2020-03-31

Plessey to Work with Facebook on Micro LED Display Technology for AR/VR Applications

Plessey, the UK-based Micro LED display developer focusing on AR/MR display application, announced that it is collaborating with Facebook, providing its technology to support Facebook building prototype and develop new technologies for potential use in the AR/VR space. (Image: Plessey) Plessey has been focusing on Micro LED-based AR display technology and it was rumored that Apple had plan to acquire Plessey with its interest in AR smart glasses. However, now Plessey teams up with Facebook and will license its technology to the social media giant for cr...
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2020-03-31

Bringing Micro LEDs to the Dimensions of the Silicon Industry with ALLOS’ 200 mm and 300 mm GaN-on-Si Epiwafers

To address the wafer size mismatch and to tackle the yield challenge in Micro LED production, ALLOS has applied its unique strain-engineering to show outstanding uniformity and reproducibility for 200 mm GaN-on-Si epiwafers. Additionally the company reports about its success on the roadmap to 300 mm. Yield plays a crucial role to make Micro LED displays successful. It has a direct impact on the manufacturing complexity and cost. To enable the needed cost reductions, large wafer diameters are essential. This is particularly true for Micro LED applications in which...
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2020-03-30

Seoul Viosys and UCSB Find the Characteristics of Green and Blue InGaN Micro LEDs down to 1 μm

A team with researchers at Seoul Viosys and University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) published a study focuses on features of Micro LEDs as their size goes smaller at 1 to 10 μm. External quantum efficiency (EQE) of Micro LEDs usually reduces when Micro LEDs get smaller, which becomes an issue for Micro LED technology builders. To further understand the relation between EQE and chip size, a research team of Seoul Viosys and UCSB focus on Micro LEDs down to 1 μm to compare the EQE trend for blue and green InGaN Micro LE...
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2020-03-27

China Companies to Order Equipment for Micro LED Production

The spreading coronavirus epidemic did not stop industry players from progressing advanced technology development. Chinese companies recently reported new orders and subsidies for equipment to push Micro LED technology development. (Image: LEDinside) The biggest LED wafer and chip producer Sanan Optoelectronic reported that its subsidiary Sanan Semiconductor has received subsidies from the Quanzhou government in March for purchasing equipment. The amount of the subsidies was RMB 143 million (US$ 20.16 million). Sanan Semiconductor has formed partnership with...
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2020-03-27

Micro LED + LiDAR, the Key Technologies for Apple to Push AR Products and Applications?

AR applications and devices are one of the major focuses of Apple at the moment. The company has shown its interests in AR technology development and considered that AR wearable glasses may replace smartphones in the near future. Rumors about Apple to reveal its AR smart glasses soon have been going on as well. Apple launched the new iPad Pro adopting LiDAR Scanner and releases the latest ARKit 3.5 which enables app developers to take advantage of the new LiDAR Scanner to capture 3D features of the surrounding environment. ARKit 3.5 also includes instant A...
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2020-03-19

3D Sensing Equipment Provider CyberOptics Receives New Orders for Micro LED Inspection and Metrology Systems

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the progress of Micro LED technology continues to go on. After AIXTRON reported that it has received orders from the Konka Group for Micro LED pilot production, another equipment supplier, CyperOptics, who specialized in high precision 3D sensing technology, also announced orders for Micro LED production. Based in Minnesota, USA, CyberOptics develops and manufactures 3D sensing technology solutions for inspection and metrology in the SMT and semiconductor markets to improve yields and productivity. (Image: CyberO...
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2020-03-18

AUO Sees Opportunities with Its Panel Products and More despite the Impacts of Coronavirus

AU Optronics (AUO), the Taiwan-based panel manufacturer, held an annual press event displaying its new products and applications in 2020 including 8K TVs, Micro LED automotive displays, Mini LED backlit displays. (Image: LEDinside) The wide range of displays target diverse fields covering medical applications, gaming displays, public information displays, automotive displays and more. AUO noted that orders for medical and educational applications such as electronic whiteboards and digital X-ray panels have increased with rising needs in home education and med...
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2020-03-17

Konka Adopts AIXTRON Tools for Micro LED Pilot Production

AIXTRON announced that Konka Group has ordered multiple AIX G5+ C and AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD systems to build its own volume production of GaN-based (gallium nitride) and AsP-based (Arsenide-Phosphide) Mini- and Micro LEDs. Konka, which recently announced its plans to enter the North American consumer electronics market in 2020, established its Micro LED initiative as a joint venture with Chongqing Liangshan Industrial Investment. The company also increase an investment of over US$210 million for Micro LED development. Most recently, ...
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2020-03-13

