2022-10-11

【Exclusive Interview】K&S Accelerates Mini LED Commercialization by Developing Integrated Services and Laser Transfer Technologies

Mini LED and Micro LED have been two cutting-edge technologies in the spotlight across the display industry, where relevant applications are thriving, particularly those powered by Mini LED. After Apple launched its Mini LED iPad Pro, Mini LED is expected to take off quickly in the market.   However, the transfer process remains a challenge for mass production of Mini LED (and Micro LED, too). Processing a large number of Mini/Micro LEDs (which is necessary for mass production) using the existing technologies and equipment is apparently too tim...
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2022-09-08

Jufeng launches high performance Mini LED Solder Paste Solution

With the continuous upgrading of MiniLED industry, the market trend has gradually become clear. With the steady development of backlight TV and laptop display applications, the continuous innovation of small-size VR display technology, and the growing demand for intelligent EV, MiniLED backlights have become more and more popular in the market.  Jufeng, a leading semiconductor soldering and electronic packaging material solution provider since 2006, recently released its ultra-fine size solder paste solution JF-ML100, which can be widely used in differ...
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2022-06-29

TrendForce 2022 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis- Business Reimagined

According to TrendForce’s “2022 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis,” although the vehicle market demand has shrunk due to the Russia–Ukraine War and COVID-19 pandemic in China, the automotive LED market demand has steadily increased in 2022 thanks to the increasing LED headlight penetration and rise of advanced technologies such as those for intelligent headlamps, logo lamps, (intelligent) ambient lights, and Mini LED / HDR automotive displays. TrendForce has analyzed the development in the automotive ...
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2022-06-02

TrendForce 2022 Mini LED New Backlight Display Trend Analysis: Current Development of Brands and Strategy Analysis

According to TrendForce’s latest market research report the “TrendForce 2022 Mini LED New Backlight Display Trend Analysis”, the trend of Mini LED backlights led by leading players including Samsung and Apple in 2021 has encouraged other brands to introduce the up-to-date components into their new displays in 2022. For example, TV manufacturers such as Sony, Sharp, and Hisense have decided to use Mini LED backlights this year, while MSI, Lenovo, and GIGABYTE have applied the components to MNT and NB markets. As new comers have...
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2022-05-04

【Touch Taiwan 2022】Partnerships between Giants to Create Win-Win Micro/Mini LED Display Solutions

Touch Taiwan 2022 kicked off on April 27 in Taipei, centering on the theme “Features on Cross Industry Integration , the Future of Displays”, during which major players––such as Ennostar, Macroblock, AUO and PlayNitride––showcased various products which they have spent years to make. Ennostar Ennostar focused on displays and sensing. The first thing catching visitors’ eyes was an ultra fine pitch display featuring 0404 RGB LED. The LED manufacturing group also exhibited solutions for small and large displays powered...
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2022-03-22

TrendForce: LED Market Value Likely to Hit USD 30.312 Billion in 2026

According to TrendForce’s latest report “Gold+ Member: Global LED Industry Data Base and LED Player Movement Quarterly Update”, economic activities have returned in all aspects as the COVID-19 pandemic began slowing down in 2021, boosting the global LED market scale to USD 17.65 billion (+15.4% YoY), a growth rate that beats expectations. Looking to the future, market value of Mini LED backlights and video walls will continue going up, along with increased automotive LED penetration, rising demand for high-end lighting, and expanded v...
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2022-01-12

Week in Review: Mini/Micro LED, CES 2022

CES 2022 is arguably the biggest event for the LED industry this week, as various Mini/Micro LED products stunned attendees on their debut. Moreover, several other events are noteworthy, including LG’s plan to ship its first Micro LED TVs this year, HC Semitek’s 1.5 billion yuan investment in Mini/Micro LED development and Xiaomi becoming a shareholder of Micro LED business Shenzhen Sitan. Let’s cut to the chase and take a glance at the following major events that happened in the first week of 2022. 【Major Events】 LG’s F...
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2022-01-07

Ming-Chi Kuo: Meta to Announce Advanced VR Headset in 2H22, While Apple Will Delay AR/MR Product Launch to Late 2022

On January 5, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from TF International, reported that Meta will launch a new advanced VR headset in 2H22. The launch of Apple’s AR/MR headset will be delayed to the end of this year, while Sony’s PS5 VR device will be shipped starting in 2Q22. Specifically, Meta plans to release the Oculus Quest 3 in 2H22 with an estimated shipment of 1–2 million units. According to the report, the Quest 3 is the first Meta VR device using 2.48-inch Mini LED screens with a resolution of 2160×2160 and unit cost of $25&nd...
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2022-01-06

