
3D Print Startup Raises Funds, Targets Chips, Display
Scrona, a 3D print spinout from ETH Zurich in Switzerland, has completed a $9.6 million funding round it will use to industrialize a novel printing technology using MEMs-based micro-fabricated printhead technology. Target markets include semiconductor manufacturing and high-end displays. Scrona expects the display market to be another key user, particularly for microLEDs and OLEDs.
Vehicle Mount Displays: Here’s Why Mini/Micro LED Will Become Major Technologies Despite The Current Dominance Of LCD
Recently, there has been some noticeable progress in the development of automotive Mini LED backlight and Micro LED technologies. In December 2021, Tianma held the 2021 Micro LED Eco-Alliance Conference, during which it formed an alliance with upstream suppliers, downstream automakers and university research institutes, aiming at relevant VMD applications.
Micro-LED Display Market Expected To Hit USD 24,307.4 Million By 2027, With A CAGR of 82.1%
Rising Adoption of Micro LED Displays in Premium Flat Screen TV Lineup Drives the Market. The global micro-LED display market is witnessing rapid traction. The rapid shift from quantum-dot LED to micro-LED and OLED describes the growing market landscape. Micro-LED displays draw immense demand due to their high energy efficiency and quality imaging qualities.
AUO Touts 2025 Flat-Panel Production In Taichung
AUO chairman Paul Peng (彭双浪) said the company would spend more next year to install the plant’s equipment and prepare for its commercial operations by 2025. AUO president and chief operating officer Frank Ko (柯富仁) said the plant would be a smart production site for advanced 8.5th and perhaps 8.6th-generation flat screens, as part of AUO’s efforts to set up micro-LED display production
MicroLED Displays – Transfer Process Report
This microLED display transfer process report provides a comprehensive look into current and future LED transfer technologies processes used for the production of microLED displays. The report covers everything you need to know about the current status of the industry.
MOST: New Record On Ultrafast Green Micro-LED Array
“Ultrafast optical wireless data streaming for transmitting a high-definition video signal within one second with directly using the smart display made by RGB micro-LEDs” will come true soon. Under the continued support by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan, Professor Gong-Ru Lin, Professor Hao-Chung Kuo, and Dr. Chih-Hsien Cheng collaborate to demonstrate the worldwide new record on “Beyond 5-Gbit/s data encoding and transmission in free space using ultrafast 2×2 green micro light-emitting-diode (Green Micro-LED) array”.
Korea IT News
NANO EX Attracts 5.5 Billion In Investment…”Mass Production Of Micro LED Inspection Probe”
NANO EX, a micro and mini LED inspection equipment company, is attracting investment and expanding their operation. The company revealed plans to use this investment to build a mass production line for micro LED inspection probes in the Gosaek Industrial Complex in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. Their goal is to complete the production line in May, which will have the production capacity to churn out 600 probe cards per month.
2022 SID Honors & Awards
Great innovators tend to have many things in common—a drive to succeed, a desire to improve their field of study by revealing new discoveries, and a deep respect for their colleagues, peers, and the scientific community. This common thread is woven throughout the careers of the 2022 SID Honors and Awards recipients. Each has made a significant contribution to the display industry through their tireless pursuit of innovation, from which others benefit regularly.
Disappearing Displays: Can You See Me Now?
For those of us in the tech industry, inventions from the iconic Star Wars saga and Star Trek series have led to decades of inspiration – some of which we are still trying to build today. Even over the last few years, I have been thrilled to see many of my colleagues pushing the envelope on next-generation digital display technologies. One segment of this industry I see opportunities for innovation is what I call “disappearing” displays – displays that don’t get in the way when they aren’t being viewed, so to speak.
Micro LED Mass Transfer Market Valuation To Boom Through 2026
The latest research report on Micro LED Mass Transfer Market enlightens the reader about all the crucial aspects that influence the growth trajectory of the industry and helps in making right decisions for the future. It compares the past and current business scenario and highlights the recent developments in the vertical. Moreover, it gives a detailed account of the regional markets and sub-markets, stressing on areas significantly contributing to the industry growth in the ensuing years.
Revenue of Micro LED Large-sized Display Chips Will Reach US$4.5 Billion in 2026, Says TrendForce
By 2026, revenue is expected to grow to US$4.5 billion with a compound annual growth rate of 204%. In addition, technical obstacles will be conquered one by one over time. The development of Micro LED large-sized displays will peak from 2026 to 2030 and the one-year revenue of Micro LED chips has the opportunity to reach tens of billions of dollars.
MicroLED Transfer Technology Explained
The microLED transfer process is crucial in MicroLED display production, this is likely to be the most challenging part of the entire process. In this article (an excerpt from The MicroLED Transfer Process Report), we'll give an overview of the transfer process, its challenges, and alternatives.
Applied Materials Baccini Cell Systems Provides Advanced Screen Printing Solutions For MicroLED Production
Applied Materials Baccini Cell Systems provides advanced screen-printing solutions and systems for a wide range of applications - including for MicroLED production. Here is an interview we conducted with Applied Materials' Director of Global Product Marketing, Daniel Hada, who details the company's solutions for MicroLED production and R&D.
DSCC Forecasts $1B In Revenues For MicroLED Displays In New Report
The market for MicroLED displays will quickly grow to surpass $1B in revenues in the next five years, according to DSCC’s new MicroLED Display Technology and Market Outlook Report. While MicroLED will generally remain a niche display technology in consumer electronics, it will be adopted in three major applications: TV, Wearables and AR/VR. MicroLED displays are based on light emitting diodes (LED) that are smaller than 100 μm.
