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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2022-03-01

Macroblock and Unilumin Go Into Theaters with DCI-Certified LED Cinema Screens

When LED screens want “showtime” in movie theaters, DCI certification is a must; that is, without a DCI certification, any large-format display cannot be installed in the qualified movie theaters. DCI certification is released by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, a consortium of major motion picture studios dominating the cinema system standards. Unilumin’s LED screens, UC-A41 and UC-A21, have successfully passed the DCI certification and been installed in The China Film Cinema Bei'ao, Beijing (Fig.1), one of them is the world&rsquo...
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2022-03-01

Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs to Seize a Share in the Intelligent Automobile Market

Today Macroblock announced its new generation LED automotive lighting driver ICs, MBI6659Q and MBI6665Q, are highly praised and appreciated by the customers. The two new products are suitable for the application of intelligent automotive lighting, and both of them have obtained the AEC-Q100 qualification. The company is positive about the future outlook of the global intelligent automobile market. By launching these two new products, Macroblock has a more complete automotive series product line. Macroblock will continuously focus on the automobile original equipment m...
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2022-02-22

Expanding EV Market Drives Innovative Automotive LED Applications

Bolstered by the green, sustainable trend, sales and market share of electric vehicles (EVs) continue to rise. Automobile manufacturers are racing to develop and produce new energy vehicles, which boost the demand for automotive LEDs.    While the general automotive world saw LED headlight penetration exceeded 60% in 2021, the penetration surpassed 90% in the new energy vehicle category, according to survey conducted by TrendForce. As the automobile market recovers with increasing shipment and LED illumination penetration grows, TrendForce estimated the autom...
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2022-01-24

Dawn of The Metaverse - Wearables with mini-LED Backlight to Bring Diverse Opportunities

As Facebook announced its new name “Meta” in October 2021, metaverse, a concept first appeared in science-fiction instantly became a keyword for the global tech world. Every tech giant has kicked off metaverse investments and research programs in hopes of developing ever-diverse applications and opportunities.   Viewed as the future of the internet, the metaverse is a virtual world parallel but connected to the real one. Using VR-enabled wearables, people gain access to the shared virtual space and engage one another in it. Online conferences, virtual exhibitio...
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2021-12-27

LED Display Essential To Meeting Virtual Studio Demand In Post-Pandemic New Normal

While TV production has used virtual studio for years, LED display is challenging green screen in virtual studio as technology evolves. Virtual studio refers to shooing scenes in a virtual environment whose background is composited during post production, creating effects that are more true-to-life and immersive than traditional studio is capable of. Most virtual studios were based on green screen (blue screen). As actors perform in front of the screen, the background is created during post production. Though the technology is quite mature, results can look quite unrealistic due to...
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2021-09-27

TV Brands Release Flagship Products With Mini-LED Backlight

2021 is shaping up to be the year of the mini-LED TV. Huawei and TCLboth have launched high-end mini-LED backlight TVs recently. Do you know the advantages of mini-LED backlights? Let’s take a close look! mini-LED backlight local dimming technology upgrades the overall performance of LCD TVs so that they could achieve high picture quality and high contrast ratios. It could be said that mini-LED TVs are comparable to OLED TVs. Moreover, the stability and lifetime of mini-LED backlight TVs are much better than OLED TVs. Thus, lots of...
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2021-09-08

Macroblock & Moonshine LED Studio Latest Work

Mayday Ashin’s “Future” was released on QQ Music one month ago, the viewer's number is over three hundred thousand. I believe some people might think this music video was shot before the green screen. But, actually, this music video was shot in the LED virtual production studio built by Macroblock and Moonshine Animation. Click “Read more” on the bottom-left corner. Let’s watch this incredible video together!  Read More   2021 Global LED Video Wall Market Outlook and Price Cost Analysis Release Da...
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2021-07-30

Can The Moiré Pattern of LED Displays be Conquered?

Nowadays LED displays have been used in the field of film and TV entertainment, as backdrops of news broadcasting, movie production studio and so on. However, it is usually to find “water ripples” on the screen when using cameras to shoot LED displays. Those water ripples are called the “moiré pattern”, which will affect works performance. The following paragraph will introduce the optical principle behind this phenomenon and how to overcome the issue.   The cause of the “moiré pattern”   Digital cameras focus ...
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2021-07-12

Macroblock Plays An Active Role With Various Solutions In Mini-LED Backlight Market

(July 12, 2021) According to recent market dynamics, it can be predicted that FALD (Full Array Local Dimming) mini-LED will become a mainstream technology for LCD display backlight. While, Macroblock has aggressively deployed in this area two years ago, launching suitable solutions for different LCD display sizes, and working with our clients to bring better display performance to consumers. Below please find the description of backlight ICs and system structures for two kinds of the LCD display. One is small- to medium-size LCD displays and the other one is...
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2021-06-04

