Samsung Semiconductors to take over Samsung's microLED microdisplay development

According to new reports from Korea, Samsung Electronics decided that from now on, Samsung Display will handle all OLED microdisplay projects, while Samsung Semiconductor (SSI, or specifically, the Compound Semiconductor Solutions team) will handle all microLED microdisplay development.

Samsung Display OLED microdisplay roadmap slide (2022-08)

Samsung sees OLED microdisplays as the solution of choice for next-generation VR headsets, such as Apple's Vision Pro (that uses 1.4" 4K OLED microdisplays made by Sony), while microLEDs will power the more demanding AR applications.


Samsung Display is looking to bring OLED microdisplays to the market soon - in fact initial production will begin next year, and full mass production will be achieved in 2026. MicroLEDs will take longer to reach the market.

We reported that SDC has started to develop microLED microdisplay technologies in August 2022.  In September 2023, SDC announced that it has developed a 0.25" FHD microLED microdisplay. This project will likely now transit to SSI.

Posted: Dec 24,2023 by Ron Mertens