Absen MicroLED Released Among Five Product Launches
Absen has released five new products and technologies, including the Clear Cobalt MicroLED series, ready for ISE in Barcelona next year. The MicroLED series boasts 1200nit brightness and a contrast ratio of 20,000:1. The pixel pitch ranges from 1.2mm down to 0.7mm and uses flip chip technology to improve electrical performance and increase overall reliability.
Visionox Reveals That Its Full-Process Pilot Line Is Now Capable Of Producing MicroLED Displays
Visionox reveals that the company's MicroLED pilot line, which is the first full-process line built in China, is now capable of producing displays, from driver backplane, through transfer process to full module production. The LED chips themselves are produced by a third party. Last year Visionox has established a subsidiary called Chenxian Optoelectronics to handle its MicroLED project.
Texas Tech Today
MicroLED Inventor Receives Prestigious International Award
Texas Tech University's Hongxing Jiang, a Horn Distinguished Professor, co-director of the Center for Nanophotonics and an Edward E. Whitacre Jr. Chair in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, housed within the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, recently was honored by the International SSL (Solid-State Lighting) Alliance (ISA) with its Global SSL Award of Outstanding Achievements for his invention of microsized light-emitting diodes, or microLED.
STAr Unicorn LAIT Series Mini- and Micro-LED Test System
The testing requirements for small pitch Mini- and Micro- LEDs are increasing in response to the growth of new LED displays. STAr Technologies’ Unicorn-LAIT series test systems, the advanced high throughput testers, integrate probe station, parallel test instruments, and probe card to meet the mass production needs for Micro-LED and Mini-LED testing.
The Korea Herald
Tianma Unveils Four Micro-LED Displays at 2021 Micro-LED Ecosystem Alliance Conference
Dozens of representatives from leading manufacturers as well as industry experts and academics from universities worldwide gathered to discuss the technical challenges in producing Micro-LEDs, the applications of Micro-LED technologies and what the future prospects of the field. At the Conference, Tianma unveiled four new types of Micro-LED displays – Spliced, Transparent, Flexible and Rigid – expanding the company's lineup of leading and innovative display technologies.
Top Engineering Develops Micro LED Inspection Equipment To Improve Production Yield
Top Engineering has developed an inspection equipment that can improve the production yield of micro light emitting diode (LED) displays. It is an equipment that can prevent the production of bad pixels by screening the defective chips before transferring the micro LED chip to the panel. It is expected to reduce the cost and time of the micro LED pixel repair process, which solves difficulty of mass production. The equipment outperforms the limitations of the existing LED chip inspection equipment. It can inspect micro LED chips less than 50 micrometers (㎛) in bulk at the wafer process stage.
Full-color LEDs Cut Down To Size
Tiny light-emitting devices that can create all the colors in the rainbow are essential for the next generation of phones and screens. Micrometer-scale light-emitting diodes (μLEDs) are the ideal building block for next-generation microLED displays used in head-mounted monitors, mobile phones and televisions because they are bright, respond quickly, offer longevity and consume little energy. KAUST researchers have shown that these scaled-down devices can efficiently emit light across the entire visible-light spectrum.
TrendForce Announces 10 Tech Industry Trends For 2022
A substantial number of technical bottlenecks in Micro LED development will still persist in 2022. While Micro LED manufacturing costs are expected to remain sky-high due to these bottlenecks, companies have not shown decreased willingness to participate in all segments of the Micro LED supply chain. On the contrary, these companies are actively expanding their respective production lines. Regarding the development of self-emitting Micro LED display products, TVs represent one of the major directions of mainstream Micro LED development, primarily because TVs, compared to IT products, have a relatively low technological barrier of entry.
Driving The New Technology On The Block
MicroLED displays are the new technology on the block. And with a new technology, all of the previous givens are being re-examined, including whether the display will be driven with a TFT backplane or with some sort of distributed silicon solution. The aim of this short article is to talk about my overall thoughts on the TFT driving part of the equation. When we are talking about MicroLED displays we are typically talking about displays that have inorganic emitters smaller than 50 μm x 50 μm, though in reality we need to be discussing emitters smaller than 10 μm x 10 μm for them to be used cost effectively in mainstream displays such as TVs and smaller than this for smartphones.
Absen 2021 Online Autumn Product Launch Ended Successfully, The Clear Cobalt Series Of Micro LED Made Its Fantastic Debut
With the arrival of the 5G+8K ultra-HD intelligent display era, people are more demanding when it comes to elements like image quality and resolution. As a new generation display technology, Micro LED has been an opportunity to become a technology power for display manufacturers at home and abroad to seize. Key upstream and downstream companies in the display industry chain scramble to increase investment in Micro LED, further driving the development of Micro LED display technology.
Wall-size, Million-dollar MicroLED TVs Point To The Future Of Television
There's a new TV tech on the horizon, and it promises incredible picture quality and even more incredible sizes. You can buy one right now if you've got deep pockets. It's called MicroLED, and it combines the best features of the current TV technologies into something new -- and huge. Using millions of tiny individually addressable LEDs, MicroLED promises to rival the picture quality of OLED, the current champion, but with better brightness and lower chance of burn-in.
