2021-04-16

Live Report from CITE 2021: Mini/Micro LED Products Are a Major Focus of Exhibitions

The 9th annual China Information Technology Expo (CITE 2021) is being held at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Duration of the trade show is from April 9 to 11. The main theme of the event is “Innovation-Driven High-Quality Development”. To effectively articulate this theme, the event organizers have divided the show floor into nine sections that include the main CITE exhibition, applications for new display technologies, and smart manufacturing. More than 1,500 companies are attending the event as exhi...
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2021-04-16

Ennostar Inc. to Showcase Technology Advancement at Touch Taiwan Exhibition

Ennostar Inc. (“Ennostar” or the “Company”) (TAIEX: 3714) will head up a group of subsidiary companies to participate in the Touch Taiwan 2021 exhibition to be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall from April 21 to 23, 2021. Under the banner of “LED Next,” Ennostar will showcase the infinite possibilities of LED and compound semiconductor applications. Formally established in January this year, this will mark the Ennostar group of companies’ first joint participation in an exhibition. The company will spearhead...
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2021-04-15

Epistar-Leyard Joint Venture to Complete Production Expansion Prior to the End of May amidst the Vigorous Demand for Micro LED

The joint venture co-funded by Epistar of LED leader Ennostar and LED display supplier Leyard is currently experiencing a short supply of production capacity owing to the vigorous demand for Micro LED, and has scheduled its orders to June. The joint venture will be initiating the production expansion 7 months earlier, and is expected to arrive at a monthly capacity of 800 million (800kk) units prior to the end of May, which will also benefit Ennostar. Epistar and Leyard announced on the joint venture in March last year, where the two had joined hands on the arrangemen...
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2021-04-08

Tier-One US LED Supplier Adopts Aixtron MOCVD Solutions for Micro LED Development

Recently, Aixtron announced that it has been supplying the AIX G5+ C MOCVD system for Micro LED manufacturing to a tier-one US LED supplier, though Aixtron did not disclose the identity of the US company and further details of the transaction. One of the key parts of Micro LED manufacturing is mass transfer. Achieving Micro LED mass transfer requires significantly more stringent wavelength uniformity and defect density parameters during the epitaxy process, compared to conventional LEDs. For Micro LED mass production to be viable, manufacturers ...
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2021-03-30

Tier 1 US LED Manufacturer selects AIXTRON’s AIX G5+ C for Micro LEDs

Micro LED technology is on the verge of revolutionizing the display industry / AIXTRON tool of record qualified for the tightened Micro LED market requirements / AIX G5+ C impressive track record extended Herzogenrath/Germany, March 30, 2021 - Greater colors, brighter images, higher energy-efficiencies. These are the properties of the ultimate display technology for tomorrow's mobile devices and televisions. Micro LED technology enables these features and is on the verge of revolutionizing the display industry. The Micro LED technology is on the ro...
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2021-03-26

AU Optronics Dedicates into Mini and Micro LED Market by increasing its Shareholding in Ennostar

On March 24th, panel maker AU Optronics announced that in order to strengthen business cooperation and long-term equity investment with its affiliate, Ennostar, AU Optronics has invested an additional 302 million NT dollars in the past month and will continue to increase this year. About 604 million NT dollars has been invested so far, and the controlling stake in Ennostar has risen to 7.87%.
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2021-03-19

Miniaturising Red MicroLEDs

Porosification of InGaN provides a foundation for brighter red microLEDs Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), claim to have provided the first demonstration of InGaN-based red microLEDs with dimensions below 10 μm. Their work includes a measurement of the on-wafer external quantum efficiency (EQE) - a value of 0.2 percent. The team's miniaturised microLED will help the development of displays based on these devices and green and blue cousins. Screens formed from a vast number of tiny LEDs promise to deliver greater...
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2021-03-15

Hamamatsu Photonics Has Developed A System For High-speed Inspection Of Micro-leds On Wafers To Detect Abnormalities In Their External Appearance, Intensity And Wavelength Of Their Light Emissions

Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a system for high-speed inspection of micro-LEDs on wafers to detect abnormalities in their external appearance, intensity and wavelength of their light emissions. This inspection system utilizes a photoluminescence (PL) measurement technique* that is based on our advanced image processing technology and a newly developed imaging module with our unique optical design technology. We call this micro-LED PL inspection system the ‘MiNYTM PL’, type number C15740-01. The MiNYTM PL makes fast pass/fail decisions when ins...
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2021-03-04

Micro LEDs for medical applications: ALLOS’ GaN-on-Si epiwafers are used for in-vivo brain/machine interface by Toyohashi University

Toyohashi, Japan and Dresden, Germany – 3rd March 2021 – The team of Prof. Sekiguchi of Toyohashi University of Technology and ALLOS Semiconductors have engaged to realize high efficiency nitride-based micro LED chips for novel in-vivo neutral application. Since their evolution in the 1990s, nitride LEDs have made inroads into our daily lives, saving energy and enabling many new applications. They are known for their ubiquitous use in numerous illumination applications and the emerging micro LEDs are famous in particular for use in super large TVs...
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2021-02-22

Apple wins a patent for advanced monitors based on a new Micro-LED Chiplet Architecture

Last May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor Claims that Apple has made a Massive investment in a new Plant in Taiwan to make Next-Gen LED based Displays." The report claimed that Apple would be investing over US$300 million on a new display plant to produce both mini and micro-LED displays. Then last September Apple won a micro-LED patent relating to a display for a future fitness band. This was followed by a published patent application last October covering a micro-LED display that incorporated solar cells. Last week Apple was g...
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2021-02-04

Kulicke & Soffa Further Extends Mini and Micro LED Technology Through Strategic Acquisition of Uniqarta

SINGAPORE, Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa," "K&S" or the "Company") announced today it has acquired a 100% equity stake in Uniqarta, Inc ("Uniqarta"), a technology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This strategic acquisition includes Uniqarta's patent portfolio and other intellectual property rights. Prior to closing the acquisition in the Company's fiscal second quarter, Kulicke & Soffa worked extensi...
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2020-12-10

Samsung MicroLED Opens a New Era of Breathtaking Picture Quality and Design

The next generation of television display technology is ready for the home out of the box with the unveil of Samsung’s 110’’ MicroLED in Korea Samsung Electronics announced the launch and pre-sale of the groundbreaking 110” Samsung MicroLED beginning today in Korea. Unlike any other displays currently available on the market, Samsung MicroLED delivers astonishing color vibrancy and brightness with self-emissive LED display technology. In 2018, Samsung’s first MicroLED display was introduced in the form of “The W...
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2020-11-11

Micro LED Chip Revenue Expected to Reach US$2.3 Billion in 2024, Primarily Used in Large-Sized Displays, Says TrendForce

Since the introduction of Sony’s large-sized modular Micro LED display in 2017, other companies, including Samsung and LG, have successively made advances in Micro LED development, in turn generating much buzz for the technology’s potential in the large-sized display market, according to TrendForce's latest investigations. Emissive Micro LED TVs are expected to arrive on the market between 2021 and 2022. Even so, many technological and cost-related challenges are yet to be solved, meaning Micro LED TVs will remain ultra-high-end luxury products at...
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2020-10-12

Axus Technology and Compound Photonics Partner to Process Monolithic Micro LED Development for AR Applications

Axus Technology, a provider of CMP, wafer thinning and wafer polishing surface-processing solutions for semiconductor applications, announced the collaboration with Compound Photonics (CP, also known as CP Display), a microdisplay solutions developer for AR/MR. The two parties will work to accelerate sub 5 µm pixel Micro LED development to the mass market. (Image: Compound Photonics) Axus and CP are partnering to integrate critical wafer-scale processes needed for mass-production scale up of CP’s 2 µm pixel, 1080p Micro LED displays fo...
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2020-10-12

JBD Announces Mass Production of Its 0.13-inch Micro LED Display

JBD reported that it will release its JBD4UM480P Micro LED display series extending the AmµLED™ family in November this year. This series has a display area of 0.13-inch (3.3 mm) in diagonal and a resolution of 640X480. Approaching the size of a grain of rice (Figure 1), the display panel can be easily designed into a smart glass due to its ultra-compact footprint. The panels deliver luminance of 0.2 million nits, 2 million nits, and 0.15 million nits for red, green, and blue, respectively for a power consumption of only a few hundred mW under average oper...
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2020-10-12

