LEDinside: Micro LED Key Technology Development Map Analysis: Transfer Technology

The core technology of thin film transfer is how to massively pick up micrometer-scale epitaxy, currently, the pick-up can be implemented through physical and chemical methods. Taking the physical method for example, LuxVue pick up micro devices through electrostatic adsorption. And the chemical method represented by X-Celeprint, who utilizes van der Waals force to pick up with the medium of Stamp. Moreover, many manufacturers developed a number of pick up methods respectively.

Another core technology of thin film transfer is how to select the ideal micrometer-scale epitaxy for pick-up, for example, generally selecting the target object through controlling the strength of pick-up force like the above mentioned electrostatic force or van der Waals force. In addition, Sony selects the specified target object through laser ablation technology. ...More

LEDinside: LuxVue Own Abundant Transfer / Bonding Patents on Micro LED

The latest analysis “1Q17 Micro LED Next Generation Display Industry” by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, make a further analysis on the Micro LED industry. Observed from current technology, how to transfer Micro LED will be the biggest challenges. In addition, Investigated from current player, the technology value chain is generally forming. Four key technologies including epi wafer and chip, transfer, bonding, and color conversion.

According to LEDinside’s analysis on the patents owned by 10 investigated transfer manufacturers and categorized by their patent content, LuxVue possess a large number of transfer patents, and X-Celeprint followed. ...More

Micro-LED Can Be Game Changing for LED Industry as It Brings an Array of Value-Added Opportunities, Says LEDinside

LEDinside, a division of the global market research firm TrendForce, held LEDforum 2016 at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) International Convention Center on September 30. This conference, which focused on micro-LED as the next-generation display technology, featured presentations by industry and research heavyweights including Epistar, Trillion Science, hTC, PlayNitrides, OSRAM Opto, Macroblock, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), X-Celeprint and CEA-Leti. ...More

SSL China 2016: Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura Upbeat about Outlook of Micro-LED, Laser Lighting, LiFi Technologies

The Nobel Prize Laureate and Professor at the Materials Department of the College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Shuji Nakamura professor mentioned three key development trends in LED industry, including Micro LED, laser lighting and Li-Fi technology. In comparison to OLED, Micro LED does not require filters and polarizer while providing better brightness and superior energy efficiency with longer life time. Among all display applications, Pixel size is one of key indicators. For instance, the lateral dimensions of a 300-600 DPI display screen is approximately 10µm; the higher DPI of the display screen, say 1000 DPI and above, requires smaller lateral dimensions. ...More

LEDinside: Advantages of Micro LED in Fine Pitch Display Applications

Advantages of Micro LED in the application of fine pitch display products
Following the miniaturization between each pixel, the costs of traditional LED package is to account for greater share in display modules.

Micro LED requires no lead frame and metal wire and therefore reduce packaging costs on traditional SMD LEDs.

Micro LEDs provides high wavelength uniformity, for fine pixel pitch display-used LED demanded even greater uniformity. Currently a InGaN LED’s wavelength accuracy is ±5 nm- 12 nm. However, fine pitch display demands wavelength uniformity between ±1 nm- 1.5 nm . Large batch, high accuracy transfer process should boost production rate at a minimum of 99.9%.

Meanwhile, PCB is required to be customized, using thin line width/ spacing and drilling. The customization of ultra-high density circuit is used for supporting Micro-LED’s high resolution display.

Compared to bracelet and watches, driver IC of display also requires customization, including integration of driver IC and flyback circuit that simplifies PCB design. Doing so will improve photoelectric transformation efficiency and save space. Meanwhile, the driver IC module also reduces design and manufacturing costs. ...More

Sony and Apple R&D Investments to Spur Micro-LED Displays Mass Production in 2018

Following LCD and AMOLED, micro-LED has emerged as the next-generation display technology that is expected to be deployed widely in various applications. Increasing interests from electronics giants Apple and Sony during the recent period have encouraged further investments in micro-LED and accelerated the timetable for its commercialization. The latest analysis from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that micro-LED displays for smart wearable devices will enter the mass production stage in 2018. The technology will become available for smartphones later in 2020. ...More

Commercialization of Micro-LED Could Consume 50% of Current Global LED Capacity

Micro-LED is regarded as a promising next-generation display technology that is being quietly developed by major brand companies in various industries. According to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, displays for wearable devices and large indoor public displays are two applications that offer micro-LED the quickest paths to commercialization. ...More

LEDinside 2017 Micro LED Next Generation Display Industry Member Report

Four Major Topics
- Micro LED Market Development Trend
- Micro LED Technology Development Trend
- Micro LED Application Development Trend
- Micro LED Supply Chain Development Trend

Report Name Content Characteristics Format Release

2017 Micro LED Next Generation Display Industry Member Report

Micro LED Industry Outlook and Supply Chain Development

Micro LED and LED Technology Analysis LED Industry Supply Chain Survey Micro LED Player Status- Patent and Technology Progress


Quarterly Update / Annual (January, April, July, October)

Micro LED Application Market Trend- LED Display

- LED Display Market Status
- (Market Scale, Current Technology, Major Players)
- Micro LED Display Market Development
- (Micro LED Display Technology Analysis, Micro LED Display Application and Future Market Outlook)

Micro LED Industry Technology Analysis

- Micro LED Transfer Technology
- Micro LED Driver IC Solution
- Micro LED Display to Realize RGB Solutions

Micro LED Application Market Trend- Wearable Devices

- Micro LED in Wearable Device
- Micro LED Display Technology Analysis, Specifications, Supply Chain Analysis

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