Seoul Viosys Overcomes Efficiency Challenges Of Micro LED To Be A Game-Changer Of Display Industry And Starts Mass Production
Seoul Viosys supported the SSLEEC team for 20 years to develop micro LEDs with a diameter of 1 μm and made it possible to produce ultra-small micro LED solutions and improve the brightness by increasing the External Quantum Efficiency of red Micro LEDs by 150%, which had been limited to apply because the smaller the size, the lower the light-emitting efficiency. Accordingly, Seoul Viosys is expecting a rapid commercialization of all display applications such as smartphones, ARs and VRs through improved micro LED technology.
The Transparent MicroLED And OLED Market Report
MicroLED-Info is proud to announce a new market report, focused on Transparent MicroLED and OLED displays. MicroLED technology holds great promise to enable high-brightness, high-efficiency and high transmittance displays, and many display makers are already developing and demonstrating transparent MicroLED prototypes. This is a revised edition of our popular Transparent OLED Market Report. The report package provides all you need to know about the transparent microLED and OLED industries and the current market status.
Sales Of Micro LED Chips For TVs To Reach $3.4bn In 2025
Annual revenue of Micro LED chips for TV is expected to reach US$3.4 billion in 2025 at a 250% CAGR across the 2021-2025 period, according to TrendForce’s latest report titled 2021 Mini / Micro LED Self-Emissive Display Trends and Analysis on Suppliers’ Strategies. This growth can mostly attributed to the early planning by display manufacturers to adopt Micro LED technology for large-sized displays. TrendForce indicates that, prior to the widespread commercialization of Micro LED TVs, TV manufacturers will continue to face challenges in terms of both technological barriers and costs.
VESA Adds A Brighter HDR Level For OLED And Future MicroLED Displays
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has expanded its DisplayHDR program to include a new DisplayHDR 600 True Black performance tier. It's one of three 'True Black' certifications, and it is exclusive to emissive technologies such as organic light emitting diode (OLED) and, when the time comes, microLED displays. A little over four years ago, VESA introduced its DisplayHDR program in an attempt to cut through the HDR chaos. This initially consisted of three tiers—DisplayHDR 400 (baseline), DisplayHDR 600 (mid-range), and DisplayHDR 1000 (high-end).
Tripping The Light Fantastic #1 – Micro-LEDs – Small Is Beautiful
This report is the first in a series of three examining key growth areas in the global photonics market. It looks at micro-LEDs, which are miniature light sources that are beginning to be deployed in both large displays such as video walls and smaller displays used in smart watches, smart phones and AR/VR headsets. Demand for these devices, according to Market Data Forecast, is expected to drive global micro-LED market growth at a CAGR of 80% between 2021 and 2026.
X FAB Silicon Foundries: FAB Becomes First Foundry to Offer High-Volume Micro-Transfer Printing Capabilities Following Licensing Agreement with X-Celeprint
X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the leading foundry for analog/mixed-signal and specialty semiconductor solutions, is now able to support volume heterogeneous integration via Micro-Transfer Printing (MTP), thanks to a licensing agreement that has just been secured with X-Celeprint. This will mean that a diverse range of semiconductor technologies may be combined together, each being optimized for particular functional requirements. These will include SOI, GaN, GaAs and InP, as well as MEMS.
Micro LED TV Chip Demand Expected To Increase Rapidly
Market research firm TrendForce announced on Aug. 5 that the global annual sales of chips for use in micro LED TVs would increase 250 percent from 2021 to 2025. “This market will grow at a very rapid pace in spite of the high costs and technical barriers in it,” it said, adding, “The 2025 market size will be 150 times this year’s if the costs and barriers are tackled well.” According to the firm, the size of the market is expected to increase from US$23 million to US$3.439 billion from this year to 2025.
New TXP Series MicroLED Collaboration Displays
With its new TXP Series Huddle Walls, Leyard presents a new generation of large screens for applications in presentations, meetings, conferences and education. The all-in-one displays are available in screen sizes from 108 to 162 inches and in various resolution formats, with the high-end models featuring revolutionary MicroLED technology with pixel pitches of just 0.6 - 0.9 millimetres.
MicroLEDs Moving From Lab To Fab
Bringing the cost down and yield up on microLED is proving to be formidable, but display companies and LED suppliers are working together toward production-worthy solutions. “It signaled that microLED TVs are coming, but lots of engineering advances and disruptive technologies are needed first to reduce cost by 20X to 30X for mainstream adoption,” said Eric Virey, Ph.D., senior industry analyst at Yole Développement.
Revenue Of Micro LED Chips For TVs Expected To Reach $3.4B In 2025
Annual revenue of Micro LED chips for TV is expected to reach USD 3.4 billion in 2025 at a 250% CAGR across the 2021-2025 period, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. This growth can mostly attributed to the early planning by display manufacturers to adopt Micro LED technology for large-sized displays; although the prohibitive cost of this technology is unlikely to be overcome in the short run, TrendForce still forecasts the aforementioned revenue in light of several factors.
Buying A MicroLED TV In 2021
Many believe that MicroLED technology will emerge as the next-generation display technology, and one of the first markets for such displays is the TV market. Several companies already offer microLED TVs - which you can already buy today. Assuming you have the money and a large enough room, that is. As is often the case with new technologies, especially in the display industry, the first few years are marked with extremely high prices and limited selection. MicroLED TVs are no exception - as of 2021, they target the very high-end premium market, with very large TVs and prices starting at around $100,000.
MicroLEDs Show Progress On All Fronts: Have They Reached Escape Velocity?
