2020-08-05

Leading Brands Boost Demands for BLU LEDs, Driving Production of LED Suppliers in Taiwan, Korea and China

As the market is expecting Apple and Samsung to release products adopting Mini LED backlight display technology, companies of the supply chain are gearing up with increase production to meet the hiking demands. These big names are reportedly securing their LED chip supply from manufacturers in Taiwan, Korea and China. (Image: Pixabay) Samsung, who is likely to release Mini LED backlit TVs series in 2021, has been in talk with Episar, Lextar, Sanan and HC Semitek to make sure that its demands of 30 billion Mini LED chips for over 3 million TV units wou...
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2020-08-04

UK-based Backplane Material Supplier SmartKem Presents Mini LED Backlight Prototypes at Display Week 2020

SmartKem is a UK-based organic semiconductor materials producer and it has announced its development of Mini LED backlight prototypes for full array local dimming aimed at TV, monitors and signage applications. The company is showcasing its development at Display Week 2020, which is virtually taking place this week. Organic materials for organic thin-film transistors using SmartKem materials can be used to manufacture active matrix backplanes, driving arrays of thousands of individual Mini LEDs on a substrate, thereby delivering impressive high resolution images with...
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2020-07-29

LG Display Reportedly to Provide Mini LED Backlight Panel for Dell’s Medical Monitor

The global supply chains of Mini LED backlight display have been unveiled one after another. After Samsung’s rumor of releasing Mini LED backlit TVs with chips supplied by Taiwan and China chip makers, LG Display is now said to provide panels for Dell. Korean media TheElec reported that LG Display has supplied panel for Dell’s 31.5-inch Mini LED backlit monitor for medical applications. The 31.5-inch display deployed more than 10,000 units of Mini LED to deliver advanced performance with high contrast ratio and brightness. The product was ...
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2020-07-28

Mini LED Backlight Applications to Drive Demands for Chips

Mini LED backlight products are expect to bring a revolution to the display market with driving momentum from leading brands including Apple and Samsung. The two companies are reportedly launching Mini LED backlight tablets and TVs in the coming months or next year, which will bring up demands for Mini LED chips. LED chips suppliers from Taiwan and China are seeing a surging demands for Mini LED chips in the second half of 2020. Taiwan-based Epistar has been preparing its Mini LED capacity for Apple and will be ready to begin shipment in September. E...
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2020-07-17

Feature Analysis and Comparison between LCD, OLED, Mini LED and Micro LED Displays

A research team led by Shin-Tson Wu, Professor from the College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA, conducted a comprehensive analysis on the current display technologies: LCD, OLED, Mini LED and Micro LED. The researchers analyze the performance of self-emitting Mini LED, Micro LED and OLED display, as well as Mini LED backlit LCD, evaluating the power consumption and ambient contrast ratio of each display in depth and systematically compared the dynamic range, motion picture response time, color gamut, and adaptabili...
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2020-07-07

Prosperous Business Opportunity in Mini LED Backlight – Comprehensive Analysis in Industry Chain for Major Brands

As Micro LED is yet to enter commercialization due to layers of technical difficulties and exorbitant cost, Mini LED has already been successfully incorporated into the application of commercial operation, and has made its presence in the application field of high-end display such as commercial and gaming monitors, including the Mini LED gaming notebook of MSI, as well as the gaming monitors of Asus, Acer, and Lenovo. Now, the industry is anticipating Apple to release multiple iPads and MacBooks adopted with Mini LED backlight technology between 2H20 and 2021 tha...
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2020-07-06

Mini LED Backlight and RGB Display to Thrive Under Augmentation of Major Manufacturers

The arrival of Mini LED in the latest competition of display technology has not only laid down the foundation for the next generation of Micro LED display technology, but also became the new opportunity in breaking through the predicament for the LED industry and panel manufacturers. As invigorated by the aggressive involvement from major brands including Apple, multiple Mini LED backlight products and the application of RGB self-luminous displays are now on the verge of commencement, and the new products for the relevant application are expected to enter substantially i...
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2020-06-09