Common Shooting Issues with LED Displays (Video) | Virtual Production, Movie Production, Broadcasting

Replacing green screens with LED displays as the backdrops have been discussed and applied in virtual production. In the episode, the lecturer started with the shooting concept and led the audiences to understand the principle of LED displays. As for the shooting challenges, he used actual pictures and videos to explain the following shooting issues: black scan lines, bright and dark lines, extra grayscale and grayscale loss, and flickers at low brightness. The episode will let the audiences quickly understand these common problems. In the future, they can use these materials as a...
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2021-04-29

Macroblock LED Backlight Driver ICs Advance Portable Electronic Products

As users demand for better consumer electronic products, every brand company continually improves the technical aspects and appearances of its products. In the last two years, some global leaders already launched portable electronic products with mini-LED backlight. In light of this emerging trend, Macroblock, the mini-LED backlight driver IC leader, has also assisted our clients to speed up the adoption of MBI6322 and MBI6334 for compact, stylish and high picture quality portable electronic products. Nowadays consumers not only care about the display performance of port...
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2021-04-27

Macroblock mini-LED technology faces off against traditional backlight and traditional LED display technology at Touch Taiwan Display International 2021

Macroblock participates in Touch Taiwan Display International 2021; the booth is in the mini-/ micro-LED theme pavilion. The focus of this exhibition is the comparison between mini-LED backlight technology and traditional backlight technology. We compare LCD TVs with 65 inches in size and play 4K quality videos at the same time. We can see the obvious difference between the two: the details in the dim picture are clearly distinguishable; the detailed textures can be seen in the bright pictures, and the vivid color of the display screen also greatly surpasses the one of tr...
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2020-08-18

TrendForce: HDR and Local Dimming Enter Automotive Display Markets

According to the latest report of TrendForce, “2020 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis,” the market demand for automotive panel has reached 134-144 million units in 2019-2020 with center informative display accounting for the highest share. This was estimated based on the sales of car shipment. Currently, 12.3 inch is the mainstream size for center informative display, which is designed with two or three connected panels, or even designed into a whole panel sized 30 to 50 inch. Since 2020, car makers attempt to implement HDR and...
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2020-06-30

Macroblock Introduces New Insight of LED Driver IC Technology

Macroblock launched the concept of “NEW BASICS” in March. Until now, we have received a lot of feedbacks worldwide. New BASICS consists of “Image Quality,” “Minimum Gray,” “HDR-Optimized,” “64 scans,” “Low power,” and “Highly-integrated.” Some elements of NEW BASICS are brand new to the industry. Thus, Macroblock would like to take the opportunity to share the updated experimental data and technology through LIVE streaming on June 17th. In the opening, Macrob...
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2020-02-24

LED Industry Players Continue to Focus on Mini LED Applications

Display applications adopting Mini LED technology is expected to bloom in 2020 following the rumors of Apple releasing Mini LED based iPad and MacBook this year. Since last year, related players in the industry are pushing production and development of Mini LED backlight as well as Mini LED RGB displays. (Image: Pixabay) Chip producer Epistar reported that its plans for Mini LED backlight products production and shipment will be process as scheduled, despite the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Epistar has expanded its capacity in Taiwan for Mini LED...
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2020-01-07

Macroblock Turns Wide Sports and Dante Coffee into Smart Retailers

Macroblock connects Wide Sports and Dante Coffee to smart retail solutions at their physical stores at Startup Terrace in Linkuo, New Taipei City in Taiwan. The experiential stores have officially opened on January 6, 2020. Dealing with massive amounts of information of daily operation at physical stores often leads to poor operational efficiency. To better utilize valuable data and improve operational efficiency, Wide Sports and Dante Coffee deploy Macroblock’s precision marketing solution, a customized IoT solution, at their physical stores in Linkuo, New ...
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2019-11-18

Macroblock Debuts AEC-Q100 Certified MBI5353Q for Automotive Use

Macroblock announced that its LED driver IC MBI5353Q is certified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 for automotive use. With a broad operating temperature range from -40°C to +125°C, MBI5353Q is regarded as an ideal solution and offering prominent user experiences for applications of various automotive display and relevant automotive parts. Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) is an organization founded by Chrysler, Ford, and GM, which established a high-quality standard for automotive electrical components to ensure the safety and reliability of vehicle operatio...
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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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2019-09-03

【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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2019-08-30

【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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2019-08-29