“The display industry is currently favorable to microLED: China won the LCD war, the industry is turning its focus to technologies that deliver differentiation and high margins.” asserts Eric Virey, Ph.D., Principal Analyst, Technology & Market, Displays at Yole Développement (Yole). He adds: “Helped by a COVID-driven demand boost, it has swung back to profit and is generating cash to fund new technologies. While the LCD business model needs high-volume commodity products to absorb huge fab costs and make money on premium products, microLED could see CapEx-light operations focused on serving premium markets”.
World’s First Micro-LED Stretchable Display Is A Real Mind Bender
Royole’s stretchable micro-LED display is just like clay in your hands. You can pull it, twist it, stretch it, and bend it into spherical shapes, opening a world of new technological opportunities. Royole’s micro-LED display is capable of stretching by 130 percent and allows convex bending up to 40 degrees. It can reach a resolution of up to 120 PPI (pixels per inch), which makes it usable for laptop screens as well. The technology opens up a world of possibilities and can have numerous applications.
Integrated Image Capture: Potentially Key Advantage For MicroLED Displays
A potentially key advantage for microLED displays is the ability to effectively integrate far-field image sensing within the display because of the large “open” pixel area compared to other display technologies. The basic feasibility and advantages of integrating far-field image capture within a microLED display was reported on by IdeaFarm LLC at the recent Displayweek 2021 conference (the major worldwide display technology conference).
Mini-LED To Micro-LED Displays: The Industry Game-Changer Is Coming
When discussing Mini-LED and Micro-LED, a very common feature to distinguish the two is the LED size. Both Mini-LED and Micro-LED are based on inorganic LEDs. As the names indicate, Mini-LEDs are considered as LEDs in the millimeter range while Micro-LEDs are in the micrometer range. However, in reality, the distinction is not so strict, and the definition may vary from person to person. But it is commonly accepted that micro-LEDs are under 100 µm size, and even under 50 µm, while mini-LEDs are much larger.
Nitride-Based MicroLED Emits Pure Red Light
A microLED developed at KAUST is able to efficiently emit pure red light and could help in the quest to develop full-color displays based on a single semiconductor. MicroLEDs are a favored technology for next-generation displays, given their (small) size and energy efficiency. However, each LED is only able to emit light over a narrow range of colors. Devices can be created that combine many different LEDs that each emit a different color. Full-color displays can be created by combining red, green, and blue (RGB) microLEDs.
Display Supply Chain Consultants
Xdisplay/DSCC Q&A Session/Optimizing Mass Transfer Of MicroLED Chips
Following the 2021 SID/DSCC Business Conference, DSCC's Guillaume Chansin interviews Xdisplay's Co-Founder and VP of Displays, Dr. Matthew Meitl covering some of the questions that were asked by attendees.
Worldwide Micro LED Industry To 2029 – Rising Demand For Energy Efficient And Brighter Displays Is Driving Growth
The Micro LED market worldwide is expected to grow with a CAGR of 81.9% during the forecast period from 2021 to 2029. A developing flat display technology is called a micro-LED display, which provides invincible contrasts as well as supreme energy efficiency via microscopic LED arrays. It operates on the gallium nitride principle, which delivers extraordinary brightness, even more than an OLED display. Micro-LED display provides 30 times higher brightness and invincible efficiency than conventional OLED displays.
Research And Markets
MicroLED: 2021 R&D Portfolio Assessment And Industry Growth Opportunities
This technology and innovation report offers insights on the R&D trends in the Micro-LED industry. Considered as the next-gen of display technology, micro light-emitting diodes (Micro-LEDs) consume less than half the power consumed by traditional display solutions while providing extremely high resolution for an enhanced viewing experience for consumers.
MicroLED IP: Startups And Newcomers Are Challenging The Heavyweights
In this context, Yole investigates disruptive technologies and related markets in depth, to point out the latest innovations and underline the business opportunities. “We estimate that as of Q1 2021, more than US$5 billion has already been spent on microLED development. Indeed, 37% have been spent on other company internal R&D and investments, 26% in Apple internal R&D, 24% were investments in startups and 13% have been spent in acquisitions.” asserts Eric Virey, Principal Analyst, Technology & Market, Displays at Yole Développement (Yole).
MicroLEDs: Lighting The Way To A Solid OLED Competitor
We’re accustomed to seeing giant LED-powered screens in sports venues and outdoor displays. What would it take to bring this same technology into your living room? Very, very tiny LEDs. MicroLEDs. While OLED is very good in terms of image quality, its flaws include burn-in and uneven wear of the different organic dyes responsible for the colors. MicroLEDs hope to capitalize on OLED’s weaknesses by bringing brighter screens with no burn-in using inorganic LED technology, just very, very small.
New York YIMBY
Howard Hughes Corporation Unveils LED Media Wall At The Historic Tin Building In Manhattan’s Seaport District
The historic Tin Building at South Street Seaport will soon be home to the largest construction-grade glass media wall in the world. Designed by ANC, an experiential design company, the wall will enclose more than 1,100 square feet of space surrounding the building’s escalators. GLAAM America, a building materials company based in Compton, CA, invented the architecture-grade display glass used to construct the media wall. Named “G-Glass,” the material is 99.7 percent transparent and uses micro LED technology.
Have You Seen These Amazing Vibrant Trends In Electronic Displays?
See the latest OLED, microLED, VR/AR, flexible tech, and other displays. Like last year, Display Week 2021 was a virtual event. The gallery that follows showcases the top trends from this year’s symposium. A special call-out goes to Sri Peruvemba, CEO at Marketer International, and volunteer at SID, for his insights into the top trends for this year.
Micro-LED Displays, A Threat To OLED Displays Or Not?