Lextar Partners with X Display to Accelerate Micro LED Mass Production

Lextar and X Display Company (XDC) announced that they have entered into agreements, including Development and License Agreement and Services Agreement wherein Lextar has licensed XDC’s Intellectual Property, and both Lextar’s and XDC’s customers will be supplied Lextar’s high-performance MicroLEDs. “We are pleased to announce our partnership with XDC, which brings the innovative and feasible Micro LED display mass-production technology to Lextar, “said Mr. C.N. Huang, Vice President of Lextar Technology Ce...
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2020-10-08

Aledia, French Developer of Next-Generation microLED Displays For High-Volume Consumer Markets, Announces €80M Closing of Planned €120M Investment Round

Company closes first of 3 tranches in Series D round. Backing will be used to complete product development near Grenoble and create a new display manufacturing facility based on Aledia’s proprietary technology of 3D microLEDs. Aledia, a French startup that is pioneering a disruptive technology for microLED displays, has closed an €80M first tranche of its €120M D-round financing. The company will use the proceeds to complete its product development and create the first-of-its-kind, high-volume 3D microLED manufacturing facility in the Grenoble are...
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2020-10-07

TrendForce Announces Top 10 Tech Industry Trends for 2021

In this release, TrendForce provides its forecast of 10 key trends in the tech industry for 2021. As the DRAM industry officially enters the EUV era, NAND Flash stacking technology advances past 150L The three major DRAM suppliers Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron will not only continue their transition towards the 1Znm and 1alpha nm process technologies, but also formally introduce the EUV era, with Samsung leading the charge, in 2021. DRAM suppliers will gradually replace their existing double patterning technologies in order to optimize their cost str...
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2020-09-29

Sharp to Launch New Display Spinoff for Strengthening Micro LED Technology

Sharp is going to spin off its display business, setting up a new subsidiary named “Sharp Display Technology” (SDTC) on October 1, 2020, reported The Sankei News. The new spinoff will focus on novel display technology particularly Micro LED. (Image: LEDinside) By establishing SDTC, Sharp plan to collect more external funds for Micro LED development, which will support the company to join the competition of next-gen display technology that currently ruled by Sony, Samsung and other competitors. It was revealed in August that Sharp has buil...
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2020-09-23

New Arrival! TrendForce 2021 Global LED Video Wall Market Outlook and Price Cost Analysis

According to TrendForce 2021 Global LED Video Wall Market Outlook and Price Cost Analysis, given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, TrendForce revised down the global market scale of LED video wall in 2020. However, it is still expected that in 2H20, outdoor video wall and municipal projects like security and control room will benefit from government’s financial policies and economic stimulus programs such as new infrastructural construction and more. As such, the market demand of outdoor transportation and control room will improve in 2H20. It is esti...
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2020-09-22

Samsung “The Wall” Enters Japanese B2B Market

As LG officially released its Micro LED display, Samsung’s The Wall is also moving a step forward by breaking into the commercial display market in Japan. BusinessKorea reported that Japan’s largest display solution company NGC is offering Samsung’s The Wall series to its customers such as NHK and TV Asahi. (Image: Samsung) For the Korean company, it is a great achievement to penetrate the Japanese market as it had been a rather close environment favoring domestic suppliers. However, since other Japanese competitors like NEC and Sh...
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2020-09-18

Micro LED Technology Developers to Increase Production Lines, Preparing for Booming Applications in the Coming Years

With applications featuring Mini LED display technology about to enter the market, the industry seems to hold a more optimistic view towards Micro LED. Two Micro LED technology builders unveiled their plans to set up new Micro LED production lines this week, including Taiwanese company PlayNitride and French Aledia. (Image: LEDinside) PlayNitride is going to commence construction of its second Micro LED chip production line with its secured funds of US$50 million. The production is scheduled to be completed and begin mass production by mid-2021, boos...
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2020-09-16

Aledia to Invest EUR 140 Million for GaN-on-Si Micro LED Production Line in France