Full-angle DBR Enhances Flip-chip Mini-LED Performance

WHU team shows improved performance of flip-chip blue and green mini-LEDs by introducing a full-angle distributed Bragg reflector Researchers from Wuhan University in China have proposed a novel full-angle Ti3O5/SiO2 DBR to enhance the performance of flip-chip blue and green mini-LEDs. “The full-angle DBR provides a promising strategy for the development of high-efficiency blue and green flip-chip mini-LEDs for display application.” said Shengjun Zhou, a professor at Wuhan University who directed the research. Mini-LEDs have been cons...
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2022-01-04

A Different Story: New 27-inch iMac Will Reportedly Stick to LCD Instead of Using Mini LED Display

According to the latest news reports, the redesigned 27-inch iMac will be equipped with a conventional LCD panel instead of a Mini LED monitor, which is different from what the previous rumors suggested. However, display analyst Ross Young has reasserted that the new iMac will stick to the original plan of using Mini LEDs. As suggested by the recent reports, despite not using Mini LEDs, Apple will install 30%-40% more chips in the LCD for its iMac model with higher brightness. Like the 24-inch model, various colors will be available for the 27-inch one. T...
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2021-12-30

Shipments of LCD Monitors with Mini LED Backlighting Estimated at Approximately 51,000 units in 2021, Samsung Leads Market Share with 58%, Says TrendForce

High contrast and brightness Mini LED products have been developing aggressively, according to TrendForce’s investigations. Therefore, several LCD monitor brands have launched high-end LCD monitor products with Mini LED backlighting (Mini LED wafer size is defined as between 75~500µm). In 2021, the price of Mini LED-backlit LCD monitors fell between US$2,300 and US$5,000. For example, a 31.5-inch Mini LED backlit model is priced approximately 4 to 8 times that of model of the same size featuring a traditional LED backl...
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2021-12-03

GWM Unveils Newly Branded High-End EV with Mini LED Taillights

On November 19, Great Wall Motor (GWM) unveiled the first model “Mecha Dragon (JiJiaLong)” under its electric sub-brand Saloon at an automotive trade show in Guangzhou. With a design based on advanced mechanical esthetics, the new model features a sharp 160-degree angle that leads to the headlights, angular lines on both sides and Mini LED taillights with display content that can be customized. The Mecha Dragon is the first in the world that adopts four LiDAR units (Huawei’s 96-channel hybrid solid-state LiDAR); the car can detect objec...
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2021-11-24

Summary of 34 Mini LED Notebooks/TVs/Monitors Available in the Market

Between 2020 and 2021, Mini LED backlight products have sprung up in consumer markets. Who has released Mini LED backlight products? What are their specifications? How much do they cost? In the tables below, LEDinside has collected and summarized information on Mini LED products that are currently available. *The information in the above tables is incomplete; please refer to the actual sales prices. According to TrendForce’s research, as Apple has launched new MacBook Pro products for the high-end markets, the shipment of notebooks with Mini L...
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2021-11-23

Luohuaxin Signs a Research Partnership to Develop Micro LED Chips

This year, Nantong became the first city in Jiangsu, China, to follow the government’s “open competition” policy by announcing winners of 11 core technology projects. Currently, all of the projects have been released, including the “Fabrication of Micro LED chips for high resolution and full-color displays” project proposed by Luohuaxin Display Technology Development (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. On the morning of November 12, Luohuaxin signed a partnership with Nanjing University and the Nantong Science and Technology Bureau to kick off a 3-y...
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2021-11-10

Kulicke & Soffa Enhances Process Efficiency of its Advanced Display System - LUMINEX™

SINGAPORE, Nov. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa", "K&S" or the "Company") a global leader in the design and manufacture of semiconductor, LED and electronic assembly equipment, today announced a dramatic performance enhancement in the process throughput of its recently shipped mini and micro LED platform - LUMINEX™. With the latest software upgrade, the LUMINEX™ raises the advanced display technology and applications to a new lev...
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2021-11-03