With the launch of Micro- and Mini-LED displays by various OEMs and display vendors, the self-emissive LED-based displays have attracted tremendous attention by both investors and end-users. Micro-LED, believed by many as the next-generation display technology, has been pursued by players of LED, display, OEM, materials and so on. It is also widely believed by many that Micro-LED displays are the replacement of OLED displays, especially in TV applications.
Micro-LEDs Have Complex Value Proposition
As the name implies, Micro-LEDs use much smaller LED chips than its predecessors and the displays are made of self-emissive inorganic LEDs, acting as subpixels. These LEDS are generally in the micrometer range, without package nor substrate, and are transferred in a way different from traditional pick-and-place techniques. The most often cited value propositions for them are a wide color gamut, high luminance, low power consumption, high stability and long lifetime, wide view angle and high dynamic range.
Micro-LED Displays 2021-2031: Technology, Commercialization, Opportunity, Market And Players
To fabricate a MicroLED display, many technologies and processes are involved, such as epitaxy, photolithography, chip fabrication, substrate removal, inspection, mass transfer, bonding and interconnection, testing, repair, backplane, and drive IC, etc. This report provides all the major technology choices with detailed introduction, analysis, and comparison. It also shows what important players have offered to the market, and the technologies behind the prototypes/products.
Lextar Showcased Advanced Micro / Mini LED Display Technology
Lextar exhibited transparent micro-LED displays and the latest micro-chip-in-package technology. A 10.6-inch transparent micro-LED display that combines micro-LED chips with TFT substrates, able to achieve penetrations of over 60% with brightness as high as 3000 cd/m2 will be on display. Another 5.1-inch transparent micro-LED display to be featured at the exhibit is the product of further cooperation between Lextar and X Display that adopts micro-LED chips and a micro driver IC combined with transparent glass substrates; its penetration is over 70%.
The Global Micro LED Market Is Expected To Reach An Estimated $5.3 Billion By 2025 With A CAGR Of 69%-71% From 2019 To 2025
According to a new market report, the future of the micro LED market looks promising with opportunities in the consumer electronics, automotive, advertising, and aerospace & defense industries. The major drivers for this market are growth in smartphones and wearable devices and increasing demand for brighter and better display solutions.
The Mandalorian’s MicroLED Displays Could Kill Off The Green Screen For Good – Here’s Why
Sony has announced a pair of new Crystal LED modular direct view displays that could make virtual movie production – of the kind used to create the digital sets in The Mandalorian – a far more widespread method of filmmaking. The displays, developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, comprise several modular panels that use MicroLEDs to produce enormous digital images, allowing actors to exist in virtual movie worlds without the need for traditional green screens.
How To Boost Micro-LED Market Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)?
Micro-LED Market business report gives total foundation analysis of the business which incorporates an evaluation of the parental market. Micro-LED Market division examines the use of the component concerning its applications, end client or regarding topography. All the factual and mathematical information, which is determined with the most inveterate tools, for example, SWOT analysis.
MicroLED Displays: Measuring And Correcting Uniformity
MicroLEDs continually demonstrate performance benefits for displays, including higher contrast and brightness, greater pixel density and wider color gamut. Manufacturing high quality microLED panels is a persistent challenge that often limits production efficiency. Before manufacturers can deliver commercially viable microLED display products, there are certain quality issues to consider.
Foldable 165” MicroLED TV That Hides In The Floor When Not In Use
Revolutionising display technology, C SEED has presented the M1, the “world’s first” foldable 165” MicroLED TV. Tucked away in the floor when not in use, the display rises in the form of a sculpture-like column silently from the floor and unfolds the 165” 4K MicroLED display. Designed by Stefan Pani, the 4K MicroLED TV features a smart frame design with an invisibly integrated high performance speaker system.
The Top Tech Display Trends Innovative Nonprofit Leaders Should Monitor In 2021
Displays are changing the very face of many industries. Advanced displays ensure deeper audience engagement and more control. The image of nonprofits as staid must be replaced by enterprises that embrace change. And nothing is changing faster than display tech. Information displays can drive more audience engagement and offer nonprofits a new way to operate, carry out their missions and connect with their audiences.
Patterned Surface Energy In Elastomeric Molds As A Generalized Approach To Polymer Particle Fabrication
We present a generic fabrication scheme to produce polymer microparticles with engineerable, complex shapes. The polymer particles are made from polyethylene glycol based hydrogels using a poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) molding technique. A simple surface treatment is used to pattern the surface energy of the PDMS molds, engendering the recessed wells in the molds with a higher surface energy than that of the surface. The contrast in surface energy causes hydrogel precursor to wet only the inside of the molds, creating isolated particles after curing with UV light.
Frequently used patterning techniques include nanolithography, nanoimprint, and micro/nanoprinting. Nanolithography uses lights, charged ions, or electron beams to transfer a geometric pattern from a premade photomask to a photoresist layer, which is coated on a thin film material or the bulk of substrate. The technique then uses a series of posttreatments to chemically engrave the transferred pattern into, or allow the deposition of new material in the transferred pattern upon the target material.
Thermomechanical Properties Of Elastomeric Stamps For Micro-Transfer Printing Applications
Micro-transfer printing (MTP) enables mass-transfer of wafer-level chips having lateral dimensions ranging from 3 x 7 um to 650 x 650 um to a nonnative substrate. This is accomplished with an elastomeric stamp containing micrometer scale posts that have been precisely defined using photolithography. MTP is highly parallel and is capable of transferring tens of thousands of devices in a single MTP operation. Transfer yields and placement accuracy, however, are dependent on the performance of the micrometer structured elastomer stamp.