VerLASE Introduces Novel Mass Transfer Technique for Micro LED Displays

Micro LED technology builder VerLASE introduced a novel mass transfer technique for Micro LED display production based on its “Large Area Assembly Platform” (LAAP), which the company revealed in June, 2019. With similar concept, the company transfer the technology into a simpler, semiconductor-fab compatible solution based on Photo-Mechanical Actuation (PMA). According to VerLASE, the solution uses a novel formulation comprising of fab compatible chemistries and transfer stamp architecture in a unique way to deterministically pick-up a large ...
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2020-03-06

Plessey Adds Passive Matrix Micro LED Display to Its Data-Vµ™ Product Family

Following the launch of Plessey’s Data-Vµ segmented Micro LED display products in 2019, the company has now extended the range with the introduction of passive matrix pixelized Micro LED displays, based on Plessey’s proprietary monolithic GaN-on-Silicon technology. (Image: Plessey) These fully addressable micro-displays can provide the high brightness/low power image source demanded by the advanced compact optical projectors embedded in AR/MR information systems. The displays can be customized to provide the specific resolution and color requir...
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2020-03-06

Samsung Includes Epistar for Micro LED Chip Supply

Samsung has added Epistar, the Taiwan based LED chip provider, as a supplier of Micro LED chips to diversity its supply chain, reported Korean media, TheElec. (Image: Samsung) The report said that Samsung included Epistar to its Micro LED supply chain to secure its promise for launching Micro LED TVs in the second half of 2020. Samsung revealed its Micro LED TV lineup earlier this year at CES 2020. The company aims to debut four sizes Micro LED TVs covering 75 inches, 88 inches 93 inches and 110 inches to the market in Europe, North Ameri...
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2020-03-05

Electroninks Collaborates Enjet to Provide <10µm High Resolution Direct Metallization for the Printed Electronics Market

Electroninks, the supplier of particle-free silver, gold, and platinum conductive inks and pastes, announced the strategic alliance with Enjet Inc., the ultra-high resolution printing expert to support advanced manufacturing of display, touchpanel, and packaging products. The two companies will leverage their capabilities and resources to demonstrate conductive ink and printing equipment products.    Electroninks and Enjet will work together as a dynamic team to supply conductive ink printing at <10µm in several markets including Micro LED, Mini LED, EM...
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2020-03-04

TCL Teams up Sanan to Work on Micro LED Technology

According to TCL’s latest update, the Chinese display company built strategic partnership with Sanan Semiconductor, a subsidiary of Sanan Optoelectronics. The two companies will establish a joint laboratory to develop Micro LED display technology. TCL and Sanan signed a strategic partnership MOU on March 3. According to the MOU, the two partners will set up a laboratory to develop Micro LED technology from end to end, addressing key issues of the engineering techniques and accelerating Micro LED production and applications. The partnership aims t...
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2020-03-02

Daktronics Announces Investment in X Display Company for Mass Transfer and MicroLED Technology

LED display manufacturer Daktronics announces that it has participated in a Series A investment round in X Display Company (XDC). XDC is a spinoff of X-Celeprint, who creates and owns leading intellectual property (IP) and capabilities in Micro LED mass transfer technology. Series A investments will support XDC’s further development in Micro LED capabilities and applications. Micro LED technologies support Daktronics’ line of narrow pixel pitch LED displays and will enable solutions to move into the realm of less than 1-millimeter line s...
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2020-02-25

SiliconCore Presents 0.83mm MicroLED at ISE

SiliconCore showcased its Lotus 0.83mm technology with a Micro LED display at ISE 2020. The Micro LED display, according to SiliconCore is three times as bright and 50% more power efficient. (Image: SiliconCore) SiliconCore LED displays features lowest power consumption, highest brightness, and lowest operating temperatures. The Lotus 0.83mm LED display with a brightness of 2000 nits surpasses the market with the brightest and most efficient sub-1mm pitch LED display in the world. A 4K resolution display can be achieved at 144-inch with a smooth, touc...
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2020-02-18

Micro/Mini LED Displays Showcased at ISE 2020

ISE 2020 ended last week on February 15 at RAI Amsterdam. Despite that some companies decided to pull off from the exhibition with coronavirus concerns, still many worldwide industry leaders attend ISE 2020 with their latest products. Micro LED and Mini LED displays, the next-gen display technology, also played significant roles at the event with several new products showcased and innovative solution presented. Samsung Presents 583-inch Micro LED Display - The Wall for Business Samsung extended product portfolio, The Wall for Business, covering Mic...
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2020-02-13

