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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2019-12-31

As Competitiveness of High-end TV with Mini LED Backlighting Rises, Panel Manufacturers Rush to Develop Active Matrix Technology, Says TrendForce

Highlights • Mini LED backlighting represents a significant upgrade in display technology and is becoming more and more cost-competitive. • Active matrix products are the key to increasing Mini LED presence in the high-end TV segment. The increase in die bonding efficiency, the decrease in Mini LED chip cost, and the historical low of open cell prices all contributed to the significantly lowered costs of displays utilizing Mini LED backlighting. According to the New Display Technology Cost Analysis quarterly report from the WitsView research divisi...
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2019-12-30

Tesla Supplier Sets up New Facility in Taiwan for Automotive and Mini LED Displays

Tesla light source supplier, EOI (Excellence Optoelectronics Inc), hold a groundbreaking ceremony on December 27 for its new facility at Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Park. The new facility will be used for research and development of Mini LED for automotive displays and large size display, as well as automotive LED lighting module. EOI’s new facility will cover an area of 20,000 square meters with an 11-floor building. The construction is expected to be finished in 2021. LEDinside covered in October 2018 that EOI announced its plan to develop Mini L...
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2019-12-30

TCL to Showcase Next Generation Mini-LED Technology at CES 2020

TCL Electronics announced that it will showcase the next generation of Mini-LED technology at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 2020. TCL continues to improve and drive the penetration of Mini-LEDs. With Quantum Contrast technology, TCL claims that it has established a new standard for TV picture quality. Its latest development, the next generation of Mini-LED, will be unveiled at TCL’s press conference at CES on January 6, 2020. (Image: TCL) "TCL is thrilled to be at tech's biggest show and stand on tech's ...
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2019-12-26

Lextar to Showcase Mini LED Backlight Module at CES 2020

Taiwan-based LED company Lextar announced that its 17.3-inch Mini LED backlight module will be adopted by notebook brand and will be demonstrated at CES 2020. Lextar has transformed its business structure by cutting of lighting business and focusing on automotive applications, IR LEDs and Mini/Micro LED since 2018. With the transformation, the company has presented its novel technologies including automotive Mini LED, Mini LED backlight products and Mini LED RGB displays at various international events in the past year. (Image: Lextar) The M...
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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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2019-12-17

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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2019-12-04

Supply Chain Getting Ready for Apple’s Rumored Mini LED Backlit iPad and MacBook Pro

Rumors of Apple’s Mini LED products have been going on since April 2019 and the latest news is that the company will begin mass production of iPad and MacBook Pro with Mini LED backlight display in 2020. Other Mini LED-based products will come in two to three years. (Image: Apple) Apple’s new Mini LED products, including a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a 16-inch Macbook which are said to be launched the soonest in the third and fourth quarter in 2020, will benefit the company’s supply chain covering chip makers, display producer and assembly com...
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2019-11-29

Mini LED as Major Target for LED and Panel Producers in Taiwan and China

Since the initial production began in the second half of 2018, Mini LED products including backlit panel and RGB displays are gaining more and more visibility in the industry with a wide range of applications launched in 2019 and the coming 2020. The LED industry players in Taiwan and China see the rising market of Mini LED and are putting their strength into product development and capacity increase. Epistar, as a Mini LED pioneer, has already shipped backlight product for high-end monitors, notebooks, automotive displays and smartphones. The company is going t...
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2019-11-21

FitTech Sees Business Growth in 2020 with Increasing Orders for Mini LED Equipment

As Mini LED products entering the market, equipment producer FitTech, who experts in Mini LED probing, sorting and testing is expect thriving business in 2020. (Image: FitTech) Mini LED and Micro LED technologies became more mature in the past year, leading to higher demands and requirements for back-end manufacture processes such as testing and probing. Thus, FitTech is taking orders from LED companies in Taiwan and China. Taiwanese chip producer Epistar just revealed that it will increase investment in testing equipment in 2020. In addition, currently...
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2019-11-21

Epistar Increases Investment in Mini LED to Boost Capacity for Rising Demands

Chip provider Epistar announced that it will double its capital expenditure to gear up for booming demands with increasing Mini LED applications in the coming years. The Taiwan-based LED chip maker sees rising demands in Mini LED products in the near future and plans to prepare its capacity in advance. As a result, Epistar said that it plans to increase its capital expenditure to above NTD 5 billion (US$ 163.83 billion), comparing to the regular expanses of NTD 2.5 billion (US$ 82 million) in the past. Currently the two major applications of Mini LED a...
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2019-11-14