MicroLED Could Replace OLED As The Next Ultimate TV Tech. Here’s How It Works
There's a new TV tech on the horizon, and it promises incredible picture quality and even more incredible sizes. You can even buy one right now, if you've got deep pockets. It's called MicroLED and it combines the best features of the current TV technologies into something new... and huge. Using millions of tiny individually addressable LEDs, MicroLED promises to rival the picture quality of OLED, the current champion, but with better brightness and lower chance of burn-in.
Global 3D Micro LED Industry Market Trends By Regional Analysis, Growth Opportunity And Industry Forecast 2021-2027
MicroLED is an emerging flat panel display technology. The microLED display consists of a microscopic array of LEDs that form individual pixel elements. Compared to widely used LCD technology, microLED displays provide better contrast, response time and energy efficiency. The 3D Micro LED market revenue was xx.xx Million USD in 2019, and will reach xx.xx Million USD in 2025, with a CAGR of x.x% during 2020-2025.
XDC Installs The World’s First 300mm Elastomer Stamp Based MicroLED Transfer Tool
MicroLED display technology developer X Display Company (XDC) announced that it installed the world's first 300 mm elastomer stamp based mass MicroLED transfer equipment late in 2020. This tool was installed in the US and the company hopes to start shipping several similar tools for its customers later in 2021. XDC has over 15 years of experience with mass transfer micro printing technologies, and is offering a range of tools for microLED transfer, suitable for R&D work and industrial-scale production.
Interview With X Display (XDC)
X Display Company (XDC) spun out of X-Celeprint in 2019 to continue the commercialization of Micro Transfer Printing for display manufacturing. This technology has been developed over the last 15 years, which makes XDC one of the first companies to offer a mass transfer technique specifically for microLED displays. According to XDC, the technology is particularly well-suited for micron-scale chips, and they have achieved the highest transfer yields with devices smaller than 100 microns.
Lucintel Anticipates That Asia Pacific Will Be The Fastest Growing Region In The Micro-LED Market
According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the micro LED market looks promising with opportunities in the consumer electronics, automotive, advertising, and aerospace & defense industries. The global micro LED market is expected to reach an estimated $5.3 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 69%-71% from 2019 to 2025. The major drivers for this market are growth in smartphones and wearable devices and increasing demand for brighter and better display solutions.
MicroLED Explained: The Best TV Technology You Might Never Own
The basic concept behind MicroLED is that screens are built using LEDs so small (usually under 50 micrometers) that they represent individual pixels in the image. That's compared with the usual LED TV situation where far bigger LEDs are used in a backlight to light many hundreds or thousands of pixels at once. You don’t have to be Einstein to realise that making a screen where each pixel is its own light source gives you a self-emissive type of display, opening the door to peerless levels of local contrast, colour and general light control. Which should add up to gorgeously natural, detailed, and refined images.
Micro LED Chip Revenue Expected To Reach $2.3B In 2024
Emissive Micro LED TVs are expected to arrive on the market between 2021 and 2022. Even so, many technological and cost-related challenges are yet to be solved, meaning Micro LED TVs will remain ultra-high-end luxury products at least during the technology’s initial stage of commercialization. TrendForce indicates that Micro LED technology will likely first enter the market in several applications, including small-sized head-mounted AR devices, wearables such as smartwatches, high-margin products such as automotive displays, and niche products such as high-end TVs and large-sized commercial displays.
Micro-LED – Lighting The Way For Display Technologies?
Micro-LED is exciting the markets and commentators, but the question of whether, and how, it will become the natural replacement for other LED technologies, including the currently dominant LCD and OLED, is somewhat complex. In a new study, "Micro-LED Displays 2020–2030: Technology, Commercialization, Opportunity, Market and Players", IDTechEx reveals how gaps in the current supply chain and manufacturing capabilities may on one level be seen as hindering progress, but are, simultaneously, generating great opportunity.
Global MicroLED Market Analysis Of Key Players, Type, Application, Demand And Consumption By 2026
The up-to-the-minute MicroLED market report based on the growth and the development of the MicroLED market is systematically listed down. The MicroLED market report comprises statistically verified facts such the unique essence including topological investigations, worldwide market share, government stringent norms, applications, current trends, futuristic plans, market bifurcations, and so on mentioned in a crystal clear pattern. The intricate industrial strategies and the supply-demand chain are also discussed in the contextual report.
Innolux Ushers In Cutting-Edge Technology
The independent development of major technologies including Color-Conversion and selective mass repair already acquired over hundred cases of patent public review and publication. Innolux premieres the exclusive Color-Conversion-Based Retina AM-MicroLED Tiling Display featuring ultra-high contrast ratio, ultra wide viewing angle, no color cast, high color saturation, retina-level resolution, and seamless tiling for the 8K retina public display market of high-end conference room, security control room, theatre, and museum. The refreshing screen experience will be extended to automotive and smart TV applications.
Global MicroLED Market Exhibits A Lucrative Growth Potential And Reveals Bolstering Trend For High-tech Products During 2020-2026
The MicroLED Market report mainly studies the size, recent trends and development status of the MicroLED market, as well as investment opportunities, government policy, market dynamics (drivers, restraints, opportunities), supply chain and competitive landscape. Technological innovation and advancement will further optimize the performance of the product, making it more widely used in downstream applications. Moreover, SWOT analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis (potential entrants, suppliers, substitutes, buyers, industry competitors) provides crucial information for knowing the MicroLED market.