AOC’s New Mini LED Gaming Monitors Available Soon

As TechPowerUp reported, AOC unveiled three AGON PRO gaming monitors (i.e., the AG274QXM, AG274UXP and AG274QG) on October 26. The three models are 27 inches in size with VESA DisplayHDR certification, one of which even supports Mini LED display. AOC PRO AG274QXM The Red Dot Award winner adopts Mini LED backlighting incorporated with a fast IPS panel. The monitor features a resolution of 2560×1440, 170Hz refresh rate, 576 local dimming zones, HDR 1000 certification and peak brightness of 1,000 nits. Regarding c...
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2021-10-28

Acer’s Mini LED Gaming Notebook to Be Launched in Q4

During the product launch event held on October 21 in Taiwan, Acer debuted four NBs that will be available in the fourth quarter, namely the thin and light Swift series, ConceptD for creators, eco-friendly Aspire Vero and flagship Predator Helio 500 with a 4K Mini LED monitor for gamers.  The Predator Helio 500 features an Intel® CoreTM i9 processor, NVIDIA RTXTM 3080 GPU, 64GB DDR4 memory and PCIe NVMe SSD in RAID 0, along with RGB lighting effect and a MagTek mechanical keyboard. Display is another highlight of th...
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2021-10-27

Annual Shipment of Notebooks with Mini LED Backlight for 2022 Expected to Reach Five Million Units as Apple Takes Aim at Mid-Range/High-End Markets with Latest MacBook Pro, Says TrendForce

Oct. 27, 2021 ---- Apple recently unveiled its newest lineup of 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch MacBook Pros, which represent the company’s latest effort to extend its application of display backlights with Mini LED technology from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to the MacBook Pro range. TrendForce’s latest investigations indicate that, in light of Apple’s foray into the high-end notebook computer market with the latest generation of MacBook Pro, annual shipment of notebook computers equipped with Mini LED backlight for 2022 will likely reach five million units, a 2...
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2021-10-21

2022 MacBook Air Rumors: Non-Tapered Design With Notched Mini-LED Display, MagSafe, 'M2' Chip, and More

Following the highly accurate leaks about the new MacBook Pros that were first reported by MacRumors, we now have clearer details and more certain expectations about the next-generation MacBook Air that Apple is working on. Here's everything we've learned in the past few months.     Here Comes the Notch (Again)   The next-generation ‌MacBook Air‌ will feature a notch in the display housing. This is according to Ty98, the same leaker who was first to mention the notch on t...
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2021-10-21

Apple Rumored to Launch 27-Inch Mini-LED iMac With ProMotion in Early 2022

Apple is planning to introduce a new 27-inch iMac in early 2022, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young. This information comes from both Young's tweets and additional details that he shared with MacRumors. Young told MacRumors that the 27-inch display for the iMac will feature mini-LED backlighting, which likely means that it will have XDR branding. Young tweeted that Apple is currently planning to release the new iMac in the first quarter of 2022. Young added that the 27-inch iMac display will feature ProMotion, allowing for...
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2021-10-04

BOE Jingxin Technology Delivers Its P0.9 COG Mini LED Product

On September 27, BOE Jingxin Technology announced on its official WeChat page that its first major chip-on-glass (COG) P0.9 MLED product was delivered. As BOE’s wholly owned subsidiary, BOE Jingxin Technology—founded on November 4, 2020 with a registered capital of 950 million yuan—specializes in the design and production of Mini/Micro LED displays as well as related solutions. As BOE Jingxin Technology described, the self-developed P0.9 COG AM Mini LED is fabricated by mounting tailored chips to a glass substrate. Comp...
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2021-10-01

Top Outdoor Gear China A-Share Company Pays 260M Yuan to Enter the Mini/Micro LED Industry

Mini/Micro LED has again become a target for corporations seeking diversification. On the evening of September 21, Pathfinder (TOREAD)—a Chinese outdoor product company—announced that it will, along with Jiaxing Yuanyang Equity Investment and Xiamen Xiyi Equity Investment, acquire an 80% stake in Beijing Xinneng Electronic Technology. The acquisition will cost 346 million yuan ($53.6 million), a price determined through negotiations between stakeholders based on the estimated value of Beijing Xinneng’s equity on May 31, 2021. Specifical...
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2021-09-09

TCL Enhances its XL Collection with an 85" TV That Was Truly Made to Marvel - the X9, Featuring OD Zero Mini-LED Technology

CORONA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TCL®, one of the world's best-selling television brands and leading technology companies, today announced details of the first TV with TCL's third-generation of mini-LED backlight, OD Zero™ display technology. TCL's new 85" OD Zero mini-LED powered 8K TV – the X9 – is a marvel of technology that delivers revolutionary optics, ultra-thin design, and immersive premium audio combined with the personalized experience of Google TV™. The X9 joins TCL's XL C...
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2021-09-09