Everlight to Expand LED Capacity in 2020 for UV and Mini LED Applications

Everlight, the Taiwan-based LED packager, announced that it will expand its LED capacity in 2020 mainly for automotive LEDs and invisible LEDs such as UV LED and IR LEDs. The LED industry has been through a challenging year in 2019 and is expecting a rebound in 2020 with commercialization of Mini LED and Micro LED. Growth in horticulture lighting contributed by legalized cannabis production in North America is also a momentum for the industry. Seeing the opportunity, Everlight is gearing up for the rising demands. The company reported a reven...
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2019-11-01

March into the Mini LED and Micro LED Market: Macroblock X Konka

Macroblock was invited to participate in the product launch held by Konka Group at Chongqing Konka semiconductor and optoelectronics industrial park. Konka has been aggressively investing to develop Mini and Micro LED technology to aim at the high-end LED display market. At the product launch event, the company released its latest Micro LED TV series, APHAEA, including a 236 inches 8K TV with a pixel pitch of 0.68mm. The product adopt Macroblock's driver IC MBI5759 which provides image quality of 14-bit gray scale and comes with a common cathode...
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2019-10-23

Increasing Demands for High Contrast Display Drives Mini LED Commercialization

As display technology continues to progress, worldwide big names have launched innovative displays that the resolution has evolved from full HD to 4K. Nevertheless, without high contrast, the refined display performance of high resolution would not be fully presented. High contrast intensifies the brightness and darkness of images and videos on TVs and gaming monitors and enables AR wearables or automotive displays to deliver clear picture under sunlight. Thus, the demands for high contrast display keep rising. LEDs, with its self-emitting feature, can be adopted to various ...
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2019-10-09

TCL to Sell Its Mini LED Backlit TVs on Best Buy

Mini LED backlit products are entering the end market with TCL partners Best Buy to sell its 8-Series TVs that adopting Mini LED backlight technology and quantum dot color technology. The China-based company has presented its 8K QLED TVs and Mini LED TVs at different international events since 2019 and is now ready to bring the product into the consumer market. The Mini LED backlit TVs of TCL were developed via the cooperation with Chinese panel maker CSOT. A 65-inch AM LED backlight display with 5,000 dimming zone was showcased at ...
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2019-10-08

Everlight Pushes Automotive Applications with Mini LEDs and IR LED Products

LED packaging company Everlight continues to strengthen its technology development for niche applications. The company has been expanding business in automotive applications covering automotive display, IR LED sensors and interior lighting products. Everlight has launched a wide range of automotive products including Mini LED taillight, Mini LED automotive displays, IR LEDs for face recognition in automotive environments and interior lighting LEDs. The Taiwan-based LED packager has proactively pushes interior LED applications and joined ISELED alli...
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2019-10-07

Rising Mini LED Penetration to Bring up Revenue for Taiwan LED Makers

LEDinside indicated in the latest Mini LED and HDR High-End Display Market Report that Mini LED backlight is projected to reach penetration rates of 20%, 15% and 10% in the application markets of ITs, TVs and tablets. The growing market of Mini LED displays and other applications is expected to spur the tepid LED market. Several Taiwanese LED producers are looking forward to revenue increase with the prospering Mini LED trend. (Image: Lextar) Taiwan-based chip maker Epistar, as a Mini LED pioneer, has begun Mini LED shipment last year...
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2019-10-02

Apple Might Launch the First Mini LED-based iPad and MacBook by 4Q20

In April, an Apple rumor pointed out that the company would have launched Mini LED backlight product in the second half of 2019 and Mini LED iPad as well as Macbook since the end of 2020. In June, we have seen Apple presented its Pro Display XDR based on LED backlight display which is similar to Mini LED backlight technology but not the same. Now, Apple was said again that it will launch iPad and MacBook adopting Mini LED displays. The rumor said that the Mini LED based iPad and MacBook will use about 10,000 LED chips that are smaller than...
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2019-10-02

TrendForce Announces Top 10 Trends in Information and Communication Technology Industry for 2020

In this press release, TrendForce provides predictions of the information and communication technology industry for 2020, focusing on 10 key themes. Demand from AI, 5G, and automotive will push back against headwinds in the global semiconductor market The global semiconductor market has been in a slump this year on account of the fallout from the US-China trade dispute. Although the demand outlook remains uncertain for 2020, TrendForce expects the market to make a gradual recovery on the back of the demand related to 5G, AI, and automotive applications. The strategies...
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2019-09-26

[Touch Taiwan Interview] ASM Pacific Technology Showcases Fully Automatic Production Line to Push Forward Micro LED

Micro LED and Mini LED related applications are in the spotlight of this year's Touch Taiwan International Smart Display Exhibition. Products showcased during the event included large-size Mini LED RGB outdoor displays, Mini LED backlight gaming displays, Micro LED automotive displays, and small-size wearable panels, demonstrating the technical strength of manufacturers. These next-generation display applications feature fine images and vivid colors, which are the result of uniform arrangement of millions of LED dies on the driver backplane. However,...
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2019-09-25