Micro-Transfer-Printed III-V-On-Silicon C-Band Distributed Feedback Lasers
We report on single-mode C-band distributed feedback lasers fabricated through micro-transfer-printing of semiconductor optical amplifier coupons fabricated on a InP source wafer onto a silicon-on-insulator photonic circuit. Micro-transfer printing-based heterogeneous integration is promising for the wafer-level integration of advanced laser sources on complex silicon photonic integrated circuit platforms without changing the foundry process flow.
Laser Focus World
Flexible MicroLEDs On Polyimide Film Can Be Bent Repeatedly Without Degradation
University of Texas at Dallas researchers and their colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) and six different Korean universities and companies have developed a method to create microLEDs that can be folded, twisted, cut, and adhered to different surfaces.1 The results could help pave the way for the next generation of flexible, wearable technology. MicroLEDs, which can be as small as 2 μm and bundled to be any size, provide higher resolution than other LEDs. Their size makes them a good fit for small devices such as smart watches, but they can be bundled to work in flat-screen TVs and other larger displays.
Companies Sign Development And License Agreement To Accelerate MicroLED Mass Production
Lextar Electronics Corp., a leader in Opto-Semiconductor solutions and X Display Company (XDC), a leader in MicroLED displays, announced that the companies entered into agreements, including Development and License Agreement and Services Agreement wherein Lextar has licensed XDC’s Intellectual Property, and both Lextar’s and XDC’s customers will be supplied Lextar’s high-performance MicroLEDs. Lextar leads the LED industry and has invested in several of the next generation LED miniaturization projects for MicroLED products from chip, packaging, testing, assembly, module, circuit drives to sub-systems, and is working closely with partners like XDC.
NIST Develops New Design To Boost LED Efficiency, Creating Opportunities For Sub-Micro LED Applications
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a new article in Science Advances demonstrating a new design for LED that may overcome a long-standing limitation in the light sources' efficiency. The research team developed microscopic LEDs which achieve a dramatic increase in brightness as well as the ability to create laser light.
All About Circuits
The Roadmap Ahead For Micro-LEDs Is Anything But Small
Micro-LEDs open doors for display technology to be twisted and folded—all while providing higher resolutions than existing LCDs or OLEDs. First invented by Hongxing Jiang and Jingyu Lin of Texas Tech University, micro-LEDs work just like a regular LED by converting electrical energy into light. The obvious distinction between the two is that uLEDs are microscopic versions of an LED without a package.
Wafer-Scale Micro-LEDs Transferred Onto Adhesive Film For Planar And Flexible Displays
Recognized as a next-generation display technology in the display industry, micro-LEDs have many advantages such as higher brightness, lower power consumption, longer lifetime, higher resolution and faster response speed compared with conventional liquid crystal display (LCD) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technologies. However, the volume production of high-resolution micro-LED display devices currently faces many challenges.
Researchers Use Graphene To Create Detachable Flexible MicroLED Devices
University of Texas at Dallas researchers and their international colleagues have developed a graphene-based method to create micro LEDs that can be folded, twisted, cut and stuck to different surfaces. Micro LEDs, which can be as small as 2 micrometers and bundled to be any size, provide higher resolution than LEDs. Their size makes them a good fit for small devices such as smart watches, but they can be bundled to work in flat-screen TVs and other larger displays.
Foxconn Group Integrates Internal Resources To Boost Mini/Micro LED Display Applications
Incorporates LED chip production, packaging technology, panel manufacture and TV brands, the Foxconn Group is known for its ambition to set up an internal Micro LED supply chain. The Micro LED displays developed by Sharp, a 0.38-inch full color panel featuring 1053 PPI and a 0.13-inch blue display with 3000 PPI, were designed by the semiconductor group under Foxconn and manufactured by Sharp Fukuyama Semiconductor.
Tyndall Scientist Print Tiny GaAs PV Cells On Silicon
Micro transfer-printing technique shows promise for laser power beaming as a way of transferring energy over fibre or free space. Micro-transfer-printing (μTP) provides a means to intimately integrate the micron-thick essential layers of GaAs photovoltaic power converters with Si circuits. The μTP approach allows the re-use of the growth substrate providing a financial and environmental incentive.
The Daily Chronicle
MicroLED Market Gain Impetus Due To The Growing Demand Over 2026
The Global MicroLED Market Research Report Forecast 2020 – 2026 is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. The report also takes into account the impact of the novel COVID-19 pandemic on the MicroLED market and offers a clear assessment of the projected market fluctuations during the forecast period. The research analysts provide an elaborate description of the value chain and its distributor analysis.
Sapphire Nano-Membranes May Enable Higher Efficiency In MicroLEDs
Researchers from Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea) in collaboration with personnel from KAIST (Daejeon, Korea), Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (Suwon, Korea) and the Korea Photonics Institute (Gwangju, Korea) are developing a new method to deposit microLEDs on sapphire nano-membranes. The new process is reported as having the potential to enable chip singulation without the need for an etching process as well as producing microLED devices with higher efficiency.
Shining A Light On The Micro-LED Display Market
High penetration of micro-LED technology-based products in the display panel market is expected to create great opportunity in this market. Micro-LED-based smart watches and near to eye (NTE) devices are expected to commercialize in coming years owing to the manufacturing capabilities and the involvement of leading players in this market. The global market for micro-LED display is estimated to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023.