Konka Starts Trial Runs of Producing Mini/Micro LED Chips in Batches

Konka has closely aligned its “Technology + Industry + High-Tech Zone” development strategy to the goal of shifting toward semiconductor, new consumer electronics, and high-tech zone markets through reforms, transformation and upgrading. Konka’s semiconductor business mainly comprises storage and optoelectronic products. Specifically, it specializes in the design and marketing of storage main control chips as well as packaging and testing of storage-related products. Regarding the optoelectronic sector, the company focuses on the R&D of Micro LED produ...
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2021-09-01

Micro LEDforum 2021 – Innovation, Vision, and Foresight

Following a subdued 2020 on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of Micro and Mini LED technologies has ramped up again this year. The upcoming Micro LEDforum 2021 will reveal the latest developments in the manufacturing of Micro LED displays as well as in the application of Mini and Micro LED technologies. Significant progress has been made across the different sections of the supply chain for Micro LED displays (e.g., chip manufacturing, mass transfer, mass inspection, driver design, and backplane manufacturing). The same can also be said for ...
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2021-09-01

Nationstar Partners with TCL to Develop Next-Gen Mini LED Technologies

On the evening of August 26, TCL held its Mini LED agenda event “To See with Foresight” in Shenzhen. During the event, TCL announced essential strategies for Mini LED development and plans to develop ultra-large displays, revealing its determination to compete with Mini LED display technologies. With Strategic Support, Nationstar Partners with TCL to Facilitate Mini LED Development As a strategic partner of TCL, Nationstar provides technical, product, and service support during the LED and SMT processes for TCL regarding ...
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2021-08-30

Providing High-Quality Mini LED Equipment, Xin YiChang Net Income Surges 134%

Specializing in producing smart manufacturing equipment, Xin YiChang has witnessed rapid growth following the booming development of Mini LED and semiconductor sectors. On the evening of August 15, Xin YiChang released its 1H21 earnings report, in which the company posted an operating income of RMB 494 million (USD 76.19 million; 53.44% YoY) and a net profit of RMB 99.4483 million (USD 15.33 million; 133.96% YoY). Unit: Yuan; Currency: RMB The LED and Semiconductor Industries Are Thriving, Boosting the Company’s Earnings In 2021,...
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2021-08-24

With Mini LED Shipment Increases, Entire Has Positive Outlook for 2H21

Taiwan-based Entire Technology is forecast to sustain its revenue growth to October as raw material prices are stabilizing with shipment increases of Mini LED products. Institutional investors predict that Entire will be out of the red in this quarter and continue to head for earnings growth. Founded in 2003, Entire specializes in developing light guide plates and diffuser plates for backlight modules, which are applied to various monitors, eco-friendly business and home lighting products, commercial signage, appliance display modules, and biotech displays. In Q2, some of...
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2021-08-24

Targeting Mini/Micro LED, AUO Accelerates Transformation and Upgrading

On August 19, the panel giant AUO convened a shareholders meeting. During the meeting, Chairman Paul SL Peng suggested that, regarding shareholders’ concerns over the stock price and analysts’ ratings of the panel industry, AUO could not affect its stock price, but the Taiwan-based panel manufacturer is striving to develop “biaxial transformation” (i.e., the Go Premium and Go vertical projects) strategies to ensure sustainable and stable profitability. Mr. Peng emphasized that because the panel industry is highly sensitive to changes in the econ...
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2021-08-18

TCL: Market of Mini LED-Backlit TVs Will Become Relatively Steady in 2022 or 2023

In 1H21, TCL Technology (hereinafter “TCL”) generated an operating revenue of RMB 115.24 billion (USD 17.7 billion; +89% YoY) and net profit of RMB 10.72 billion (USD 1.654 billion; +460% YoY). In the semiconductor display sector, specifically, TCL focuses on the research and development of emerging technologies including printed OLED/QLED, Mini LED, and Micro LED, aiming to get a head start on other competitors. Recently, TCL has offered its insights into the semiconductor display business in the first half of 2021 when rece...
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NF2W585AR-P8 is a dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With a 405nm wavelength1 die known to be effective in sterilization, this LED can be used t... READ MORE

  The 5050 LED is replacing the 3535 LED, which has long been the leader in the outdoor lighting market. The existing ceramic-based 3535 has excellent reliability but is expensive. At present, the 5050 LED, which has achieved remarkable p... READ MORE