Notebook Display Panel Shipment Growth to Push Mini LED Demand in 3Q20

Panel research division of TrendForce, WitsView, indicated that issues with notebook computer panel supply chain, such as material shortage, labor shortage, and logistic disruptions, were gradually resolved starting in April. The resolution of these issues, combined with rising WFH and distance education demand brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulted in a strong wave of panel demand in 2Q20. TrendForce projects 2Q20 notebook panel shipment to reach 53.3 million units with a 17.7% increase YoY and 33.6% increase QoQ. (Image: Pixabay) TrendForce Resea...
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2020-05-06

TrendForce: Demand for LED Peripherals Surging as Apple Stimulates Market Opportunities in Mini LED Backlighting Applications

According to the latest report by the LEDinside research division of TrendForce, titled 2020 Mini LED Next-Generation Display Technology and Supply Chain Analysis, as Apple pushes forward the development of Mini LED backlight technology, the company is expected to incorporate Mini LED backlight technology to improve the performance its existing products such as the iPad and Pro Display. The application of Mini LED backlight technology is expected to reach 18% penetration rate in the overall market for IT products in 2025. TrendForce Assistant Resear...
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2020-04-07

MSI’s Mini LED Laptop to Launch, Warming up the Market for Mini LED Applications

At CES 2020, Taiwan-based laptop manufacturer MSI introduced its notebook product adopting Mini LED backlit display, Creator 17. The Mini LED laptop with 4K UHD resolution will be launched on April 15, 2020 at US$ 1799. Creator 17 is a 17.3 inch laptop with Mini LED backlit display, achieving a resolution of 4K and a brightness of 1,000 nits based on the 240 dimming zones. With the launch of the Mini LED laptop, many LED manufacturers are looking forward to a booming market for the display technology. (Image: MSI) Consumer products adoptin...
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2020-03-09

BOE to Begin Mass Production of Mini LED Backlight and Display Products

Display technology continues to advance and display companies has pushed their development in market expansion and technology improvement. OLED, Mini LED and Micro LED are currently the major technologies that players in the display industry focus on. BOE, as the leading display company in China, has also invest great amount of resources in OLED and Mini LED. Lately, BOE replied to its investors about the progress in Mini LED. BOE demonstrated its Mini LED technology at CES 2020. The company is able to provide solutions achieving ultra-thin, h...
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2020-03-04

Apple Might Boost Mini LED Market with Its Reportedly New Products but Production Cost Still the Key

It has been reported that Apple will launch new products with Mini LED backlight technology including iPad Pro and MacBook Pro in 2020 and 2021. Recently, Apple is reportedly developing six products adopting Mini LED technology including a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a 27-inch iMac Pro, a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a 10.2-inch iPad and a 7.9-inch iPad mini. (Image: Pixabay) Apple’s products with Mini LED display technology are believed to boost demands in the Mini LED market. Taiwan-based LED chip manufacturer Epistar, who i...
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2020-01-10

【CES 2020】Improved Backlight Technology Upgrades Display Performance

Ever since OLED joined the battle field of TV display, the technology revolutes the industry with its high contrast brought by the self-emitting feature. Because the supply chain of OLED panel is tightly controlled by Korean suppliers, panel manufacturers and TV brands are trying to adopt new technology to fight against OLED panel. Since last year, several industry players have teamed up to launch LCD display lit with novel backlight technology to compete with OLED. A wide range of applications were demonstrated in major international events and CES 2020 is ...
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2020-01-06

ASUS and Lenovo Launch Mini LED Backlit Monitors

Mini LED backlight technology officially enters the phase of commercialization with end products releasing one after another. ASUS and Lenovo announced the launch of their Mini LED backlit monitors with 4K resolution respectively, marking a new era of Mini LED technology. (Image: ASUS) ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) revealed a new Mini LED technology based gaming monitor, the ROG Swift PG32UQX, featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC ULTIMATE technology. The 32-inch gaming display adopts Mini LED backlight technology with 1152 individ...
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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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2019-12-26

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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2019-12-04

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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2019-10-23

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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2019-10-07

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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2019-09-04

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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2019-08-23

[Exclusive] Epistar to Release Mini LED Backlit Products Suppressing OLED in Energy Saving