TOPCON Introduces Micro LED Optical Quality Inspection And Evaluation
The development of Micro LEDs, quantum dot (QD) displays as a next generation displays following LCDs and OLEDs are becoming popular. By reducing the chip size to less than 100 µm and 10 nm levels compared to existing LEDs, with high-definition, high color saturation, fast response and high reliability, it‘s performance surpasses conventional LCDs and OLED displays. The following is an introduction to the quality inspection and measuring instruments of Micro LED during R&D, design and mass production.
The Daily Chronicle
MicroLED Display Market Detail Analysis Focusing On Application, Types And Regional Outlook
The 'MicroLED Display market' research added by Market Study Report, LLC, is essentially an exhaustive review of present and future trends of this business sphere. The report also collates a concise outline of industry share contenders, market share, market size in terms of value and volume, distribution channel, and geographical spectrum along with revenue predictions of the industry landscape.
Covid-19 Boost For MicroLED Market
The microLED market will be driven by augmented/mixed reality (AR/MR), virtual reality (VR), large video displays, TVs and monitors, automotive displays, mobile phones, smartwatches and wearables, tablets and laptops. The increasing number of activities from display suppliers can be seen from the large accumulated investment of around $5 billion, the increasing number of patent filing, as well as the prototypes/products brought in by microLED vendors.
The Battle For Next Generation TV Displays
“The TV panel market was disrupted by the rise of large players in China that increased capacity regardless of demand,” says Eric Virey, principal display technology and market analyst, photonics and sensing at Yole Développement.” As analysed by Yole's team in the new 'Next Generation TV panel Technology and Market Trends' report, options for the next generation of TV panel technologies keep proliferating. To win the next battle, risky, multi-billion-dollar bets need to be made now.
Daily Research Chronicles
Micro-LED Market Future Innovation Strategies 2025
Micro-LED aka as mLED is a leap over widely used LCD technology. This is with respect to its greater contrast, faster response time, and less energy consumption. The mLED display consists of an array of microscopic LEDs that form the individual pixel elements. Invented in 2000 by a group of researchers from the Texas Tech University, micro-LED is currently in a nascent stage and does not account for a mass production of displays.
MicroLED Display Shipments Set to Rise To 16.7 Million Units In 2027
Demand from smartwatches and TVs drives market growth. Driven by increasing demand for innovative, self-emissive displays, global shipments of micro light-emitting diode (microLED) displays are expected to soar to more than 16 million units by 2027, up from negligible levels in 2020.
China Steps Up Pace Of Mini/Micro LED Commercialisation
Since 2019, total investments in Mini/Micro LED-related projects in China have reached ¥39.1 billion (RMB), with more than 14 newly added projects, according to TrendForce’s investigations. By 2024, the global Mini/Micro LED market is projected to reach US$4.2 billion in revenue. The positive outlook of the Mini/Micro LED industry has attracted many investors.
Digital Signage Connection
MicroLED Displays: Getting Ready For The Future?
MicroLED, believed by many to be the next generation of display technology, has been pursued by players of LED, display, OEM, materials and so on. Differentiated from LCD and OLED, microLED is considered to be the only display technology that has no size limitation. What are the potential applications? What are the hypes and realities?
Inside Display Week 2020 Online
Display Week has been the premier global event for the electronic display industry for more than a half-century. No matter where your interests lie in the electronic display business, Display Week 2020 online is a great place to restart and refresh your journey. Register today.
Women in Tech Gender Equity: Doing It Right
Returning for the fourth year, our popular Women in Tech panel is more diverse than ever and on-point with one of the most important issues facing the industry. Find out more about the panelists.
CEO Forum: Success Leaves Clues
What does it take to succeed in a highly competitive field that changes as fast as you can say “technology?” Find out from our dynamic panel of industry executives who have made it to the top during our special CEO Forum, “Success Leaves Clues.”
Omdia: Market For MicroLED Displays To Soar Over Next Seven Years
U.K. research firm Omdia predicts that global shipments for the displays will jump to more than 16 million units by 2027, led by smartwatch and television markets. MicroLED displays for smartwatches will exceed 10 million units by then, while shipments for the TVmarket will grow to more than 3.3 million.
Are MicroLEDs The Next Big Thing For Display Technology?
MicroLEDs, which are garnering a lot of attention in the display industry, could have a big impact on the photonics industry as well. Sized to be individual display pixels, microLEDs are under heavy development, with emphasis on singulating, packaging, and assembling these LEDs into displays. It is a richly innovative field but also a very confusing one, with no clear winning technical approach having emerged yet.
Daktronics Offers 80 LED Displays In Jordan Capital
US-based LED video display supplier Daktronics announced that it has provided 80 LED display units to a Jordan media service company Seagulls for their city-wide project in Amman, the capital city of Jordan. In the revenue ranking of global LED video wall manufacturers, Daktronics stands out from its Asian competitors and ranked the third place with 8.2% market share. The U.S. company is also working with X Display Company to strengthen its developments in Micro LED display technology.
Overview Of Latest Micro LED Activities During COVID-19 Crisis
Many major trade fairs and exhibitions for 2020 have been postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, worldwide companies operating in different industries have delayed unveiling their new technologies. However, Micro LED technology developers may have a chance to achieve technological breakthroughs during this time of crisis because of opportunities that lie within this field of innovative display solutions.
Global Micro-LED Displays Market 2020 Industry Growth Demand, Top Players, Key Application, And Forecast to 2025
The Global Micro-LED Market accounted for USD 20.8 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 80.4% the forecast period of 2018 to 2025. The upcoming market report contains data for historic years 2016, the base year of calculation is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025.