SiliconCore Partners TOPCO to Supply Driver ICs for Mini/Micro LED Displays

SiliconCore built a partnership with TOPCON to supply its LED driver IC products for Taiwan-based display manufacturers to meet growing demands in the progressing Micro LED and Mini LED display market. TOPCON will help SiliconCore to deliver its LED driver ICs featured with common cathode solution. Compared with LED displays adopting common anode drivers, the common cathode ICs based LED displays can save energy consumption up to 40 percent with lower surface temperature. The products are suitable for Mini LED and Micro LED display prod...
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2019-09-17

With an Edge in Power Consumption and Color, Mini LEDs will Continue to See Higher Penetration Rates in High-End Display Markets, Says TrendForce

The latest Mini LED and HDR High-End Display Market Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reveals that Mini LED backlight displays all have a significant advantage in brightness, reliability and performance, as well as a chance to grab a slice of the high-end display market. It may even extend the lifetime of LCDs. It is predicted that Mini LED backlights in 2024 will enjoy penetration rates of 20%, 15% and 10% in the application markets of ITs, TVs and tablets, respectively. TrendForce points out that, in comparing the features of OLED and...
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2019-09-09

Micro LED, QLED and More High-end TVs Technologies Compete against One Another at IFA

IFA 2019 opened on September 6 in Berlin and has attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors from across the world to showcase their latest products and technologies. Display technology has been a focus of worldwide big name recently and display products covering TVs and mobile phones are featured at the show. 8K TV is the battle field for global industry players. Samsung, Sharp, LG, TCL and others all brought their newly developed high end TVs adopting QLED, OLED, Micro LED, Mini LED technologies to the show. Korean giant Samsung announced its new 55-inc...
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2019-09-06

Micro LED and Mini LED Opportunities in the Oversupplied Display Market

Innovative display technology is no longer a new idea in the industry with more and more Micro/Mini LED display products exhibited at major international events in the past two years. However, there are still several challenging bottlenecks within Micro LED and Mini LED manufacture process that block the way to product commercialization. Therefore, it is expected that more industry players joining the market will help to advance solutions for achieving technology breakthroughs. Flexible, Folding and Transparent Displays: Turning Points for the Oversupplied Displ...
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2019-09-04

Mini LED to Shine with Applications that OLED Cannot Achieve

Mini LED has been viewed as the technology to confront OLED in display applications. Industry players from Taiwan possessing expertise in LEDs and LCD see the opportunity and are accelerating their technology development, aiming to boost the LED industry. Chip maker Epistar and vertical integrated LED company Lextar both demonstrated a wide range of Mini LED products including Mini LED backlit displays for gaming notebook, monitors, automotive panels and large sized Mini LED RGB displays for outdoor signage. Automotive applications are the targe...
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2019-09-03

【Touch Taiwan 2019】Micro LED and Mini LED Applications Getting Ready for Mass Production

Micro LED and Mini LED technologies and applications created a sensation at Touch Taiwan 2019. Exhibitors from the supply chain presented key materials, components, equipment solutions as well as products applications following the Micro LED and Mini LED waves. eLux and Epileds jointly demonstrate a 12-inch full color Micro LED automotive display. The display adopts Micro LED RGB chip sized 40-50µm by Epileds and active LTPS backplane drive solution, reaching 42 ppi and brightness over 1,000nits. The full color and high contrast display performan...
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2019-09-02

【Touch Taiwan 2019】Micro LEDs Hit Automotive and Wearable Applications

Touch Taiwan closed on August 30. Visitors at the show could find a wide range of display applications from wearables panel below 1 inch to large TVs up to 120-inch based on Mini LED and Micro LED technologies. One of the eye-catching products showcased by panel manufacturer AUO is the 12.1-inch Micro LED automotive panel that delivered vivid colors, high contrast and smooth display performance. At the same time, an AM Mini LED display flaunted an astonishing screen quality. According to AUO, since automotive verification takes long time, the company see...
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2019-08-30

【Touch Taiwan 2019】LED and Panel Companies Showcase Micro LED/Mini LEDs Applications

Touch Taiwan 2019, the major business fair for the display industry, kicked off on August 28 at Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan. The event attracted around 300 suppliers from the supply chain to show their latest display technologies and products. AUO exhibited varios high-end displays Micro LEDs and Mini LEDs are definitely the spotlight of the show this year. Event organizer particularly arranged a zone for Micro LED and Mini LED products and solutions which attracted companies including Epistar, Lextar, Macroblock, TOPCO, ASM Paci...
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