2020-01-21

【CES 2020】ITRI to Focus on Transparent Automotive Display with Its Micro LED Technology

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) showcased its ultra small pitch size Micro LED display module at CES this year. The Micro LED display was the world first display manufactured by directly transfer micron size RGB chips on to PCB backplane. LEDinside interviewed Chih-I Wu, General Director of Eletronics and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories at ITRI, to learn ITRI’s technology progresses in Micro LED and its goal for the next stage. (Chih-I Wu, General Director of Eletronics and Optoele...
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2020-01-21

【CES 2020】glō Unveils RGB Micro LED Display with 525 PPI

After receiving $15 million investment from Google, the Lund University spin-out glō has been proactively presenting its Micro LED technology in the past two years by participating in various international events and expanding partnerships with worldwide display manufacturers. LEDinside interviewed Saket Chadda, CEO of glō USA, at CES 2020 to further understand the company’s progresses on Micro LED technology. During CES 2020, glō presented Micro LED displays that were built with different technologies including a 1.6-inch and a 1.8-inch ful...
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2020-01-20

Mojo Vision Developing Smart Contact Lens Incorporating Micro LED

Mojo Vision, a U.S.-based startup who presented Micro LED display with ultra-high resolution, announced its current project working on the world’s first true smart contact lens, called the Mojo Lens. According to Mojo Vision, the smart contact lens with a built-in display provide people the useful and timely information without the needs to at a screen. Mojo calls this eyes-up experience Invisible Computing, a platform that enables information to be instantaneous, unobtrusive and available hands-free. (Image: Mojo Vision) The company aims to demonstrate a w...
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2020-01-14

【CES 2020】Seoul Semiconductor to Mass Produce Micro LED Product with Its Proprietary Mass Transfer Technology

This year at CES, Seoul Semiconductor finally revealed its Micro LED series products for the first time ever since the Korean LED maker announced that it has been working on the technology. LEDinside was honored to be invited to Seoul’s private show room at CES and had an interview with Sam Ryu, executive vice president of IT sales at Seoul Semiconductor to learn more about the company’s Micro LED development progress. Seoul Semiconductor is a discreet company, according to Ryu, as a result, the company only unveiled its Micro LED products...
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2020-01-14

Korean Research Team Announces Micro LED Integrated Smart Lens for Diabetic Diagnosis and Retinopathy Treatment

Researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) published a new study on Nature Reviews Materials with their development of 'Smart Light-emitting diode (LED) Contact Lens,' which enables diagnosis of diabetes and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Professor Sei Kwang Hahn and his research team including his PhD student, Geon-Hui Lee, invented a smart photonic contact lens and a wearable medical device which can diagnose diabetes and treat diabetic retinopathy in collaboration with the research group led by Zhenan Bao from De...
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2020-01-13

JBD Showcases Micro LED Display with 3 Million Nits Brightness for AR/VR Applications

Jade Bird Display (JBD) from China revealed its latest Micro LED development at CES 2020. The company showcased a 0.31-inch display with a brightness of 3 million nits and another ultra-fine pitch display, reported online media Road to VR. (Image: Pixabay) The high brightness Micro LED display has a resolution of 1280*720 and a pixel pitch of 5µm. Despite its small size, JBD realized a brightness of 3 million nits, which is 4800 times brighter than the display of iPhone 11. With ultra-brightness, the display is made for AR/VR application in o...
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2020-01-10

KAIST Breakthroughs Resolution Limitation of Micro LED Displays with its New Technology

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a new technology which overcomes the bottleneck of Micro LED display resolution, reported Business Korea. The new technology will support the production of small size Micro LED displays with high resolution targeting AR and VR applications. In January 6, KAIST announced that Professor Kim Sang-hyun and his research team of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering have developed a Micro LED display with a resolution of 63,500 pixel per inch (ppi) with semi...
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2020-01-10

MICLEDI Microdisplays Raises EUR 4.5 M to Develop Micro LED Displays for AR Glasses