Compound Photonics and Plessey Light Up 0.26” Fully Addressable Integrated Micro LED Display Module for AR/MR

Compound Photonics and Plessey Semiconductors announced the results of their collaboration, the first fully addressable Micro LED display modules. Engineering teams from both companies have fabricated functional Micro LED display modules combining CP’s high speed digital low-latency display backplane with Plessey’s GaN-on-Silicon monolithic Micro LED array technology. Plessey produced the Micro LED array wafer bonded to CP’s backplane wafer at its facility in the UK. In turn, CP’s team assembled and packaged display modules from t...
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2020-02-11

Samsung Joins ISE 2020 with its Micro LED Displays and More

Samsung Electronics is showcasing its leading displays including an expansion of QLED 8K SMART displays, new applications of The Wall and Samsung Flip 2 digital flipchart at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020 starting today on February 11 to 14 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (Image: Samsung) Participation of the event enables Samsung to introduce advanced commercial applications of its display technology, addressed Hyesung Ha, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. At ISE, the Korean giant push its Micr...
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2020-02-07

Plessey Announces Partnership with Axus Technology to Deliver Monolithic Micro LED Displays

British Micro LED expert Plessey continues to expand partnerships with other industry players to accelerate Micro LED development. The company reported its collaboration with Axus Technology (Axus), a global provider of CMP, wafer thinning and wafer polishing surface-processing solutions for semiconductor applications, to bring high-performance GaN-on-Silicon monolithic Micro LED technology to the mass market. (Image: Plessey) Plessey continues to invest heavily in its manufacturing facility to boost Micro LED display capabilities with the purchase of met...
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2020-02-05

VEECO Introduce MOCVD Systems for Mass Production of Advanced Photonics Devices Covering Micro LED and VCSEL

Veeco Instruments introduced the Lumina MOCVD platform, which incorporates its proprietary TurboDisc® reactor technology for film uniformity, yield and device performance for photonics applications. This new MOCVD platform, including the Lumina R480™ and Lumina R480S™ models, will accelerate the production of VCSEL, Edge-Emitting Laser (EEL) and Mini / Micro LED devices. The equipment provider brought its new products to Photonics West, starting February 4, in San Francisco. (Image: Veeco) According to Veeco, the new Lumin...
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2020-02-05

Plessey Partners WaveOptics to Build Micro LED Module for Smart Glasses

UK-based Micro LED technology developer Plessey announced at Photonics West its’ new partnership with WaveOptics, a designer and manufacturer of diffractive waveguides. (Image: WaveOptics/Plessey) This two companies aim to create a new optical module for next generation smart glasses incorporating Plessey’s native green Micro LED full HD display with WaveOptics’ Katana waveguide technology and projector design. The full HD Micro LED display from Plessey is the result of its previously announced partnership with Compound Photonics, t...
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2020-02-03

University of Sheffield Spin-out EpiPix Developing Micro LED Technology for Next-gen Applications

University of Sheffield in the UK announced the launch of its new spin-out company focusing on Micro LED technology on January 31, 2020. The company, named EpiPix is developing and commercializing Micro LED technology for photonics applications covering AR/VR wearable devices, 3D sensing and LiFi. A research team of the university recently published a new manufacture method to develop green InGaN Micro LED. The research team leader, Professor Tao Wang at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and th...
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2020-01-31

Samsung Partners Art Community to Promote Digital Art with Its Micro LED Display

Samsung Electronics announced its collaboration with Niio Art, a platform for new media art, to launch an open call for new media artists for the Samsung The Wall x Niio Art Awards. The award aims to discover inspiring digital art from around the world. Entrants will compete for a chance to be exhibited internationally on Samsung’s The Wall, the highest quality, large form factor 4K Micro LED digital art canvas, and qualify for up to $15,000 in cash prizes. The competition will culminate in summer exhibitions at ten showcase locations including Korea, Singapore, ...
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2020-01-31

【NEPCON JAPAN】Micro LED on Its Way to Commercialization with Equipment Solutions

Comparing to CES, NEPCON is more a low-key show focusing more on the technology communication rather than media exposure. The event style also reflected on how Micro LED technology was presented in the two shows. At NEPCON Japan, even though Micro LED and Mini LED displays are not as highlighted as they were at CES 2020, LEDinside still saw some Japan based exhibitors introducing their proprietary technologies covering mass transferring and inspection. These equipment makers offer mass production solutions for Micro LED displays, which are right ...
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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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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

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