French company Aledia who focuses on 3D LED technology announced that it will invest EUR 140 million (US$ 165.82 million) to set up GaN-on-Si Micro LED production line. The production line will be set up in Champagnier, France and the company plans to begin Micro LED production by 2022 with the new site. By the end of 2019, Aledia began to collaborate with TowerJazz to accelerate Micro LED production based on Aledia’s nanowire-LED display technology and TowerJazz’ Transfer Optimization and Development Process Services (TOPS). Al...
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2020-09-16

Apple Granted New Display Patent Based on Micro LED

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent won by Apple describing displays based on Micro LED technology for its future products, reported Patently Apple. Apple’s plan of adopting advanced display technologies including Micro LED and Mini LED for its new products is no news for the market. The company has been dedicating to drive the progress of these cutting-edge display fabrication methods and has won several related patents. The latest one published elaborates displays that incorporate timing controller to deliver different display areas over...
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2020-09-15

Cornell Researchers Develop Microscopic Sensors Integrating Micro LED

Cornell researchers have developed microsensors that are tiny enough to fit 30,000 on one side of a penny. These microscopic sensors are equipped with an integrated circuit, solar cells and Micro LEDs that enable them to harness light for power and communication. The research was published in PNAS in April, titled “Microscopic Sensors Using Optical Wireless Integrated Circuits.” The research team devised a platform for parallel production of their optical wireless integrated circuits (OWICs), microsensors the size of 100 µm. Researchers in the st...
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2020-09-14

【Exclusive Interview】ALLOS’ GaN-on-Si Wafer to Connect Semiconductor Technology and Micro LED Display Production

Featuring high resolution, high contrast and high brightness, Micro LED is regarded as the “ultimate display technology.” However, due to production difficulties, the technology has not yet entered the commercial market despite that the first prototypes were revealed back in 2012. Recently, driven by leading brands including Apple and Samsung, we have seen more and more Micro LED displays presented. But industry experts forecasted that it would take at least three years for the technology to truly enter the consumer market. Mass transfer is a notorious challenge...
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2020-09-11

LG Officially Launches Micro LED Display Targeting the Commercial Market

LG officially launched its Micro LED signage solution, named “LG MAGNIT,” on September 10, which is the first Micro LED display product debuted by the company. LG is releasing the Micro LED display to the markets of the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. (Image: LG) LG has already included the Micro LED category including a few product details to its Business Solution webpage earlier this year as LEDinside covered in July. With the official launch, LG further updated several features of its Micro LED display. L...
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2020-09-10

Automotive and Wearable Micro LED Displays at Display Week 2020 Demonstrate Mass Transfer and Bonding Breakthroughs

Even without a physical presence, Display Week 2020 still functioned as a major arena for competing technology providers to showcase their offerings. Noteworthy participants that unveiled their latest Micro LED products included LGD, AUO, Tianma, and BOE. In demonstrating their cutting-edge solutions, exhibitors used videos, images, and other media resources to overcome the limitations of the virtual venue. The lack of physical exhibitions and conferences did not diminish the excitement over Micro LED displays during Display Week 2020. Many prominent developers ...
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2020-09-09

New Technology Combining Adhesive Tapes and Laser Lift-off to Achieve High Yield Micro LED Transfer

Researchers continue to focus on the current technology bottlenecks of Micro LED display manufacture. Recently, a team consisting of researchers from Guangdong Institute of Semiconductor Industrial Technology (GISIT), University of Tokyo, and Foshan Debao Display Technology reported their new transfer technique that integrates adhesive tape and laser lift-off (LLO) technology. The study was published in Advanced Materials Technologies, titled “Wafer-Scale Micro-LEDs Transferred onto an Adhesive Film for Planar and Flexible Displays.” I...
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2020-09-08

Mini/Micro LED Technologies to Support New Automotive Applications

According to the latest report of TrendForce, “2020 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis,” demands for automotive LED increase stably driven by advanced applications such as intelligent headlamp, central tunnel taillights, HDR automotive displays, ambient lights and more. Headlamps play the major role in the development of automotive LED lighting. The driving momentum include halogen replacement, small aperture, adaptive driving beam (ADB) and projection. TrendForce analyzed that halogen replacement and ADB will occup...
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Broad spectrum white LEDs are widely available San Jose, CA – Lumileds today announced immediate high quantity availability of its LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture LEDs. Based on the company’s leading 3030 LED portfolio and charact... READ MORE

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