MICLEDI Microdisplays, a spin-off of Belgium-based research institute imec, announced that it has raised EUR 4.5 million (US$ 5 million) seed capital from imec.xpand, with participation of PMV and FIDIMEC. The funding will be used to develop Micro LED displays for next generation Augmented Reality (AR) glasses. MICLEDI’s vision is to make AR smart glasses available for everyday personal use, featuring small, lightweight, long battery life, and reasonable cost. To achieve its goal, MICLEDI is developing the world smallest and brightes...
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2020-01-09

【CES 2020】China Companies Demonstrate Micro LED Displays Backed by Taiwan Supply Chain

CES 2020 gathered more than 170,000 attendees with 4500 companies and 1100 industry experts presenting their latest technologies and insights of the industry. Apart from the Micro LED displays demonstrated by Japan and Korea technology giant, LEDinside found that Chinese packagers, display makers and TV brands also presents their developments in Mini LED and Micro LED, attracting visitors coming from all over the world. Several of the exhibits are supported by technologies of Taiwanese companies including Epistar and EVERLIGHT. Konka The Micr...
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2020-01-09

【CES 2020】Multi-size Micro LED Displays Revealed by Japan and Korea Tech Giants

At CES 2020, it is easy to find out that Micro LED displays are demonstrated by more and more companies. Even though the chips used in those so-called “Micro LED” might not small enough to meet the definition of Micro LED, which is below 100 µm, Micro LED display as a term has become a trend in the display industry. Samsung The Wall series is still the focus of Samsung at this year’s CES. The 292-inch mega-size self-emitting 8K LED displays adopted Sanan’s Mini LED chips and PCB backplane with passive matrix. Sam...
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2020-01-08

AUO Demonstrates Smart Vehicle Solutions with Micro LED Displays

AUO announced its participation to CES to present its latest display technologies and applications that are transforming smart and connected vehicles, and facilitating ultimate user experience at home, at work and on the go. Exhibit highlights include technologies to realize a full digital cockpit: direct bonding lamination of multiple large-sized curved panels, Mini LED backlight with optimal HDR performance, in-cell touch solution with touch and display driver IC integration for thinner structure, plus through-hole design in the display active area to install knobs and b...
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2020-01-07

【CES 2020】Sony Introduces Its First EV Vision-S and Advanced Display Technologies

Worldwide big names are trying hard to impress visitors at CES 2020 with their new technology. At SONY’s CES press conference, the Japan tech giant created a sensation by demonstrating its first electric vehicle, Vision-S. The company also presented its Micro LED display and new Master Series TVs. In addition, SONY announced that PlayStation 5 will be launched this year. Integrating several of its proprietary sensing technologies, SONY worked together with automotive component company Magna, and collaborated with automotive driving technology s...
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2020-01-07

【CES 2020】ITRI Showcases Advanced Micro LED Modular Display

At CES 2020, Micro LED and Mini LED still lead trends of the display industry. LEDinside joined CES this year and was invited to take a first look of Taiwan ITRI’s latest RGB Micro LED display. At the booth of ITRI, the institute presented the world first Micro LED modular display made by directly transferring Micro LED chips onto PCB substrate via its proprietary mass transfer technology. Since PCB substrates are usually uneven, it is challenging to directly put RGB Micro LED chips that are under 100μm onto it. However,...
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2020-01-06

Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys Showcase Micro LED Enabling 4K TV from 42 to 220-inch at CES 2020

Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys announced that they are introducing the new concept display, ‘Micro Clean LED’ at CES 2020. The new concept of Micro Clean LED, which Seoul Viosys developed, is the technology that realizes 4K resolution TV sizes from 42 inch to 220 inch with 1 RGB LED per pixel and is ready for mass production. The Micro Clean LED solutions for a smart watch display also will be demonstrated at CES 2020. (Image: Seoul Semicondutor) Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys leverage their expertise in developing...
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2020-01-06

Samsung Unveils Expanded TV Series with Micro LED, Bezel-less and Vertical Design at First Look before CES 2020

At Samsung’s First Look event hold right before CES 2020, the Korean once again created new viewing experiences for the audience with its novel TV lineups including Micro LED TV, bezel-less TV and a new two ways TV which provides both horizontal and vertical orientations, all featuring 8K AI upscaling capabilities. Jong-hee Han, President of Visual Displays at Samsung Electronics. “As part of our vision of ‘Screens Everywhere,’ we’re thrilled to deliver a more vivid and connected at-home viewing experience by incorporating AI...
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2019-12-27

