Taiwan’s PlayNitride and RiTdisplay Reportedly Join Apple’s Micro LED Supply Chain

The rumors of Apple using Micro LED in its Apple Watch continue. This time, it was said that the strategic appliance of Taiwan’s PlayNitride and RiTdisplay will provide their Micro LED technologies including chips and display modules for the Apple Watch, according to the report of Taiwan’s Economy Daily News.

PlayNitride’s expertise is Micro LED technology has been recognized by worldwide partners. At SID 2019, PlayNitride showcased a 7.65-inch full color transparent Micro LED display, a flexible Micro LED display and a wearable device with 468 dpi. The company teamed up with RiTdisplay in May through stock swap. Through the collaboration, PlayNitride aims to access diverse backplane technologies as well as deepen its development in wearables.

By leveraging the technologies in Micro LED and wearable display modules, PlayNitride and RiTdisplay might be joining the supply chain of the Apple Watch. The two companies did not response to the news but noted that they have been talking with US-based clients regarding 3-inch full color Micro LED displays.

Featured with high brightness and low power consumption, Micro LED is believed to outperform OLED in wearable applications. However, it is still critical to significantly reduce Micro LED production cost before the technology brings revolution to the industry. Other Taiwanese companies including Epistar, Lextar and panel makers AUO and Innolux are also working in Micro LED technology.

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