Being an important component in display technology, LEDs have been continuing the improvement in power-saving and display capabilities. Mini LED backlights, Mini LED RGB and Micro LED also appear on the stage to meet various requirements of products targeting different applications. Mini LED backlights, which have been officially introduced into the market in 2H18, will be facing off OLEDs soon and become a new opportunity in the panel industry, according to LEDinside’s 2019 Mini LED and HDR High-Class Display Market Report. EPISTA...
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2019-08-14

Lextar Pushes Mini LED Development and Aims to Increase Chip Efficiency to Meet Energy 8.0 Requirements

Mini LED and Micro LED technologies have been the focal point of many Taiwanese LED manufacturers as they attempt to get away from severe price competition with Chinese companies. However, as Micro LED requires higher technology integration as well as production cost, Mini LED becomes an easier target. Vertical integrated LED company Lextar has begun organization restructure since 2018, cutting off LED fixture manufacture and prioritizing Mini LED research and development. Mini LED backlight and signage are the two major areas focused by Lextar. ...
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2019-07-29

AUO Expects Volume Production of Mini LED 4K Notebook Panel by the End of 2019

With the feature of local dimming, display adopting Mini LED backlights give a contrast effect similar to that of OLED displays. Many panel manufacturers see Mini LED backlight a strong competitor to OLED technology. Taiwan-based panel maker AUO has begun mass production of a 32-inch professional panel in 4Q18 and is currently working with its clients on 4K Mini LED notebook panels. The company plans to ship the new products by the end of 2019. AUO noted that Mini LED technology has been a core development of the company. Starting with niche applica...
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2019-06-18

More Mini and Micro LED Products and Solutions at Touch Taiwan 2019

Micro LED and Mini LED products are going to be the spot lights at this year’s Touch Taiwan, the Taiwan-based display show which will take place in Taipei, Taiwan during August 28 to 30. Micro LED is regarded the next generation display technology with its excellent performance including high brightness, high contrast, low power consumption and long lifetime which suppress OLED. Despite that several manufacturing barriers have slow down the commercialization process of Micro LED, worldwide technology developers have teamed up to leverage their expertise in...
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2019-06-17

Apple's Newest Display to Boost High-End Demand, with Mini LED Backlights to Become Both a Chance and a Challenge

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, points out that Apple has just released the Pro Display XDR 32-inch 6K display, which utilizes a brand new LED backlight solution. In doing so, Apple is motivating the display industry to actively explore new solutions for high end products, with next generation Mini LED backlight technology to become the main area of development for many suppliers. Mini LED backlight revenue is expected to reach US$340 million in 2023 (not including the revenue from other driver ICs and backplanes). TrendForce points out that the brand n...
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2019-05-22

【SID Display Week 2019】Mini LED Backlight Becomes New Paradigm in the Display Industry

Mini LED backlight solution seems to be a “must have” technology for all the panel exhibitors at this year’s Display Week. Despite that adopting Mini LED backlight to consumer electronic products is rather difficult due to high production cost; panel makers still proactively demonstrated related products. Therefore, Mini LED backlight might not be a flash in the pan. LEDinside noticed that almost every display maker participated in Display Week disclosed the focus on automotive display incorporating LCD panel and Mini LED backlight. The solut...
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2019-05-13

Tianma to Showcase Micro LED Transparent Display and Mini LED Backlit Display at Display Week 2019

The Tianma Group from China announced that it will exhibit a 7.56-inch Micro LED display, a Mini LED backlit HDR LCD, and a Flexible AMOLED display at Display Week 2019. Tianma will showcase a Micro LED display with over 60 percent transparency and a resolution of 720*480 (114ppi), along with a thin border of less than 0.8mm. With the transparent Micro LED display, Tianma targets automotive applications such as HUD or car window display. (Image: Tianma) The company is also presenting a LTPS Mini LED backlight-based HDR display f...
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2019-04-22

Taiwanese Firms Gear up for Mini LED Market Growth

Mini LED, with better performance in brightness, contrast and saturation for display applications, is expected to grow radically in 2019 and 2020. To meet the booming demands of Mini LED, Taiwan-based companies are preparing to expand production of related Mini LED products. The adoption of Mini LED might not be popular in consumer products, yet the industry chain has been equipped to speed up Mini LED shipment for potential applications as Apple was said to release Mini LED backlight equipped iMac by 2H19 and iPad by 4Q20. Also, Huawei and Xiaomi were m...
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