Micro LED Commercialization Pushed by Supply Chain Integration

Micro LED is expected to bring a revolution to display technology with its high brightness, long lifetime, refined performance and low power consumption. However, its miniaturized size and the massive amount of chips bring challenges for mass production. In order to overcome the bottlenecks of Micro LED technology, the integration within the supply chain is critical. Over the past two years, we have seen partnerships built in the industry for speeding up Micro LED research and development. Equipment makers, Micro LED technology developers as well as display producers h...
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2019-12-27

Sanan Optoelectronics Granted Government Subsidy with Its Micro LED Project

Chinese LED chip producer Sanan Optoelectronics reported that the company has received subsidies from the local government for its Micro LED project which started this year based on the company’s RMB 12 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) investment in Hubei Province, China. The company received a subsidy of RMB 66 million (US$ 9.43 million) on December 24, 2019, according to the agreement signed by Sanan and the local government. Sanan announced that investment plan for building a development center for Micro LED and Mini LED wafer and chip production in ...
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2019-12-26

Epistar and Leyard Join Forces to Set up Mini/Micro LED Production Center

Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer Epistar and the Leyard Group announced their collaboration to set up Mini/Micro LED production center in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China. Yenrich, the subsidiary of Epistar which focuses on innovative LED technology research and development, and Leyard signed an agreement with the Wuxi government for the Mini/Micro LED production center establishment. According to the agreement, they plan to invest a total of RMB 1 billion (US$142.8 million) in the project and expect to mass production by 2023. Epistar said that it might...
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2019-12-24

Five Micro LED Highlights You Can’t Miss in 2019

The year of 2019 was a fruitful year for Micro LED as the technology entering a more mature stage with increasing global manufacturers announcing their progresses and updates in Micro LED applications. LEDinside pointed out in its “2019 Micro LED Next Generation Display Key Technology Report,” that with outstanding performance in brightness, contrast, response time and energy saving, Micro LED technology might out beat LCD and OLED and be adopted in wearable applications, automotive displays, AR/VR and large displays. In the past year, ...
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2019-12-20

BOE and Rohinni Launch JV BOE Pixey for Micro/Mini LED Backlit Displays and Video Walls

China display manufacturer BOE and Micro LED technology builder Rohinni officially announced the launch of their joint venture, BOE Pixey. The two companies reported in January 2019 that they will form a joint venture focusing on Micro LED and Mini LED based display backlight technology. In development for more than two years, BOE Pixey will design and build LCD display backlights, direct-emission displays and display-related sensors for televisions, video walls and other large-format end products. The joint venture will roll out at CES 2020, with ...
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2019-12-20

TowerJazz and Aledia Partners to Speed up Micro LED Production

Israeli TowerJazz announced the process development partnership with Aledia, the French 3D LEDs display manufacturer. This development is based on Aledia’s IP and utilizes TowerJazz’s Transfer Optimization and Development Process Services (TOPS). Financed by Intel Capital among others, Aledia's nanowire-LED display technology offers breakthrough solutions for the global display market’s constant growing demand. (Image: TowerJaxx/Aledia) Aledia has expanded its technology to 3D Micro LED production by adopting Veeco’s...
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2019-12-19

What to Expect on CES 2020? Micro LED Display and Smart Wearables with AR Still Featured

CES, the first highlight of the technology industry every year, will take place from September 7 to 10 in Las Vegas. At the coming CES 2020, what are the featured technologies and products that will amaze the industry? Following the on-going trends, LEDinside points out the products and innovations that we might find at the big event in the beginning of 2020. Micro LED Displays and Applications Micro LED technology has moved few steps towards commercialization after years of development. Samsung unveiled its stunning Micro LED displays at CES in the past t...
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2019-12-18

