MicroLED startups raise over $200 million in the past year

In the past year, microLED startups have raised over $200 million. As some companies (most notably Aledia and JBD in this case) mature and start to build production capacity, the need for funds grows, and we have indeed seen large investment rounds in these companies.

It is great to see these recent funding successes, which will hopefully lead to increased innovation and also initial production. It should be noted that most (if not all) of these financing rounds have been finalized before Apple made its decision to cancel its main microLED wearable project. We do not see Apple's decision as having a major impact on the long-term viability of microLED technologies or on the industry - but we do know that some investors are now hesitant to invest in this market following Apple's project cancellation. 


Developing next-gen technologies to enable lower cost production of microLED displays is key to the success of the industry, and it is great to see some of these early stage companies succeed in securing a financing round which will hopefully enable them to complete the R&D phase and enter commercialization. 

Of course, there are many other companies that develop cutting-edge microLED technologies such as novel material platforms, next-gen placement and transfer processes, equipment, display architectures, and more. The microLED industry is vibrant and innovative and has room for various technologies. 

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Posted: Jul 03,2024 by Ron Mertens