Macroblock Presents Innovate Applications at Touch Taiwan 2019

As a driver IC design house with a special focus on power management and optoelectronic applications, Macroblock is not only devoted to LED display driver IC development, but also enthusiastic in new markets with innovated applications, such as: LED backlight driver ICs (Direct type LED full-array local dimming, called FALD), mini-LED backlight driver ICs and modules, Micro-LED backlight and display modules, and gaming keyboards. These are demonstrated at  at Touch Taiwan 2019.  Get Ready for HDR Macroblock demonstrates ‘Display&...
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2019-07-25

Macroblock Debuts New ICs for the 2nd Half of 2019

Celebrating Macroblock’s20th anniversary and facing the rise of 5G era, Macroblock this year helds a whole day symposium with interesting topics regarding 5G era LED displays and HDR challenges and solutions. Furthermore, the demonstration zones also roll out advanced LED display technologies for the 2nd half of 2019. Fig.1 Comprehensive LED display solution demos at Macroblock’s Symposium Macroblock spreads outthe demo zones into 4 zones: 1. 5G Future-High Frame Rate Demo 2.Highly-integrated LED Display Driver IC Demo 3. 16-Channel L...
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2019-07-09

Macroblock Sees Growing Momentum from Rising Demands in Fine-pitch LED and Mini LED Backlit Display

With its expertise in Micro/Mini LED display and fine-pitch display, LED driver IC company Macroblock sees profit growth in 3Q19 despite that tepid Chinese Market. The increasing demands of fine-pitch LED display and Mini LED backlight display pushed Macroblock’s revenue for 2Q19. With orders for niche products, profit margin of the company may come to 35 percent. For Mini LED backlight, Macroblock has expanded the product portfolio from driver IC to module, providing holistic solutions for clients. New equipment will be installed in 3Q19 and prod...
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2019-07-03

Micro LEDforum 2019: Key Technology and Application Market

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, holds the annual pivotal conference, Micro LEDforum 2019: Key Technology and Application Market, yesterday (July 2nd) at the National Taiwan University Hospital International Convention Center. Invited were Rohinni, TORAY, Konica Minolta, PARC, Plessey, Kyung Hee University, Macroblock, Ultra Display, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and other leading manufacturers and experts at home and abroad to give penetrating analyses into the breakthroughs, applications and business opportunities o...
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2019-06-28

Let’s Celebrate Macroblock 20th Anniversary!

Congratulations Macroblock on 20th anniversary! Our 20th anniversary is an opportunity to honor to celebrate and look ahead to what's next. We celebrated our 20th anniversary with a grand event addressing the future of micro-LED technology development and highlighting its contribution as a key to the next five years. This event is held on 27th of June at Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei and offering full-day sessions. "In honor of celebrating Macroblock 20th anniversary, we hold this forum for ‘Next Five Years of LED Display Techn...
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2019-06-25

Key Technologies and Advanced Applications of Micro LED Technology at Micro LEDforum 2019

Micro LED technology is on its way of business transforming! Since last year, we have seen different Micro LED display products in various trade shows from worldwide companies. Although Micro LED technology is still fraught with myriad challenges, it has become much more developed than it was two years ago. Schedules for the commercialization of Micro LEDs will unfold as the technology matures, predicted to bring Micro LED market revenue up to US$4.2 billion by 2023. This year, LEDinside Micro LEDforum 2019 has invited professionals across the world to sha...
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2019-06-14

【InfoComm 2019】The Market Trends of LED Driver IC for Fine Pitch Displays

With the rising market of fine pitch display, LED driver IC should be equipped with improved energy efficiency and higher integration. During InfoComm 2019, LEDinside interviewed three LED driver IC manufacturers to learn more about their approaches. Macroblock launches series products to tackle main issue of the display market Macroblock focused on three featured LED display driver ICs at InfoComm 2019 targeting live-stage and broadcast applications. Its 16-Channel SRAM LED Display Driver IC, MBI5253, is an upgraded version of MBI5153, w...
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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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2019-04-12

Macroblock to Boom with Growing Mini LED and Upcoming Micro LED Applications

The growing Mini LED adoption in monitors, notebooks, tablets and even mobile phones, as well as the increasing Micro LED display reveals indicate the booming market of advanced LED applications. Macroblock, the Taiwan-based LED driver IC specialist, might be benefitted from the wave. The company has joined the supply chain of Samsung’s LED cinema and is currently working with the Korean giant on Mini LED and Micro LED technologies. Samsung has expanded its LED cinema screen in worldwide cinemas including China, India, Singapore, US, German...
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San Jose, CA – April 26, 2022 – Lumileds today announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a lumi... READ MORE

Tokushima, Japan – 26 April 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light... READ MORE