Samsung Reportedly Increases Investment in 2020 for Micro LED Mass production

Korean media etnews covered that Samsung is planning to make an investment in Micro LED facilities in the first half of 2020 to kick off mass production of Micro LED. According to the report, Samsung has been in contact with equipment manufacturers and pending on the scale of the investment. The Korean giant might make its final decision for the Micro LED investment after CES 2020. Samsung was said to reveal the specifications of the Micro LED product at CES 2020 and decide further on the production volume afterwards. The company has showcase its Micro...
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2019-12-17

China Government to Add Subsidies up to $285 Million for Display Technologies including Micro/Mini LED and OLED

The Chinese government aims to push innovative display technology development and revealed a new regulation of subsidy.  The Guangzhou government published a notice pointing out that with the goal to upgrade the display technology of the province, the government will support companies investing in novel display technologies including OLED, AMOLED, Mini/Micro LED, QLED, printing display, laser display, 3D display, holographic display, e-paper flexible display, grapheme display and others. (Image: Pixabay) The government will provide a one-time subsidy ...
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2019-12-11

LED Companies in China Report Micro/Mini LED Production Progresses in 2019

Chinese companies proactively joined Micro LED development and production to catch up with the competitors in Taiwan and South Korea. LED chip producer Sanan Optoeletronics and panel manufacturer BOE both reported that they are putting focus on Mini LED and Micro LED production. Other China-based industry players also revealed their progress in the past year. Refond Refond completed a Mini LED autonomous production line and will expand its capacity if once the demands grow. The company has supplied its Mini LED products to several display producers ...
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2019-12-11

AIXTRON Qualified for Micro LED production at PlayNitride

AIXTRON announced that PlayNitride has qualified its AIX G5+ C MOCVD system for the manufacturing of GaN-based (gallium nitride) Micro LEDs, concluding the joint collaboration agreement signed in January. The German equipment provider and Micro LED specialist PlayNitride reported their partnership in January 2019 to speed up Micro LED mass production with AIXTRON’s AIX G5+ C platform. According to AIXTRON, PlayNitride ordered another tool for expanding its capacities for high-volume production of Micro LEDs. The M...
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2019-12-10

Smart Glasses Might Replace Smart Phones, Bringing Opportunities for Micro LED

Smart glasses are expected to replace smartphones in the coming three to five years. Global big names pushing their development in smart wearable applications particularly headset or glasses combining AR technology with the ultimate goal to make them function like smartphones. In the past 10 years, the invention and usage of smartphones have changed the ecosystem of the technology industry as well as our daily life. But as new developments in smartphones become limited, the smartphone market shows tepidity recently. Trendforce analysis pointed out that market demand of smartphone i...
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2019-12-06

RiTdisplay Expects Micro LED Mass Production in 2020

PMOLED specialist RiTdisplay announced that the company plans to launch Micro LED and Mini LED products in 2020 with volume production and expects profit boom in the coming year. On top of its PMOLED technology, RiTdisplay has extended its business to automotive OLED lighting and Mini/Micro LED. The company established joint venture with Luminit for OLED based automotive lighting in December 2018. Its products have been verified by six automobile companies in Japan, Europe and the U.S. As for Mini/Micro LED, RiTdisplay collaborated ...
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2019-12-06

Plessey Achieves Native Red InGaN LEDs on Silicon for Full Color Micro LED Displays

The British Micro LED technology developer Plessey reported that it has successfully developed the world’s first GaN on Silicon-based red LED. (Image: Plessey) Whilst InGaN-based blue and green LEDs are commercially available, red LEDs are typically based on AlInGaP material or color converted red. For AR, achieving high efficiency ultra-fine pitch red pixels (< 5 µm) remains elusive due to severe edge effects from AlInGaP material and cavity losses from color conversion processes. InGaN-based red is attractive as it offers lower...
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2019-12-05

Korean Equipment Maker Charm Engineering to Adds Micro LED Business

The South Korean equipment manufacturer Charm Engineering is extending its business towards Micro LED display and built partnership with Korea Photonics to develop related technologies. (Image: Pixabay) According to Charm Engineering, the company is expanding its display repairing business from OLED display to Micro LED display with its newly developed TFT array defective wiring repair equipment, reported ETnews, an online media in South Korea. The equipment provider also reported that it has signed a MOU with Korea Photonics Technology Institu...
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